"The person who deserves most pity is a lonesome one on a rainy day who doesn't know how to read."
"You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them."
"You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me."
"I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book."
"The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest (people) of the past centuries."
"Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new after all."
"Somebody who only reads newspapers and at best books of contemporary authors looks to me like an extremely near-sighted person who scorns eyeglasses. He is completely dependent on the prejudices and fashions of his times, since he never gets to see or hear anything else."