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Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counsellors, and the most patient of teachers. Charles W. Eliot

You can cover a great deal of country in books.
Andrew Lang

Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
Albert Einstein

The man who doesn't read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.
Mark Twain

A room without books is like a body without a soul.
G. K. Chesterton

Never judge a book by its movie.
J. W. Eagan

Reading well is one of the great pleasures that solitude can afford you.
Harold Bloom

Life-transforming ideas have always come to me through books.
Bell Hooks

I've never known any trouble that an hour's reading didn't assuage.
Charles De Secondat

When I step into this library, I cannot understand why I ever step out of it.
Marie de Sevigne

There is no mistaking a real book when one meets it. It is like falling in love.
Christopher Morley

Just the knowledge that a good book is awaiting one at the end of a long day makes that day happier.
Kathleen Norris

Wear the old coat and buy the new book.
Austin Phelps

I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.
Groucho Marx

Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.
Mark Twain

A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.
G. K. Chesterton

Don't join the book burners. Don't think you're going to conceal faults by concealing evidence that they ever existed. Don't be afraid to go in your library and read every book.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

The best effect of any book is that it excites the reader to self activity.
Thomas Carlyle

A bookstore is one of the only pieces of evidence we have that people are still thinking.
Jerry Seinfield

Books are the ever-burning lamps of accumulated wisdom.
George William Curtis

Every night, I have to read a book, so that my mind will stop thinking about things that I stress about.
Britney Spears

Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
Sir Richard Steele

Books were my pass to personal freedom. I learned to read at age three, and soon discovered there was a whole world to conquer that went beyond our farm in Mississippi.
Oprah Winfrey

There is a great deal of difference between an eager man who wants to read a book and the tired man who wants a book to read.
G. K. Chesterton

The most technologically efficient machine that man has ever invented is the book.
Northrup Frye

A book is a version of the world. If you do not like it, ignore it; or offer your own version in return.
Salman Rushdie

Everyone who know how to read has it in their power to magnify themselves, multiple the ways in which they exist, to make their life full, significant, and interesting.
Aldous Huxley



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