"That's the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet."
- J. Lahiri, The Namesake
"There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them."
- J. Brodsky
"Books may well be the only true magic."
- A. Hoffman
"Books are the perfect entertainment: no commercials, no batteries, hours of enjoyment for each dollar spent. What I wonder is why everybody doesn't carry around for those inevitable dead spot in life."
- S. King
"Sleep is good, he said, and books are better"
- G.R.R. Martin
"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