Every burned book enlightens the world.
Submitted by laura over 2 years ago
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Book lovers will understand me, and they will know too, that part of the pleasure of a library lies in its very existence."
If you go home with somebody and they don't have books in their house, don't sleep with them. I think that's very important.
Reading is like the sex act - done privately, and often in bed
‘classic’. A book which people praise and don’t read.
A losing trade, I assure you, sir: literature is a drug.
Books, I found, had the power to make time stand still, retreat or fly into the future
I never desire to converse with a man who has written more than he has read.
Submitted by pandorasinbox over 2 years ago
Tolle lege, tolle lege. Take up and read, take up and read.
A book is a delicate friend, a white bird, an exquisite being, afraid of water... Darling things! Afraid of water, of fire, they shiver in the wind. Clumsy, crude human fingers leave bruises on them that'll never fade! Never!
Submitted by snowkitten over 2 years ago
People could become better than they are right now by doing one thing: reading! This neglected activity is a pathway to greatness. By reading, people open their minds to be mentored by others whom they may not have the pleasure to meet due to time and space differences. C.S. Lewis, Socrates and Billy Graham are all available to talk when I open a book to listen.
Submitted by KarenElissa over 2 years ago
“People always think that happiness is a faraway thing,” thought Francie, “something complicated and hard to get. Yet, what little things can make it up; a place of shelter when it rains - a cup of strong hot coffee when you’re blue; for a man, a cigarette for contentment; a book to read when you’re alone - just to be with someone you love. Those things make happiness.”
Submitted by robotnic over 2 years ago
Some people spend their entire lives reading but never get beyond reading the words on the page, they don’t understand that the words are merely stepping stones placed across a fast-flowing river, and the reason they’re there is so that we can reach the farther shore, it’s the other side that matters.
Submitted by coffeymuse over 2 years ago