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  • #1
    Dr. Seuss
    “Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.”
    Dr. Seuss

  • #2
    Marcus Tullius Cicero
    “A room without books is like a body without a soul.”
    Marcus Tullius Cicero

  • #3
    Frank Zappa
    “So many books, so little time.”
    Frank Zappa

  • #4
    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

  • #5
    Groucho Marx
    “Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.”
    Groucho Marx, The Essential Groucho: Writings For By And About Groucho Marx

  • #6
    Neil Gaiman
    “Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”
    Neil Gaiman, Coraline

  • #7
    I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.
    “I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.”
    Jorge Luis Borges

  • #8
    Groucho Marx
    “I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.”
    Groucho Marx

  • #9
    Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.
    “Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.”
    Lemony Snicket, Horseradish

  • #10
    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

  • #11
    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

  • #12
    C.S. Lewis
    “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”
    C.S. Lewis

  • #13
    Ernest Hemingway
    “There is no friend as loyal as a book.”
    Ernest Hemingway

  • #14
    Neil Gaiman
    “Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn't it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up.”
    Neil Gaiman, The Kindly Ones

  • #15
    J.D. Salinger
    “What really knocks me out is a book that, when you're all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn't happen much, though.”
    J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

  • #16
    Jane Austen
    “I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! -- When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.”
    Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

  • #17
    Gustave Flaubert
    “Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live.”
    Gustave Flaubert

  • #18
    C.S. Lewis
    “A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.”
    C.S. Lewis

  • #19
    Charles William Eliot
    “Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.”
    Charles W. Eliot

  • #20
    Oscar Wilde
    “The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.”
    Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

  • #21
    Mark Twain
    “In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.”
    Mark Twain

  • #22
    Erasmus
    “When I have a little money, I buy books; and if I have any left, I buy food and clothes.”
    Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus

  • #23
    Francis Bacon
    “Some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly.”
    Sir Francis Bacon

  • #24
    William Styron
    “A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading.”
    William Styron, Conversations with William Styron

  • #25
    John Green
    “Books are the ultimate Dumpees: put them down and they’ll wait for you forever; pay attention to them and they always love you back.”
    John Green, An Abundance of Katherines

  • #26
    George R.R. Martin
    “... a mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.”
    George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

  • #27
    Pat Conroy
    “You get a little moody sometimes but I think that's because you like to read. People that like to read are always a little fucked up.”
    Pat Conroy, The Prince of Tides

  • #28
    Cassandra Clare
    “One must always be careful of books," said Tessa, "and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.”
    Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel

  • #29
    Joseph Brodsky
    “There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.”
    Joseph Brodsky

  • #30
    Stephen King
    “Good books don't give up all their secrets at once.”
    Stephen King



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