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,

My Best Friend is a person who will give me a book I have not read.

Abraham Lincoln

Books may well be the only true magic.

Alice Hoffman

There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book.Books are well written, or badly written. That is all.

Oscar Wilde

In books I have traveled, not only to other worlds, but into my own.

Anna Quindlen

Books and doors are the same thing. You open them, and you go through into another world.

Jeanette Winterson

I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves.

Anna Quindlen

Get books, sit yourself down anywhere, and go to reading them yourself.

Abraham Lincoln

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

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

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

For books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a potency of life in them to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they are; nay, they do preserve as in a vial the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred them.

John Milton

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

Brandon Mull

I can promise you books and conversation and all my heart.

Gabrielle Zevin

Leisure without books is death, and burial of a man alive.


A book is more than the sum of its materials. It is an artifact of the human mind and hand.

Geraldine Brooks

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

Brandon Sanderson

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

All good and true book-lovers practice the pleasing and improving avocation of reading in bed ... No book can be appreciated until it has been slept with and dreamed over.

Eugene Field

Handle a book as a bee does a flower, extract its sweetness but do not damage it.

John Muir

I’d volunteer to go to prison, as long as there are books. Because with books I am free.

Mohammad Hatta

Reading is my favourite occupation, when I have leisure for it and books to read.

Anne Brontë

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

Reading is not an end to itself, but a means to an end.

Adolf Hitler

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

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

Carlos Ruiz Zafón

I suspect it may be like the difference between a drinker and an alcoholic; the one merely reads books, the other needs books to make it through the day.

Gail Carriger

I've developed a great reputation for wisdom by ordering more books than I ever had time to read, and reading more books, by far, than I learned anything useful from, except, of course, that some very tedious gentlemen have written books.

Marilynne Robinson

If you truly love a book, you should sleep with it, write in it, read aloud from it, and fill its pages with muffin crumbs.

Anne Fadiman

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

I have never been able to resist a book about books.

Anne Fadiman

There's nothing wrong with reading a book you love over and over. When you do, the words get inside you, become a part of you, in a way that words in a book you've read only once can't.

Gail Carson Levine

I attempted briefly to consecrate myself in the public library, believing every crack in my soul could be chinked with a book.

Barbara Kingsolver

The problem with books is that they end.

Caroline Kepnes

People don't read any more. It's a sad state of affairs. Reading's the only thing that allows you to use your imagination. When you watch films it's someone else's vision, isn't it?"[Interview in The Independent, 15 October 2005]

Lemmy Kilmister

There is more treasure in books than in all the pirates' loot on Treasure Island and best of all, you can enjoy these riches every day of your life.

Walt Disney Company

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

Caroline Mytinger

Books are no more threatened by Kindle than stairs by elevators.

Stephen Fry

The failure to read good books both enfeebles the vision and strengthens our most fatal tendency -- the belief that the here and now is all there is.

Allan Bloom

A book, too, can be a star, a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe.

Madeleine L'Engle

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

Ezra Pound

There are essentially two things that will make you wise -- the books you read and the people you meet.

Jack Canfield

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