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“For once the disease of reading has laid upon the system it weakens so that it falls an easy prey to that other scourge which dwells in the ink pot and festers in the quill. The wretch takes to writing.”

– Virginia Woolf, Orlando

“As you grow ready for it, somewhere or other you will find what is needful for you in a book.”

– George MacDonald, The Marquis of Lossie

“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?”

– Marina Tsvetaeva

“Books are a hard-bound drug with no danger of an overdose. I am the happy victim of books.”

– Karl Lagerfeld

“….a good book can teach you about the world and about yourself. You learn more than how to read better; you also learn more about life. You become wiser. Not just more knowledgeable - books that provide nothing but information can produce that result. But wiser, in the sense that you are more deeply aware of the great and enduring truths of human life.”

– Mortimer J. Adler

“Prometheus, thief of light, giver of light, bound by the gods, must have been a book.”

– Mark Z. Danielewski, House of Leaves

“Some like to believe it’s the book that chooses the person.”

РCarlos Ruiz Zafón

“Writers are really people who write books not because they are poor, but because they are dissatisfied with the books which they could buy but do not like.”

– Walter Benjamin, Illuminations: Essays and Reflections

“Keep good company, read good books, love good things and cultivate soul and body as faithfully as you can.”

– Louisa May Alcott, Rose in Bloom