Learn to handle books, you will learn how to enjoy life.
Without moving, you walk through lands you imagine you can see, and your thoughts, weaving in and out of the story, delight in the details or follow the outlines of the adventures. You merge with the character; you think you’re the one whose heart is beating so hard within the clothes he’s wearing.
I am lost in the world of books. So many books to read.
Those that spend the greater part of their time in reading or writing books are, of course, apt to take rather particular notice of accumulations of books when they come across them. They will not pass a stall, a shop, or even a bedroom-shelf without reading some title, and if they find themselves in an...
The most comfortable place for a tired mind is in the lap of a book.
Books are the greatest treasure of wisdom and knowledge for mankind.
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 floor. It was better than meditation or a new pair of shoes- or even chocolate. My life was a disaster,...
Who are we, who is each one of us if not a combinatoria of experiences, information, books we have read, things we have imagined? Each life is an encyclopedia, a library, an inventory of objects, a series of styles, and everything can be constantly shuffled and reordered in every way conceivable.
If a book doesn’t inspire you to read more, it was not worth read.
E qualcos’altro lo elevava: teneva sul tavolo un libro aperto. In quel bar nessuno aveva mai aperto un libro sul tavolo. Un libro era per Tereza il segno di riconoscimento di una fratellanza segreta. Contro il mondo della volgarità che la circondava, essa aveva infatti un’unica difesa: i libri che prendeva in prestito alla biblioteca...
Some like to believe it’s the book that chooses the person.
A book is indeed dead until a reader brings it into life by reading it.
Discovery a good book is like finding a great treasure.
She is never alone when she has Her Books. Books, to her, are Friends. Give her Shakespeare or Jane Austen, Meredith or Hardy, and she is Lost – lost in a world of her own. She sleeps so little that most of her nights are spent reading.
[I] read books because I love them, not because I think I should read them.
I never understood people who don’t have bookshelves
If a book is worth reading, it will most probably be worth reading twice.
Read, re-read! Every word you read is a food for thy soul!
That I can read and be happy while I am reading, is a great blessing.