Why should we buy or read books?


Indeed why? So many of us are saying it these days.

Rather than bore you to death, here is what others say in reply:

There’s nothing to match curling up with a good book when there’s a repair job to be done around the house.  ~Joe Ryan

Lord! when you sell a man a book you don’t sell just twelve ounces of paper and ink and glue – you sell him a whole new life.  Love and friendship and humour and ships at sea by night – there’s all heaven and earth in a book, a real book.  ~Christopher Morley

The smallest bookstore still contains more ideas of worth than have been presented in the entire history of television.  ~Andrew Ross

To sit alone in the lamplight with a book spread out before you, and hold intimate converse with men of unseen generations – such is a pleasure beyond compare.  ~Kenko Yoshida

There are worse crimes than burning books.  One of them is not reading them.  ~Joseph Brodsky

He who lends a book is an idiot.  He who returns the book is more of an idiot.  ~Arabic Proverb

The time to read is any time: no apparatus, no appointment of time and place, is necessary.  It is the only art which can be practised at any hour of the day or night, whenever the time and inclination comes, that is your time for reading; in joy or sorrow, health or illness.  ~Holbrook Jackson

Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend.  Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.  ~Attributed to Groucho Marx

I find television to be very educating.  Every time somebody turns on the set, I go in the other room and read a book.  ~Groucho Marx

A good book on your shelf is a friend that turns its back on you and remains a friend.  ~Author Unknown

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