I’m going to do it. I’m going to read War and Peace this year. All of it, all 1224 pages.
Wish me luck!
A room without books is like a body without a soul.
There is no mistaking a real book when one meets it. It is like falling in love.
When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes.
A good book has no ending.
Books let us into their souls and lay open to us the secrets of our own.
You know you've read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.
To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life.
--W. Somerset Maugham
This nice and subtle happiness of reading, this joy not chilled by age, this polite and unpunished vice, this selfish, serene life-long intoxication.
--Logan Pearsall Smith
I cannot live without books.
Dreams, books, each are a world.
To have a second language is to possess a second soul.