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1. "Human contacts have been so highly valued in the past only because reading was not a common accomplishment and because books were scarce and difficult to reproduce...As reading becomes more and more habitual and widespread, an ever-increasing number of people will discover that books will give them all the pleasures of social life and none of its intolerable tedium."
Author: Aldous Huxley
2. "He had built up within himself a kind of sanctuary in which she throned among his secret thoughts and longings. Little by little it became the scene of his real life, of his only rational activities; thither he brought the books he read, the ideas and feelings which nourished him, his judgments and his visions. Outside it, in the scene of his actual life, he moved with a growing sense of unreality and insufficiency, blundering against familiar prejudices and traditional points of view as an absent-minded man goes on bumping into the furniture of his own room."
Author: Edith Wharton
3. "What you are lies with you. If you are lazy, and accept your lot, you may live in it. If you are willing to work, you can write your name anywhere you choose, among the only ones who live beyond the grave in this world, the people who write books that help, make exquisite music, carve statues, paint pictures, and work for others. Never mind the calico dress, and the coarse shoes. Work at you books, and before long you will hear yesterday's tormentors boasting that they were once classmates of yours."
Author: Gene Stratton Porter
4. "The fun one can have writing books about books is limitless, to be honest."
Author: Jasper Fforde
5. "And women, it turns out, pay a steep economic price for being mothers: according to Shelley Correll, a Stanford sociologist who looks at gender inequities in the labor force, the wage gap between mothers and childless women who are otherwise equally qualified is now greater than the wage gap between women and men generally."
Author: Jennifer Senior
6. "If you love books enough, books will love you back."
Author: Jo Walton
7. "Most people in America want an easy read. I call it McFiction - books which pass right through you without you even digesting them. I don't mean a book that has two-syllable words. I mean chapters you can read in a toilet break. Happy endings. We are more of a TV culture."
Author: Jodi Picoult
8. "It is at this moment that I realize the best thing I ever did in my life was to marry this woman.She is willing to give up her life for her child. I know most parents would do the same. But how many mothers would give up everything that they love, everything that they will ever be able to do in the future for the "possibility and not the guarantee" of getting their child better. Now reduce the odds of success to less than 1%. How many mothers are still standing? She is."
Author: John A. Passaro
9. "As the hours crept by, the afternoon sunlight bleached all the books on the shelves to pale, gilded versions of themselves and warmed the paper and ink inside the covers so that the smell of unread words hung in the air."
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
10. "The truly great books are the few books that are over everybody's head all of the time."
Author: Mortimer J. Adler
11. "We should always choose our books as God chooses our friends, just a bit beyond us, so that we have to do our level best to keep up with them."
Author: Oswald Chambers
12. "Read. Read. Read. Just don't read one type of book. Read different books by various authors so that you develop different style."
Author: R.L. Stine
13. "Closed books are like closed eyes—you must open them to see anything."
Author: Richelle E. Goodrich
14. "The books housed in one's first adult bookshelf are the geological bed of who we wish to become"
Author: Sheridan Hay

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