Books

«The real purpose of books is to trap the mind into doing its own thinking.»

Christopher Morley


«After each book the world changes in my eyes, i have become more suspicious and eager at the same time.»

Anna Jae


«One day I would have all the books in the world, shelves and shelves of them. I would live my life in a tower of books. I would read all day long and eat peaches. And if any young knights in armor dared to come calling on their white chargers and plead with me to let down my hair, I would pelt them with peach pits until they went home.»

Jacqueline Kelly


«Sometimes I sensed that the books I read in rapid succession had set up some sort of murmur among themselves, transforming my head into an orchestra pit where different musical instruments sounded out, and I would realize that I could endure this life because of these musicales going on in my head.»

Orhan Pamuk


«Î Î±Î»Î¹Î¬ ξύλα καίγε, παλιό κρασί πίνε, παλιούς φίλους κράτα, παλιά βιβλία διάβαζε.»

Louis Aragon


«A capacity, and taste, for reading, gives access to whatever has already been discovered by others. It is the key, or one of the keys, to the already solved problems. And not only so. It gives a relish, and facility, for successfully pursuing the [yet] unsolved ones.»

Abraham Lincoln


«I’m trying to translate what my cat says and put it in a book, but how many homonyms are there for meow?»

Jarod Kintz


«Crying is all right in its way while it lasts. But you have to stop sooner or later, and then you still have to decide what to do.»

C.S. Lewis


«I knew books could see people around them, they ground their tiny teeth, tried to rattle like windows, stories to tell.»

Steve Aylett


«My fingers burn behind the keys of my typewriter, the lettering fading with every thoughtful strike. The many words I write I dare not stall; my mind perpetually alert for my magnum opus call.»

A.K. Kuykendall


«Books swept me away, this way and that, one after the other; I made endless vows according to their lights for I believed them.»

Annie Dillard


«She was too tired to feel anything more, she wanted a book to do to her what books did: take away the world, slide it aside for a little bit, and let her please, please just be somewhere and somebody else»

Lev Grossman


«Every time you enter a library you might say to yourself, "The world is quiet here," as a sort of pledge proclaiming reading to be the greater good.»

Lemony Snicket


«I've had many more thousands of books in my possession than my shelves at home would indicate. At one time, I tried to keep them all, but that quest soon became impossible; I now only keep the ones I'm sure I'm going to reread, the ones I'm definitely going to read before I die, and the ones I can't bear to part with because of an aesthetic or emotional attachment.»

Lewis Buzbee


«Just read one book a month and at the end of they year you would be totally different but an impressive personality.»

Amit Kalantri


«I love books. I like that the moment you open one and sink into it you can escape from the world, into a story that's way more interesting that yours will ever be.»

Elizabeth Scott


«I do not care a fig for any woman that knows even what an»

William Hazlitt


«One of my heroes, G.K. Chesterton, said, "The old fairy tales endure forever. The old fairy tale makes the hero a normal human boy; it is his adventures that are startling; they startle him because he is normal." Discovering that the modern world can still contain the wonder and strangeness of a fairy tale is part of what my novels are about.»

Regina Doman


«Back home, I went to my closet and pulled out the old engineer’s transit case stored there. When we were kids, Emma and I had found it in the attic, dusty and empty, and the leather strap used to carry it had a small cut in it. The tag on the top of the wooden-hinged lid read»

Charles Martin


«So now books were her only friends. She'd read»

Kristin Hannah


«Reading is not simply an intellectual pursuit but an emotional and spiritual one. It lights the candle in the hurricane lamp of self; that's why it survives."»

Anna Quindlen


«The library is like a candy store where everything is free.»

Jamie Ford


«It is with books as with men: a very small number play a great part.»

Voltaire


«And I have fitted up some chambers there»

Percy Bysshe Shelley


«No book worth its salt is meant to put you to sleep, it's meant to make you jump out of your bed in your underwear and run and beat the author's brains out.»

Bohumil Hrabal


«For a long time, she sat and saw.»

Markus Zusak


«While the consequences are often quite hellish, I am absolutely and perhaps permanently against ignoring books recommended from the heart by very nice people and strangers; it is too risky and inhuman; also the consequences are often painful in a fairly charming way.»

J.D. Salinger


«Mother used to say escape is never further than the nearest book.»

David Mitchell


«Neither novels or their readers benefit from any attempts to divine whether any facts hide inside a story. Such efforts attack the very idea that made-up stories can matter, which is sort of the foundational assumption of our species.»

John Green


«How many cities have revealed themselves to me in the marches I undertook in the pursuit of books!»

Walter Benjamin