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“Books make great gifts because they have whole worlds inside of them. And it’s much cheaper to buy somebody a book than it is to buy them the whole world!”  ― Neil Gaiman

“A book is a gift you can open again and again.” ― Garrison Keillor

“Books make great gifts because they can unveil hidden secrets.”–Dan Brown

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“I am completely uneducated. Not going to university did give me an incredible driving force because it leaves you with a slight chip on your shoulder. It makes me feel I am going to read absolutely everything so I can prove I am not stupid.” ~ Keira Knightley

“I think books are like people, in the sense that they’ll turn up in your life when you most need them. After my father died, the book that sort of saved my life was Gabriel García Márquez’s novel One Hundred Years of Solitude. Because of that experience, I firmly believe there are books whose greatness actually enables you to live, to do something. And sometimes, human beings need story and narrative more than they need nourishment and food.”Emma Thompson

“I like books that aren’t just lovely but that have memories in themselves. Just like playing a song, picking up a book again that has memories can take you back to another place or another time.”Emma Watson

"I think sometimes when you’re young, and even when you’re older, purchasing a book for yourself or anyone else can be terrifying. I left school when I was 16, and I always felt—actually still do in some ways—intellectually insecure."Kate Winslet

I don’t think anyone could stop her. She didn’t feel like I thought she did. She didn’t ache like me; she wasn’t a mess like me. I admire her. She got things done and she didn’t let emotions dictate her day or let her mind drown in doubts or fears. You can’t stop someone like that, with true ambition to become something amazing.
—  Michael Daaboul