If you would tell me the heart of a man, tell me not what he reads, but what he rereads.
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.
Books are the ultimate Dumpees: put them down and they’ll wait for you forever; pay attention to them and they always love you back.
Think before you speak. Read before you think.
Sleep is good, he said, and books are better.
George R.R. Martin
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
We are of opinion that instead of letting books grow moldy behind an iron grating, far from the vulgar gaze, it is better to let them wear out by being read.
My alma mater was books, a good library.... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
I read a book one day and my whole life was changed.
It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
I wanted to crawl in between those black lines of print, the way you crawl through a fence, and go to sleep under that beautiful big green fig-tree.
A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading.
Reading is not an end to itself, but a means to an end.
You'll never be alone if you’ve got a book.
Maybe this is why we read, and why in moments of darkness we return to books: to find words for what we already know.
Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly -- they’ll go through anything. You read and you’re pierced.
Books can be dangerous. The best ones should be labeled ‘This could change your life’.
…only then did I wake out of the book.
Maybe Heaven will be a library. Then I will be able to finish my to-read list.
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.
If you truly love a book, you should sleep with it, write in it, read aloud from it, and fill its pages with muffin crumbs.
She read books as one would breathe air, to fill up and live.
Buying books would be a good thing if one could also buy the time to read them; but as a rule the purchase of books is mistaken for the appropriation of their contents.
There's a difference between preferring books to parties and preferring sixteen cats to seeing the light of day.
Once you have read a book you care about, some part of it is always with you.
The odd thing about people who had many books was how they always wanted more.
Patricia A. McKillip
Books should go where they will be most appreciated, and not sit unread, gathering dust on a forgotten shelf, don't you agree?
Closed in a room, my imagination becomes the universe, and the rest of the world is missing out.
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