By reading only six hours a-day, I shall gain in the course of a twelve-month a great deal of instruction which I now feel myself to want.“ Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility
Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counsellors, and the most patient of teachers. Charles William Eliot (1910)
All novels are, or should be, written for both men and women to read, and I am at loss to conceive how a man should permit himself to write anything that would be really disgraceful to a woman, or why a woman should be censured for writing anything that would be proper and becoming for…
Learning hath gained most by those books by which the Printers have lost. Thomas Fuller (1642)
People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading. Logan Pearsall Smith (1931).