If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
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.
The book you don’t read won’t help.
There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.
Books are like mirrors: if a fool looks in, you cannot expect a genius to look out.
Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.
Charles William Eliot
Books are the perfect entertainment: no commercials, no batteries, hours of enjoyment for each dollar spent. What I wonder is why everybody doesn’t carry a book around for those inevitable dead spots in life.
Books are my friends, my companions. They make me laugh and cry and find meaning in life.
Here’s to books, the cheapest vacation you can buy.
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
A book is a gift you can open again and again.
Books are a uniquely portable magic.
Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill. They are engines of change, windows on the world, lighthouses erected in the sea of time.
Barbara W. Tuchman
Books are the legacies that a great genius leaves to mankind, which are delivered down from generation to generation as presents to the posterity of those who are yet unborn.
Do not read good books
life is too short for that
read only the best.
Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.
No book is really worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally ? and often far more ? worth reading at the age of fifty and beyond.
Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.
A good book has no ending.
The world of books is the most remarkable creation of man. Nothing else that he builds ever lasts. Monuments fall; nations perish; civilizations grow old and die out; and, after an era of darkness, new races build others. But in the world of books are vol
Clarence Shepard Day
Books are totally useless unless you take their advice. If you just keep reading them, thinking ‘that’s so insightful! that changes everything,’ but never actually doing anything different, then pretty quickly the feeling will wear off and you’ll start se
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.
J. K. Rowling
Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.
A book is a friend; a good book is a good friend. It will talk to you when you want it to talk, and it will keep still when you want it to keep still; and there are not many friends who know enough to do that.
B. A. Billingsly
A room without books is like a body without a soul.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Books, dear books, Have been, and are my comforts; morn and night, Adversity, prosperity, at home, Abroad, health, sickness?good or ill report, The same firm friends; the same refreshment rich, And source of consolation.
Good books are to the young mind what the warming sun and the refreshing rain of spring are to the seeds which have lain dormant in the frosts of winter. They are more, for they may save from that which is worse than death, as well as bless with that whic
Nothing can supply the place of books. They are cheering or soothing companions in solitude, illness, affliction. The wealth of both continents would not compensate for the good they impart.
Books are the ever-burning lamps of accumulated wisdom.
George William Curtis
Book: A garden carried in a pocket.
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them.
To buy books would be a good thing if we also could buy the time to read them.
Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.
There are two kinds of books. Those that no one reads and those that no one ought to read.
H. L. Mencken
Books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind.
James Russell Lowell
A book may be compared to your neighbor: if it be good, it cannot last too long; if bad, you cannot get rid of it too early.
The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of the past centuries.
A man is known by the books he reads.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A book must be an ice-axe to break the seas frozen inside our soul.
A good book is the best of friends, the same today and forever.
Books are lighthouses erected in the great sea of time.
Books are good enough in their own way, but they are a mighty bloodless substitute for life.
Robert Louis Stevenson
If a book is worth reading, it is worth buying.
Books open your mind, broaden your mind, and strengthen you as nothing else can.
Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren’t very new after all.
A book can talk to your mind. A book can go around the world with you. A book can make you a smarter individual.
Good books enlighten the mind, bad books corrupt the soul.
Books are more than educational – they are the quiet friends, loyal companions, and untiring teachers.
I cannot live without books.
There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island.