The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries.
Honesty is the first chapter of the book wisdom.
Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.
A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.
If a book about failures doesn't sell, is it a success?
Reading is a conversation. All books talk. But a good book listens as well.
And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything.
No book is really worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally – and often far more – worth reading at the age of fifty and beyond.
What we become depends on what we read after all of the professors have finished with us. The greatest university of all is a collection of books.
If you go home with somebody, and they don't have books, don't fuck 'em!
The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.
A book is never a masterpiece: it becomes one. Genius is the talent of a dead man.
We don't need lists of rights and wrongs, tables of do's and don'ts: we need books, time, and silence. Thou shalt not is soon forgotten, but Once upon a time lasts forever.
Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.
All good books have one thing in common - they are truer than if they had really happened.