"Reading has given me more satisfaction than really anything else." Bill Blass, fashion designer
"Fluency is important because it provides a bridge between word recognition and comprehension." Kelly L. Briggs, "Reading in the Classroom"
"If the crowns of all the kingdoms of Europe were laid down at my feet in exchange for my books and my love of reading, I would spurn them all." François Fénelon
"We live in an age of science and of abundance. The care and reverence for books as such, proper to an age when no book was duplicated until someone took the pains to copy it out by hand, is obviously no longer suited to ’the needs of society’, or to the conservation of learning. The weeder is supremely needed if the Garden of the Muses is to persist as a garden." Ezra Pound, Chapter One, ABC of Reading, 1934
"Collect books: nothing is more important than an unread library." John Waters
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