Jane Austen

Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love.

TS Eliot

We know too much, and are convinced of too little. Our literature is a substitute for religion, and so is our religion

Francis Bacon

For friends... do but look upon good Books: they are true friends, that will neither flatter nor dissemble.

Mark Twain

Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.

Mark Twain

The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can`t read them.


A room without books is like a body without a soul.

Virgina Woolf

Literature is strewn with the wreckage of those who have minded beyond reason the opinion of others.

GK Chesterton

Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity.

Barbara W Tuchman

Books are humanity in print.

Franz Kafka

A book must be an ice-axe to break the seas frozen inside our soul.

RL Stevenson

The difficulty of literature is not to write, but to write what you mean.

Edith Lovejoy Pierce

We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year`s Day.