"The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who'll get me a book I ain't read."
-- Abraham Lincoln
"Some people claim that it is okay to read trashy novels because sometimes you can find something valuable in them. You can also find a crust of bread in a garbage can, if you search long enough, but there is a better way."
-- Jim Rohn
"A library, to modify the famous metaphor of Socrates, should be the delivery room for the birth of ideas-a place where history comes to life."
-- Norman Cousins
"I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book."
-- Groucho Marx
"There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island... and best of all, you can enjoy these riches every day of your life."
-- Walt Disney
"If past history was all there was to the game, the richest people would be librarians."
-- Warren Buffett
"These are not books, lumps of lifeless paper, but minds alive on the shelves."
-- Gilbert Highet
"Life-transforming ideas have always come to me through books."
-- Bell Hooks
"Read an hour every day in your chosen field. This works out to about one book per week, 50 books per year, and will guarantee your success."
-- Brian Tracy
"Books were my pass to personal freedom. I learned to read at age three, and soon discovered there was a whole world to conquer that went beyond our farm in Mississippi."
-- Oprah Winfrey
"A room without a book is like a body without a soul."
-- Marcus Tullius Cicero
"It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations."
-- Sir Winston Churchill
"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Of course inside of a dog, it's too dark to read."
-- Groucho Marx