I kept always two books in my pocket, one to read, one to write in.
Reading is one of the greatest gifts given to humankind.
A child’s reading is guided by pleasure, but his pleasure is undifferentiated; he cannot distinguish, for example, between aesthetic pleasure and the pleasures of learning or daydreaming. In adolescence we realize that there are different...
Everything in the world exists in order to end up as a book.
A writer only begins a book. A reader finishes it.
I have never been able to resist a book about books.
I love the place; the magnificent books; I require books as I require air.
To read narrowly and shallowly is to read from a place of ignorance.
One reads so as not to believe everything one reads.