|Literature is my utopia. Here I am not disfranchised. No barrier of the senses shuts me out from the sweet, gracious discourse of my book-friends. They talk to me without embarrassment or awkwardness.
– Helen Keller (1880-1968)
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|To sit alone in the lamplight with a book spread out before you, and hold intimate converse with men of unseen generations — such is a pleasure beyond compare.
– Yoshida Kenko (1284 1350)
|Books permit us to voyage through time, to tap the wisdom of our ancestors.
– Carl Sagan (1934-1996)
|So let us wage a glorious struggle against illiteracy, poverty and terrorism, let us pick up our books and our pens, they are the most powerful weapons.|
|Don’t join the book burners. Don’t think you’re going to conceal faults by concealing evidence that they ever existed. Don’t be afraid to go in your library and read every book.
– Dwight Eisenhower (1890-1969)
|The greatest part of a writer’s time is spent in reading, in order to write: a man will turn over half a library to make one book.
– Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)
|It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.
– Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)
|Many readers judge of the power of a book by the shock it gives their feelings – as some savage tribes determine the power of muskets by their recoil; that being considered best which fairly prostrates the purchaser.|
|A novel is balanced between a few true impressions and the multitude of false ones that make up most of what we call life. It tells us that for every human being there is a diversity of existences, that the single existence is itself an illusion in part…it promises us meaning, harmony, and even justice.
– Saul Bellow (1915-2005)
|I find television very educational. Every time someone switches it on I go into another room and read a good book. – Groucho Marx
– Groucho Marx (Oct 2, 1890-Aug 19, 1977)
|Some people claim that it is okay to read trashy novels because sometimes you can find something valuable in them. You can also find a crust of bread in a garbage can, if you search long enough, but there is a better way.
– Jim Rohn (1930-2009)
|When a reader falls in love with a book, it leaves its essence inside him, like radioactive fallout in an arable field, and after that there are certain crops that will no longer grow in him, while other, stranger, more fantastic growths may occasionally be produced.
– Salman Rushdie (1947-)