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.
look for a long time at what pleases you, and longer still at what pains you...
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?
The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.
Reading is a conversation. All books talk. But a good book listens as well.
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!
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.
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.
A book is never a masterpiece: it becomes one. Genius is the talent of a dead man.
Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.
It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole book.