A real book is not one that we read, but one that reads us.
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.
My early and invincible love of reading I would not exchange for all the riches of India.
Education begins the gentleman, but reading, good company and reflection must finish him.
I do things like get in a taxi and say, "The library, and step on it.
There are many little ways to enlarge your child's world. Love of books is the best of all.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body and prayer is to the soul.
A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.
She is too fond of books, and it has turned her brain.
A man is known by the books he reads.
No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting.
A house without books is like a room without windows.
A young man who wishes to remain a sound atheist cannot be too careful of his reading.
A book burrows into your life in a very profound way because the experience of reading is not passive.
If a man begins to read in the middle of a book, and feels an inclination to go on, let him not quit it to go to the beginning. He may perhaps not feel again the inclination.
The pleasure of all reading is doubled when one lives with another who shares the same books.
Never be entirely idle; but either be reading, or writing, or praying or meditating or endeavoring something for the public good.
What is wonderful about great literature is that it transforms the man who reads it towards the condition of the man who wrote.
A book you finish reading is not the same book it was before you read it.
Reading one book is like eating one potato chip.
Men must read for amusement as well as for knowledge.
Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill.
When I got [my] library card, that was when my life began.
A library is the delivery room for the birth of ideas, a place where history comes to life.
A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it.
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