Reading Group: The Beekeeper of Aleppo (Wednesday)
19:30 - 21:00
Many people, myself among them, feel better at the mere sight of a book.
We'll meet again, don't know where, don't know when, but I know we'll meet again some sunny day
There is no friend as loyal as a book.
Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.
The very existence of libraries affords the best evidence that we may yet have hope for the future of man.
A library is a space ship that will take you to the farthest reaches of the universe.
To me a library is truly a place of magic.
Celeste Ng, 'Little Fires Everywhere'
She had spent most of her childhood in libraries, taking refuge among the shelves, absorbing books as if they were air.
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.
The only thing that you absolutely have to know is the location of the library.
Books hold the secrets of the world, the thoughts that men and women have had.
Reading is a unique form of exploration that will enrich your life.
I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.
Jane Bennet, 'Pride and Prejudice'
I sincerely hope your Christmas may abound in the gaieties which that season generally brings.
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.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
Reading makes you smarter and nicer.
A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone.
A good library will never be too neat, or too dusty, because somebody will always be in it, taking books off the shelves and staying up late reading them.
I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading. How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book!
Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.
Every child needs a librarian in their life.
Libraries are full of sunken treasure.
I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.
A library outranks any other one thing a community can do to benefit its people. It is a never failing spring in the desert.
Reading one book is like eating one potato chip.
A room without books is like a body without a soul.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.