"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend.
Inside of a dog it's too dark to read." --Groucho Marx
“Wear the old coat and buy the new book.”
“The more that you read,
the more things you will know.
The more that you learn,
the more places you'll go.”
“Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?”
--Henry Ward Beecher
“Books are not men and yet they stay alive.”
--Stephen Vincent Benet
“You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture.
Just get people to stop reading them.”
"When I got [my] library card, that was when my life began."
--Rita Mae Brown
“When I get a little money, I buy books;
and if any is left, I buy food and clothes.”
“Books to the ceiling,
Books to the sky.
My pile of books
Are a mile high.
How I love them!
How I need them!
I'll have a long beard
By the time I read them.”
“I am not a speed reader. I am a speed understander.”
“A classic is something that everybody wants to have read
and nobody wants to read."
“A library is a hospital for the mind.”
“He ate and drank the precious words,
His spirit grew robust;
He knew no more that he was poor,
Nor that his frame was dust.
He danced along the dingy days,
And this bequest of wings
Was but a book — what liberty
A loosened spirit brings!”
"I cannot live without books."