CB’s Favorite Quotes

“Books keep stupidity at bay. And vain hopes. And vain men. They undress you with love, strength and knowledge. It’s love from within.” –Nina George ‘The Little Paris Bookshop’

“You talk when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts.” –Kahlil Gibran

“Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind” –Rudyard Kipling

“Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them” –Lemony Snicket

“Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.” –Virginia Woolf

“The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.” – Jane Austen

“A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading.” –William Styron

“Reading was my escape and comfort, my consolation, my stimulation of choice: reading for the pure pleasure of it, for the beautiful stillness that surrounds you when you hear the author’s words reverberating in your head.” –Paul Auster

“A book lying idle on a shelf is wasted ammunition.” – Henry Miller

“Books are medicine and you have to take the right medicine that you need at that moment or that day or that time in your life.” –Sandra Cisneros