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  • #1
    Lemony Snicket
    “Wicked people never have time for reading. It's one of the reasons for their wickedness.”
    Lemony Snicket

  • #2
    Laura Hillenbrand
    “His books were the closest thing he had to furniture and he lived in them the way other men live in easy chairs.”
    Laura Hillenbrand, Seabiscuit: An American Legend

  • #3
    Orhan Pamuk
    “I read a book one day and my whole life was changed.”
    Orhan Pamuk, The New Life

  • #4
    Maurice Sendak
    “A book is really like a lover. It arranges itself in your life in a way that is beautiful.”
    Maurice Sendak

  • #5
    Joss Whedon
    “Remember to always be yourself. Unless you suck.”
    Joss Whedon

  • #6
    Benjamin Franklin
    “Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.”
    Benjamin Franklin

  • #7
    Herman Melville
    “It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.”
    Herman Melville

  • #8
    John Locke
    “Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.”
    John Locke

  • #9
    Anne Tyler
    “I read so I can live more than one life in more than one place.”
    Anne Tyler

  • #10
    Walker Evans
    “Stare, pry, listen, eavesdrop. Die knowing something. You are not here long.”
    Walker Evans

  • #11
    Robert Louis Stevenson
    “There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy. By being happy we sow anonymous benefits upon the world.”
    Robert Louis Stevenson

  • #12
    Elizabeth George Speare
    “What a pity every child couldn't learn to read under a willow tree...”
    Elizabeth George Speare, The Witch of Blackbird Pond

  • #13
    Beverly Cleary
    “She was not a slowpoke grownup. She was a girl who could not wait. Life was so interesting she had to find out what happened next.”
    Beverly Cleary, Ramona the Pest

  • #14
    Vikram Seth
    “God save us from people who mean well.”
    Vikram Seth, A Suitable Boy

  • #15
    Bill Watterson
    “You know, Hobbes, some days even my lucky rocket ship underpants don't help.”
    Bill Watterson

  • #16
    Colum McCann
    “The world spins. We stumble on. It is enough.”
    Colum McCann, Let the Great World Spin

  • #17
    Agatha Christie
    “I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow; but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.”
    Agatha Christi

  • #18
    Walter Tevis
    “I feel free and strong. If I were not a reader of books I could not feel this way.”
    Walter Tevis

  • #19
    E. Nesbit
    “There is nothing more luxurious than eating while you read—unless it be reading while you eat. Amabel did both: they are not the same thing, as you will see if you think the matter over.”
    E. Nesbit, The Magic World

  • #20
    Curtis Sittenfeld
    “I always worried someone would notice me, and then when no one did, I felt lonely.”
    Curtis Sittenfeld, Prep

  • #21
    Stanisław Lem
    “Good books tell the truth, even when they're about things that never have been and never will be. They're truthful in a different way.”
    Stanislaw Lem

  • #22
    François de La Rochefoucauld
    “If we had no faults we should not take so much pleasure in noting those of others.”
    François de La Rochefoucauld, Maxims

  • #23
    Alice Childress
    “Life is just a short walk from the cradle to the grave, and it sure behooves us to be kind to one another along the way.”
    Alice Childress

  • #24
    Gustave Flaubert
    “Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work.”
    Gustav Flaubert

  • #25
    Kate Chopin
    “She wanted something to happen - something, anything: she did not know what.”
    Kate Chopin

  • #26
    Leo Tolstoy
    “Spring is the time of plans and projects.”
    Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

  • #27
    Anne Frank
    “I've found that there is always some beauty left -- in nature, sunshine, freedom, in yourself; these can all help you.”
    Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl

  • #28
    Katherine Anne Porter
    “I shall try to tell the truth, but the result will be fiction.”
    Katherine Anne Porter