Books won't stay banned. They won't burn. Ideas won't go to jail. In the long run of history, the censor and the inquisitor have always lost. The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas.
—Alfred Whitney Griswold
To buy books would be a good thing if we also could buy the time to read them.
To be a book-collector is to combine the worst characteristics of a dope fiend with those of a miser.
I find television very educational. Every time someone switches it on, I go into another room and read a good book.
The reason why so few good books are written is that so few people who can write know anything.
A bookstore is one of the only pieces of evidence we have that people are still thinking.
The multitude of books is making us ignorant.
There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written or badly written.
What we become depends on what we read after all of the professors have finished with us. The greatest university of all is a collection of books.
This paperback is very interesting, but I find it will never replace a hardcover book - it makes a very poor doorstop.
All my life I have been reading romance novels. Those stupid books ruined me. I've always wanted that fire that every book I ever read talks about.
—Aurora Rose Reynolds in Until Trevor
A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books.
I'm writing a book. I've got the page numbers done.
I love everything that's old,—old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wine.
Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.