Let me ask you outright, gentle reader, if there have not been hours, indeed whole days and weeks of your life, during which all your usual activities were painfully repugnant, and everything you believed in and valued seemed foolish and worthless?
He that loves reading has everything within his reach.
There are many little ways to enlarge your child's world. Love of books is the best of all.
There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island.
Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.
If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.
Tis the good reader that makes the good book.
Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life.
Wear the old coat and buy the new book.
There is no substitute for books in the life of a child.
Love of books is the best of all.
Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors.
What is reading but silent conversation?
The book to read is not the one which thinks for you, but the one which makes you think.
I don't care if a reader hates one of my stories, just as long as he finishes the book.
Only one thing can make a soul complete and that thing is love.
When we read a story, we inhabit it. The covers of the book are like a roof and four walls.
What you read when you don't have to...
The more I suffer, the more I love.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting.
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body and prayer is to the soul.
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