Everything in the world exists in order to end up as a book.
No book is the same twice.
Books lie in wake for our readiness.
Literary experiences are experiences.
The more you read, the more things you will know.
The more you learn, the more places you'll go.
Picking five favourite books is like picking the five body parts you’d most like not to lose
Sometimes you read a book so special that you want to carry it around with you for months after you’ve finished just to stay near it.
Let others pride themselves about how many pages they have written; I'd rather boast about the ones I've read.
Each book is a continent, one with varied terrain, friendly or unfriendly animals and citizens; it might take days or weeks or even years to get to know the place and its complex customs.
Where books are burned, in the end people will burn.
Miss a meal if you have to, but don't miss a book.
Perhaps there is some sort of secret homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers.
Reading good books ruins you for enjoying bad books.
To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.
That is a good book which is opened with expectation and closed in profit.
The greatest gift is a passion for reading. It is cheap, it consoles, it distracts, it excites, it gives you the knowledge of the world and experience of a wide kind. It is a moral illumination.
Writing is nothing more than a guided dream
When you sell a man a book, you don't sell him 12 ounces of paper and ink and glue - you sell him a whole new life.
Access to knowledge is the superb, the supreme act of truly great civilizations. Of all the institutions that purport to do this, free libraries stand virtually alone in accomplishing this mission.
Never read a book through merely because you have begun it.