I find television to be very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go in the other room and
read a book.
There's nothing to match curling up with a good book when there's a repair job to be done around the
My test of a good novel is dreading to begin the last chapter.
A book must be an ice-axe to break the seas frozen inside our soul.
A book is to me like a hat or coat--a very uncomfortable thing until the newness has been worn off.
Charles B. Fairbanks
Books were my pass to personal freedom. I learned to read at age three, and soon discovered there was a
whole world to conquer that went beyond our farm in Mississippi.
Books give not wisdom where none was before. But where some is, there reading makes it more.
The best of a book is not the thought which it contains, but the thought which it suggests; just as the
charm of music dwells not in the tones but in the echoes of our hearts.
John Greenleaf Whittier
Books are lighthouses erected in the great sea of time.
Edwin P. Whipple
I know every book of mine by its smell, and I have but to put my nose between the pages to be reminded
of all sorts of things.
George Robert Gissing
This will never be a civilized country until we expend more money for books than we do for chewing gum.
Bread of flour is good; but there is bread, sweet as honey, if we would eat it, in a good book.
Never judge a book by its movie.
If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.
A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it, or explore an
explosive idea without fear it will go off in your face. It is one of the few havens remaining where man's
mind can get both provocation and privacy.
Edward P. Morgan
There is a great deal of difference between an eager man who wants to read a book and a tired man who
wants a book to read.
Books let us into their souls and lay open to us the secrets of our own.
Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new at all.