"Never read books you aren't sure about . . . even supposing that these bad books are very well written from a literary point of view. Let me ask you this: Would you drink something you knew was poisoned just because it was offered to you in a golden cup?"
- St. John Bosco

“No book is really worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally – and often far more – worth reading at the age of fifty and beyond.”
- C. S. Lewis

"We read to know we are not alone."
- C. S. Lewis

“It is a good rule after reading a new book, never to allow yourself another new one till you have read an old one in between.” 
- C. S. Lewis

"A classic is something that everyone wants to have read and nobody wants to read."
- Mark Twain

"The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them."
- Mark Twain

"So please, oh PLEASE, we beg, we pray/Go throw your TV set away/And in its place you can install/A lovely bookshelf on the wall."
- Roald Dahl (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory)

"The love of learning, the sequestered nooks/And all the sweet serenity of books."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"One rainy Sunday when I was in the third grade, I picked up a book to look at the pictures and discovered that even though I did not want to, I was reading. I have been a reader ever since."
- Beverly Clearly