The great book for you is the book that has the most to say to you at the moment when you are reading. I do not mean the book that is most instructive, but the book that feeds your spirit. And that depends on your age, your experience, your psychological and spiritual need.
– Roberstin Davies
The good of a book lies in its being read. A book is made up of signs that speak of other signs, which in their turn speak of things. Without an eye to read them, a book contains signs that produce no concepts; therefore it is dumb.
– Umberto Eco
The book to read is not the one which thinks for you, but the one which makes you think.
– Harper Lee
A book is simply the container of an idea like a bottle; what is inside the book is what matters.
– Angela Carter
The book can produce an addiction as fierce as heroin or nicotine, forcing us to spend much of our lives, like junkies, in book shops and libraries, those literary counterparts to the opium den.
– Philip Adams