Only the very weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry.
There is no mistaking a real book when one meets it. It is like falling in love.
When I have a little money, I buy books; and if I have any left, I buy food and clothes.
Some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly.
If you would tell me the heart of a man, tell me not what he reads, but what he rereads.
Sleep is good, he said, and books are better.
George R.R. Martin