The world is a great big book, of which those who never travel read only one page.
Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested: that is, some books are to be read only in parts, others to be read, but not curiously, and some few to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention.
I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.
I feel like with e-books, you often just get a meal on the same white plate as all the other meals. But a nice hardcover is like having a place setting, having dinnerware selected to suit the food. The story is still the main thing you're there for, but the choices around it — the paper stock, the way the book is typeset, the selection of fonts — they add their own subtle flavors to the experience of that story.
A good book has no ending.
A truly great book should be read in youth, again in maturity and once more in old age, as a fine building should be seen by morning light, at noon and by moonlight.
A good book is the best of friends.
The test of literature is, I suppose, whether we ourselves live more intensely for the reading of it.
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 W Eliot
Some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly.
In order to write well you must read. Read to find out about the worlds of others. Writing and reading nurture each other.
-Deborah J Haynes
It is not true that we have only one life to live. If we can read, we can lives as many lives and as many kinds of lives as we wish.
All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they really happened and after you are finished reading one you will feel that it all happened to you and afterwards it all belongs to you.
There is no friend as loyal as a book. -Ernest Hemingway
A book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside us.
Books fall open, you fall in, delighted where you've never been.
It's more fun writing bad books than reading good ones.
You can cover a great deal of country in books.
A book is a present you can open again and again.
We read books to find out who we are. What other people, real or imaginary, do and think and feel is an essential guide to our understanding of what we ourselves are and may become.
-Ursula K LeGuin
The love of learning, the sequestered nooks, and all the sweet serenity of books.
-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
When I am attacked by gloomy thoughts, nothing helps me so much as running to my books. They quickly absorb me and banish the clouds from my mind.
-Michel de Montaigne
Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, every day, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to continually be part of unanimity.
Just the knowledge that a good book is awaiting one at the end of a long day makes that day happier.
The buying of more books than one can read is nothing less than the soul reaching toward infinity and this passion is the only thing that raises us above the beasts that perish.
Wear the old coat and buy the new book.
People who need to possess the physical copy of a book, not merely an electronic version, believe that the objects themselves are sacred.
Books are the plane, the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.
Books are like doorways or windows into other ways of being.
Inside the book, between the lines, was a place to rest and absorb the magic.
Books are like lobster shells, we surround ourselves with 'em, then we grow out of 'em and leave 'em behind, as evidence of our earlier stages of development.
-Dorothy L Sayers
I've never known any trouble that an hour's reading didn't assuage.
-Charles de Secondat
Enough, Friend. If you want to read on, then go, yourself become the book and its essence.
My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence.
People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading.
-Logan Pearsall Smith
No furniture is so charming as books.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
My home is where my books are.
Make thy books thy companions. Let thy cases and shelves be thy pleasure grounds and gardens.
-Juda ibn Tibbon
Not all readers become leaders. But all leaders must be readers.
A book is a garden carried in the pocket.
Owning an e-reader does not mean that I don’t appreciate my books. It means I can’t stand to be without them.
Books, the only thing you can buy that makes you richer.
With a few flowers in my garden, half a dozen pictures and some books, I live without envy.
-Lope de Vega