100+ Best Books Quotes

100+ Best Books Quotes

414 Quotes

Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill.

Here are some inspirational quotes from Books and also discover the inspiring things that have been said about books and motivating things that have been said about reading by authors, poets, scientists,

Even a book can be dangerous in the wrong hands, and when that happens, you blame the hands, but you also read the book.

Erika Johansen

Books are the most wonderful friends in the world. When you meet them and pick them up, they are always ready to give you a few ideas. When you put them down, they never get mad; when you take them up again, they seem to enrich you all the more.

Fulton J. Sheen

It had filled my time - given me quiet, steadfast company with those characters, who did not exist and never would, but somehow made me feel less ... alone.

Sarah J. Maas

Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become.

C.S. Lewis

Take no heed of her.... She reads a lot of books.

Jasper Fforde

Ah, how good it is to be among people who are reading.

Rainer Maria Rilke

Governments and fashions come and go but Jane Eyre is for all time.

Jasper Fforde

Books can truly change our lives: the lives of those who read them, the lives of those who write them. Readers and writers alike discover things they never knew about the world and about themselves.

Lloyd Alexander

Only the ship is made of books, its sails thousands of overlapping pages, and the sea it floats upon is dark black ink.

Erin Morgenstern

Me, poor man, my libraryWas dukedom large enough.

William Shakespeare

A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it, or explore an explosive idea without fear it will go off in your face. It is one of the few havens remaining where a man's mind can get both provocation and privacy.

Edward P. Morgan

Reading a book is like re-writing it for yourself. You bring to a novel, anything you read, all your experience of the world. You bring your history and you read it in your own terms.

Angela Carter

The best books... are those that tell you what you know already.

George Orwell

Tis the good reader that makes the good book.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Books are like seeds. They can lie dormant for centuries and then flower in the most unpromising soil.

Carl Sagan

Life is too short to waste time on books that end badly

Jayne Ann Krentz

The book is a film that takes place in the mind of the reader. That's why we go to movies and say, "Oh, the book is better."

Paulo Coelho

He'll be down with the books. My old septon used to say books are dead men talking. Dead men should keep quiet is what I say. No one wants to hear a dead man's yabber.

George R.R. Martin

A good book is an event in my life.

Stendhal

Be curious. Read widely. Try new things. What people call intelligence just boils down to curiosity.

Aaron Swartz

Books were a safe place, a world apart from my own. No matter what had happened that day, that year, there was always a story in which someone overcame their darkest hour. I wasn't alone.

Kiera Cass

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

[I]t's not just the books under fire now that worry me. It is the books that will never be written. The books that will never be read. And all due to the fear of censorship. As always, young readers will be the real losers.

Judy Blume

Fools have a habit of believing that everything written by a famous author is admirable. For my part I read only to please myself and like only what suits my taste.

Voltaire

When I discovered libraries, it was like having Christmas every day.

Jean Fritz

Let children read whatever they want and then talk about it with them. If parents and kids can talk together, we won't have as much censorship because we won't have as much fear.

Judy Blume

Books are like truth serum-- if you don't read, you can't figure out what's real.

Rodman Philbrick

Everything in the world exists in order to end up as a book.

Stéphane Mallarmé

It is with books as with men: a very small number play a great part.

Voltaire

In the highest civilization, the book is still the highest delight. He who has once known its satisfactions is provided with a resource against calamity.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Keep good company, read good books, love good things and cultivate soul and body as faithfully as you can

Louisa May Alcott

Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity.

G.K. Chesterton

... a mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.

George R.R. Martin

She is too fond of books, and it has turned her brain.

Louisa May Alcott

A book is a garden, an orchard, a storehouse, a party, a company by the way, a counselor, a multitude of counselors.

Charles Baudelaire

Some books are so familiar that reading them is like being home again.

Louisa May Alcott

Wear the old coat and buy the new book.

Austin Phelps

Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are.

Mason Cooley

Worst of all, the inner vault is guarded by a live dragon, attended by fifty naked women armed with poisoned spears, each of them sworn to die in Requin's service. All redheads.-You're just making that up, Jean.

Scott Lynch

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