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“The greatest book is not the one whose message engraves itself on the brain, as a telegraphic message engraves itself on the ticker-tape, but the one whose vital impact opens up other viewpoints, and from writer to reader spreads the fire that is fed by the various essences, until it becomes a vast conflagration leaping from forest to forest.”

– Romain Rolland

“She was addicted to literature like some people were addicted to heroin.”

– Allie Burke, Emerald Destiny

“A book is a version of the world. If you do not like it, ignore it; or offer your own version in return.”

– Salman Rushdie

He was a very private person, and sometimes it seemed to me that he was no longer interested in the world or in other people… I got the feeling that Julián was living in the past, locked in his memories. Julián lived within himself, for his books and inside them - a comfortable prison of his own design.

'You say this as if you envied him.'
‘There are worse prisons than words.’

– Carlos Ruiz Zafón

“I enjoy books as misers enjoy treasures, because I know I can enjoy them whenever I please.”

– Michel de Montaigne

“What are books but tangible dreams? What is reading if it is not dreaming? The best books cause us to dream; the rest are not worth reading.”

– Rikki Ducornet

“Words and a book and a belief that the world is words…”

– David Foster Wallace

“A book had always been a door to another world… a world much more interesting and fantastical than reality. But she had finally discovered that life could be even more wonderful than fantasy. And that love could fill the real world with magic.”

– Lisa Kleypas, Scandal in Spring

“She never managed to find herself in these books no matter how hard she tried, exhuming traits from between the pages and donning them for an hour, a day, a week. We think in some ways, we have all done this our whole lives, searching for the book that will give us the keys to ourselves, let us into a wholly formed personality as though it were a furnished room to let. As though we could walk in and look around and say to the gray-haired landlady behind us, ‘We’ll take it.’”

– Eleanor Brown, The Weird Sisters

“The books are to remind us what asses and fools we are.”

– Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451