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  • #1
    Sarah Addison Allen
    “Books can be possessive, can't they? You're walking around in a bookstore and a certain one will jump out at you, like it had moved there on its own, just to get your attention. Sometimes what's inside will change your life, but sometimes you don't even have to read it. Sometimes it's a comfort just to have a book around. Many of these books haven't even had their spines cracked. 'Why do you buy books you don't even read?' our daughter asks us. That's like asking someone who lives alone why they bought a cat. For company, of course.”
    Sarah Addison Allen, The Sugar Queen

  • #2
    Eleanor Roosevelt
    “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
    Eleanor Roosevelt, This is My Story

  • #3
    Jennifer Egan
    “I’m done. I’m old, I’m sad - that’s on a good day. I want out of this mess. But I don’t want to fade away, I want to flame away - I want my death to be an attraction, a spectacle, a mystery. A work of art.”
    Jennifer Egan, A Visit from the Goon Squad

  • #4
    Walter Cronkite
    “Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation.”
    Walter Cronkite

  • #5
    Jane Austen
    “The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.”
    Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey

  • #6
    Marcus Tullius Cicero
    “A room without books is like a body without a soul.”
    Marcus Tullius Cicero

  • #7
    Nancy Pearl
    “If you're 50 years old or younger, give every book about 50 pages before you decide to commit yourself to reading it, or give it up.

    If you're over 50, which is when time gets shorter, subtract your age from 100 - the result is the number of pages you should read before deciding whether or not to quit. If you're 100 or over you get to judge the book by its cover, despite the dangers in doing so.”
    Nancy Pearl

  • #8
    Neil Gaiman
    “I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes...you're Doing Something.”
    Neil Gaiman

  • #9
    Helene Wecker
    “Chava," he said, "it's a cruel irony that you have the most difficulty precisely when those around you are on their best behavior. I suspect you would find it much easier if we all cast politeness aside, and took whatever we pleased."
    She considered. "It would be easier, at first. But then you might hurt each other to gain your wishes, and grow afraid of each other, and still go on wanting.”
    Helene Wecker, The Golem and the Jinni

  • #10
    “Buy an atlas and keep it by the bed—remember you can go anywhere.”
    Joanna Lumley



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