• Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.
    Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.
    ~ Francis Bacon
  • There are two motives for reading a book; one, that you enjoy it; the other, that you can boast about it.
    ~ Bertrand Russell
  • Books are the ultimate Dumpees: put them down and they'll wait for you forever; pay attention to them and they always love you back.
    ~ John Green
  • You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.
    ~ Madeleine L'Engle
  • What really knocks me out is a book that, when you're all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn't happen much, though.
    ~ J.D. Salinger
  • Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations.
    ~ Henry David Thoreau
  • You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.
    ~ Ray Bradbury
  • The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it.
    The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it.
    ~ James Bryce
  • A truly great library contains something in it to offend everyone.
    ~ Jo Godwin
  • A good book on your shelf is a friend that turns its back on you and remains a friend.
    A good book on your shelf is a friend that turns its back on you and remains a friend.
    ~ Author Unknown