"Book collecting is an obsession, an occupation, a disease, an addiction, a fascination, an absurdity, a fate. It is not a hobby. Those who do it must do it."
"The love of books is a love which requires neither justification, apology, nor defense." ~ J.A. Langford
"There are some books that reached through the noise of life to grab you by the collar and speak only of the truest things." ~ Jeffrey Eugenides
"A book is really like a lover. It arranges itself in your life in a way that is beautiful." ~ Maurice Sendak
“She moved with such purpose it was as though she walked with exclamation marks.” ― Gail Carriger
“Books are mirrors: you only see in them what you already have inside you.” ― Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind
“Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.” ― Anton Chekhov