World Book Day and Copyright Day is observed on April 23 every year. Through this, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) promotes the habit of reading and publishing in over 100 countries throughout the world.
The first international book day was celebrated in the year 1995. The date coincided with the death anniversary of the greatest English writer William Shakespeare. As part of the Book Day celebrations, millions of people organise and attend several meetings, conferences, workshops and debates to create awareness on the importance of gaining knowledge by reading books.
Check out some inspirational quotes by famous personalities that will motivate you to read more:
Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world. — Malala Yousafzai, Pakistani activist.
If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can ever warm me, I know that is poetry. — Emily Dickinson, poet
A book should serve as the ax for the frozen sea within us. — Franz Kafka, writer
A book may be compared to your neighbour: if it be good it cannot last too long; if bad, you cannot get rid of it too early. — Henry Brooke, novelist
Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new after all. —Abraham Lincoln, 16th U.S. President
A book is a dream that you hold in your hand. — Neil Gaiman, author
Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it. — P.J. O'Rourke, political satirist
Every book you pick up has its own lesson or lessons, and quite often the bad books have more to teach than the good ones. — Stephen King, author.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking. — Haruki Murakami, writer
Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him. — Maya Angelou, poet