If all shy, soulful young women who dreamed of becoming writers for a living actually could do that, imagine the library we would have.
She was a poetry book with the wrong dust jacket, shelved in the Reference section.
Books have given me a magic portal to connect with people of the past and the present. I know I shall never feel lonely or powerless again.
When a goat likes a book, the whole book is gone,and the meaning has to go find an author again.- The Trouble With Reading
Everybody in the world ought to care for books, and if there are some who do not, why that is a perfectly convincing reason why books ought to be given to them, to be a rebuke to them and, perchance,...
We do not belong to those who have ideas only among books, when stimulated by books. It is our habit to think outdoors - walking, leaping, climbing, dancing, preferably on lonely mountains or near the...
There is no greater feeling of accomplishment than to create a world that solely exists in your imagination and be able to pull someone into this hidden place inside of my thoughts. To make someone ca...
When you read to a child, when you put a book in a child's hands, you are bringing that child news of the infinitely varied nature of life. You are an awakener.
I think we ought to read only books that bite and sting us. If the book we are reading doesn't shake us awake like a blow on the skull, why bother reading it in the first place? So that it can make us...
My life - my personality, my habits, even my speech - is a combination of the books I choose to read, the people I choose to listen to, and the thoughts I choose to tolerate in my mind