Read Across America is an annual reading and motivation awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of beloved children's book author Dr. Seuss. To honor Dr. Seuss and all that his books have done to foster young creative minds, we've assembled 12 bookworm quotes. Read on and Happy Read Across America Day!

"We read to know we're not alone." - William Nicholson

"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go." - Dr. Seuss

"A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading." - William Styron

"Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world." - Voltaire

"Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another’s skin, another’s voice, another’s soul." - Joyce Carol Oates

"It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it." - Oscar Wilde

"Good books, like good friends, are few and chosen; the more select, the more enjoyable." - Louisa May Alcott

"Reading brings us unknown friends." - Honoré de Balzac

"To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark." - Victor Hugo

"Books are a uniquely portable magic." - Stephen King

"Knowing you have something good to read before bed is among the most pleasurable of sensations." - Vladimir Nabokov

"Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body." - Joseph Addison

Related: In case you missed it last week, here are 10 inspirational books to read in 2016.

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