A library should fill our leisure with adventure. It is a refuge from the commonplace and the dull, a sanctuary where all the trials, the tribulations, and the boredoms of the outer world are forbidden...
Did they like us?”—nor is there the anxiety of being forgotten because of displacement by someone else. All such agitating thoughts expire as we enter the pure and calm friendship of reading.
Well, I’ve always read in bed, in early years by candlelight, succeeded by lamplight, gaslight, and now electric light, and I’ll probably be found dead there with some ponderous tome or book of poems on...
There was a table laid with jellies and trifles, with a party hat beside each place, and a birthday cake with seven candles on it in the center of the table. The cake had a...
When you sell a man a book you don’t sell him just twelve ounces of paper and ink and glue – you sell him a whole new life. Love and friendship and humour and ships...
I grabbed my book and opened it up. I wanted to smell it. Heck, I wanted to kiss it. Yes, kiss it. That’s right, I am a book kisser. Maybe that’s kind of perverted or...
Life is paradoxical, but I believe that I could also be the same person I am today, if life would have cut me with happiness instead of pain.
sometimes stories and books are all that we need to take us away
I spent much of my prison time reading. I must have read over 200 large books, mostly fictional stories about the American pioneers, the Vikings, Mafia, etc. As long as I was engrossed in a...
Fools have a habit of believing that everything written by a famous author is admirable. For my part I read only to please myself and like only what suits my taste.
To think that she had read the same elegiac prose he now beheld with such quiet awe made his heart sing.
—David S.E. Zapanta
Shara was already an avid reader by then, but she had never realized until that moment what books meant, the possibility they presented: you could protect them forever, store them up like engineers store water,...
He pinched the remaining chapters’ pages delicately between his fingers and sighed. He always hated reaching the end of a good book.
As any avid reader knew, a good read deserved a good seat.
And because when all the words of promises and memories fade, these words that are written are the only one that remain. People may change and things may happen when we least expect it to...
If you truly love a book, you should sleep with it, write in it, read aloud from it, and fill its pages with muffin crumbs.
The one way of tolerating existence is to lose oneself in literature as in a perpetual orgy.
I took my time, running my fingers along the spines of books, stopping to pull a title from the shelf and inspect it. A sense of well-being flowed through me as I circled the ground...
We lusty bibliophiles know that reading, unlike just about anything else, is both good for you and loads of fun.
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