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  • #1
    If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use
    “If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #2
    Oscar Wilde
    “It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #3
    Erasmus
    “When I have a little money, I buy books; and if I have any left, I buy food and clothes.”
    Erasmus

  • #4
    Charlotte Brontë
    “I would always rather be happy than dignified.”
    Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

  • #5
    Ursula K. Le Guin
    “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. Le Guin

  • #6
    Mortimer J. Adler
    “In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you.”
    Mortimer J. Adler

  • #7
    William Gibson
    “The future is already here – it's just not evenly distributed.

    The Economist, December 4, 2003
    William Gibson

  • #8
    Susan Sontag
    “My library is an archive of longings.”
    Susan Sontag, As Consciousness is Harnessed to Flesh: Journals and Notebooks, 1964-1980

  • #9
    David Foster Wallace
    “I do things like get in a taxi and say, "The library, and step on it.”
    David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest

  • #10
    Astrid Lindgren
    “Give the children love, more love and still more love – and the common sense will come by itself.”
    Astrid Lindgren

  • #11
    Marilynne Robinson
    “This is an interesting planet. It deserves all the attention you can give it.”
    Marilynne Robinson, Gilead

  • #12
    Abigail Van Buren
    “The best index to a person's character is how he treats people who can't do him any good, and how he treats people who can't fight back.”
    Abigail Van Buren

  • #13
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    “I wish it need not have happened in my time," said Frodo.
    "So do I," said Gandalf, "and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”
    J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

  • #14
    Oscar Wilde
    “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”
    Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's Fan

  • #15
    Anna Quindlen
    “The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.”
    Anna Quindlen

  • #16
    Neil Gaiman
    “It's still National Library Week. You should be especially nice to a librarian today, or tomorrow. Sometime this week, anyway. Probably the librarians would like tea. Or chocolates. Or a reliable source of funding.”
    Neil Gaiman

  • #17
    Thomas Piketty
    “What was the good of industrial development, what was the good of all the technological innovations, toil, and population movements if, after half a century of industrial growth, the condition of the masses was still just as miserable as before, and all lawmakers could do was prohibit factory labor by children under the age of eight?”
    Thomas Piketty, Capital in the Twenty-First Century



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