Favorite Quotations ~  Books & Reading, 10 Impulse to Soar: Quotations by Women on Leadership

"Today a reader, tomorrow a leader." ~ W. Fusselman


Books are the quietest and most constant of friends, and the most patient of teachers. ~ Charles W. Eliot

I have an intimate relationship with books. After all, I take them with me into the bathtub—not an invitation I offer lightly. ~ Gina Barreca, The Book that Changed My Life

I believe in the absolute and unlimited liberty of reading. I believe in wandering through the stacks and picking out the first thing that strikes me. I believe in choosing books based on the dust jacket. ~ Rick Moody, This I Believe

The walls of books around him, dense with the past, formed a kind of insulation against the present world and its disasters. ~ Ross MacDonald

Sometimes when I think how good my book can be, I can hardly breathe. ~ Truman Capote

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