I know every book of mine by its smell, and I have but to put my nose
between the pages to be reminded of all sorts of things.
The printing press is either the greatest blessing or the greatest curse of modern times, sometimes one forgets which it is.
People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading.
Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all.
The ability to read awoke inside of me some long dormant craving to be mentally alive.
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.
The habit of reading is the only enjoyment in which there is no alloy; it lasts when all other pleasures fade.
Leave all the afternoon for exercise and recreation, which are as necessary as reading. I will rather say more necessary because health is worth more than learning.
There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.
Anyone who reads a book with a sense of obligation does not understand the art of reading.
Reading - the best state yet to keep absolute loneliness at bay.
I will defend the importance of bedtime stories to my last gasp.
I've never known any trouble than an hour's reading didn't assuage.
Some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly.
Let us read and let us dance - two amusements that will never do any harm to the world.
Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, every day, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to continually be part of unanimity.
A lamp can only light another lamp when it continues to burn in its own flame.
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.
There is creative reading as well as creative writing.
A book that is shut is but a block.
Let us read with method, and propose to ourselves an end to which our studies may point. The use of reading is to aid us in thinking.
Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.
Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.
A good book is the best of friends, the same today and forever.
Books had instant replay long before televised sports.
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