Somewhere, everywhere, now hidden, now apparent in what ever is written down, is the form of a human being. If we seek to know him, are we idly occupied?
Author: Virginia Woolf (1882-1941)
Profession: British Novelist, Essayist
Old books that have ceased to be of service should no more be abandoned than should old friends who have ceased to give pleasure.
Author: Sir Peregrine Worsthorne (1923)
Profession: British Journalist
Choose an author as you choose a friend.
Author: Sir Christopher Wren
Thy books should, like thy friends, not many be, yet such wherein men may thy judgment see.
Author: William Wycherley (1640-1716)
Profession: British Dramatist
Man ceased to be an ape, vanquished the ape, on the day the first book was written.
Author: Yevgeny Zamyatin (1884-1937)
Profession: Russian Writer
To read too many books is harmful.
Author: Mao Zedong (1893-1976)
Profession: Founder of Chinese Communist State