Healing Book Quotes Littles

“One must always be careful of books,” said Tessa, “and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.”

~ Cassandra Claire, Clockwork Angel

“No book is really worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally – and often far more – worth reading at the age of fifty and beyond.”

— C. S. Lewis

“Carpe Librum”

“Seize the Book.”

“Without books the development of civilization would have been impossible. They are the engines of change, windows on the world, “Lighthouses” as the poet said “erected in the sea of time.” They are companions, teachers, magicians, bankers of the treasures of the mind, Books are humanity in print.”

— Arthur Schopenhauer

“The world was hers for the reading.”

~ Betty Smith

“A library is a hospital for the mind.”

~ Anonymous

“Buying a book is not about obtaining a possession, but about securing a portal.”

— Laura Miller, The Magician’s Book: A Skeptic’s Adventures in Narnia

“People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading.”

~ Logan Persall Smith

“Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.”

~ Sir Richard Steele

“The greatest gift is a passion for reading. It is cheap, it consoles, it distracts, it excites, it gives you the knowledge of the world and experience of a wide kind. It is a moral illumination.”

~ Elizabeth Hardwick

“Books have been my classroom and my confidant. Books have widened my horizons. Books have comforted me in my hardest times. Books have changed my life.”

~ Po Bronson

Ray Bradbury

“Every man who knows how to read has it in his power to magnify himself, to multiply the ways in which he exists, to make his life full, significant and interesting.”

~ Aldous Huxley

“There is no friend as loyal as a book.”

~ Ernest Hemingway

“Books may well be the only true magic.”

~ Alice Hoffman

To be rejected by someone doesn’t mean you should also reject yourself or that you should think of yourself as a lesser person. It doesn’t mean that nobody will ever love you anymore. Remember that only ONE person has rejected you at the moment, and it only hurt so much because to you, that person’s opinion symbolized the opinion of the whole world.

~ Jocelyn Soriano

Just because one person rejects you doesn’t mean you need to reject yourself. Just because some people choose to disregard your worth and treat you without kindness doesn’t mean everyone will, and it certainly doesn’t mean you have to imitate their behavior. The truth is that the way other people treat us isn’t about us—it’s about them and their own struggles, insecurities, and limitations. You don’t have to allow their judgement to become your truth.

~ Daniell Koepke

Someone may have stolen  your dream when you were innocent. Anger is natural. Grief is appropriate. Restoration is possible.

~ Jane Rubietta

“You have to find something. Something that anchors you, something that keeps you looking forward. Even on the bad days, the days when you’re tempted to look back.”

~ Unknown“In writing practice, there’s no direction. You enter  your own mind and follow it where it takes you. We have a great need to connect with our own mind and our own true self. And all of us have a story to tell.”

~ Natalie Goldberg

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“If you love books enough, books will love you back.”
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~ Jo Walton, Among Others
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“Having fun isn’t hard when you’ve got a library card.”
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~ Arthur, Arthur (tv series)
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“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.”
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~ Charles W. Eliot
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“Here was one place where I could find out who I was and what I was going to become. And that was the public library.”
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~ Jerzy Kosinski
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“If you don’t like to read you haven’t found the right book.”
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~ J. K. Rowling
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“What is more important in a library than anything else– than everything else– is the fact that it exists.”
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~ Archibald MacLeish
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“They should print books with glow in the dark ink so you can read at night.”
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~ 4uquotesru.com
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“I was a hugely unchaperoned reader, and I would wander into the local public library, and there sat the world, waiting for me to look at it, to find out about it, to discover who I might be inside it.”
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~ Patrick Ness
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“Literature is as old as speech. It grew out of a human need for it, and it has not changed except to become more needed.”
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~ John Steinbeck
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“I ransack public libraries, and find them full of sunk treasure.”
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~ Virginia Woolf
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“The magic is only in what books say, how they stitched the patches of the universe together in one garment for us.”

~ Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451
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“All children are heartless. They have not grown a heart yet, which is why they can climb tall trees and say shocking things and leap so very high that grown-up hearts flutter in terror. Hearts weigh quite a lot. That is why it takes so long to grow one. But, as in their reading and arithmetic and drawing, different children proceed at different speeds. (It is well known that reading quickens the growth of a heart like nothing else.)”
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~ Catherynne M. Valente
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“Books give a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything.”
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~ Plato
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“A library is infinity under one roof.”
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~ Gail Carson Levine
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“Reading a book is like dreaming. You can’t control what’s going to happen, but it takes you into a different world.”
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~ Unknown
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“A perfect treat must include a trip to a second-hand bookshop.”
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~ Virginia Woolf
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“Be awesome. Be a book nut.”
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~ Dr. Seuss
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“A childhood without books – that would be no childhood. That would be like being shut out from the enchanted place where you can go and find the rarest kind of joy.”
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~ Astrid Lindgren
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“Reading is one of the joys of life, and once you begin, you can’t stop and you’ve got so many stories to look forward to.”
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~  Benedict Cumberbatch
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“The love of books is the root of all happiness.”
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~ belcastroagency.com
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“Let us read and let us dance. Two amusements that will never do any harm to the world. ”
~ Voltaire
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“Some say they get lost in books, but I find myself, again and again, in the pages of a good book. Humanly speaking, there is no greater teacher, no greater therapist, no greater healer of the soul, than a well-stocked library.”
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~ L.R. Knost
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“Keep reading. It’s one of the most marvelous adventures that anyone can have.”
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~ Lloyd Alexander
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“What a blessing it is to love books. Everybody must love something, and I know of no objects of love that give such substantial and unfailing returns as books and a garden.”
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~ Elizabeth von Arnim
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“When I was about eight, I decided that the most wonderful thing, next to a human being, was a book.”
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~ Margaret Walker
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“Ask her what she craved, and she’d get a little frantic about things like books, the woods, music. Plants and the seasons. Also freedom.”
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~ Charles Frazier, Nightwoods
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“Time spent reading, like time spent loving, increases our lifetime.”
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~  Daniel Pennac
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“Many a book is like a key to unknown chambers within the castle of one’s own self.”
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~ Franz Kafka
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“Reading is going toward something that is about to be, and no one yet knows what it will be.”
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~ Italo Calvino, If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler
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“An hour spent reading is one stolen from paradise.”
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~ Thomas Wharton
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“I woke up thinking a very pleasant thought. There is lots left in the world to read.”
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~ Nicholson Baker, The Anthologist: A Novel

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“Those who read shall inherit the earth.”
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~ Kate
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“When I began to read, I began to exist.”
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~ Walter Dean Myer
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“Reading is my super power.”
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~ Unknown
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“I was a shy girl, but when I read, I was adventurous. Books made me bolder.”
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~ Roxane Gay, The Books That Made Me Who I Am
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“Wicked people never have time for reading. It’s one of the reasons for their wickedness.”
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~ Lemony Snicket
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“Reading is everything. Reading makes me feel like I’ve accomplished something, learned something, become a better person. Reading makes me smarter. Reading gives me something to talk about later on. Reading is the unbelievably healthy way my attention deficit disorder medicates itself. Reading is escape, and the opposite of escape; it’s a way to make contact with reality after a day of making things up, and it’s a way of making contact with someone else’s imagination after a day that’s all too real. Reading is grist. Reading is bliss.”
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~ Nora Ephron
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“Through these mornings
I wish books loved back.”
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~ Sandra Cisneros, Bay Poem from Berkely
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“When I walk through a library or a book store, I always touch the books that I’ve read. It is my way of giving my favorite characters a high five.”
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~ someecards
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“A book is a magic carpet that flies you off elsewhere. A book is a door. You open it. You step through.”
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~ Jeanette Winterson

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“Books are delightful society. If you go into a room and find it full of books – even without taking them from the shelves, they seem to speak to you, to bid you welcome.”
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~ William Ewart Gladstone
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“We encounter books at different times in life, often appreciating them, apprehending them, in different ways. But their language is constant. The best sentences orient us, like stars in the sky, like landmarks on a trail.”
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~ Jhumpa Lahiri
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“Bookworms are the easiest people to entertain. They have the time of their lives with just 26 letters.”
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~ introvertedbookworm24.tumblr.com
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“Guards are of no use in the library.’ Oh, how wrong he was! Libraries were full of ideas–perhaps the most dangerous and powerful of all weapons.”
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~ Sarah J. Mass, Throne of Glass
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“Reading is one form of escape. Running for your life is another.”
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~ Lemony Snicket
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“Reading books is the most glorious pasttime that humankind has devised.”
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~ Wislawa Szymborska
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“And yet I cannot pretend that the reading that I have done in my adult years matches in its impact on my soul the reading I did as a child.”
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~ Diane Setterfield, The Thirteenth Tale
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“books. cats. life is sweet.”
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~ Edward Gorey
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“A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say.”
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~ Italo Calvino
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“When you read a great book, you don’t escape from life, you plunge deeper into it.”
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~ Julian Barnes
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“Reading feels like something I was born loving.”
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~ Andrea Barrett
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“Time machines/magic portals/transporters/worm holes/flying carpets/relocation charms- are called books.”
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~ Goodrich
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“Birds have wings. Humans have books.”
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~ at (mortisia.tumblr.com)
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“A childhood without books- that would be no childhood. That would be like being shut out from the enchanted place where you can go and find the rarest kind of joy.”
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~ Astrid Lindgren
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“I cannot remember a time when I was not in love with them– with books.”
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~ Eudora Welty
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“There is nothing more luxurious than eating while you read– unless it be reading while you eat. Amabel did both: they are not the same thing, you will see if you think the matter over.”
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~ E. Nesbit, The Magic World
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“Many people, myself among them, feel better at the mere sight of a book.”
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~ Jane Smiley
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“My weekend is all ‘booked.”
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~ Unknown
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“I silently judge others by their bookshelves.”
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~ Unknown
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“Books are a world unto themselves.”
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~ Paul Auster
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“A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us.”
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Franz Kafka
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“I sought peace in everything, but never was I happier than in a corner with a book.”
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~ Umberto Eco
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“That’s the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet.”
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~ Jhumpa Lahiri, The Namesake
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“In the winter she curls up around a good book and dreams away the cold.”
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~ Ben Aaronovich
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“We write in response to what we read and learn, and in the end we write out of our deepest selves.”
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~ Andrea Barrett
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“Read books. Care about things. Get excited. Try not to be too down on yourself. Enjoy the ever-present game of knowing.”
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~ Hank Green
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“I get a warm feeling among my books.”
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~ Anthony Powell
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“The first time, he had wondered why she liked books so much, and if it had anything to do with why he liked spaceships. Because they could take you somewhere far, far away.”
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~ Marissa Meyer, Stars Above
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“Keep reading. It’s one of the most marvelous adventures that anyone can have.”
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~Lloyd Alexander
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“Woke up this morning with a terrific urge to lie in bed all day and read.”
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~ Raymond Carver
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“Reading changes us.”
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~ T. Michael Martin
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“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.”
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~ Charles William Eliot
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“Cram your head with characters and stories. Abuse your library privileges. Never stop looking at the world, and never stop reading to find out what sense other people have made of it. If people give you a hard time and tell you to get your nose out of a book, tell them you’re working. Tell them it’s research. Tell them to pipe down and leave you alone.”
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~ Jennifer Weiner
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“Reading is like thinking, like praying, like talking to a friend, like expressing your ideas, like listening to other people’s ideas, like listening to music, like looking at the view, like taking a walk on the beach.”
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~ Roberto Bolano
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“When we are collecting books, we are collecting happiness.”
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~ Vincent Starrett
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“A library is a hospital for the mind.”
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~ Anonymous
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“She thought of the library, so shining white and new, the rows and rows of unread books’ the bliss of unhurried sojourn there and of going out to a restaurant, alone, to eat.”
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~ Maud Hart Lovelace
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“I cannot imagine a life without books.”
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~ Jessica Spotswood, Star Cursed
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“I like that library books have secret lives. All those hands that have held them. All those eyes that have read them.”
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~ Neela Vaswani
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“Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality. It’s a way of understanding it.”
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~ Lloyd Alexander
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“We are like books on a shelf, supporting each other’s weight.”

~ Amanda Fields
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“There is a great need for a sarcasm font.”
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~ at organizationallyimpaired.tumblr.com
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“A writer is a world trapped in a person.”
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~ Victor Hugo
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“There is a beautiful thing inside you that is thousands of years old. Too old to be captured in poems. Too old to be loved by everyone, but so loved so very deeply by a chosen few.”
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~ Nikita Gill
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“She sounds like someone who spends a lot of time in libraries, which are the best sorts of people.”
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~ Catherynne M. Valente, The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making

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“So often, a visit to a bookshop has cheered me, and reminded me that there are good things in the world.”
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~ Vincent van Gogh

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“Writing and reading decrease our sense of isolation. They deepen and widen and expand our sense of life: they feed the soul.”

~ Anne Lamont

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“Unlike baked beans, loaves of bread, or Fuji apples, books once consumed, do not disappear.”
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~ John Sutherland

“Books permit us to voyage through time, to tap the wisdom of our ancestors.”

~ Carl Sagan

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“Books change us. Books save us. I know this because it happened to me.”
~ Elif Shafak

“Happiness is having your own library card.”
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~ Sally, Peanuts cartoon

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“For some of us, books are as important as almost anything else on earth. What a miracle it is that out of these small, flat, rigid squares of paper unfolds world after world after world, worlds that sing to you, comfort and quiet or excite you. Books help us understand who we are and how we are to behave. They show us what community and friendship mean; they show us how to live and die.”
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~ Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life

“Reading is a form of traveling.”
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~ thevibrantmind.tumblr.com

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“Between the pages of a book is a lovely place to be.”
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~ Uknown

“For everyone a book is a search and hopefully a discovery.”
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~ Shelby Foote
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“Every time I begin a new book it’s like meeting a new friend.”
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~ TBV
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“When I think of all the books still left for me to read, I am certain of further happiness.”
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~ Jules Renard

“Reading is as productive as it is enjoyable.”

~ Robert Walser

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“The books we read answer questions we didn’t even know existed.”
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~ Axel Marazzi

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“There are few nicer things than sitting up in bed, drinking strong tea, and reading.”

~ Alan Clark
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“What the detective story is about is not murder but the restoration of order.”
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~ P.D. James
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“Books are my friends, my companions. They make me laugh and cry and find meaning in life.”
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~ Christopher Paolini

“There is no substitute for books in the life of a child.”

~ Mary Ellen Chase

 

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