That is what a book is: a million little things, a thousand feelings, hundreds of experiences, all melted together and sculpted into a book-shaped vessel.
- Beth Revis, Shades of Earth
Forbidden books are so much more. Some of them are webs; you can feel your way along their threads, but just barely, into strange and dark corners. Some of them are balloons bobbing up through the sky: totally self-contained, and unreachable, but beautiful to watch. And some of them - the best ones - are doors.
- Lauren Oliver, Pandemonium
Books, the children of the brain.
A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.
- George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones
One must always be careful of books and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.
- Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel
Books are a poor substitute for female companionship, but they are easier to find.
- Patrick Rothfuss, The Wise Man's Fear
There’s no need to finish reading books that you only got halfway through. Their purpose was to be read halfway.
- Marie Kondo, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
Until we invent telepathy, books are our best choice for understanding the rest of humanity.
Books are like mirrors: if a fool looks in, you cannot expect a genius to look out.
Books are written by the alone for the alone.
It is is better to know one book intimately than a hundred superficially.
- Donna Tartt, The Secret History