“The sixth kind of despair is when you realize you must close the book you are reading and reluctantly participate in something or other.”
“Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself”.
George Bernard Shaw
“If you truly love a book, you should sleep with it, write in it, read aloud from it, and fill its pages with muffin crumbs.”
“Good books never give up all their secrets at once”.
“It is a good rule after reading a new book, never to allow yourself another new one till you have read an old one in between.”
“I believe we have an obligation to read for pleasure, in private and in public places. If we read for pleasure, if others see us reading , then we learn, we exercise our imaginations. We show others that reading is a good thing”.
“Since it is so likely that children will meet cruel enemies, let them at least have heard of brave knights and heroic courage”.
“Read. Read anything. Read the things they say are good for you, and the things they claim are junk.You’ll find what you need to find. Just read.”
“Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination and the journey. They are home”.
“Once you have read a book you care about, some part of it is always with you”
“I do not read for I have renounced life, I read because one life is not enough for me”
“Books are mirrors: you only see in them what you already have inside you”