Colin Firth (via gensdumonde)
"Any book worth banning is a book worth reading."
Issac Asimov (via thesecretbooksociety)
"Building a library is the sanest form of hoarding."
Quote from my mother, after I expressed concerns that I was purchasing too many books and would shortly be buried under them and die (via booksandhotchocolate)
"This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force."
Dorothy Parker, The Algonquin Wits (via thegirlandherbooks)
"I’m afraid I’ll be a book that no one reads. Music that no one listens to anymore. I’m afraid I’ll be abandoned like a movie playing in an empty theater."
Tablo (via yeojas)
"A book, too, can be a star, a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe."
Madeleine L’Engle (via thegirlandherbooks)
"Once, in my father’s bookshop, I heard a regular customer say that few things leave a deeper mark on a reader than the first book that finds its way into his heart. Those first images, the echo of words we think we have left behind, accompany us throughout our lives and sculpt a palace in our memory to which, sooner or later—no matter how many books we read, how many worlds we discover, or how much we learn or forget—we will return."
Carlos Ruiz Zafon, The Shadow of the Wind (via littledallila)
"I think it’s the books that you read when you’re young that live with you forever."
J.K. Rowling (via morganathewitch)