Reading the Bible will help you get to know the word, but it’s when you put it down and live your life that you get to know the author.
I think books are like people, in the sense that they'll turn up in your life when you most need them.
One of the few places on earth that it is still possible to experience an instant sense of freedom and privacy is anywhere you open up a good book and begin to read.
[Books] are thin strands of humanity that tether us to one another for a small bit of time, that make us feel less alone or even more comfortable with our aloneness, if need be.
What a miracle it is that out of these small, flat, rigid squares of paper unfolds world after world after world, worlds that sing to you, comfort and quiet or excite you.
Books are the plan, and the train and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.
A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
Books help us understand who we are and how we are to behave. They show us what community and friendship mean; they show us how to live and die.