Keep reading books, but remember that a book’s only a book, and you should learn to think for yourself.
The books that help you most are those which make you think that most. The hardest way of learning is that of easy reading; but a great book that comes from a great thinker is a ship of thought, deep freighted with truth and beauty.
A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.
There is a great deal of difference between an eager man who wants to read a book and the tired man who wants a book to read.
Never lend books, for no one ever returns them; the only books I have in my library are books that other folks have left me.
A book that is shut is but a block.
He that loves reading has everything within his reach.
There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written.
No man understands a deep book until he has seen and lived at least part of its contents.
A bookstore is one of the only pieces of evidence we have that people are still thinking.
From the moment I picked your book up until I laid it down, I was convulsed with laughter. Someday I intend reading it.
A book worth reading is worth buying.
Reading a book is like re-writing it for yourself. You bring to a novel, anything you read, all your experience of the world. You bring your history and you read it in your own terms.
When we read a story, we inhabit it. The covers of the book are like a roof and four walls. What is to happen next will take place within the four walls of the story. And this is possible because the story's voice makes everything its own.
The covers of this book are too far apart.
That is a good book which is opened with expectation, and closed with delight and profit.
Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?
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.
A wonderful thing about a book, in contrast to a computer screen, is that you can take it to bed with you.
When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes.
What is reading but silent conversation?
There is no substitute for books in the life of a child.
Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all.
To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life.
So, please, oh please, we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away, and in its place you can install, a lovely bookcase on the wall.
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