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Books are lighthouses erected in the great sea of time.
There are books so alive that you're always afraid that while you weren't reading, the book has gone and changed, has shifted like a river; while you went on living, it went on living too, and like a river moved on and moved away. No one has stepped twice into the same river. But did anyone ever step twice into the same book?
An empty book is like an infant's soul, in which anything may be written. It is capable of all things, but containeth nothing. I have a mind to fill this with profitable wonders.
No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.
Most books, like their authors, are born to die; of only a few books can it be said that death has no dominion over them; they live, and their influence lives forever.
I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of anything than of a book! When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.
Somewhere, everywhere, now hidden, now apparent in what ever is written down, is the form of a human being. If we seek to know him, are we idly occupied?
Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life.
Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested; that is, some books are to be read only in parts; others to be read, but not curiously; and some few to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention. Some books also may be read by deputy, and extracts made of them by others, but that would be only in the less important arguments, and the meaner sort of books; else distilled books are, like common distilled waters, flashy things.
Don't just read the easy stuff. You may be entertained by it, but you will never grow from it.
There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.
Books are the blessed chloroform of the mind.
God be thanked for books; they are the voices of the distant and the dead, and make us heirs of the spiritual life of past ages.
Let blockheads read what blockheads wrote.
There is an art of reading, as well as an art of thinking, and an art of writing.
Never judge a book by its movie.
You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.
A conventional good read is usually a bad read, a relaxing bath in what we know already. A true good read is surely an act of innovative creation in which we, the readers, become conspirators.
The failure to read good books both enfeebles the vision and strengthens our most fatal tendency --the belief that the here and now is all there is.
Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?
The world may be full of fourth-rate writers but it's also full of fourth-rate readers.
In the case of good books, the point is not how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you.
Some books are undeservedly forgotten; none are undeservedly remembered.
To feel most beautifully alive means to be reading something beautiful, ready always to apprehend in the flow of language the sudden flash of poetry.
Books are not men and yet they stay alive.
Never resist a sentence you like, in which language takes its own pleasure and in which, after having abused it for so long, you are stupefied by its innocence.
With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come. [Merchant Of Venice]
A special kind of beauty exists which is born in language, of language, and for language.
Language is a skin: I rub my language against the other. It is as if I had words instead of fingers, or fingers at the tip of my words. My language trembles with desire.
One can say of language that it is potentially the only human home, the only dwelling place that cannot be hostile to man.
I'm worried by all sorts of questions; please, answer them for me.
To write well, express yourself like common people, but think like a wise man. Or, think as wise men do, but speak as the common people do.
I know that's a secret, for it's whispered everywhere.
How astonishing it is that language can almost mean, and frightening that it does not quite.
The world is whole beyond human knowing.
I think the issues of "identity" mostly are poppycock. We are what we have done, which includes our promises, includes our hopes, but promises first.
Humans are amphibians -- half spirit and half animal. As spirits they belong to the eternal world, but as animals they inhabit time.

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