Books

«When I didn't have friends, I had books.»

Oprah Winfrey


«Truth is hard-hearted and unrelenting, too clear, precise; a lie is much more imaginative.»

Dejan Stojanovic


«Books tell you more about their owners than the owners do.»

A.M. Homes


«Usually when I enter a bookstore, I feel immediately calm. Bookstores are, for me, what churches are for other people. My breath gets slower and deeper as I peruse the shelves. I believe that books contain messages I am meant to receive. I’m not normally superstitious, but I’ve even had books fall from shelves and land at my feet. Books are my missives from the universe.»

Laurie Horowitz


«There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.»

Joseph Brodsky


«Yes, I read. And yes, I do it a lot. And yes, I did it before you because life can suck and living in a fantasy world is a lot more fun than living in the real world sometimes. This was not a weak choice, it was an informed one.»

Kristen Ashley


«You know that frustrating feeling of losing the page in your book? You didn't want to go too far ahead and spoil the surprise, and you didn't want to go too far back, so you kind of stagnated and started from a page that didn't seem quite right, but you read it a few times just to convince yourself... That was how I felt about my life. A little lost, I guess you could say.»

Rebecca Raisin


«You are one of us, one of those who knows without knowing, and one who will live and die in dreams that blend with this world. No, I am no gypsy, just one who has read a good many books. It is only through reading those great jewels of wisdom that one may see a story in a glint of sunlight, an epic unfold within one’s eyes. There are books all around us. Yet it takes reading a good many books by we mortals to be able to see them.»

Mary-Jean Harris


«Once you read a book it becomes a part of you forever»

R.M. Engelhardt


«It’s not lit, it’s literature. Lit is something a book can be, after you’ve decided to burn it. (I suggest you start the fire with my book.)»

Jarod Kintz


«One can fight money only with money! from my Tale Of The Rock Pieces.»

Ivan Stoikov


«It may be whispered to those uninitiated people who are anxious to know the habits and make the acquaintance of men of letters, that there are no race of people who talk about books, or, perhaps, who read books, so little as literary men.»

William Makepeace Thackeray


«Al cielo non chiedo altro che una casa piena di libri e un giardino pieno di fiori»

Confucius


«There are few things better than losing yourself in a book. And if you're lucky enough to have that adventure continue in a series, it's like chocolate ganache on the icing on the cake.»

Richelle E. Goodrich


«What experience cannot teach you now, mentors and books can foretell! To take the lead in whatever you do, be willing to learn and educate yourself regularly!»

Israelmore Ayivor


«This book belongs to the most rare of men. Perhaps not one of them is yet alive. First the day after tomorrow must come for me. Some men are born posthumously.»

Friedrich Nietzsche


«I never desire to converse with a man who has written more than he has read.»

Samuel Johnson


«Writers are really people who write books not because they are poor, but because they are dissatisfied with the books which they could buy but do not like.»

Walter Benjamin


«We want the author to give us answers when all he can do is give us desires.»

Eric Karpeles


«You are either in a state of perfection or a state of learning. Reading is one of the best ways to learn about our lives and purpose!»

Cupideros


«His voice had a faint trace of an accent she couldn't place - one that made her pretty sure he was no local kid infected the night before-Tana on Gavriel-page 21-22- chapter 3»

Holly Black


«She seemed to have no inkling that life wasn't as orderly as her pencil case and that everything is chance and at any moment any number of remarkable things can happen that are totally beyond our control, events that rip up our maps and re-polarize our compasses - the madwoman walking towards us, the train falling off the bridge, the boy on the bicycle.»

Kate Atkinson


«The only important thing in a book is the meaning that it has for you.»

W. Somerset Maugham


«When a reader enters the pages of a book of poetry, he or she enters a world where dreams transform the past into knowledge made applicable to the present, and where visions shape the present into extraordinary possibilities for the future.»

Aberjhani


«The novel as a form is usually seen to be moral if its readers consider freedom, individuality, democracy, privacy, social connection, tolerance and hope to be morally good, but it is not considered moral if the highest values of a society are adherence to rules and traditional mores, the maintenance of hierarchical relationships, and absolute ideas of right and wrong. Any society based on the latter will find novels inherently immoral and subversive.»

Jane Smiley


«When my father first took me to Ennis Library I went down among the shelves and felt company, not only the company of writers, but the readers too, because they had lifted and opened and read these books. The books were worn in a way they can only get worn by hands and eyes and minds»

Niall Williams


«As for reading, I wish I had a magic door to a library where I could go in, read for days and days, and come back in the same minute I left. I'm still looking for the door.»

David Mitchell


«No, no, it's not the books you are looking for! Take it where you can find it, in old phonograph records, in old motion pictures, and in old friends; look for it in nature and look for it in yourself. Books were only one type of receptacle where we stored a lot of things we were afraid we might forget. There is nothing magical in them at all. The magic is only in what books say, how they stitched the patches of the universe together into one garment for us.»

Ray Bradbury


«Creativity doesn’t come from glancing quickly at your Twitter feed while in line at Starbucks. It comes from deep thought. It comes from voraciously reading books—long books that require focused attention. It comes from meaningful discourse with other intellectually curious people. It comes from listening and asking good questions.»

Joshua Rogers


«His library was a fine dark place bricked with books, so anything could happen there and always did. All you had to do was pull a book from the shelf and open it and suddenly the darkness was not so dark anymore.»

Ray Bradbury