When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes.
If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.
There is more treasure in books than in all the pirates' loot on Treasure Island...
Never lend books, for no one ever returns them
It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.
A good book is the best of friends, the same today and forever.
Books are the quietest and most constant of friends.
To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life.
What can I say? Librarians rule.
People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading.
I divide all readers into two classes: those who read to remember and those who read to forget.
Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.
Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house.
My mother and my father were illiterate immigrants from Russia. When I was a child they were constantly amazed that I could go to a building and take a book on any subject. They couldn't believe this access to knowledge we have here in America. They couldn't believe that it was free.
The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who'll get me a book I ain't read.
The love of learning, the sequestered nooks, And all the sweet serenity of books.
We shouldn't teach great books; we should teach a love of reading.
Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all.
Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are.
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