Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light.
I don't believe in the kind of magic in my books. But I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book.
All good books have one thing in common - they are truer than if they had really happened.
Deliver me from writers who say the way they live doesn't matter. I'm not sure a bad person can write a good book, If art doesn't make us better, then what on earth is it for.
Reading is a conversation. All books talk. But a good book listens as well.
Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.
Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.
Finishing a good book is like leaving a good friend.
In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but how many can get through to you.
I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.
That is a good book which is opened with expectation, and closed with delight and profit.
He who destroys a good book kills reason itself.
All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they really happened and after you are finished reading one you feel that it all happened to you and after which it all belongs to you.
What I began by reading, I must finish by acting.
Be true to yourself, help others, make each day your masterpiece, make friendship a fine art, drink deeply from good books - especially the Bible, build a shelter against a rainy day, give thanks for your blessings and pray for guidance every day.
I think of life as a good book. The further you get into it, the more it begins to make sense.
Good books don't give up all their secrets at once.
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 good book is the precious life-blood of a master-spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life, and as such it must surely be a necessary commodity.
The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries.
A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.
Tis the good reader that makes the good book.
Just the knowledge that a good book is waiting one at the end of a long day makes that day happier.
A good book is the precious lifeblood of a master spirit.
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