“Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed,
and some few to be chewed on and digested.”
“There is no frigate like a book
To take us lands away.”
“The difference between literature and journalism
is that journalism is unreadable and literature is not read.”
“If there’s a book you really want to read but it hasn’t
been written yet, then you must write it.”
“Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend.
Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.”
“The name of the author is the first to go
followed obediently by the title, the plot,
the heartbreaking conclusion, the entire novel
which suddenly becomes one you have never read,
never even heard of.”
~ Billy Collins, from his poem “Forgetfulness”
“From the moment I picked up your book
until I laid it down, I was convulsed with laughter.
Some day I intend reading it.”
“This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly.
It should be thrown with great force.”