A book is a version of the world. If you do not like it, ignore it; or offer your own version in return.
Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.
Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new at all.
Books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind.
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.
'Classic.' A book which people praise and don't read.
That is a good book which is opened with expectation, and closed with delight and profit.
A book must be the ax for the frozen sea within us.
It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
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 to the mind what exercise is to the body and prayer is to the soul.
The more you read, the more things you will know.
A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
There is no substitute for books in the life of a child.
Love of books is the best of all.
To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
There is more treasure in books than in all the pirates' loot on Treasure Island...
To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.
There are many little ways to enlarge your child's world. Love of books is the best of all.
No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting.
What is reading but silent conversation?
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