So many books, so little time.
A room without books is like a body without a soul.
The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.
Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.
Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.
Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.
I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.
Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.
You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
There is no friend as loyal as a book.
I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.
What really knocks me out is a book that, when you're all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn't happen much, though.
It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.
If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.
′Classic′ - a book which people praise and don't read.
I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! -- When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.
Books are the ultimate Dumpees: put them down and they’ll wait for you forever; pay attention to them and they always love you back.