Anyone who says they have only one life to live must not know how to read a book.
Author Unknown

Books, I found, had the power to make time stand still, retreat, or fly into the future.
Jim Bishop

A good book should leave you...slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading it.
William Styron

If there's a book you really want to read but it hasn't been written yet, you must write it.
Toni Morrison

You know you've read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.
Paul Sweeney

Books--the best antidote against the marsh-gas of boredom and vacuity.
George Steiner

Books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind.
James Russell Lowell

Books can be dangerous. The best ones should be labeled "This could change your life."
Helen Exley

Books are the compasses and telescopes and sextants and charts which other men have prepared to help us
navigate the dangerous seas of human life.
Jesse Lee Bennett

Books are a refuge, a sort of cloistral refuge, from the vulgarities of the actual world.
Walter Pater

A well-composed book is a magic carpet on which we are wafted to a world that we cannot enter in any
other way.
Caroline Gordon

A house without books is like a room without windows.
Heinrich Mann

A good book is the purest essence of a human soul.
Thomas Carlyle

Any kid who has two parents who are interested in him and a houseful of books isn't poor.
Sam Levenson

A good book on your shelf is a friend that turns its back on you and remains a friend.
Author Unknown

Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.
Mark Twain

A good book has no ending.
R.D. Cumming

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 W. Eliot

Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.
P.J. O'Rourke

Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.
Groucho Marx
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