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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.
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.
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.
D. H. Lawrence
When I read Shakespeare I am struck with wonder that such trivial people should muse and thunder in such lovely language.
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.