A good book on your shelf is a friend that turns its back on you and remains a friend.
The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it.
Books are the the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accesible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.
Charles W. Eliot
My test of a good novel is dreading to begin the last chapter.
(I know that feeling)