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Jane Bennet, 'Pride and Prejudice'
I sincerely hope your Christmas may abound in the gaieties which that season generally brings.
One can never have enough socks. Another Christmas has come and gone and I didn't get a single pair. People will insist on giving me books.
A library outranks any other one thing a community can do to benefit its people. It is a never failing spring in the desert.
Libraries are full of sunken treasure.
A room without books is like a body without a soul.
Reading one book is like eating one potato chip.
Many people, myself among them, feel better at the mere sight of a book.
You think your pain and heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read.
Logan Pearsall Smith
People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading.
People can lose their lives in libraries. They ought to be warned.
I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.
To me a library is truly a place of magic.
Think before you speak. Read before you think.
There are worse crimes than burning books. One is not reading them.
We read to know we're not alone.
Books are a uniquely portable magic.
That's the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet.
Books are humanity in print.
The very existence of libraries affords the best evidence that we may yet have hope for the future of man.
George R.R. Martin
A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.
Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.
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.
Books are the ultimate frontier of freedom.
Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.
I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading. How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book!
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.
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.