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"When I have money, I buy books, and if there is any left over, I buy food and clothing."

With a dreamy, far off look,
and her nose stuck in a book,
what a puzzle to the rest of us is Belle!
Villagers, Beauty and the Beast

"Mostly, I own books. I try to collect other things but I'm always like this: 'Why am I wasting my money on this when I could be buying a book?' Maybe that's weird."
Jane Eyre, The Autobiography of Jane Eyre, "This is me (an Introduction)" - Ep: 1

"I cannot live without books."
Thomas Jefferson

"In omnibus requiem quaesivi, et nusquam inveni nisi in angulo cum libro."
(Translation: I have sought tranquility in everything but found it nowhere except in a corner with a book.)
Thomas a Kempis

"You can't get a cup of tea large enough, or a book long enough to suit me."
C. S. Lewis

"And I'll reread the books / If I have time to spare / I'll paint the walls some more I'm sure there's room somewhere / And then I'll brush and brush and brush and brush my hair..."
Rapunzel, Tangled

Books! Knowledge! Learning! These are your icons. Though you have all time to continue your studies, you realize that there is still much to learn, and you often journey in search of forgotten manuscripts from other lords or from libraries of the Church.
The Learned Scholar, Vampire: The Masquerade - Clanbook: Cappadocian

Jake Peralta: Just because I'm definitely rich now doesn't mean I'm gonna forget my roots. You all get something.
Amy Santiago: Cool! I want a fast sports car.
Jake Peralta: Come on; you can be honest.
Amy Santiago: [Intense] I want old, expensive books. I'll send you a list.

This is truly an age of miracles! At no other time have the mysteries of God, Man and Creation had so full a catalogue or so prominent a place in the human heart! These mysteries are your bread and butter, and you spend inordinate amounts of time studying them. Libraries, universities and laboratories are taverns to you, and the rustle of pages and the thrill of a good debate is sweeter than Parisian wine.
The Scholar, Mage: The Sorcerer's Crusade - Companion

Elphaba had a bad case of what Galinda called the reading sulks. Elphaba didn't curl up—she was too bony to curl—but she jackknifed herself nearer to herself, her funny pointed green nose poking in the moldy leaves of a book.


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