To read a book for the first time is to make an acquaintance with a new friend; to read it for a second time is to meet an old one.
He who lends a book is an idiot. He who returns the book is more of an idiot.
A book is like a garden carried in the pocket.
A book holds a house of gold.
I have sought rest everywhere, and only found it in corners and books.
The way to write is to throw your body at the mark when your arrows are spent.
Lock up your libraries if you like, but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.
The failure to read good books both enfeebles the vision and strengthens our most fatal tendency - the belief that the here and now is all there is.
The worst thing about new books is that they keep us from reading the old ones.
A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading.