Books are a uniquely portable magic
Books are the perfect entertainment: no commercials, no batteries, hours of enjoyment for each dollar spent. What I wonder is why everybody doesn't carry a book around for those inevitable dead spots in life.
Good books don't give up all their secrets at once.
Speaking personally, you can have my gun, but you'll take my book when you pry my cold, dead fingers off of the binding.
A life without books is a thirsty life, and one without poetry is...like a life without pictures.
Without story books is like a person with no soul.
You want to remember that while you're judging the book, the book is also judging you.
The glory of a good tale is that it is limitless and fluid; a good tale belongs to each reader in its own particular way.
A book is like a pump. It gives nothing unless first you give to it. You prime a pump with your own water, you work the handle with your own strength. You do this because you expect to get back more than you give.
Good books are for consideration after, too.
Jake went in, aware that he had, for the first time in three weeks, opened a door without hoping madly to find another world on the other side. A bell jingled overhead. The mild, spicy smell of old books hit him, and the smell was somehow like coming home.
Me cae bien la gente que lee libros, y no sólo porque yo solía escribirlos. Los lectores de libros están tan dispuestos como cualquiera a iniciar una conversación con el tema del tiempo, pero son capaces de pasar de ahí.