"Life itself is a quotation."

–Jorge Luis Borges

“Jobs fill your pocket. Adventures fill your soul.”

—   Jaime Lyn Beatty

“Hope. Nothing is more intoxicating.”

—   Cornelia Funke, Inkdeath

“I get a warm feeling among my books.”

—   Anthony Powell

“Listen, are you breathing just a little, and calling it a life?”

—   Mary Oliver, “Have You Ever Tried to Enter the Long Black Branches?”

“Though I may seem at times somewhat distant from you, through the gray mist of my own moods, I am never far; my thoughts always circle around you.”

—   Friedrich Nietzsche

“If you can give your son or daughter only one gift, let it be enthusiasm.”

—   Bruce Barton

“Stoop and you’ll be stepped on; stand tall and you’ll be shot at.”

—   Carlos A. Urbizo

“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.”

—   Albert Einstein

“There are no faster or firmer friendships than those formed between people who love the same books.”

—   Irving Stone, Clarence Darrow for the Defense

“Sometimes instinct can be wrong. But sometimes it can be right too. And sometimes you just have to take it on faith.”

—   Daisy Whitney, The Rivals

“I myself am made entirely of flaws, stitched together with good intentions.”

—   Augusten Burroughs, Magical Thinking: True Stories

“I am nothing more
than a million thoughts of you
swimming inside me.”

—   Tyler Knott Gregson, "Daily Haiku on Love"

“To a mind that is still the whole universe surrenders.”

—   Lao Tzu

“To all my librarian friends, champions of books, true magicians in the House of Life. Without you, this writer would be lost in the Dust.”

—   Rick Riordan, The Red Pyramid

“The quietest people have the loudest minds.”

—   Steven Hawking