The first rung on the ladder of literacy is pedantry, or as we now say, fact-checking.
The dead alive and busy.
A lifetime of reading novels will teach you how to feel superior to a world in which you are no use.
There is nothing too profound for the right interpreter to grind into banality.
Many books are good for no one, but no books are good for everyone.
The writer proposes: the reader disposes.
Universal literacy guarantees an imbecile press.
Influential books usually have a few readers, who usually have a great many.
Your shelves should not contain the books you’ve read, but the books you’re going to read.
Almost no one is worth reading on more than one subject.
When you find yourself in a book, what you lose is the book.