Anywhere you go in the world is what you make of it, not what you read in books.
As far as I knew white women were never lonely, except in books. White men adored them, Black men desired them and Black women worked for them.
Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.
Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.
Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.
Books like friends, should be few and well-chosen.
Books! I dunno if I ever told you this, but books are the greatest gift one person can give another.
Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.
I cannot live without books.
I have been a seeker and I still am, but I stopped asking the books and the stars. I started listening to the teaching of my Soul.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
Life is like a library owned by the author. In it are a few books which he wrote himself, but most of them were written for him.
My alma mater was books, a good library.... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
The experience gathered from books, though often valuable,is but the nature of learning whereas the experience gained from actual life is of the nature of wisdom.
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.
The man who is fond of books is usually a man of lofty thought, and elevated opinions.
The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.
There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.
We do not consider our principles as dogmas contained in books said to come from heaven. We derive our inspiration, not from heaven, or the unseen world, but directly from life.
When I am attacked by gloomy thoughts, nothing helps me so much as running to my books. They quickly absorb me and banish the clouds from my mind.