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

"A person who won't read has no advantage over one who can't read"~Mark Twain

"I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of anything than of a book! When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library." ~Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

"I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library.~Jorge Luise Borges

"It is a good rule after reading a new book, never to allow yourself another new one till you have read an old one in between."~C.S. Lewis

"An English major studies merely language and literature.  Language makes possible all civilization.  Literature reflects all human life...merely." ~Unknown

"When you read a book, the neurons in your brain fire overtime, deciding what they characters are wearing, how they're standing, and what it feels like the first time they kiss. No one shows you. The words make suggestions. Your brain paints the pictures." ~Meg Rosoff

"By hook or by crook, I hope that you will possess yourselves of money enough to travel and to idle, to contemplate the future or the past of the world, to dream over books and loiter at street corners and let the line of thought dip deep into the stream."~Virginia Woolf

"The books we read should be chosen with great care, that they may be, as an Egyptian king wrote over his library,'The medicines of the soul.'" ~Oliver Wendell Holmes