The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries.
A room without books is like a body without a soul.
Honesty is the first chapter of the book wisdom.
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Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.
The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.
Each time you read a book, a tree smiles knowing there's life after death.
Miss a meal if you have to, but don't miss a book.
If a book about failures doesn't sell, is it a success?
A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.
Reading is a conversation. All books talk. But a good book listens as well.
The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.
A real book is not one that we read, but one that reads us.
WIth freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy.
The books that the world calls immoral are the books that show the world its own shame.
A book is the only immortality.
If you go home with somebody, and they don't have books, don't fuck 'em!
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.
We cannot tear out a single page of our life, but we can throw the whole book in the fire.
My alma mater was books, a good library.
I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
You dont have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.
Begin to read a book that will help you move toward your dream.
Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.
Books are the plane, and the train, and the road.
They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.
Never judge someone By the way he looks Or a book by the way it's covered;
For inside those tattered pages, There's a lot to be discovered
There is more treasure in books than in all the pirates loot on Treasure Island and best of all, you can enjoy these riches every day of your life.
The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who'll get me a book I ain't read.
I went away in my head, into a book.
Good books don't give up all their secrets at once.
A book is a version of the world. If you do not like it, ignore it; or offer your own version in return.
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.
So, please, oh please, we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away, and in its place you can install, a lovely bookcase on the wall.
Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.
All that I know about my life, it seems, I have learned in books.
I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library.
Writing a book is a very lonely business.
You are totally cut off from the rest of the world, submerged in your obsessions and memories.
Do not consider it proof just because it is written in books, for a liar who will deceive with his tongue will not hesitate to do the same with his pen.
I went to a bookstore and asked the saleswoman, 'Where's the self-help section?' She said if she told me, it would defeat the purpose.
Each has his past shut in him like the leaves of a book known to him by heart and his friends can only read the title.
There is no robber worse than a bad book.
The book you don't read won't help.
If I'm ever stranded, I hope it's in a bookstore.
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.
You can travel the world and never leave your chair when you read a book.
The greatest masterpiece in literature is only a dictionary out of order.
No man understands a deep book until he has seen and lived at least part of its contents.
The words of my book nothing, the drift of it everything.
I'm writing a book. I've got the page numbers done.
You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.
Despite the enormous quantity of books, how few people read! And if one reads profitably, one would realize how much stupid stuff the vulgar herd is content to swallow every day.
My books are water; those of the great geniuses is wine. Everybody drinks water.
Writing is the only profession where no one considers you ridiculous if you earn no money.
Beware of the person of one book.
One sheds one's sicknesses in books -- repeats and presents again one's emotions, to be master of them.
I find television very educational. Every time someone switches it on I go into another room and read a good book.
It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole book.