"Books are still man’s greatest invention, despite the nonsense so often published between their covers."
— Martin Arnold
(Source: literatureismyutopia, via booksandghosts)
"Literature is a defense against the attacks of life."
— Cesare Pavese
(Source: thndrstd, via booklover)
"A non-writing writer is a monster courting insanity."
— Franz Kafka
(Source: omarjsakr, via literatureismyutopia)
"Perhaps they were right in putting love into books,’ he thought quietly.
‘Perhaps it could not live anywhere else."
— William Faulkner, Light in August
(Source: goodreads.com, via introspectivepoet)
"They had only ever discussed books but what, in this life, is more personal than books?"
— The Collected Works of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
(Source: prettybooks, via literatureismyutopia)
"A library is never complete. That’s the joy of it. We are always seeking one more book to add to our collection."
— Catherynne M. Valente, The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There.
(Source: falling-inlove-with-books, via booksandghosts)
"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."
— Mark Twain (via observando)