Books are humanity in print.
A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted. You should live several lives while reading it.
These are not books, lumps of lifeless paper, but minds alive on the shelves.
The book you don't read can't help
A classic is a book which people praise and don't read.
A book is the only immortality.
A book reads the better which is our own, and has been so long known to us, that we know the topography of its blots, and dog's ears, and can trace the dirt in it to having read it at tea with buttered muffins.
The oldest books are still only just out to those who have not read them.
That is a good book which is opened with expectation and closed with profit.
Some books are undeservedly forgotten; none are undeservedly remembered.
Literary imagination is an aesthetic object offered by a writer to a lover of books.
Libraries are brothels for the mind. Which means that librarians are the madames, greeting the punters, understanding their strange tastes and needs and then pimping their books.
In books lies the soul of the whole past time.
"Classic": A book which people praise but don't read.
The wise man reads both books and life itself.
The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it.
A book is like a garden carried in the pocket.
A book is to me like a hat or coat - a very uncomfortable thing until the newness has been worn off.
The multitude of books is making us ignorant.
A good book is the purest essence of a human soul.
Books cannot always please, however good; Minds are not ever craving for their food.
Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them all.
Only your friends steal your books
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