If there's a book you really want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
You must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.
If you don't have the time to read, you don't have the time or the tools to write.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body and prayer is to the soul.
Love of books is the best of all.
There are many little ways to enlarge your child's world. Love of books is the best of all.
Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.
Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.
Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.
Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness.
Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.
The road to hell is paved with adverbs.
There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we spent with a favorite book.
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.
To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life.
Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout with some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven on by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand.
There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.
Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all.
Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another's skin, another's voice, another's soul.
The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
Easy reading is damn hard writing.
I try to create sympathy for my characters, then turn the monsters loose.
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