Censorship ends in logical completeness when nobody is allowed to read any books except the books that nobody reads.
In old days books were written by men of letters and read by the public. Nowadays books are written by the public and read by nobody.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
A drug is not bad. A drug is a chemical compound. The problem comes in when people who take drugs treat them like a license to behave like an asshole.
The summit of happiness is reached when a person is ready to be what he is.
Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested: that is, some books are to be read only in parts, others to be read, but not curiously, and some few to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention.
Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove.
O no, it is an ever-fixed mark
That looks on tempests and is never shaken.
When one is in love, one always begins by deceiving one's self, and one always ends by deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.
Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.
There is no reality except the one contained within us. That is why so many people live such an unreal life. They take the images outside of them for reality and never allow the world within to assert itself.
The pleasure of all reading is doubled when one lives with another who shares the same books.
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