Anyone who says they have only one life to live must not know how to read a book.
Books, I found, had the power to make time stand still, retreat, or fly into the future.
A good book should leave you...slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading it.
If there's a book you really want to read but it hasn't been written yet, you must write it.
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.
Books--the best antidote against the marsh-gas of boredom and vacuity.
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."
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.
A well-composed book is a magic carpet on which we are wafted to a world that we cannot enter in any
A house without books is like a room without windows.
A good book is the purest essence of a human soul.
Any kid who has two parents who are interested in him and a houseful of books isn't poor.
A good book on your shelf is a friend that turns its back on you and remains a friend.
Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.
A good book has no ending.
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.
Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.