Almost two decades ago, I found the book, "A Passion for Books" by Terry W. Glaspey. In reading it, I was delighted with the quotes found therein. They are mostly from authors themselves, and they ring true.
What good is a book?
NO BOOK is really worth reading at ten which is not equally (and often far more) worth reading at the age of fifty and beyond. C.S. Lewis
When I get a little money, I buy books; and if there is any left I buy food and clothes. Desiderius Erasmus
Some books are meant to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested; that is, some books are to be read only in parts; others to be read but not curiously; and some few to be read wholly, and with diligence, attention. Francis Bacon
|Our homeschool books|
If he shall not lose his reward who gives a cup of cold water to his thirsty neighbor, what will not be the reward of those who by putting good books into the hands of those neighbors, open to them the fountains of eternal life? Thomas à Kempis
|My 'must-read' stash|
Books are the compass and telescopes and sextants and charts which other men have prepared to help us navigate the dangerous seas of human life. Jess Lee Bennett
My best friend is a person who will give me a book I have not read. Abraham Lincoln
We use books like mirrors, gazing into them only to discover ourselves. Joseph Epstein
|Olivia's bookshelf (one of many!)|
A home without books is like a room without windows...A little library, growing every year, is an honorable part of a man's history. It is a man's duty to have books. A library is not a luxury, but one of the necessities of life. Henry Ward Beecher
|A portion of my husband's shelf|
My early and invincible love of reading...I would not exchange for the treasures of India. Edward Gibbon There is a space on everyone's bookshelves for books one has outgrown but cannot give away. They hold one's youth between their leaves, like flowers pressed on a half-forgotten summer's day. Marion C. Garretty
Why do you read books?