A conventional good read is usually a bad read, a relaxing bath in what we know already. A true good read is surely an act of innovative creation in which we, the readers, become conspirators.
A great library easily begets affection, which may deepen into love.
An ordinary man can...surround himself with two thousand books..and thenceforward have at least one place in the world in which it is possible to be happy.
It can never be wrong to give pleasure.
There were no books in Eden, and there will be none in heaven;
Personally, I am dead against the burning of books.
Great is bookishness and the charm of books.
Words are women, deeds are men.
It is pleasant to be admitted into the birth-chamber of a great idea destined to be translated into action.