The demand that I make of my reader is that he should devote his whole Life to reading my works.
Vanity is so secure in the heart of man that everyone wants to be admired: even I who write this, and you who read this.
I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves.
“Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.”
“Anyone who says they have only one life to live must not know how to read a book.”