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  Quotations About Books..... 
You can’t judge a book by its cover.
                                                    ~ Unknown

Certain books come to meet one, as do people.
                                                                      ~ Elizabeth Bowen
                                                                                    Vogue, Sept 15, 1955

You can cover a great deal of country in books.
                                                                   ~ Andrew Lang

A book must be an ice-axe to break the seas frozen inside the soul.
                                                                                                         ~ Franz Kafka

A book is like a garden carried in the pocket.
                                                                 ~ Chinese Proverb

Books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind.
                                                                                                             ~ James Russell Lowell

I love some of my printed books as much as anyone can. Just the same, my heart
beats faster at a book of blank pages than it does at any book filled with printing.
                                                                                                                        ~ Margaret Mead
                                                                                                        An Anthropologist at Work

The books that one reads in the impressionable years, and therefore absorbs and
remembers, are always so much better and more exciting than life.
                                                                                                                          ~ E. V. Lucas
                                                                                                           365 Days and One More

Many complain of their books, but none of their brains.
                                                                              ~ Yiddish Proverb

Your family sees you as a lazy lump lying on the couch, propping a book up on your
stomach, never realizing that you are really in the midst of an African Safari that has just
been charged by elephants, or in the drawing room of a large English country house
interrogating the butler about the body discovered on the Aubusson carpet.
                                                                                                                        ~ Cynthia Heimel

The pleasure of all reading is doubled when one lives with another who shares the
same books.
                                                                                                                ~ Katherine Mansfield
                                                                                          The Letters of Katherine Mansfield

The art of reading is in great part that of acquiring a better understanding of life from
one’s encounter with it in a book.
                                                                                                                   ~ Andre Maurois
                                                                                                                          The Art of Living

It was a book to kill time for those who like it better dead.
                                                                                      ~ Rose Macauley

I never knew a girl who was ruined by a book.
                                                                  ~ James J. Walker

Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautiful
furnishes a house.
                                                                                                      ~ Henry Ward Beecher
                                                                                                                         Eyes and Ears

It is unlikely that the computer will displace the book ... with its intimacy, its forcibility, its
accessibility, its freedom from outside energy sources ...
                                                                                                                        ~ Daniel Boorstin

The public which reads, in any sense of the word worth considering, is very, very small;
the public which would feel no lack if all book printing ceased tomorrow, is enormous.
                                                                                                                       ~ George Gissing
                                                                                        The Private Papers of Henry Rycroft

Edwards, Book Collector, desired his coffin to be made out of some of the strong
shelves in his library.
                                                                                                                          ~ Charles Lamb