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Quotes on books

“You know you’ve read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.” ~ Paul Sweeney

“The book to read is not the one that thinks for you but the one which makes you think.” ~ Harper Lee

“The cure for boredom is books. There is no cure for books.”

“Literature is the art of writing something that will be read twice.” ~ Cyril Connolly

“If you don’t see the book you want on the shelf, write it.” ~ Beverly Cleary

“Fill your house with stacks of books, in all the crannies and all the nooks.” ~ Dr. Seuss

“No book is really worth reading at the age of 10 that is not equally worth reading at the age of 50.” ~ Gladys M. Hunt

“Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another’s skin, another’s voice, another’s soul.” ~ Joyce Carol Oates

“When writing a novel, a writer should create living people; people not characters. A character is a caricature.” ~ Ernest Hemingway

“A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say.” ~ Italo Calvino

“The purpose of literature is to turn blood into ink.” ~ T.S. Eliot

“I can’t imagine a man really enjoying a book and reading it only once.” ~ C.S. Lewis

“The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.” ~ Henry Tilney in Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey

“What in the world would we do without our libraries?” ~ Katharine Hepburn

“Many people, myself among them, feel better at the mere sight of a book.” ~ Jane Smiley

“You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.” ~ Dr. Seuss

“I declare after all that there is no enjoyment like reading.” ~ Jane Austen

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.” ~ George RR Martin

“Good books don’t give up all their secrets at once.” ~ Stephen King

“Reading is dreaming with open eyes.”

“Asking me if I like reading is like asking me if I like breathing.” 

 

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