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“When the Day of Judgment dawns and people, great and small, come marching in to receive their heavenly rewards, the Almighty will gaze upon the mere bookworms and say to Peter, “Look, these need no reward. We have nothing to give them. They have loved reading.” — Virginia Woolf

“To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.” — Victor Hugo Quotes about Reading

Edith Wharton and her dog...wrote one of my personal favorites "Age of Innocence"

Nobody Likes Edith Wharton

Edith Wharton was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist, short story writer, and designer. In addition to novels, Wharton wrote at least 85 short stories.

From Susan Wiggs

Lost in a book. Art by Jian Guo. I remember: at school I was forgotten twice in the library put in detention. Lost in a book, I was so quite, that the supervising Theacher forgot me.

F. Scott Fitzgerald Reads John Keats’s “Ode to a Nightingale” | Brain Pickings

F. Scott Fitzgerald Reads John Keats’s “Ode to a Nightingale”

"I felt a haunting loneliness sometimes, and felt it in others--young clerks in the dusk, wasting the most poignant moments of night and life.

the moment a book takes you away from the real world ... priceless :)

I love that moment when you're lost in the world of your book & look up and see it's early the next morning in the "real world.


but sometimes, on those days before pay day, you just go in to smell the books.