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Nobody who can read is ever successful in cleaning out an attic.
Good as it is to inherit a library, it is better to collect one.
No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting. She will not want new fashions nor regret the loss of expensive diversions or variety of company if she can be amused with an author in her closet.
--Mary Worley Montagu
Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them all.
Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, lierature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill.
Some books are to be tasted; others swallowed; and some to be chewed
When we read a story, we inhabit it. The covers of the book are like a roof and four walls. What is to happen next will happen within the four walls of the story.
A man is known by the books he reads, by the company he keeps, by the praise he gives, by his dress, by his tastes, by his desires, by the stories he tells, by his gait, by the notion of his eye.
Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house.
--Henry Ward Beecher
One always tends to overpraise a long book, because one has got through it.
That is a good book which is opened with expectation and closed in profit.
--Amos Bronson Alcott
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.
A great book should leave you with many experiences and slightly exhausted at the end of it. You live several lives while reading it.
A room without books is like a body without a soul.
--Marcus Tullius Cicero
A classic is a book that doesn't have to be written again.