Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.
— Mark Twain
Books are a hard-bound drug with no danger of an overdose. I am the happy victim of books.
— Karl Lagerfeld
We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect
— Anaïs Nin
You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy books and that’s kind of the same thing
Books fall open, you fall in
— David T.W. McCord
One can’t prescribe books, even the best books, to people unless one knows a good deal about each individual person.
— Rudyard Kipling
Reading makes immigrants of us all. It takes us away from home, but, most important, it finds homes for us everywhere.
— Hazel Rochman
Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.
— P.J. O’Rourke
If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
— Haruki Murakami
There is a great deal of difference between an eager man who wants to read a book and the tired man who wants a book to read.
— Gilbert K. Chesterton
Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.
— George Bernard Shaw
Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?
— Henry Ward Beecher
I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.
— Jorge Luis Borges
You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.
— C.S. Lewis
Never lend books - nobody ever returns them; the only books I have in my library are those which people have lent me.
— Anatole France
If a book is worth reading, it is worth buying.
— John Ruskin
I am a part of all I have read.
— John Kieran
The walls of books around him, dense with the past, formed a kind of insulation against the present world and its disasters.
— Ross MacDonald
Easy reading is damn hard writing.
— Nathaniel Hawthorne
From the moment I picked up your book until the moment I put it down, I was convulsed with laughter. Someday I intend reading it.
— Groucho Marx
Thank you for sending me a copy of your book—I'll waste no time reading it.
— Moses Hadas
Your manuscript is both good and original, but the part that is good is not original and the part that is original is not good.
— Samuel Johnson
A room without books is like a body without a soul.
— Marcus Tullius Cicero
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.
— Mark Twain
One's chances of survival increase with each book one reads.
— Sherman Alexie
Books say: She did this because. Life says: She did this. Books are where things are explained to you; life is where things aren’t. I’m not surprised some people prefer books.
— Julian Barnes
Give me books, fruit, French wine and fine weather and a little music out of doors, played by somebody I do not know.
— John Keats
I don’t think anyone should write their autobiography until after they’re dead.
— Samuel Goldwyn