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Books are a uniquely portable magic.
It is not true that 'we have only one life to live'; if we can read, we can live as many more lives and as many kinds of lives as we wish.
If you go home with somebody, and they don't have books, don't fuck 'em!
There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.
Rereading we find a new book.
Without words, without writing and without books there would be no history, there could be no concept of humanity.
All the ills of mankind, all the tragic misfortunes that fill the history books, all the political blunders, all the failures of the great leaders have arisen merely from a lack of skill at dancing.
You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.
Finishing a good book is like leaving a good friend.
Outside of a dog a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.
There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written or badly written.
The things I want to know are in books, my best friend is the man who'll get me a book I ain't read.
There is no friend as loyal as a book.
Do not read as children do to amuse yourself or like the ambitious for the purpose of instruction. No read in order to live.
Next to acquiring good friends, the best acquisition is that of good books.
In books lies the soul of the whole past time.
A good book is an event in my life.
The worst thing about new books is that they keep us from reading the old ones.
Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.
I cannot live without books.