You know how it is when you're reading a book and falling asleep, you're reading, reading... and all of a sudden you notice your eyes are closed? I'm like that all the time.
Thank you for sending me a copy of your book. I'll waste no time reading it.
Properly, we should read for power. Man reading should be man intensely alive. The book should be a ball of light in one's hand.
Most of today's books have an air of having been written in one day from books read the night before.
It does not matter how many books you have, but how good the books are which you have.
Buying books would be a good thing if one could also buy the time to read them in but as a rule the purchase of books is mistaken for the appropriation of their contents.
Many books, Wise men have said, are wearisome; who reads Incessantly, and to his reading brings not A spirit and judgment equal or superior, Uncertain and unsettled still remains Deep versed in books, and shallow in himself.
Dreams, books, are each a world; and books, we know, Are a substantial world, both pure and good; Round these, with tendrils strong as flesh and blood, Our pastime and our happiness will grow.
Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested that is, some books are to be read only in parts, others to be read, but not curiously, and some few to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention.
Read Homer once, and you can read no more, For all books else appear so mean, so poor; Verse may seem prose; but still persist to read, And Homer will be all the books you need.
I cannot live without books.
I suggest that the only books that influence us are those for which we are ready, and which have gone a little further down our particular path than we have gone ourselves.
Books are not made to be believed, but to be subjected to inquiry.
I wrote a few children's books...not on purpose.
I wrote a few children's books... Not on purpose.
In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but how many can get through to you.
It is books that are a key to the wide world if you can't do anything else, read all that you can.
If you want to read about love and marriage, you've got to buy two separate books.
There are too many books I haven't read, too many places I haven't seen, too many memories I haven't kept long enough.
The biggest critics of my books are people who never read them.
Only two classes of books are of universal appeal. The very best and the very worst.
Some books are to be tasted, others swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.
When I am dead, I hope it is said, 'His sins were scarlet, but his books were read'.
Happy the people whose annals are blank in the history books
Deep vers'd in books, and shallow in himself.