The dearest ones of time, the strongest friends of the soul- BOOKS. ~Emily Dickinson

I cannot live without books. ~Thomas Jefferson

We read frequently, if unknowingly, in quest of a mind more original than our own. ~Harold Bloom

The greatest pleasures of reading consist in re-reading. ~Vernon Lee

Just the knowledge that a good book is awaiting me at the end of a long day makes that day happier. ~Kathleen Norris

Letter writing is the only device for combining solitude with good company. ~Lord Byron

If you’re interested in cooking, you’re also just naturally interested in art, in love, and in culture. ~Madame Jehane Benoit

The artist doesn’t see things as they are, but as he is. ~Anonymous