Books


"Book lovers will understand me, and they will know too that part of the pleasure of a library lies in its very existence." Jan Morris

"Books do furnish a room." Anthony Powell

"Read books. They are good for us." Natalie Goldberg

"The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them." Mark Twain

"Never lend books, for no one ever returns them; the only books I have in my library are books that other folks have left me." Anatole France

"A room without books is like a body without a soul." Cicero

"It is a mistake to think that books have come to stay. The human race did without them for thousands of years and may decide to do without them again." E.M. Forster

"A good book is the best of friends, the same to-day and forever." Martin Farquhar Tupper

"No furniture so charming as books." Rev. Sydney Smith

"When I get a little money, I buy books; and if any is left, I buy food and clothes." Desiderius Erasmus

"A book should teach us to enjoy life, or to endure it." Samuel Johnson

"Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?" Henry Ward Beecher

"A good book is the purest essence of a human soul." Thomas Carlyle

"The proper study of mankind is books." Aldous Huxley

 "A good book should leave you…slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading it." William Styron

"Give me books, fruit, French wine and fine weather and a little music out of doors, played by someone I do not know." John Keats

"If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads." Ralph Waldo Emerson

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