A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it, or explore an explosive idea without fear it will go off in your face. It is one of the few havens remaining where a man's mind can get both provocation and privacy. MorganThe worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it. A good book should leave you... slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading it. would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves.