"Books are a finer world within the world."
"Show me the books he loves and I shall know the man far better than through mortal friends."
"A room without books is like a body without a soul."
-Marcus Tullius Cicero
"I would rather be poor in a cottage full of books than a king without the desire to read."
-Thomas Babington Macaulay
"The one thing I regret is that I will never have time to read all the books I want to read."
"A book is a gift you can open again and again."
"You know you've read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you've lost a friend."
"Books are a uniquely portable magic."
"Books are a narcotic."
"Book lovers will understand me, and they will know too that part of the pleasure of a library lies in its very existence."
"Books to the ceiling,
Books to the sky,
My pile of books is a mile high.
How I love them! How I need them!
I'll have a long beard by the time I read them."