Top 100+ Interesting Quotes About Books You Should Read

Top 100+ Interesting Quotes About Books You Should Read Books Quotes Curated by Factober.

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September 24, 2020

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  1. There are two motives for reading a book; one, that you enjoy it; the other, that you can boast about it. Bertrand Russell
  2. It is a great thing to start life with a small number of really good books which are your very own. Arthur Conan Doyle
  3. I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library. Jorge Luis Borges
  4. Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault. Those who find beautiful meanings in beautiful things are the cultivated. For these there is hope. They are the elect to whom beautiful things mean only Beauty. There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. That is all. Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
  5. Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself. George Bernard Shaw
  6. There is no friend as loyal as a book. Ernest Hemingway
  7. There is no mistaking a real book when one meets it. It is like falling in love. Christopher Morley
  8. That’s the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet. Jhumpa Lahiri, The Namesake
  9. Books are my friends, my companions. They make me laugh and cry and find meaning in life. Christopher Paolini
  10. There are two motives for reading a book; one, that you enjoy it; the other, that you can boast about it. Bertrand Russell
  11. Many a book is like a key to unknown chambers within the castle of one’s own self. Franz Kafka
  12. Books are like mirrors: if a fool looks in, you cannot expect a genius to look out. J.K. Rowling
  13. If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking. Haruki Murakami
  14. One can never have enough socks,” said Dumbledore. “Another Christmas has come and gone and I didn’t get a single pair. People will insist on giving me books. J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  15. Reading was my escape and my comfort, my consolation, my stimulant of choice: reading for the pure pleasure of it, for the beautiful stillness that surrounds you when you hear an author’s words reverberating in your head. Paul Auster
  16. Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers. Charles W. Eliot
  17. The best moments in reading are when you come across something – a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things – which you had thought special and particular to you. Now here it is, set down by someone else, a person you have never met, someone even who is long dead. And it is as if a hand has come out and taken yours. Alan Bennett, The History Boys
  18. If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need. Cicero
  19. Books so special and rare and yours that advertising your affection feels like a betrayal. John Green
  20. 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, Flaubert’s Parrot
  21. No book is really worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally – and often far more – worth reading at the age of fifty and beyond. C.S. Lewis
  22. The best books… are those that tell you what you know already. George Orwell, 1984
  23. No man can be called friendless who has God and the companionship of good books. Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  24. Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore? Henry Ward Beecherr
  25. Crying is all right in its way while it lasts. But you have to stop sooner or later, and then you still have to decide what to do. C.S. Lewis, The Silver Chair
  26. Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn’t. Mark Twain
  27. Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them. Lemony Snicket, Horseradish
  28. This book taught me, once and for all, how easily you can escape this world with the help of words! You can find friends between the pages of a book, wonderful friends. Cornelia Funke, Inkspell
  29. I cannot live without books. Thomas Jefferson
  30. A book lying idle on a shelf is wasted ammunition. Like money, books must be kept in constant circulation… A book is not only a friend, it makes friends for you. When you have possessed a book with mind and spirit, you are enriched. But when you pass it on you are enriched threefold. Henry Miller, The Books in My Life
  31. You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me. C.S. Lewis
  32. In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you. Mortimer J. Adler
  33. She read books as one would breathe air, to fill up and live. Annie Dillard, The Living
  34. You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, who had ever been alive. James Baldwin
  35. So many books, so little time. Frank Zappa
  36. It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it. Oscar Wilde
  37. What I say is, a town isn’t a town without a bookstore. It may call itself a town, but unless it’s got a bookstore, it knows it’s not foolin’ a soul. Neil Gaiman
  38. Think before you speak. Read before you think. Fran Lebowitz
  39. From the moment I picked up your book until I put it down, I was convulsed with laughter. Some day I intend reading it. Groucho Marx
  40. Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home. Anna Quindlen
  41. A room without books is like a body without a soul. Marcus Tullius Cicero
  42. I had already found that it was not good to be alone, and so made companionship with what there was around me, sometimes with the universe and sometimes with my own insignificant self; but my books were always my friends, let fail all else. Joshua Slocum, Sailing Alone around the World
  43. Reading one book is like eating one potato chip. Diane Duane
  44. Science and religion are not at odds. Science is simply too young to understand. Dan Brown, Angels & Demons
  45. So please, oh please, we beg, we pray,
    Go throw your TV set away,
    And in its place you can install
    A lovely bookshelf on the wall.
    Then fill the shelves with lots of books. Roald Dahl
  46. One must always be careful of books,” said Tessa, “and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us. Cassandra Clare
  47. I read a book one day and my whole life was changed. Orhan Pamuk
  48. A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading. William Styron
  49. My Best Friend is a person who will give me a book I have not read. Abraham Lincoln
  50. What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn’t happen much, though. J.D. Salinger
  51. Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book. John Green
  52. I cannot remember the books I’ve read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me. Emerson, Ralph Waldo
  53. A book lying idle on a shelf is wasted ammunition. Henry Miller, The Books in My Life
  54. There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts. Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist
  55. Good books don’t give up all their secrets at once. Stephen King
  56. A children’s story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children’s story in the slightest. C.S. Lewis
  57. What she was finding also was how one book led to another, doors kept opening wherever she turned and the days weren’t long enough for the reading she wanted to do. Alan Bennett, The Uncommon Reader
  58. 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
  59. A good book is an event in my life. Stendhal, The Red and the Black
  60. A house without books is like a room without windows. Horace Mann
  61. It is a good rule after reading a new book, never to allow yourself another new one till you have read an old one in between. C.S. Lewis
  62. Books may well be the only true magic. Alice Hoffman
  63. The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid. Jane Austen
  64. Books are not made to be believed, but to be subjected to inquiry. When we consider a book, we mustn’t ask ourselves what it says but what it means… Umberto Eco, The Name of the Rose
  65. The library is inhabited by spirits that come out of the pages at night. Isabel Allende
  66. A childhood without books – that would be no childhood. That would be like being shut out from the enchanted place where you can go and find the rarest kind of joy. Astrid Lindgren
  67. After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world. Philip Pullman
  68. If you would tell me the heart of a man, tell me not what he reads, but what he rereads. Francois Mauriac
  69. Books are the ultimate Dumpees: put them down and they’ll wait for you forever; pay attention to them and they always love you back. John Green
  70. I spent my life folded between the pages of books.
    In the absence of human relationships I formed bonds with paper characters. I lived love and loss through stories threaded in history; I experienced adolescence by association. My world is one interwoven web of words, stringing limb to limb, bone to sinew, thoughts and images all together. I am a being comprised of letters, a character created by sentences, a figment of imagination formed through fiction. Tahereh Mafi, Shatter Me
  71. Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live. Gustave Flaubert
  72. A book, too, can be a star, a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe. Madeleine L’Engle
  73. If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it. Toni Morrison
  74. When I was about eight, I decided that the most wonderful thing, next to a human being, was a book. Margaret Walker
  75. Many people, myself among them, feel better at the mere sight of a book. Jane Smiley
  76. A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say. Italo Calvino
  77. Books have a unique way of stopping time in a particular moment and saying: Let’s not forget this. Dave Eggers
  78. Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life. Mark Twain
  79. Books are a uniquely portable magic. Stephen King
  80. There are no faster or firmer friendships than those formed between people who love the same books. Irving Stone, Clarence Darrow for the Defense
  81. Books are mirrors: you only see in them what you already have inside you. Carlos Ruiz Zafón
  82. In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them. Mark Twain
  83. I lived in books more than I lived anywhere else. Neil Gaiman
  84. There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them. Joseph Brodsky
  85. Finally, from so little sleeping and so much reading, his brain dried up and he went completely out of his mind. Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Don Quixote
  86. If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all. Oscar Wilde
  87. It is a great thing to start life with a small number of really good books which are your very own. Arthur Conan Doyle
  88. Classic: a book which people praise and don’t read. Mark Twain
  89. If a book about failures doesn’t sell, is it a success? Jerry Seinfeld
  90. I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I want and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the skills I want. And why do I want? I want to live and feel all the shades, tones and variations of mental and physical experience possible in my life. And I am horribly limited. Sylvia Plath
  91. Sleep is good, he said, and books are better. George R. R. Martin
  92. Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten. Neil Gaiman
  93. Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book. And then there are books like An Imperial Affliction, which you can’t tell people about, books so special and rare and yours that advertising your affection feels like betrayal. John Green, The Fault in Our Stars
  94. Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read. Groucho Marx, The Essential Groucho: Writings For By And About Groucho Marx
  95. I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library. Jane Austen
  96. The world was hers for the reading. Betty Smith
  97. Only the very weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry. Cassandra Clare
  98. A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us. Franz Kafka
  99. There is no friend as loyal as a book. Ernest Hemingway
  100. Books are the perfect entertainment: no commercials, no batteries, hours of enjoyment for each dollar spent. What I wonder is why everybody doesn’t carry a book around for those inevitable dead spots in life. Stephen King
  101. I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book. Groucho Marx
  102. Some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly. Sir Francis Bacon
  103. Books should go where they will be most appreciated, and not sit unread, gathering dust on a forgotten shelf, don’t you agree? Christopher Paolini
  104. Be careful about reading health books. Some fine day you’ll die of a misprint. Markus Herz
  105. When I have a little money, I buy books; and if I have any left, I buy food and clothes. Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus
  106. The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame. Oscar Wilde
  107. You get a little moody sometimes but I think that’s because you like to read. Pat Conroy
  108. Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers. Charles W. Eliot
  109. The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page. St. Augustine

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