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.
A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.
Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.
Reading is a conversation. All books talk. But a good book listens as well.
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.
And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything.
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.
If a book about failures doesn't sell, is it a success?
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.
She is too fond of books, and it has turned her brain.
Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.