The instruction we find in books is like fire. We fetch it from our neighbors, kindle it at home, communicate it to others, and it becomes the property of all.
One glance at a book and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for 1,000 years. To read is to voyage through time.
A room without books is like a body without a soul.
Books are the way the dead talk to the living.
My favorite book is the last one printed, which is always better than those that were published earlier.
I regard my books as novels, not just as thrillers or detective stories.
That is a good book which is opened with expectation and closed with delight and profit.
I discovered books and read forever.
The words of my book nothing, the drift of it everything.
Books are a uniquely portable magic.
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
Over the years, people I've met have often asked me what I'm working on, and I've usually replied that the main thing was a book about dresden.
I don't plot my books rigidly, follow a preconceived structure. A novel mustn't be a closed system - it's a quest.
Never index your own book.
It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole book.
He danced along the dingy days, and this bequest of wings was but a book.
Only picture to yourself a nice soft wife on a sofa with good fire, & books & music.
One day we'll be old enough to read fairy-tales once again.
Books break the shackles of time, proof that humans can work magic.
A new acquaintance is like a new book. I prefer it even if bad to a classic.
Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.