Books Quotes

49 of the best book quotes about books
  1. #1
    “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.”
  2. #2
    “And what is the use of a book,” thought Alice, “without pictures or conversations?”
  3. #3
    “I read in a book once that a rose by any other name would smell as sweet, but I’ve never been able to believe it. I don’t believe a rose WOULD be as nice if it was called a thistle or a skunk cabbage.”
  4. #4
    “Great books give you a feeling that you miss all day, until you finally get to crawl back inside those pages again.”
  5. #5
    “Honestly, don’t you two read?”
  6. #6
    “I can’t imagine a man really enjoying a book and reading it only once.”
  7. #7
    “Now and then, in this workaday world, things do happen in the delightful storybook fashion, and what a comfort it is.”
  8. #8
    “This is my favorite book in all the world, though I have never read it.”
  9. #9
    “So Matilda’s strong young mind continued to grow, nurtured by the voices of all those authors who had sent their books out into the world like ships on the sea. These books gave Matilda a hopeful and comforting message: You are not alone.”
  10. #10
    “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”
  11. #11
    “There is no friend as loyal as a book.”
  12. #12
    “Books are the best of things, well used; abused, among the worst. What is the right use? What is the one end which all means go to effect? They are for nothing but to inspire.”
  13. #13
    “No,” said Hermione shortly. “Have either of you seen my copy of Numerology and Gramatica?”
    “Oh, yeah, I borrowed it for a bit of bedtime reading,” said Ron, but very quietly.”
  14. #14
    “But for my own part, if a book is well written, I always find it too short.”
  15. #15
    “When I was your age, television was called books.”
  16. #16
    “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.”
  17. #17
    “Run like you have to get to the library.”
  18. #18
    “She didn’t care about the food. . . . It was the book she wanted. . . . She wouldn’t tolerate having it given to her by a lonely, pathetic old woman. Stealing it on the other hand, seemed a little more acceptable. Stealing it, in a sick kind of sense, was like earning it.”
  19. #19
    “I have a passion for teaching kids to become readers, to become comfortable with a book, not daunted. Books shouldn’t be daunting, they should be funny, exciting and wonderful; and learning to be a reader gives a terrific advantage.”
  20. #20
    “If you are going to get anywhere in life you have to read a lot of books.”
  21. #21
    “Books! And cleverness! There are more important things! — Friendship! And Bravery!”
  22. #22
    I have always enjoyed reading, but I’ve never been sure how to select appropriate material. There are so many books in the world--how do you tell them all apart? How do you know which one will match your tastes and interests?
  23. #23
    “I always order the banned books from a black market dealer in California, figuring if the State of Mississippi banned them, they must be good.”
    Kathryn Stockett
    The Help
  24. #24
    When he gave me the book, Bill said, ‘Be skeptical about this one. It’s a great book. But try to be a filter, not a sponge.‘”
  25. #25
    “I like to read books twice.”
  26. #26
    “His money went largely toward books, which to him were like sacred objects, providing ballast for his mind.”
  27. #27
    “A book is just like life and anything can change.”
  28. #28
    “The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.”
  29. #29
    “The best books... are those that tell you what you know already.”
  30. #30
    “A children’s story which is enjoyed only by children is a bad children’s story.”
  31. #31
    “The books transported her into new worlds and introduced her to amazing people who lived exciting lives. She went on olden-day sailing ships with Joseph Conrad. She went to Africa with Ernest Hemingway and to India with Rudyard Kipling. She travelled all over the world while sitting in her little room in an English village.”
  32. #32
    “There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.”
  33. #33
    “Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.”
  34. #34
    “I checked this out weeks ago for a bit of light reading.”
  35. #35
    “I’m afraid I’ve degenerated into a bibliophile.”
  36. #36
    He never went out without a book under his arm, and he often came back with two.
    Victor Hugo
    Les Miserables
    M. Mabeuf
  37. #37
    “There is much you can learn from books . . . ”
  38. #38
    “Sometimes, I read a book, and I think I am the people in the book.”
  39. #39
    “The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.”
  40. #40
    “It’s amazing that a man who is dead can talk to people through these pages. As long as this book survives, his ideas live.”
  41. #41
    “No, thank you. I have enough books at home. Maybe another time. I’m rereading something else with my papa. You know, the one I stole from the fire that night.”
  42. #42
    “People come, people go—they’ll drift in and out of your life, almost like characters in a favorite book. When you finally close the cover, the characters have told their story and you start up again with another book, complete with new characters and adventures. Then you find yourself focusing on the new ones, not the ones from the past.”
  43. #43
    “So now books were her only friends. She’d read Lord of the Rings so often she could recite whole scenes by memory.
    “It was not a skill that aided one in becoming popular.”
  44. #44
    “Your face, my thane, is as a book where men
    May read strange matters. To beguile the time,
    Look like the time; bear welcome in your eye,
    Your hand, your tongue: look like the innocent flower,
    But be the serpent under’t.”
  45. #45
    “These books are my friends, my companions. They make me laugh and cry and find meaning in life.”
  46. #46
    ″[To Kill a Mockingbird] is now my favorite book of all time, but then again, I always think that until I read another book.”
  47. #47
    “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.”
  48. #48
    “This is thy hour O Soul, thy free flight into the wordless,
    Away from books, away from art, the day erased, the lesson done,
    Thee fully forth emerging, silent, gazing, pondering the themes thou lovest best.
    Night, sleep, and the stars.”
  49. #49
    “If there was one thing about Liesel Meminger, her thieving was not gratuitous. She only stole books on what she felt was a need-to-have basis.”
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