"It is not often that someone comes along who is a true friend and a good writer.  Charlotte was both."
    ~Charlotte's Web by E.B. White
    You may have tangible wealth untold;
    Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold.
    Richer than I you can never be,
    I had a mother who read to me.
    ~Strickland Gillilan

    A house without books is like a room without windows.   Heinrich Mann

    "I would rather be poor in a cottage full of books than a king without the desire to read"  -Thomas Macaulay

    "There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island."  Walt Disney

    The love of learning, the sequestered nooks,
    And all the sweet serenity of books.
    ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
    Christopher Robin to Pooh
    Anyone who says they have only one life to live must not know how to read a book. 
    ~Author Unknown
    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. 
    ~Anna Quindlen, "Enough Bookshelves," New York Times, 7 August 1991

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

    Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart. 
    ~William Wordsworth

    "We need to put the lightning of our stories and our heritage into the jars of our children's minds so that they, in turn, can pass them on to future generations." -- From the book jacket of When Lightning Comes in a Jar by Patricia Polacco

    "[Poetry is] articulate music" - Dryden

    All that people have ever thought, done, or dreamed lies
    waiting to be discovered in a book. 

    -Charlotte Huck

    "Children are made readers on the laps of their parents."  Emilie Buchwald
    "There are many little ways to enlarge your child's world. Love of books is the best of all." — Jacqueline Kennedy

    Reading a book is like re-writing it for yourself. You bring to a novel, anything you read, all your experience of the world. You bring your history and you read it in your own terms.  - Angela Carter

    "When I say to a parent, "read to a child", I don't want it to sound like medicine.
    I want it to sound like chocolate. " — Mem Fox
    "Fill your house with stacks of books, in all the crannies and all the nooks." — Dr. Seuss
    "Books make great gifts because they have whole worlds inside of them." — Neil Gaiman
    "Oh, magic hour, when a child first knows she can read printed words!" — A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, 1943
    "To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark."
    Victor Hugo, Les Miserables
    "I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library." — Jorge Luis Borges
Last Modified on April 5, 2017