Oh what a world, what a world. But we have our books. Reading. A saving grace. Rescuing us from aloneness, loneliness, boredom and emptiness. Providing company, comfort, commiseration, motivation, answers, distraction, entertainment and…joy. Books are great friends and lovers indeed.
When the Day of Judgment dawns and people come marching in to receive their heavenly rewards, the Almighty will gaze upon the mere bookworms and say to Peter, “Look, these need no reward. We have nothing to give them. They have loved reading.” -Virginia Woolf
Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers. -Charles William Eliot
Only in books could you find pity, comfort, happiness – and love…they gave you security and friendship and didn’t ask anything in return… -Cornelia Funke, The Inkheart Trilogy:
I cannot remember the books I’ve read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
I read a book one day and my whole life was changed. -Orhan Pamuk, The New Life
Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read. -Groucho Marx
Books to the ceiling,
Books to the sky,
My pile of books is a mile high.
How I love them! How I need them!
I’ll have a long beard by the time I read them.