Write books only if you are going to say in them the things you would never dare confide to anyone.
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.
The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it.
Having been unpopular in high school is not a just cause for book publication.
If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.