Authors do not choose a story to write, the story chooses us.
I can think of few better ways to introduce a child to books than to let her stack them, upend them, rearrange them, and get her fingerprints all over them.
Any book which inspires us to lead a better life is a good book.
If you are going to get anywhere in life you have to read a lot of books.
Beware you be not swallowed up in books! An ounce of love is worth a pound of knowledge.
I care more about the people in books than the people I see every day.
I think of life as a good book. The further you get into it, the more it begins to make sense.
Tis the good reader that makes the good book.
Books have a way of finding their way into our lives, usually, right when we need them the most.
Books are the most wonderful friends in the world. When you meet them and pick them up, they are always ready to give you a few ideas. When you put them down, they never get mad; when you take them up again, they seem to enrich you all the more.
Books and doors are the same thing. You open them, and you go through into another world.
There are essentially two things that will make you wise -- the books you read and the people you meet.
Be curious. Read widely. Try new things. What people call intelligence just boils down to curiosity.
Books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind.
Just the knowledge that a good book is awaiting one at the end of a long day makes that day happier.
There never yet have been, nor are there now, too many good books.
There is a great deal of difference between an eager man who wants to read a book and a tired man who wants a book to read.
All that mankind has done, thought, gained, or been; it is lying as in magic preservation in the pages of books
I think books are like people, in the sense that they'll turn up in your life when you most need them.
Human sympathy has its limits.
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