The man who reads only for improvement is beyond the hope of much improvement before he begins.
Of all the ways of acquiring books, writing them oneself is regarded as the most praiseworthy method.
Most books, like their authors, are born to die; of only a few books can it be said that death has no dominion over them; they live, and their influence lives forever.
Critics are usually kinder to cheaper movies than to those they perceive to be big Hollywood releases. They cut you a lot more slack if you spend less money, which makes no sense.
To read means to borrow; to create out of one s readings is paying off one's debts.
We find little in a book but what we put there. But in great books, the mind finds room to put many things.
Books are the most mannerly of companions, accessible at all times, in all moods, frankly declaring the author's mind, without offense.
Once upon a time' lasts forever.
To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
Love of books is the best of all.
That is a good book which is opened with expectation, and closed with delight and profit.
Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.
A great book should leave you with many experiences.
I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.
There is no substitute for books in the life of a child.
There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.
A book is a device to ignite the imagination.
You must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.
When you sell a man a book, you don't sell him 12 ounces of paper and ink and glue - you sell him a whole new life.
No man understands a deep book until he has seen and lived at least part of its contents.
The greatest gift is a passion for reading.
Reading should not be presented to children as a chore or duty. It should be offered to them as a precious gift.
Thou Shalt Not is soon forgotten, but Once Upon a Time is forever.
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.
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