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.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body and prayer is to the soul.
There are many little ways to enlarge your child's world. Love of books is the best of all.
Love of books is the best of all.
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.
If you don't have the time to read, you don't have the time or the tools to write.
Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness.
You must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.
The road to hell is paved with works-in-progress.
The road to hell is paved with adverbs.
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.
There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.
Easy reading is damn hard writing.
A writer is somebody for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.
Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all.
So the writer who breeds more words than he needs, is making a chore for the reader who reads.
To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life.