Favorite Quotations ~ Books & Reading, 8 Most Wonderful Books

"A book is the only immortality." ~ Rufus Choate

Henri Matisse

The big advantage of a book is that it's very easy to rewind. Close it and you're right back at the beginning. ~ Jerry Seinfeld

A book is like a garden carried in the pocket. ~ Chinese Proverb

A good book should leave you slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading it. ~ William Styron

A good book is the best of friends, the same today and forever. ~Martin Farquhar Tupper

A good book is the precious lifeblood of a master spirit. ~ John Milton

A real book is not one that we read, but one that reads us. ~ W. H. Auden

A truly great book should be read in youth, once again in maturity and once more in old age, as a fine building should be seen by morning light, at noon and by moonlight. ~ Robertson Davies

The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries. ~ Rene Descartes

Research shows us that children who are read to from a very early age are more likely to begin reading themselves at an early age. They're more likely to excell in school. They're more likely to graduate secondary school and go to college. ~ Laura Bush, UNESCO Speech, 2/28/05

When you give someone a book, you don't give him just paper, ink, and glue. You give him the possibility of a whole new life. ~ Christopher Morley

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