There is no mistaking a real book when one meets it. It is like falling in love.
Christopher Morley, Pipefuls
'One must always be careful of books,' said Tessa, 'and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.'
Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel
A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.
George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.