Charlie Dressen (manager, Brooklyn Dodgers,1951-53): "You know something? I never read a book in my whole life.... I can read newspapers and magazines. But I never read a book. You think I should?"
Jean Harlow (actress, on her birthday wishes): "Don't get me a book. I already got a book."
Anatole Broyard (critic): "If it hadn't been for books, we'd have been entirely at the mercy of sex."