Without libraries what have we? We have no past and no future.
A book may be compared to your neighbor: if it be good, it cannot last too long; if bad, you cannot get rid of it too early.
'What is the use of a book', thought Alice, 'without pictures or conversations?'
A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.
Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity.
The way a book is read, which is to say, the qualities a reader brings to a book can have as much to do with its worth as anything the author puts into it.
You will, I am sure, agree with me that... if page 534 only finds us in the second chapter, the length of the first one must have been really intolerable.
I really had a lot of dreams when I was a kid, and I think a great deal of that grew out of the fact that I had a chance to read a lot.
Don't ask me who's influenced me. A lion is made up of the lambs he's digested, and I've been reading all my life.
If I have not read a book before, it is, for all intents and purposes, new to me whether it was printed yesterday or three hundred years ago.
Perhaps no place in any community is so totally democratic as the town library. The only entrance requirement is interest.
The classics are only primitive literature. They belong to the same class as primitive machinery and primitive music and primitive medicine.
When I read a book I seem to read it with my eyes only, but now and then I come across a passage, perhaps only a phrase, which has a meaning for me, and it becomes part of me.
Books do furnish a room.
We must form our minds by reading deep rather than wide.
I have a real soft spot in my heart for librarians and people who care about books.
Reading isn't good for a ballplayer. Not good for his eyes. If my eyes went bad even a little bit I couldn't hit home runs. So I gave up reading.
To buy books would be a good thing if we also could buy the time to read them.
How well he's read, to reason against reading!
Through literacy you can begin to see the universe. Through music you can reach anybody. Between the two there is you, unstoppable.
Why pay a dollar for a bookmark? Why not use the dollar for a bookmark?
My education was the liberty I had to read indiscriminately and all the time, with my eyes hanging out.
There is no way of writing well and also of writing easily.
A person who won't read has no advantage over one who can't read.
'Classic.' A book which people praise and don't read.
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