Libraries Books And Reading Quotes by Jean Fritz, Jorge Luis Borges, Anatole France, Dr. Seuss, Edwin Percy Whipple, Augustine Birrell and many others.
When I discovered libraries, it was like having Christmas every day.
I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.
Never lend books, for no one ever returns them
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.
Books are lighthouses erected in the great sea of time.
Good as it is to inherit a library, it is better to collect one.
It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.
Some say life is the thing, but I prefer reading.
Never lend books, for no one ever returns them; the only books I have in my library are books that other folks have left me.
Words are the voice of the heart.
Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.
Wherever they burn books they will also, in the end, burn human beings.
Books are the quietest and most constant of friends.
Books are well written, or badly written. That is all.
More people should use their library.
There is no substitute for books in the life of a child.
Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.
In a very real sense, people who have read good literature have lived more than people who cannot or will not read.
Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.
The more you read, the more things you will know.
Tis the good reader that makes the good book.
A library should be like a pair of open arms.
The book to read is not the one which thinks for you, but the one which makes you think.
We shouldn’t teach great books; we should teach a love of reading.
My mother and my father were illiterate immigrants from Russia. When I was a child they were constantly amazed that I could go to a building and take a book on any subject. They couldn’t believe this access to knowledge we have here in America. They couldn’t believe that it was free.
A good library will never be too neat, or too dusty, because somebody will always be in it, taking books off the shelves and staying up late reading them.
To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
Don’t join the book burners… Don’t be afraid to go in your library and read every book.
A good book is the best of friends, the same today and forever.
When I got [my] library card, that was when my life began.
The books that help you the most are those which make you think the most.
Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counsellors, and the most patient of teachers.
No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting.
If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.
Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are.
I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.
I divide all readers into two classes: those who read to remember and those who read to forget.
The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who’ll get me a book I ain’t read.
When I step into this library, I cannot understand why I ever step out of it.
In a library we are surrounded by many hundreds of dear friends, but they are imprisoned by an enchanter in these paper and leathern boxes.
There is no Frigate like a book to take us lands away nor any coursers like a page of prancing Poetry.
Books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body and prayer is to the soul.
Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house.
Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life.
My Alma mater was books, a good library… I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.
Evelyn: Look, I… I may not be an explorer, or an adventurer, or a treasure-seeker, or a gunfighter, Mr. O’Connell, but I am proud of what I am. Rick: And what is that? Evelyn: I… am a librarian. The Mummy (1999)
The way a book is read, which is to say, the qualities a reader brings to a book can have as much to do with its worth as anything the author puts into it.
The library, I believe, is the last of our public institutions to which you can go without credentials. You don’t even need the sticker on your windshield that you need to get into the public beach. All you need is the willingness to read.
Books had instant replay long before televised sports.
What can I say? Librarians rule.
Doing research on the Web is like using a library assembled piecemeal by pack rats and vandalized nightly.
Force yourself to reflect on what you read, paragraph by paragraph.