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Readers are seldom lonely or bored, because reading is a refuge and an enlightenment.
A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic.
Libraries represent the temples of cultures. There wouldn't have been any progress for the human race without books.
The very existence of libraries affords the best evidence that we may yet have hope for the future of man.
I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading. How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book!
Reading has helped me to develop empathy. I like reading about complex characters and situations and imagining how I would respond in similar circumstances. I love trying on other lives.
Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.
That's the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet.
A room without books is like a body without a soul.
Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.
Books are the ultimate frontier of freedom.
George R.R. Martin
A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.
Books are a uniquely portable magic.
Charles William Eliot
Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.
It's not that I don't like people. It's just that when I'm in the company of others - even my nearest and dearest - there always comes a moment when I'd rather be reading a book.
W. Robertson Nicoll
I always feel safe and comfortable and happy in the presence of anyone who is really fond of reading.
Books are companions even if you don't open them.
I consider my books as close personal friends; I spend hours gazing at the covers in reverie, recalling the good times we've had together.
William Leroy Stidger
Books are like the windows of a great tower. They let light in.
It seems to me that there is always something luminous in the face of a person in the act of reading.
You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.
There is no friend as loyal as a book.
How little of the din of this stupid world enters into a library.
Jojen Reed, A Dance With Dragons
A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.
Jorge Luis Borges
I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.
All that non-fiction can do is answer questions. It's fiction's business to ask them.
I am never long, even in the society of her I love, without yearning for the company of my lamp and my library.