Langston Hughes On Books

Langston Hughes (February 1, 1902 – May 22, 1967) Then it was that books began to happen to me, and I began to believe in nothing but books and the wonderful world in books where if people suffered, they suffered in beautiful language, not in monosyllables, as we did in Kansas.

Christopher Morley On Books

Christopher Morley (May 05, 1890 – March 28, 1957) You can blow up a man with gunpowder in half a second, while it may take twenty years to blow him up with a book. But the gunpowder destroys itself along with its victim, while a book can keep on exploding for centuries.