“The words distributed into a room that was full of cold air and books. Books everywhere! Each wall was armed with overcrowded yet immaculate shelving. It was barely possible to see paintwork. There were all different styles and sizes of lettering on the spines of the black, the red, the gray, the every-colored books. It was one of the most beautiful things Liesel Meminger had ever seen.”
"A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, the man who never reads lives one."
- George R.R. Martin, A Dance With Dragons
“If Tris was greedy for anything, it was books. Her sisters and brother had learned early on that her personal books were not to be touched without permission, and handled carefully with it. For a moment she had a vision of a two-story room with books on shelves that reached to the ceiling, all filled with volumes of anything that did or might interest her.”
- Tamora Pierce, The Will of the Empress
“I look down at the worn cover and run my fingers along the edge of the pages. He makes the acquisition of knowledge feel like a secret, beautiful thing, and an ancient thing. I feel like, if I read this book, I can reach backward through all the generations of humanity to the very first one, whenever it was - that I can participate in something many times larger and older than myself.”
- Veronica Roth, Allegiant
“I’m not going to buy any more books until I’ve read the ones I already have.”