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Lisa: A library! ... No, I can't... that's the old, nerdy Lisa.
Pippi Longstocking: (magically appears) Lisa, read about my adventures in the South Seas, and make me live again!
Eustace (from The New Yorker): We've got periodicals on microfiche...
Alice: (nervously) Won't you join our tea party? It would be ever so...
(Mad Hatter pulls a gun and grabs Alice)
Alice: Don't do it, Lisa. It's a trap! Run! Run!
The Simpsons, "Summer of 4 Ft. 2"

"Take a look, it's in a book
A Reading Rainbow!"

"A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only once."
Jojen Reed, A Song of Ice and Fire

"To have access to literature, world literature, was to escape the prison of national vanity, of philistinism, of compulsory provincialism, of inane schooling, of imperfect destinies and bad luck. Literature was the passport to enter a larger life; that is, the zone of freedom...Especially in a time in which the values of reading and inwardness are so strenuously challenged, literature is freedom."

Ragnar: It's a weak kind of magic.
Guthrum: No, no, you are wrong. This is... this is words without sound. This is voices without people. I'm going to learn how to use this magic.
The Last Kingdom, "Episode 7"

Having fun isn't hard
When you've got a library card!

Colonel Vogel: What is in the book? That miserable little diary of yours. [Slaps Henry with his glove] We have the map. The book is useless. And yet you come all the way back to Berlin to get it. Why. [Slap] What are you hiding? [Slap] What does the diary tell you that it does not tell us?
[Vogel goes to slap Henry again, but Henry grabs his wrist before he can do so and glares right into his eyes]
Professor Henry Jones: It tells me that goose-stepping morons like yourself should try reading books instead of burning them!

The more that you read, the more things you will know
The more that you learn, the more places you'll go
If you read with your eyes shut, you're likely to find
That the place where you're going is far, far behind
So, that's why I tell you to keep your eyes wide
Keep them wide open, at least on one side
Dr. Seuss, I Can Read with My Eyes Shut!

"I got my break, big break, when I was 5 years old. And it's taken me more than 70 years to realize it. You see, at 5, I learned to read. It's that simple, and it's that profound. I left school at 13, I didn't have a formal education, and I believe I would not be standing here tonight without the books, the plays, the scripts."
Sean Connery, 34th AFI Lifetime Achievement Award acceptance speech

"There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island."

"Remember, kids: nobody can imprison you for reading!"
Mermaid Man, SpongeBob SquarePants


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