Books are not necessary to life in the same sense that air and water are needed to sustain the body.
Yet a good book provides deep emotional and intellectual satisfaction—so much so that many adults and children cannot imagine life without the joy of great stories.
The following quotes about books show how universal this attitude is.
There is a Chinese proverb that states: "A book is like a garden carried in the pocket."
"Books let us into their souls and lay open to us the secrets of our own." ~William Hazlitt
"A book must be an ice-axe to break the seas frozen inside our soul." ~Franz Kafk
"Books are the bees which