“O Day of days when we can read! The reader and the book, either without the other is naught.”  Ralph Waldo Emerson

“If I read a book that impresses me,I have to take myself firmly in hand before I mix with other people; otherwise they would think my mind rather queer.”  Anne Frank

“Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.”  Emilie Buchwald
“There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all.”  Jacqueline Kennedy



“There is no frigate like a book
To take us lands away,
Nor any coursers like a page
Of prancing poetry.
This traverse may the poorest take
Without oppress of toll;
How frugal is the chariot
That bears a human soul.”
Emily Dickinson

“Everywhere I have sought peace and not found it, except in a corner with a book.”  Thomas a Kempis

“No two persons ever read the same book.”  Edmund Wilson“There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we spent with a favorite book.”  Marcel Proust

“Read the best books first,or you may not have a chance to read them at all.”   Henry David Thoreau

“The man who doesn’t read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them.”   Mark Twain

“I am a part of everything that I have read.”  Theodore Roosevelt

“The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it.”  James Bryce

“I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think that decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves.”    Anna Quindlen from “Enough Bookshelves” NY Times 7 Aug 1991

“No man can be called friendless who has God and the companionship of good books.”  Elizabeth Barrett Browning

“We read to know we are not alone.”  C.S. Lewis

“Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.”  Harry S. Truman

“The love of learning, 
the sequestered nooks,
And all the sweet serenity of books.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“The best of a book is not the thought which it contains but the thought which it suggests; just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones but in the echoes of our hearts.”  Sir Oliver Wendell Holmes

“Here is where people,
One frequently finds,
Lower their voices
And raise their minds.”   Richard Armour in “Library”

The only thing that you absolutely have to know is the location of the library.  Albert Einstein

Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are.  Mason Cooley


Photo Credit: Raul Liebereith (lanier67/Flickr)
– taken on 5/3/2088, Bischheim, Alsace, France with Canon EOS 30D

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