100+ Best Books Quotes

100+ Best Books 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,

There’s nothing as cozy as a piece of candy and a book.

Betty MacDonald

Don't mark up the Library's copy, you fool! Librarians are Unprankable. They'll track you down! They have skills!

Charles Ogden

Literature can remind us that not all life is already written down: there are still so many stories to be told.

Colum McCann

You cannot open a book without learning something.


If only there could be an invention that bottled up a memory, like scent. And it never faded, and it never got stale. And then, when one wanted it, the bottle could be uncorked, and it would be like living the moment all over again.

Daphne du Maurier

Rainy days should be spent at home with a cup of tea and a good book.

Bill Watterson

No book worth its salt is meant to put you to sleep, it's meant to make you jump out of your bed in your underwear and run and beat the author's brains out.

Bohumil Hrabal

Literature is the art of discovering something extraordinary about ordinary people, and saying with ordinary words something extraordinary.

Boris Pasternak

An unread book does nobody any good. Stories happen in the mind of a reader, not among symbols printed on a page.

Brandon Mull

Remember, the past need not become our future as well.

Brandon Sanderson

What is the quality you most like in a man? The ability to return books.

David Bowie

I do things like get in a taxi and say, "The library, and step on it.

David Foster Wallace

There are too many books in the world to read in a single lifetime; you have to draw the line somewhere.

Diane Setterfield

To live is to have worries and uncertainties. Keep them inside, and they will destroy you for certain--leaving behind a person so callused that emotion can find no root in his heart.

Brandon Sanderson

My behavior is nonetheless, deplorable. Unfortunately, I'm quite prone to such bouts of deplorability--take for instance, my fondness for reading books at the dinner table.

Brandon Sanderson

So here is my story, may it bringSome smiles and a tear or so,It happened once upon a time,Far away, and long ago,Outside the night wind keens and wails,Come listen to me, the Teller of Tales!

Brian Jacques

Every night, I have to read a book, so that my mind will stop thinking about things that I stress about.

Britney Spears

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

Carl Sagan

Of course I loved books more than people.

Diane Setterfield

What better place to kill time than a library?

Diane Setterfield

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

Far be it from me to keep a woman from her book. That could become dangerous.

Elizabeth Hunter

No man can be called friendless who has God and the companionship of good books.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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

Some like to believe it's the book that chooses the person.

Carlos Ruiz Zafón

In the shop we buy and sell them, but in truth books have no owner. Every book you see here has been somebody’s best friend.

Carlos Ruiz Zafón

I was raised among books, making invisible friends in pages that seemed cast from dust and whose smell I carry on my hands to this day.

Carlos Ruiz Zafón

I still remember the day my father took me to the Cemetery of Forgotten Books for the first time.

Carlos Ruiz Zafón

For a moment I was distracted. Books always did that to me... I liked the creamy pages, the smell of ink, all the secrets locked inside.

Elizabeth C. Bunce

I know nothing in the world that has as much power as a word. Sometimes I write one, and I look at it, until it begins to shine.

Emily Dickinson

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

There is no reason why the same man should like the same books at eighteen and at forty-eight

Ezra Pound

A woman's destiny, they say, is not fulfilled until she holds in her arms her own little book.

Caroline Mytinger

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 William Eliot

Books are always obviously having conversations with other books, and some times they're amiable and sometimes not.

China Miéville

Stephenie Meyer: Her vampires are sparkly, which I think we can all agree is wrong.

Christopher Moore

When you sell a man a book you don't sell just twelve ounces of paper and ink and glue - you sell him a whole new life. Love and friendship and humour and ships at sea by night - there's all heaven and earth in a book, a real book.

Christopher Morley

Literature is news that stays news.

Ezra Pound

Man reading should be man intensely alive. The book should be a ball of light in one's hand.

Ezra Pound

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

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