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  • #1
    Frank Zappa
    “So many books, so little time.”
    Frank Zappa

  • #2
    Madeleine L'Engle
    “A book, too, can be a star, a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe.”
    Madeleine L'Engle

  • #3
    Katherine Paterson
    “Reading can be a road to freedom or a key to a secret garden, which, if tended, will transform all of life.”
    Katherine Paterson

  • #4
    Scott Corbett
    “I often feel sorry for people who don't read good books; they are missing a chance to lead an extra life.”
    Scott Corbett

  • #5
    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

  • #6
    Friendship ... is born at the moment when one man says to another What! You
    “Friendship ... is born at the moment when one man says to another "What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . .”
    C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

  • #7
    C.S. Lewis
    “No book is really worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally – and often far more – worth reading at the age of fifty and beyond.”
    C.S. Lewis

  • #8
    We read to know we're not alone.
    “We read to know we're not alone.”
    William Nicholson, Shadowlands

  • #9
    Ernest Hemingway
    “There is no friend as loyal as a book.”
    Ernest Hemingway

  • #10
    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

  • #11
    Saul Bellow
    “People can lose their lives in libraries. They ought to be warned.”
    Saul Bellow

  • #12
    Katherine Paterson
    “All of us can think of a book... that we hope none of our children or any other children have taken off the shelf. But if I have the right to remove that book from the shelf - that work I abhor - then you also have exactly the same right and so does everyone else. And then we have no books left on the shelf for any of us.”
    Katherine Paterson

  • #13
    Anna Quindlen
    “Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.”
    Anna Quindlen, How Reading Changed My Life

  • #14
    Betty MacDonald
    “There’s nothing as cozy as a piece of candy and a book.”
    Betty MacDonald, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle's Magic

  • #15
    Madeleine L'Engle
    “You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.”
    Madeleine L'Engle

  • #16
    George Bernard Shaw
    “Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.”
    George Bernard Shaw

  • #17
    Bertrand Russell
    “There are two motives for reading a book; one, that you enjoy it; the other, that you can boast about it.”
    Bertrand Russell

  • #18
    Francis Bacon
    “Some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly.”
    Sir Francis Bacon

  • #19
    Alice Hoffman
    “Books may well be the only true magic.”
    Alice Hoffman

  • #20
    Robertson Davies
    “A truly great book should be read in youth, again in maturity and once more in old age, as a fine building should be seen by morning light, at noon and by moonlight.”
    Robertson Davies

  • #21
    Cornelia Funke
    “Isn't it odd how much fatter a book gets when you've read it several times?" Mo had said..."As if something were left between the pages every time you read it. Feelings, thoughts, sounds, smells...and then, when you look at the book again many years later, you find yourself there, too, a slightly younger self, slightly different, as if the book had preserved you like a pressed flower...both strange and familiar.”
    Cornelia Funke, Inkspell

  • #22
    Maya Angelou
    “Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.”
    Maya Angelou

  • #23
    Jerry Seinfeld
    “A bookstore is one of the only pieces of physical evidence we have that people are still thinking.”
    Jerry Seinfeld

  • #24
    Gary Paulsen
    “I owe everything I am and everything I will ever be to books.”
    Gary Paulsen, Shelf Life: Stories by the Book

  • #25
    Douglas Adams
    “I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.”
    douglas adams, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

  • #26
    Logan Pearsall Smith
    “People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading.”
    Logan Pearsall Smith

  • #27
    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

  • #28
    Beverly Cleary
    “If she can't spell, why is she a librarian? Librarians should know how to spell.”
    Ramona Quimby as written by Beverly Cleary, Ramona's World

  • #29
    “Don't mark up the Library's copy, you fool! Librarians are Unprankable. They'll track you down! They have skills!”
    Charles Ogden

  • #30
    Neil Gaiman
    “Most people don't realize how important librarians are. I ran across a book recently which suggested that the peace and prosperity of a culture was solely related to how many librarians it contained. Possibly a slight overstatement. But a culture that doesn't value its librarians doesn't value ideas and without ideas, well, where are we?”
    Neil Gaiman



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