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So many books, so little time.

Frank Zappa

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A room without books is like a body without a soul.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.

Austen Jane , Northanger Abbey

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

Mark Twain

Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.

Neil Gaiman , Coraline

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

Groucho Marx , The Essential Groucho: Writings For By And About Groucho Marx

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.

Jonh Green , The Fault in Our Stars

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You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.

C.S. Lewis

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There is no friend as loyal as a book.

Ernest Hemingway.

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I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.

Groucho Marx

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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.

J.D. Salinger , The Catcher in the Rye

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It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.

Oscar Wilde

One must always be careful of books," said Tessa, "and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.

Cassandra Clare , Clockwork Angel

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

Toni Morrison (Author)

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′Classic′ - a book which people praise and don't read.

Mark Twain

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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.

Austen Jane , Pride and Prejudice

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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.

Jonh Green , An Abundance of Katherines

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You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.

Madeleine L'Engle

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The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.

Oscar Wilde , The Picture of Dorian Gray

... a mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.

George R.R. Martin , A Game of Thrones

Books are a uniquely portable magic.

Stephen King , On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I want and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the skills I want. And why do I want? I want to live and feel all the shades, tones and variations of mental and physical experience possible in my life. And I am horribly limited.

- Sylvia Plath , The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

Only the very weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry.

Cassandra Clare , Clockwork Angel

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Be careful about reading health books. Some fine day you'll die of a misprint.

Markus Herz

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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

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A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading.

William Styron

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A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.

C.S. Lewis

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Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live.


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In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.

Mark Twain

Sleep is good, he said, and books are better.

George R. R. Martin

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.

Stephen King

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When I have a little money, I buy books; and if I have any left, I buy food and clothes.


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You get a little moody sometimes but I think that's because you like to read. People that like to read are always a little fucked up.

Pat Conroy , The Prince Of Tides

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The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.

Augustine of Hippo

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Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.

George Bernard Shaw

Books so special and rare and yours that advertising your affection feels like a betrayal.

Jonh Green , The Fault in Our Stars

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There are two motives for reading a book; one, that you enjoy it; the other, that you can boast about it.

Bertrand Russell

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Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?

Henry Ward Beecher

Think before you speak. Read before you think.

Fran Lebowitz , The Fran Lebowitz Reader

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You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, who had ever been alive.

James Baldwin

Good books don't give up all their secrets at once.

Stephen King (Author)

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Books may well be the only true magic.

Alice Hoffman

I spent my life folded between the pages of books.
In the absence of human relationships I formed bonds with paper characters. I lived love and loss through stories threaded in history; I experienced adolescence by association. My world is one interwoven web of words, stringing limb to limb, bone to sinew, thoughts and images all together. I am a being comprised of letters, a character created by sentences, a figment of imagination formed through fiction.

Tahereh Mafi Unravel Me , Shatter Me

Many people, myself among them, feel better at the mere sight of a book.

Jane Smiley , Thirteen Ways of Looking at the Novel

Reader's Bill of Rights
1. The right to not read
2. The right to skip pages
3. The right to not finish
4. The right to reread
5. The right to read anything
6. The right to escapism
7. The right to read anywhere
8. The right to browse
9. The right to read out loud
10. The right to not defend your tastes

Daniel Pennac

There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.

Joseph Brodsky

Books are mirrors: you only see in them what you already have inside you.

Carlos Ruiz Zafón

That's the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet.

Jhumpa Lahiri , The Namesake

Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault. Those who find beautiful meanings in beautiful things are the cultivated. For these there is hope. They are the elect to whom beautiful things mean only Beauty. There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. That is all.

Oscar Wilde , The Picture of Dorian Gray

Books are like mirrors: if a fool looks in, you cannot expect a genius to look out.

J.K Rowling