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  • #1
    We read to know we're not alone.
    “We read to know we're not alone.”
    William Nicholson, Shadowlands

  • #2
    John Green
    “Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.”
    John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

  • #3
    C.S. Lewis
    “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”
    C.S. Lewis

  • #4
    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

  • #5
    Dr. Seuss
    “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”
    Dr. Seuss, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!

  • #6
    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

  • #7
    Mark Twain
    “′Classic′ - a book which people praise and don't read.”
    Mark Twain

  • #8
    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

  • #9
    Cassandra Clare
    “Only the very weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry.”
    Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel

  • #10
    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

  • #11
    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

  • #12
    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

  • #13
    Robert A. Heinlein
    “Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.”
    Robert A. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land

  • #14
    Abraham Lincoln
    “Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.”
    Abraham Lincoln

  • #15
    Stephen Chbosky
    “There's nothing like deep breaths after laughing that hard. Nothing in the world like a sore stomach for the right reasons.”
    Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

  • #16
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    “If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”
    J.R.R. Tolkien

  • #17
    Tom Bodett
    “They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.”
    Tom Bodett

  • #18
    George Burns
    “Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.”
    George Burns

  • #19
    Chuck Palahniuk
    “The only way to find true happiness is to risk being completely cut open.”
    Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters

  • #20
    Augustine of Hippo
    “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”
    St. Augustine

  • #21
    Terry Pratchett
    “Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.”
    Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky

  • #22
    Mark Twain
    “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”
    Mark Twain, The Innocents Abroad / Roughing It

  • #23
    Marcel Proust
    “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”
    Marcel Proust

  • #24
    Rumi
    “Travel brings power and love back into your life.”
    Rumi Jalalud-Din

  • #25
    Isabelle Eberhardt
    “Now more than ever do I realize that I will never be content with a sedentary life, that I will always be haunted by thoughts of a sun-drenched elsewhere.”
    Isabelle Eberhardt, The Nomad: The Diaries of Isabelle Eberhardt

  • #26
    I read; I travel; I become
    “I read; I travel; I become”
    Derek Walcott

  • #27
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    “All that is gold does not glitter,
    Not all those who wander are lost.”
    J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

  • #28
    Hans Christian Andersen
    “To travel is to live.”
    Hans Christian Andersen, The Fairy Tale of My Life: An Autobiography

  • #29
    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

  • #30
    C.S. Lewis
    “There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God, "Thy will be done," and those to whom God says, in the end, "Thy will be done." All that are in Hell, choose it. Without that self-choice there could be no Hell. No soul that seriously and constantly desires joy will ever miss it. Those who seek find. Those who knock it is opened.”
    C.S. Lewis, The Great Divorce



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