110+ Book Quotes And Sayings

Book Quotes: We’ve all read books at least once in our life time, it can be either during childhood, or for studies, or even for leisure time. However, reading books is one of the best ways to improve your knowledge. Books as known are written in various languages and styles. Each book written has its own way of preserving knowledge to us.

We all have our favorite books now don’t we? Yet it is interesting to also read Book Quotes. I mean come on, we love books, and now we got quotes about books too! Now a-days value of books is unknown as everything is summarized on the internet, so the value of books has decreased. However, for those who are book lovers, and those who are wise knows very well about the value of books. Here are some amazing Book Quotes lined up just for you!

Wonderfull Book Quotes

“A room without books is like a life without meaning.” Thomas Jefferson


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“Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.” Margaret Fuller

“We read books to find out who we are.” Ursula K. Le Guin

“Books are lighthouses erected in the great sea of time.” Edwin Percy Whipple

“You cannot open a book without learning something.” Confucius

“The wise man reads both books and life itself.” Lin Yutang

“Only your friends steal your books.” Voltaire

“If one reads enough books, one has a fighting chance.” Sherman Alexie

“No one ever reads a book. He reads himself through books.” Romain Rolland

“Books are a uniquely portable magic.” Stephen King


“Sleep is good, he said, And books are better.” George R. R. Martin

“Don’t judge a book by its cover. ” George Eliot

“A book is the only immortality.” Rufus Choate

“The newest books are those that never grow old.” Holbrook Jackson

“We need the books that affect us like a disaster.” Franz Kafka

“A good book is an education of the heart.” Susan Sontag

“Laws die, books never.Edward Bulwer-Lytton,” 1st Baron Lytton

“A book is a device to ignite the imagination.” Alan Bennett

“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly.” Antoine de Saint-Exupery

“Books, the children of the brain.” Jonathan Swift

“The proper study of mankind is books.” Aldous Huxley

“Books are the mirrors of the soul.” Virginia Woolf

“The more you read, the more things you will know.” Dr. Seuss

“Never memorise what you can look up in a book.”Albert Einstein

“Books are the liberated spirits of men.” Mark Twain

“So many books, so little time” – Frank Zappa

“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library – Jorge Luis Borges

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies . . . The man who never reads lives only one.” – George R.R. Martin

“Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.” – Harper Lee

“Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.” – Lemony Snicket

“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” – C.S. Lewis

“Reading is essential for those who seek to rise above the ordinary.” – Jim Rohn

“I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.” – Groucho Marx

“‘Classic’ – a book which people praise and don’t read.” – Mark Twain

“You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.” – Ray Bradbury

“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.” – Roald Dahl

“Think before you speak. Read before you think.” – Fran Lebowitz

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“Let’s be reasonable and add an eighth day to the week that is devoted exclusively to reading.” – Lena Dunham

“That’s the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet.” – Jhumpa Lahiri

“The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest (people) of the past centuries.” – Descartes

“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

“Reading one book is like eating one potato chip.” – Diane Duane

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss

“Reading is an exercise in empathy; an exercise in walking in someone else’s shoes for a while.” – Malorie Blackman

“Books are a uniquely portable magic.” – Stephen King

“I read a book one day and my whole life was changed.” – Orhan Pamuk

“People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading.” – Logan Pearsall Smith

“Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.” – Margaret Fuller

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“People can lose their lives in libraries. They ought to be warned.” – Saul Bellow

“A good book is an event in my life.” – Stendhal

“Reading brings us unknown friends” – Honoré de Balzac

“The world was hers for the reading.” – Betty Smith

“I kept always two books in my pocket, one to read, one to write in.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

“The person who deserves most pity is a lonesome one on a rainy day who doesn’t know how to read.” – Benjamin Franklin

“Once you have read a book you care about, some part of it is always with you.” – Louis L’Amour

“Literature is the most agreeable way of ignoring life.” – Fernando Pessoa


“No. I can survive well enough on my own—if given the proper reading material.” – Sarah J. Maas

“There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island.” – Walt Disney

“We are of opinion that instead of letting books grow moldy behind an iron grating, far from the vulgar gaze, it is better to let them wear out by being read.” – Jules Verne

“A room without books is like a body without a soul.” – Cicero

“My alma mater was books, a good library…. I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.” – Malcolm X

“It’s not that I don’t like people. It’s just that when I’m in the company of others – even my nearest and dearest – there always comes a moment when I’d rather be reading a book.” – Maureen Corrigan

“Books to the ceiling, Books to the sky, My pile of books is a mile high. How I love them! How I need them! I’ll have a long beard by the time I read them.” – Arnold Lobel

“There is nothing more luxurious than eating while you read—unless it be reading while you eat.” – E. Nesbit

“One glance at a book and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for 1,000 years. To read is to voyage through time.” – Carl Sagan

“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.” – Roald Dahl

“Man reading should be man intensely alive. The book should be a ball of light in one’s hand.” – Ezra Pound

“If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.” – P.J. O’Rourke

“Many people, myself among them, feel better at the mere sight of a book.” – Jane Smiley

“Beware of the person of one book.” – Thomas Aquinas

“Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all.” – Henry David Thoreau

“Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw

“Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren’t very new after all.” – Abraham Lincoln

“I can’t imagine a man really enjoying a book and reading it only once.” – C.S. Lewis

“You know you’ve read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.” – Paul Sweeney

“Some books leave us free and some books make us free.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.” – Frederick Douglas

“There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all.” – Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

“Wear the old coat and buy the new book.” – Austin Phelps

“You may have tangible wealth untold. Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold. Richer than I you can never be — I had a mother who read to me.” – Strickland Gillilan

“The man who does not read good books is no better than the man who can’t.” – Mark Twain


“To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.” – Victor Hugo

“Oh, magic hour, when a child first knows she can read printed words!” – Betty Smith

“A book is a gift you can open again and again.” – Garrison Keillor

“Fill your house with stacks of books, in all the crannies and all the nooks.” – Dr. Seuss

“Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.” – Napoléon Bonaparte

“A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say.” – Italo Calvino

“I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library.” – Jorge Luis Borges

“Reading is a discount ticket to everywhere.” – Mary Schmich

“No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting.” – Mary Wortley Montagu

“I think books are like people, in the sense that they’ll turn up in your life when you most need them.” – Emma Thompson

“If you are going to get anywhere in life you have to read a lot of books.” – Roald Dahl

“That perfect tranquility of life, which is nowhere to be found but in retreat, a faithful friend and a good library.” – Aphra Behn

“To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life.” – W. Somerset Maugham

“Rainy days should be spent at home with a cup of tea and a good book.” – Bill Watterson

“These books gave Matilda a hopeful and comforting message: You are not alone.” – Roald Dahl

“I guess there are never enough books.” – John Steinbeck

“Despite the enormous quantity of books, how few people read! And if one reads profitably, one would realize how much stupid stuff the vulgar herd is content to swallow every day.” – Voltaire

“If you don’t like to read, you haven’t found the right book.” – J.K. Rowling

“Libraries will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no libraries.” – Anne Herbert

“Ah, how good it is to be among people who are reading.” – Rainer Maria Rilke

“Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.” – Emilie Buchwald

“I couldn’t live a week without a private library – indeed, I’d part with all my furniture and squat and sleep on the floor before I’d let go of the 1500 or so books I possess.” – H.P. Lovecraft

“Books are good company, in sad times and happy times, for books are people – people who have managed to stay alive by hiding between the covers of a book.” – E.B. White

“Luckily, I always travel with a book, just in case I have to wait on line for Santa, or some such inconvenience.” – David Levithan

“Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.” – Groucho Marx

“Somebody who only reads newspapers and at best books of contemporary authors looks to me like an extremely near-sighted person who scorns eyeglasses. He is completely dependent on the prejudices and fashions of his times, since he never gets to see or hear anything else.” – Albert Einstein

“I always read. You know how sharks have to keep swimming or they die? I’m like that. If I stop reading, I die.” – Patrick Rothfuss

“There is no Frigate like a Book To take us Lands away” – Emily Dickinson

“I intend to put up with nothing that I can put down.” – Edgar Allan Poe