The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.
Dr. Seuss, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!
That is a good book which is opened with expectation and closed with delight and profit.
Amos Bronson Alcott
I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.
There are a few books I have read that I’ve never been the same after, and I think all good writing somehow addresses the concern of and acts as an anodyne against loneliness. We’re all terribly, terribly lonely. And there’s away, at least in prose fiction, that can allow you to be intimate with the world and with a mind and with characters that you just can’t be in the real world.
Looking for a Garde of Which to be Avant: An Interview with David Foster Wallace by Hugh Kennedy and Geoffrey Polk