Aug. 9 marks the National Book Lovers Day. It is unclear how this day was first marked, however, many celebrate it by picking up their favorite book and settling down in a nice reading spot.

On National Book Lovers Day, you can visit one of the 120,000 libraries in the U.S. and grab your favorite book. To mark this day, Twitterati shared several messages with some posting their ideal library set up Wednesday.

Here are 20 sayings about books and reading compiled from Good Reads and

1. "When I get a little money, I buy books. If any is left, I buy food and clothes." — Erasmus

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2. "There is no friend as loyal as a book." — Ernest Hemingway

3. "It's a rare book that wins the battle against drooping eyelids." — Tracy Chevalier

4. "A room without books is like a body without a soul." — Marcus Tullius Cicero

5. "Once you learn to read, you will be forever free." — Frederick Douglas

6. "Books are the plane and the train and the road. They are the destination and the journey. They are home." — Anna Quindlen

7. "I cannot remember the books I’ve read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me." — Ralph Waldo Emerson

8. "A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone if it is to keep its edge." — George R.R. Martin

9. "Our favorite book is always the book that speaks most directly to us at a particular stage in our lives. And our lives change. We have other favorites that give us what we most need at that particular time. But we never lose the old favorites. They’re always with us. We just sort of accumulate them." — Lloyd Alexander

10. "There never yet have been, nor are there now too many good books." — Martin Luther

11. "Books are a uniquely portable magic." — Stephen King

12. "Great books help you understand, and they help you feel understood." — John Green

13. "Reading is a discount ticket to everywhere." — Mary Schmich

14. "Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers." — Harry S. Truman

15. "I know every book of mine by its smell, and I have but to put my nose between the pages to be reminded of all sorts of things." — George Gissing

16. "I don't believe in the kind of magic in my books. But I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book." — J.K. Rowling

17. "A successful book is not made of what is in it, but what is left out of it." — Mark Twain

18. "Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them." — Lemony Snicket

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19. "Books say: She did this because. Life says: She did this. Books are where things are explained to you; life is where things aren't. I'm not surprised some people prefer books." — Julian Barnes

20. "I cannot live without books." — Thomas Jefferson