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Children's books are written for upbringing...but upbringing is a great thing; it decides the fate of the human being.
— Vissarion Grigor'evich BELINSKII (1811-1841)
My father gave me free run of his library. When I think of my boyhood, I think in terms of the books I read.
— Jorge Luis BORGES (1899-1986)
A house without books is like a room without windows. No man has a right to bring up children without surrounding them with books.... Children learn to read being in the presence of books.
— Heinrich MANN (1871-1950)