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Quotable Quotes

Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.
Graucho Marx

Literature is what we continue to read.
Rob Blann

So please, Oh PLEASE! We beg. We pray. Go throw your TV set away, but in its place you can install a lovely bookcase against the wall.
Roald Dahl Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

A man can live three days without water, but only one without poetry.
Oscar Wilde

Poetry is the opening and closing of a door, leaving those who look through to guess what is seen during a moment. Carl Sandburg

Some books are meant to be tasted, others are to be swallowed, and some to be chewed and digested.
Francis Bacon

Show me the books he loves, and I will know the man.

Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competenicies that daily life require and provides, and in this re-irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become.
C. S. Lewis

Where is human nature so weak as in a bookstore!!
Henry Beecher
When I am dead, I hope that it may be said; “His sins were scarlet, but his books were read.”
Hillaire Belloc

A room without books is like a body without a soul.
Marcus Cicero

A book must be the ax for the frozen sea within us.
Franz Kafka 1904

The man who does not read good books is no better than the man who can’t.
Mark Twain

I’m not a teacher; only a fellow traveler of whom you aked the way. I pointed ahead—ahead of myself as well as you.
George Bernard Shaw