Books Change — The Pages We Take For Granted #2

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books change the world



“There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island.” — Walt Disney


“The library is inhabited by spirits that come out of the pages at night.”

—Isabel Allende


“A book is a gift you can open again and again.” — Garrison Keillor


“Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.”

— Anna Quindlen


“A book, too, can be a star, ‘explosive material, capable of stirring up fresh life endlessly,’ a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe.” —Madeleine L’Engle


“Fill your house with stacks of books, in all the crannies and all the nooks.” — Dr. Seuss


“What I say is, a town isn’t a town without a bookstore. It may call itself a town, but unless it’s got a bookstore, it knows it’s not foolin’ a soul.” — Neil Gaiman in Game Of Thrones


“Reading is a discount ticket to everywhere.” — Mary Schmich


“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.” — Neil Gaiman in Caroline


“You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me” — C.S. Lewis


“Books and doors

are the same thing. You open them, and you go through into another world.” – Jeannette Winterson


“A well-composed book is a magic carpet on which we are wafted

to a world

that we cannot enter in any other way.” — Caroline Gordon


“I love the smell of book ink in the morning.” – Umberto Eco


books change the world




books change the self



“As always, was next

one of her books to her.”

– Markus Zusak

in The Book Thief


“When I have a little money, I buy books; and if I have any left, I buy food and clothes.”

— Erasmus


“She read books as one would breathe and live.”

— Annie Dilard


“That’s the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet.” — Jhumpa Lahiri in The Namesake


“Books are mirrors: you only see in them what you already have inside you.”

— Carlos Ruiz Zafón in The Shadow of the Wind


“Drink deeply from good books.” —John Wooden


“She is too fond of books, and it has turned her brain.” — Louisa May Alcott in Work: A Story of Experience


“... a mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.” — George R.R. Martin in Game Of Thrones


“Some books leave us free and some books make us free.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson


books change the self