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 is a great deal of difference between an eager man who wants to read a book and a tired man who wants a book to read.

G.K. Chesterton

When you re-read a classic you do not see in the book more than you did before. You see more in you than there was before.

Clifton Fadiman

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

I have lived a thousand lives and I’ve loved a thousand loves. I’ve walked on distant worlds and seen the end of time. Because I read.

George R.R. Martin

I like libraries. It makes me feel comfortable and secure to have walls of words, beautiful and wise, all around me. I always feel better when I can see that there is something to hold back the shadows.

Roger Zelazny

I like best to have one book in my hand, and a stack of others on the floor beside me, so as to know the supply of poppy and mandragora will not run out before the small hours.

Dorothy Parker

I love walking into a bookstore. It's like all my friends are sitting on shelves, waving their pages at me.

Tahereh Mafi

The only important thing in a book is the meaning that it has for you.

W. Somerset Maugham

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

Censorship is the child of fear and the father of ignorance.

Laurie Halse Anderson

I can imagine no greater bliss than to lie about, reading novels all day.

Julia Quinn

The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.

Oscar Wilde

Be as careful of the books you read, as of the company you keep; for your habits and character will be as much influenced by the former as the latter.

Paxton Hood

A good book should leave you....slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading it.

William Styron

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

There is no friend as loyal as a book.

Ernest Hemingway

 inspirational quotes - Image for quote : Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new after all.

Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new after all.

Abraham Lincoln

I had found my religion: nothing seemed more important to me than a book. I saw the library as a temple.

Jean-Paul Sartre

If you love books enough, books will love you back.

Jo Walton

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 - the best antidote against the marsh-gas of boredom and vacuity

George Steiner

It doesn't matter. I have books, new books, and I can bear anything as long as there are books.

Jo Walton

When you are old and grey and full of sleep And nodding by the fire, take down this book, And slowly read, and dream of the soft look Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep

W.B. Yeats

My grandma always said that God made libraries so that people didn't have any excuse to be stupid.

Joan Bauer

Some books leave us free and some books make us free.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Dreams, books, are each a world; and books, we know,Are a substantial world, both pure and good:Round these, with tendrils strong as flesh and blood,Our pastime and our happiness will grow.

William Wordsworth

Do not, under any circumstances, belittle a work of fiction by trying to turn it into a carbon copy of real life; what we search for in fiction is not so much reality but the epiphany of truth.

Azar Nafisi

I only want power so I can get books.

Eliezer Yudkowsky

One of the great things about books is sometimes there are some fantastic pictures.

George W. Bush

In the library I felt better, words you could trust and look at till you understood them, they couldn't change half way through a sentence like people, so it was easier to spot a lie.

Jeanette Winterson

You see, unlike in the movies, there is no THE END sign flashing at the end of books. When I've read a book, I don't feel like I've finished anything. So I start a new one.

Elif Shafak

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

Boris Pasternak

If anything attacked us, we could just panic at it until it went away.

Seanan McGuire

There weren't any curtains in the windows, and the books that didn't fit into the bookshelf lay piled on the floor like a bunch of intellectual refugees.

Haruki Murakami

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

Carlos Ruiz Zafón

Still round the corner there may wait A new road or a secret gateAnd though I oft have passed them by A day will come at last when IShall take the hidden paths that run West of the Moon, East of the Sun.

J.R.R. Tolkien

Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.

Anna Quindlen

…only then did I wake out of the book.

John McGahern

those of us who read because we love it more than anything, who feel about bookstores the way some people feel about jewelers...

Anna Quindlen

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

Elizabeth Hunter

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