When I have a little money, I buy books; and if I have any left, I buy food and clothes.
Read not to contradict and confute, nor to believe and take for granted ...but to weigh and consider.
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.
If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Be curious. Read widely. Try new things. What people call intelligence just boils down to curiosity.
Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new after all.
My Best Friend is a person who will give me a book I have not read.
Get books, sit yourself down anywhere, and go to reading them yourself.
Reading is not an end to itself, but a means to an end.
It is clear that the books owned the shop rather than the other way about. Everywhere they had run wild and taken possession of their habitat, breeding and multiplying, and clearly lacking any strong hand to keep them down.
You'll never be alone if you’ve got a book.
It's a strange grief… to die of nostalgia for something you you will never live.
The covers of this book are too far apart.
All good books are about everything, abbreviated.
What she was finding also was how one book led to another, doors kept opening wherever she turned and the days weren't long enough for the reading she wanted to do.
The failure to read good books both enfeebles the vision and strengthens our most fatal tendency -- the belief that the here and now is all there is.
I spent the rest of the day in someone else's story. The rare moments that I put the book down, my own pain returned in burning stabs.
A library outranks any other one thing a community can do to benefit its people. It is a never failing spring in the desert.
Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.
Reading is my favourite occupation, when I have leisure for it and books to read.
It is a great thing to start life with a small number of really good books which are your very own.
Arthur Conan Doyle
The love of books is among the choicest gifts of the gods.
You cannot open a book without learning something.
It's a good idea to have your own books with you in a strange place
Books to the ceiling,Books to the sky,My pile of books is a mile high.How I love them! How I need them!I'll have a long beard by the time I read them.
If all printers were determined not to print anything till they were sure it would offend nobody, there would be very little printed.
Books should go where they will be most appreciated, and not sit unread, gathering dust on a forgotten shelf, don't you agree?
This book taught me, once and for all, how easily you can escape this world with the help of words! You can find friends between the pages of a book, wonderful friends.
Which of us has not felt that the character we are reading in the printed page is more real than the person standing beside us?
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