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Articles: Quotations – Books and Reading


He never went out without a book under his arm, and he often came back with two. ― Victor Hugo

In a good book room, you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.― Mark Twain

Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live. ― Gustave Flaubert

The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid. ― Jane Austen

If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all. ― Oscar Wilde

A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us. ― Franz Kafka

I kept always two books in my pocket, one to read, one to write in.― Robert Louis Stevenson

To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life.― W. Somerset Maugham