"Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live."
- G. Flaubert
"Only the very weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry."
- C. Clare, Clockwork Angel
"The book that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame."
- O. Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
"Books are the ultimate Dumpees: put them down and they will wait for you forever; pay attention to them and they will always love you back."
- J. Green, An Abundance of Katherine
" 'Classic' - a book which people praise and don't read."
- M. Twain
"One must be careful of books", said Tessa, "and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us"
- Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel
"There is no friend as loyal as a book."
- E. Hemingway