To distract myself from tiresome thoughts, I have only to resort to books; they easily draw my mind to themselves and away from other things. ~ Michel Montaigne

I cannot think of a greater blessing than to die in one's own bed, without warning or discomfort, on the last page of a new book that we most wanted to read. ~ Lord John Russell

I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library. ~ Jorge Luis Borges

Books are becoming everything to me. If I had at this moment any choice in life, I would bury myself in one of those immense libraries...and never pass a waking hour without a book before me. ~ Thomas B. Macaulay

After love, book collecting is the most exhilarating sports of all. ~ A. S. W. Rosenbach

Books are the windows through which the soul looks out. A home without books is like a room without windows. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

I cannot live without books. ~ Thomas Jefferson

If I had to choose between a wall of paintings and a wall of books, I would certainly choose books. When you walk into a room of books, you're embraced by them. ~ Timothy Mauson

There are a lot of people like me, people who need books the way they need air. ~ Richard Marek

Books do actually consume air and exhale perfumes. ~ Eugene Field, Love Affairs of a Bibliomaniac (1896)

Is there any excitement to compare with the opening of a fresh parcel of books? ~ William Targ

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

I wish to have one copy of every book in the world. ~ Sir Thomas Phillipps

Books are a friend which never imposes, but is always with you only slightly less intimately
than God.
~ Brockeim

I have no mistress but my books. ~ S.J. Adair Fitzgerald


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