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  Being lost in books has to be one of the best feelings it's like you can escape reality and live in your own fantasy.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in springtime.  
 -  Martin Luther
  

  The best of a book is not the thought which it contains, but the thought which it suggests; just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones but in the echoes of our hearts.  
 -  John Greenleaf Whittier
  

  Learning is acquired by reading books; but the much more necessary learning, the knowledge of the world, is only to be acquired by reading man, and studying all the various editions of them.  
 -  Lord Chesterfield
  

  Nature and books belong to the eyes that see them.  
 -  Ralph Waldo Emerson
  

  I would rather be poor in a cottage full of books than a king without the desire to read.  
 -  Thomas B. Macaulay
  

  Books are a uniquely portable magic.  
 -  Stephen King
  

  A man practices the art of adventure when he breaks the chain of routine and renews his life through reading new books, traveling to new places, making new friends, taking up new hobbies and adopting new viewpoints.  
 -  Wilferd A. Peterson
  

  Once you've put one of his books down, you simply can't pick it up again.  
 -  Mark Twain
  

  Only one hour in a day is more pleasurable than the hour spent in bed with a book before going to sleep, and that is the hour spent in bed with a book after being called in the morning.  
 -  Rose Macaulay
  

  Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new after all.  
 -  Abraham Lincoln
  

  The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries.  
 -  Rene Descartes
  

  All books are divisible into two classes, the books of the hour, and the books of all time.  
 -  John Ruskin
  

  I don't believe in the kind of magic in my books. But I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book.  
 -  Joanne K. Rowling
  

  If you read a lot of books you are considered well read. But if you watch a lot of TV, you're not considered well viewed.  
 -  Lily Tomlin
  

  Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.  
 -  Chanakya
  

  A library of wisdom, is more precious than all wealth, and all things that are desirable cannot be compared to it. Whoever therefore claims to be zealous of truth, of happiness, of wisdom or knowledge, must become a lover of books.  
 -  Plato
  

  Book collecting is an obsession, an occupation, a disease, an addiction, a fascination, an absurdity, a fate. It is not a hobby. Those who do it must do it. Those who do not do it, think of it as a cousin of stamp collecting, a sister of the trophy cabinet, bastard of a sound bank account and a weak mind.  
 -  Jeanette Winterson
  

  I love everything that's old, - old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wine.  
 -  Oliver Goldsmith
  

  Whenever you read a good book, it's like the author is right there, in the room talking to you, which is why I don't like to read good books.  
 -  Jack Handy
  

  I conceive that a knowledge of books is the basis on which all other knowledge rests.  
 -  George Washington
  

  Reading their books over and over again, people continue making mistakes; they are so proud of their religious robes. But what is the use of bathing at sacred shrines of pilgrimage, when the filth of stubborn pride is within the mind?  
 -  Sri Guru Granth Sahib
  

  When I was in prison, I was wrapped up in all those deep books. That Tolstoy crap - people shouldn't read that stuff.  
 -  Mike Tyson
  

  The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who'll get me a book I ain't read.  
 -  Abraham Lincoln
  

  Isn't it strange that I who have written only unpopular books should be such a popular fellow?  
 -  Albert Einstein
  

  You know you've read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.  
 -  Paul Sweeney
  

  When I can't sleep, I read a book by Steve Allen.  
 -  Oscar Levant
  

  It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole book.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  The wise man reads both books and life itself.  
 -  Lyn Yutang
  

  The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.  
 -  Mark Twain
  

  Books are a narcotic.  
 -  Franz Kafka
  

  Beware the man of one book.  
 -  St. Thomas Aquinas
  

  If a man writes a book, let him set down only what he knows. I have guesses enough of my own.  
 -  Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
  

  It is not so very important for a person to learn facts. For that he does not really need a college. He can learn them from books. The value of an education is a liberal arts college is not learning of many facts but the training of the mind to think something that cannot be learned from textbooks.  
 -  Albert Einstein
  

  After all manner of professors have done their best for us, the place we are to get knowledge is in books. The true university of these days is a collection of books.  
 -  Albert Camus
  

  Beware you be not swallowed up in books! An ounce of love is worth a pound of knowledge.  
 -  John Wesley
  

  A lawyer without books would be like a workman without tools.  
 -  Thomas Jefferson
  

  I live for books.  
 -  Thomas Jefferson
  

  Books open your mind, broaden your mind, and strengthen you as nothing else can.  
 -  William Feather
  

  Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.  
 -  Mark Twain
  

  The happiest people are those who think the most interesting thoughts. Those who decide to use leisure as a means of mental development, who love good music, good books, good pictures, good company, good conversation, are the happiest people in the world. And they are not only happy in themselves, they are the cause of happiness in others.  
 -  William Lyon Phelps
  

  Books are the spiritual and intellectual food of the mind, and reading is a great enjoyment for those who desire to improve their mental power.  
 -  Unknown
  

  A man's got to take a lot of punishment to write a really funny book.  
 -  Ernest Hemingway
  

  All the secrets of the world are contained in books. Read at your own risk.  
 -  Lemony Snicket
  

  Those who say 'You only live once' have never read a book.  
 -  John Hughes
  

  The multitude of books is a great evil. There is no limit to this fever for writing.  
 -  Martin Luther King Jr.
  

  I have a real soft spot in my heart for librarians and people who care about books.  
 -  Ann Richards
  

  I demand that my books be judged with utmost severity, by knowledgeable people who know the rules of grammar and of logic, and who will seek beneath the footsteps of my commas the lice of my thought in the head of my style.  
 -  Louis Aragon
  

  I've given my memoirs far more thought than any of my marriages. You can't divorce a book.  
 -  Gloria Swanson
  

  There are men that will make you books, and turn them loose into the world, with as much dispatch as they would do a dish of fritters.  
 -  Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra
  

  The first time I read an excellent work, it is to me just as if I gained a new friend; and when I read over a book I have perused before, it resembles the meeting of an old one  
 -  Oliver Goldsmith
  

  It is chiefly through books that we enjoy the communion with superior minds... In the best books, authors talk to us, give us their most precious thoughts, and pour their souls into ours. God be thanked for books.  
 -  William Ellery Channing
  

  There are many little ways to enlarge your child's world. Love of books is the best of all.  
 -  Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
  

  A library of wisdom, is more precious than all wealth, and all things that are desirable cannot be compared to it. Whoever therefore claims to be zealous of truth, of happiness, of wisdom or knowledge, must become a lover of books.  
 -  Earl Nightingale
  

  Literature is the safe and traditional vehicle through which we learn about the world and pass on values from on generation to the next. Books save lives.  
 -  Laurie Anderson
  

  There are too many books I haven't read, too many places I haven't seen, too many memories I haven't kept long enough.  
 -  Irwin Shaw
  

  If you want to read about love and marriage, you've got to buy two separate books.  
 -  Alan King
  

  From your parents you learn love and laughter and how to put one foot before the other. But when books are opened you discover that you have wings.  
 -  Helen Hayes
  

  Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill.  
 -  Barbara W. Tuchman
  

  The best book on programming for the layman is Alice in Wonderland; but that's because it's the best book on anything for the layman.  
 -  Al Capp
  

  The book to read is not the one which thinks for you, but the one which makes you think. No book in the world equals the Bible for that.  
 -  Harper Lee
  

  I have offered teachings and practices in 35 countries, and yet in Vietnam, my books are still banned.  
 -  Thich Nhat Hanh
  

  The Bible is worth all the other books which have ever been printed.  
 -  Patrick Henry
  

  There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.  
 -  Charles Dickens
  

  The books that help you most are those which make you think that most. The hardest way of learning is that of easy reading; but a great book that comes from a great thinker is a ship of thought, deep freighted with truth and beauty.  
 -  Pablo Neruda
  

  We do not need to proselytise either by our speech or by our writing. We can only do so really with our lives. Let our lives be open books for all to study.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  We used to root for the Indians against the cavalry, because we didn't think it was fair in the history books that when the cavalry won it was a great victory, and when the Indians won it was a massacre.  
 -  Dick Gregory
  

  There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island.  
 -  Walt Disney
  

  To produce a mighty book, you must choose a mighty theme. No great and enduring volume can ever be written on the flea, though many there be that have tried it.  
 -  Herman Melville
  

  You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.  
 -  Ray Bradbury
  

  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
  

  A room without books is like a body without a soul.  
 -  Marcus Tullius Cicero
  

  A bookstore is one of the only pieces of evidence we have that people are still thinking.  
 -  Jerry Seinfeld
  

  If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.  
 -  Oscar Wilde
  

  It is very, very easy not to be offended by a book. You just have to shut it.  
 -  Salman Rushdie
  

  As a child, my number one best friend was the librarian in my grade school. I actually believed all those books belonged to her.  
 -  Erma Bombeck
  

  We shouldn't teach great books; we should teach a love of reading.  
 -  B. F. Skinner
  

  Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new after all  
 -  Abraham Lincoln
  

  I don't think any good book is based on factual experience. Bad books are about things the writer already knew before he wrote them.  
 -  Carlos Fuentes
  

  When I'm reading a book and someone asks me what I'm reading, I don't answer. I just raise book up, so they can see the cover.  
 -  Unknown
  

  A truly good book teaches me better than to read it. I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint. What I began by reading, I must finish by acting.  
 -  Henry David Thoreau
  

  Doing a book signing tomorrow at Barnes & Noble. Bring your own book...I haven't written one yet.  
 -  Daniel Tosh
  

  All of the books in the world contain no more information than is broadcast as video in a single large American city in a single year. Not all bits have equal value.  
 -  Dr. Carl Sagan
  

  My alma mater was books, a good library - I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity  
 -  Malcolm X
  

  A book is a gift you can open again and again.  
 -  Garrison Keillor
  

  Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.  
 -  Anna Quindlen
  

  The biggest seller is cookbooks and the second is diet books; how not to eat what you've just learned how to cook.  
 -  Andy Rooney
  

  In the book of life, the answers aren't in the back.  
 -  Charlie Brown
  

  Books are the mirrors of the soul.  
 -  Virginia Woolf
  

  A single conversation across the table with a wise person is worth a month's study of books.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  A book holds a house of gold  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Don't judge a book by its cover  
 -  American proverb
  

  Knowledge without wisdom is a load of books on the back an ass.  
 -  Japanese proverb