Having been unpopular in high school is not a just cause for book publication.
Write books only if you are going to say in them the things you would never dare confide to anyone.
The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it.
Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.
If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.
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.