To read means to borrow; to create out of one s readings is paying off one's debts.
We find little in a book but what we put there. But in great books, the mind finds room to put many things.
Of all the ways of acquiring books, writing them oneself is regarded as the most praiseworthy method.
Most books, like their authors, are born to die; of only a few books can it be said that death has no dominion over them; they live, and their influence lives forever.
Critics are usually kinder to cheaper movies than to those they perceive to be big Hollywood releases. They cut you a lot more slack if you spend less money, which makes no sense.
The man who reads only for improvement is beyond the hope of much improvement before he begins.
Books are the most mannerly of companions, accessible at all times, in all moods, frankly declaring the author's mind, without offense.
Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.
I think of life as a good book. The further you get into it, the more it begins to make sense.
A bookstore is one of the only pieces of evidence we have that people are still thinking.
A good book is the best of friends, the same today and forever.
Reading a book is like re-writing it for yourself.
People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading.
There's nothing wrong with reading a book you love over and over.
No man understands a deep book until he has seen and lived at least part of its contents.
We don't need lists of rights and wrongs, tables of do's and don'ts: we need books, time, and silence. Thou shalt not is soon forgotten, but Once upon a time lasts forever.
The greatest gift is a passion for reading.
Reading well is one of the greatest pleasures that solitude can afford you.
There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written.
How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a book.
Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.
In old days books were written by men of letters and read by the public. Nowadays books are written by the public and read by nobody.
Books are like mirrors: if a fool looks in, you cannot expect a genius to look out.
Thou Shalt Not is soon forgotten, but Once Upon a Time is forever.
Keep reading books, but remember that a book’s only a book, and you should learn to think for yourself.
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