Friday, May 06, 2005

Quotations about Books and Reading

  ~R.D. Cumming I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves.  ~Anna Quindlen, "Enough Bookshelves," New York Times, 7 August 1991 Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.  ~Charles W. EliotAlways read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.  ~P.J. O'Rourke Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend.  Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.  ~Groucho Marx I find television to be very educating.  Every time somebody turns on the set, I go in the other room and read a book.  ~Groucho MarxThe man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.  ~Mark Twain, attributed A book reads the better which is our own, and has been so long known to us, that we know the topography of its blots, and dog's ears, and can trace the dirt in it to having read it at tea with buttered muffins.  ~Charles Lamb, Last Essays of Elia, 1833 Let books be your dining table, And you shall be full of delights Let them be your mattress And you shall sleep restful nights. ~Author Unknown I know every book of mine by its smell, and I have but to put my nose between the pages to be reminded of all sorts of things.  ~George Robert Gissing A book is like a garden carried in the pocket.  ~Chinese Proverb There's nothing to match curling up with a good book when there's a repair job to be done around the house.  ~Joe Ryan Books let us into their souls and lay open to us the secrets of our own.  ~William Hazlitt My test of a good novel is dreading to begin the last chapter.  ~Thomas Helm A dirty book is rarely dusty.  ~Author

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