A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.
We read to know we're not alone.
Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.
Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.
You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.
What really knocks me out is a book that, when you're all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn't happen much, though.
It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.
′Classic′ - a book which people praise and don't read.
I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! -- When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.
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.
The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
Books are a uniquely portable magic.
Only the very weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry.
Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.
Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.
A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading.
A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.