Bookish Thoughts

“Childhood is not from birth to a certain age and at a certain age the child is grown and puts away childish things. Childhood is the kingdom where nobody dies.” (Edna St. Vincent Millay)

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” (Dr. Seuss)

“A library is not a luxury but one of the necessities of life.” (Henry Ward Beecher)

“We may sit in our library and yet be in all quarters of the earth.” (John Lubbock)

“To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life.” (W. Somerset Maugham)

“She reads books as one would breathe air, to fill up and live.” (Annie Dillard)

“There is no friend as loyal as a book.” (Ernest Hemingway)

“So many books, so little time.” (Frank Zappa)

“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.” (Dr. Seuss)

“The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.” (Jane Austen)

“Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly – they’ll go through anything. You read and you’re pierced.” (Aldous Huxley – Brave New World)

“Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light.” (Vera Nazarian)

“A book is a dream you hold in your hand.” (Neil Gaiman)

“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 Murakamine)

“Great books help you understand, and they help you feel understood.” (John Green)

“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 Chsterton)

“A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it.” (Edward P. Morgan)

“A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end.  You live several lives while reading.” (William Styron)

“I cannot sleep unless I am surrounded by books.” (Jorge Luis Borges)

“Some books leave us free and some books make us free.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

“Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.” (Frederick Douglas)

“I would rather be a poor man in a garret with plenty of books than a king who did not love reading.” (Thomas Babington Macaulay)

“In the best books great men talk to us, give us their most precious thoughts, and pour their souls into ours.” (William Ellery Channing)

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