• A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us.
    ~ Franz Kafka
  • The worst thing about new books is that they keep us from reading the old ones.
    ~ Joseph Joubert
  • Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new after all.
    ~ Abraham Lincoln
  • It is a good rule after reading a new book, never to allow yourself another new one till you have read an old one in between.
    ~ C. S. Lewis
  • The world was hers for the reading.
    ~ Betty Smith
  • There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.
    ~ Charles Dickens
  • My Best Friend is a person who will give me a book I have not read.
    ~ Abraham Lincoln
  • But for my own part, if a book is well written, I always find it too short.
    ~ Jane Austen
  • I don't believe in the kind of magic in my books. But I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book.
    ~ J.K. Rowling
  • Books are like mirrors: if a fool looks in, you cannot expect a genius to look out.
    ~ J.K. Rowling