Book quotes

Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to …Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.

Funny

I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room …I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.

Witty Humor Reading

'Classic' - a book which people praise and don't …'Classic' - a book which people praise and don't read.

Short Witty Humor People

Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell …Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.

Inspirational

Books are for people who wish they were somewhere …Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.

Imagination

Peeing is like a good book in that it is very, very hard to stop once you …Peeing is like a good book in that it is very, very hard to stop once you start.

Short Humor Reading Simile

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

Funny Truth Thought

There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best …There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.

Funny

I went to a bookstore and asked the saleswoman, 'Where's the self-help section?' She said if she …I went to a bookstore and asked the saleswoman, 'Where's the self-help section?' She said if she told me, it would defeat the purpose.

Funny

A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone if it is to keep its edge. That's why I read so …A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone if it is to keep its edge. That's why I read so much Jon Snow.

Mind

You cannot open a book without learning …You cannot open a book without learning something.

Philosophy Short Learning

Let children read whatever they want and then talk about it with them. If parents and kids can talk …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.

Freedom Philosophy






Short + Book quotes

Short Quotes
I can't imagine a man really enjoying a book and reading it only …I can't imagine a man really enjoying a book and reading it only once.

Short Reading

The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the …The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library.

Short Reading

Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and …Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations.

Short World

Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at …Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all.

Short Reading

Books are the mirrors of the …Books are the mirrors of the soul.

Short Soul

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

Short

Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read …Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.

Short Children

Honesty is the first chapter of the book …Honesty is the first chapter of the book wisdom.

Short Wisdom Honesty

When I was your age, television was called …When I was your age, television was called books.

Short Humor

Literature is news that stays …Literature is news that stays news.

Short Reading Literature

A book is a gift you can open again and …A book is a gift you can open again and again.

Short

Reading without reflecting is like eating without …Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.

Short Reading

A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within …A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us.

Short Mind

Good fiction's job is to comfort the disturbed and disturb the …Good fiction's job is to comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.

Short Comfort

If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at …If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.

Short Humor Reading

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

Short Morality Society World

We live and breathe …We live and breathe words.

Short Reading Words

If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he …If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.

Short Wisdom Intelligence

Books were safer than other people …Books were safer than other people anyway.

Short

Books are a uniquely portable …Books are a uniquely portable magic.

Short Reading

Literature is a luxury; fiction is a …Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity.

Short Literature

Great books write themselves, only bad books have to be …Great books write themselves, only bad books have to be written.

Short Writing

Books don't offer real escape, but they can stop a mind scratching itself …Books don't offer real escape, but they can stop a mind scratching itself raw.

Short Mind Suffering Reading

I cannot sleep unless I am surrounded by …I cannot sleep unless I am surrounded by books.

Short



Reading + Book quotes

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

Reading

A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the …A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.

Reading

I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than …I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! -- When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.

Reading

You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit …You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.

Reading

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

Reading

What really knocks me out is a book that, when you're all done reading it, you wish the author that …What really knocks me out is a book that, when you're all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn't happen much, though.

Reading Literature Writing

Luckily, I always travel with a book, just in case I have to wait on line for Santa, or some such …Luckily, I always travel with a book, just in case I have to wait on line for Santa, or some such inconvenience.

Reading

I intend to put up with nothing that I can put …I intend to put up with nothing that I can put down.

Reading

One glance at a book and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for 1,000 …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.

Reading

People can lose their lives in libraries. They ought to be …People can lose their lives in libraries. They ought to be warned.

Reading

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

Reading

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

Reading

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

Reading

The ability to read awoke inside of me some long dormant craving to be mentally …The ability to read awoke inside of me some long dormant craving to be mentally alive.

Reading Words Literature

There is no scent so pleasant to my nostrils as that faint, subtle reek which comes from an ancient …There is no scent so pleasant to my nostrils as that faint, subtle reek which comes from an ancient book.

Reading

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

Reading

Books should go where they will be most appreciated, and not sit unread, gathering dust on a …Books should go where they will be most appreciated, and not sit unread, gathering dust on a forgotten shelf, don't you agree?

Reading

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

Reading

A half-read book is a half-finished love …A half-read book is a half-finished love affair.

Reading

Most of what makes a book 'good' is that we are reading it at the right moment for …Most of what makes a book 'good' is that we are reading it at the right moment for us.

Reading

I don't believe in the kind of magic in my books. But I do believe something very magical can …I don't believe in the kind of magic in my books. But I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book.

Reading

... that when you're buying books, you're optimistically thinking you're buying the time to read …... that when you're buying books, you're optimistically thinking you're buying the time to read them

Reading

There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we believe we left without …There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we believe we left without having lived them, those we spent with a favorite book.

Reading Literature

Surprising what you can dig out of books if you read long enough, isn't …Surprising what you can dig out of books if you read long enough, isn't it?

Reading



Humor + Book quotes

Humor Quotes
I am too fond of reading books to care to write …I am too fond of reading books to care to write them.

Humor Reading Writer

If all printers were determined not to print anything till they were sure it would offend nobody, …If all printers were determined not to print anything till they were sure it would offend nobody, there would be very little printed.

Humor Reading

Just give me a comfortable couch, a dog, a good book, and a woman. Then if you can get the dog to …Just give me a comfortable couch, a dog, a good book, and a woman. Then if you can get the dog to go somewhere and read the book, I might have a little fun.

Humor

Five exclamation marks, the sure sign of an insane …Five exclamation marks, the sure sign of an insane mind.

Humor

The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably …The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.

Humor

Most books on witchcraft will tell you that witches work naked. This is because most books on …Most books on witchcraft will tell you that witches work naked. This is because most books on witchcraft were written by men.

Humor Men

From the moment I picked up your book until I put it down, I was convulsed with laughter. Some day …From the moment I picked up your book until I put it down, I was convulsed with laughter. Some day I intend reading it.

Humor Laughter Reading

There are two motives for reading a book; one, that you enjoy it; the other, that you can boast …There are two motives for reading a book; one, that you enjoy it; the other, that you can boast about it.

Humor Reading

Everybody does have a book in them, but in most cases that's where it should …Everybody does have a book in them, but in most cases that's where it should stay.

Humor Literature Writing

My books are water; those of the great geniuses are wine. Everybody drinks …My books are water; those of the great geniuses are wine. Everybody drinks water.

Humor Writing

There were valuable first editions of books in the enormous library, most of them had been …There were valuable first editions of books in the enormous library, most of them had been scribbled in by some idiot named Will H.

Humor

You want to remember that while you're judging the book, the book is also judging …You want to remember that while you're judging the book, the book is also judging you.

Humor Reading

Reading good books ruins you for enjoying bad …Reading good books ruins you for enjoying bad books.

Humor Reading

Generally speaking, books don't cause much harm. Except when you read them, that is. Then they …Generally speaking, books don't cause much harm. Except when you read them, that is. Then they cause all kinds of problems.

Humor Problems Reading

I am not absentminded. It is the presence of mind that makes me unaware of everything …I am not absentminded. It is the presence of mind that makes me unaware of everything else.

Humor Mind

The covers of this book are too far …The covers of this book are too far apart.

Humor

A literary academic can no more pass a bookstore than an alcoholic can pass a …A literary academic can no more pass a bookstore than an alcoholic can pass a bar.

Humor

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

Humor

I just got out of the hospital. I was in a speed reading accident. I hit a book mark and flew …I just got out of the hospital. I was in a speed reading accident. I hit a book mark and flew across the room.

Humor



Life + Book quotes

Life Quotes
To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries …To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life.

Life Habit

I went away in my head, into a book. That was where I went whenever real life was too hard or too …I went away in my head, into a book. That was where I went whenever real life was too hard or too inflexible.

Life

So many people enter and leave your life! Hundreds of thousands of people! You have to keep the …So many people enter and leave your life! Hundreds of thousands of people! You have to keep the door open so they can come in! But it also means you have to let them go!

Life People

A good book is an event in my …A good book is an event in my life.

Life Short Reading Literature

For books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a potency of life in them to be as active …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.

Life Idea

Men are more interesting in books than they are in real …Men are more interesting in books than they are in real life.

Life Humor Men

Fiction is like a spider's web, attached ever so lightly perhaps, but still attached to life at all …Fiction is like a spider's web, attached ever so lightly perhaps, but still attached to life at all four corners.

Life Literature Simile

Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of …Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live.

Life Reading

If the real world were a book, it would never find a publisher. Overlong, detailed to the point of …If the real world were a book, it would never find a publisher. Overlong, detailed to the point of distraction-and ultimately, without a major resolution.

Life World

Many people read constantly and yet cannot tell you what they have read. The best way to read a …Many people read constantly and yet cannot tell you what they have read. The best way to read a book is to introspect about it. See how it applies to your own life. And learn to discriminate.

Life People Reading



All book Quotes


It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole …It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole book.

Writing

Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; …Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't.

Truth

Sit in a room and read--and read and read. And read the right books by the right people. Your mind …Sit in a room and read--and read and read. And read the right books by the right people. Your mind is brought onto that level, and you have a nice, mild, slow-burning rapture all the time.

Happiness Inspirational Reading

Boys think girls are like books, If the cover doesn't catch their eye they won't bother to read …Boys think girls are like books, If the cover doesn't catch their eye they won't bother to read what's inside.

Simile

Books make great gifts because they have whole worlds inside of them. And it's much cheaper to buy …Books make great gifts because they have whole worlds inside of them. And it's much cheaper to buy somebody a book than it is to buy them the whole world!

Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with …Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.

Trust Reading

One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the …One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world.

Change Hope Short World

All the secrets of the world are contained in books. Read at your own …All the secrets of the world are contained in books. Read at your own risk.

Secret

Times are bad. Children no longer obey their parents, and everyone is writing a …Times are bad. Children no longer obey their parents, and everyone is writing a book.

Time Humor Children Writing

Children aren't coloring books. You don't get to fill them with your favorite …Children aren't coloring books. You don't get to fill them with your favorite colors.

Children

You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading …You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.

Wisdom People Reading

There is more treasure in books than in all the pirates' loot on Treasure Island and best of all, …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.

It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help …It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.

Witty Perspective Habit Reading

Think before you speak. Read before you …Think before you speak. Read before you think.

Advice Thinking Reading

Books are mirrors: you only see in them what you already have inside …Books are mirrors: you only see in them what you already have inside you.

Truth

If a book about failures doesn't sell, is it a …If a book about failures doesn't sell, is it a success?

Failure Funny Short Success

Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal …Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.

Funny Life Friends

It was books that made me feel that perhaps I was not completely alone. They could be honest with …It was books that made me feel that perhaps I was not completely alone. They could be honest with me, and I with them.

Honesty

If a book is well written, I always find it too …If a book is well written, I always find it too short.

Wisdom.... comes not from age, but from education and …Wisdom.... comes not from age, but from education and learning.

Education Wisdom Learning

I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating …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.

Children Reading Literature

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

Change Man

A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to …A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say.

Short Literature

God has not to be earned. He has only to be sought. Meditation is the only way. Beliefs, reading …God has not to be earned. He has only to be sought. Meditation is the only way. Beliefs, reading books - these cannot give you realization... Meditation brings proof of the existence of God

God Belief Meditation Self realization

Only bad books have good endings. If a book is any good, it's ending is always bad - because you …Only bad books have good endings. If a book is any good, it's ending is always bad - because you don't want the book to end.

Literature

We don't need a list of rights and wrongs, tables of dos and don'ts: we need books, time, and …We don't need a list of rights and wrongs, tables of dos and don'ts: we need books, time, and silence. 'Thou shalt not' is soon forgotten, but 'Once upon a time' lasts forever.

Inspirational

Books are not made to be believed, but to be subjected to inquiry. When we consider a book, we …Books are not made to be believed, but to be subjected to inquiry. When we consider a book, we mustn't ask ourselves what it says but what it means

This book taught me, once and for all, how easily you can escape this world with the help of words! …This book taught me, once and for all, how easily you can escape this world with the help of words! You can find friends between the pages of a book, wonderful friends.

Friends

Don't join the book burners. Don't think you're going to conceal faults by concealing evidence that …Don't join the book burners. Don't think you're going to conceal faults by concealing evidence that they ever existed. Don't be afraid to go in your library and read every book...

Freedom

It's strange to describe reading a book as a really great experience, but that's kind of how it …It's strange to describe reading a book as a really great experience, but that's kind of how it felt.

Experience Reading

My arms are killing me. I didn't know words could be so …My arms are killing me. I didn't know words could be so heavy.

Short Humor Reading

A childhood without books - that would be no childhood. That would be like being shut out from the …A childhood without books - that would be no childhood. That would be like being shut out from the enchanted place where you can go and find the rarest kind of joy.

Joy Literature

I read a book one day and my whole life was …I read a book one day and my whole life was changed.

Change Life Short Reading

Books are a …Books are a narcotic.

Short

Me, poor man, my library Was dukedom large …Me, poor man, my library Was dukedom large enough.

Literature

A successful book is not made of what is in it, but what is left out of …A successful book is not made of what is in it, but what is left out of it.

Short Humor Writing

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

Short Analogy Reading

Reading one book is like eating one potato …Reading one book is like eating one potato chip.

Short Humor Analogy Reading

If books could have more, give more, be more, show more, they would still need readers who bring to …If books could have more, give more, be more, show more, they would still need readers who bring to them sound and smell and light and all the rest that can't be in books. The book needs you.

The only way to do all the things you'd like to do is to …The only way to do all the things you'd like to do is to read

Short Reading

A well-composed book is a magic carpet on which we are wafted to a world that we cannot enter in …A well-composed book is a magic carpet on which we are wafted to a world that we cannot enter in any other way.

Imagination World Writing

A single conversation across the table with a wise man is better than ten years mere study of …A single conversation across the table with a wise man is better than ten years mere study of books.

Wisdom Knowledge

I want to do something splendid... Something heroic or wonderful that won't be forgotten after I'm …I want to do something splendid... Something heroic or wonderful that won't be forgotten after I'm dead... I think I shall write books.

Writing

The best time for planning a book is while you're doing the …The best time for planning a book is while you're doing the dishes.

Short Humor Writing

The books... they helped keep me from losing my mind …The books... they helped keep me from losing my mind altogether.

Short

Nice things don't happen in storybooks... Or when they do happen, something bad happens next. …Nice things don't happen in storybooks... Or when they do happen, something bad happens next. Because otherwise the story would be boring, and no one would read it.

It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of …It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.

Short

When I was a child, when I was an adolescent, books saved me from despair: that convinced me that …When I was a child, when I was an adolescent, books saved me from despair: that convinced me that culture was the highest of values

I have stolen ideas from every book I have ever …I have stolen ideas from every book I have ever read.

Idea Writing

How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a …How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a book.

Change Life Reading Man

Don't just teach your children to read... Teach them to question what they read. Teach them to …Don't just teach your children to read... Teach them to question what they read. Teach them to question everything.

Knowledge Children Question Reading

The internet is the best school ever created. The best peers are on the Internet. The best books …The internet is the best school ever created. The best peers are on the Internet. The best books are on the Internet. The best teachers are on the Internet. The tools for learning are abundant. It's the desire to learn that's scarce

Learning

Spend your time in the company of geniuses, sages, children, and …Spend your time in the company of geniuses, sages, children, and books.

Time Children

Thank God for books and music and things I can think …Thank God for books and music and things I can think about.

God Music Short

Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of …Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.

Silence Reading

A book lying idle on a shelf is wasted …A book lying idle on a shelf is wasted ammunition.

Short Knowledge Power

After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the …After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.

Which of us has not felt that the character we are reading in the printed page is more real than …Which of us has not felt that the character we are reading in the printed page is more real than the person standing beside us?

Words

Books have a unique way of stopping time in a particular moment and saying: Let's not forget …Books have a unique way of stopping time in a particular moment and saying: Let's not forget this.

Time Moment

Fiction is art and art is the triumph over chaos... to celebrate a world that lies spread out …Fiction is art and art is the triumph over chaos... to celebrate a world that lies spread out around us like a bewildering and stupendous dream.

Art

Reading was a joy, a desperately needed escape -- I didn't read to learn, I was reading to …Reading was a joy, a desperately needed escape -- I didn't read to learn, I was reading to read.

Joy Learning Reading

Perhaps there is some secret sort of homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect …Perhaps there is some secret sort of homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers. How delightful if that were true.

Secret

The love of books is among the choicest gifts of the …The love of books is among the choicest gifts of the gods.

Love Short

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

Friendship God Religion Reading

Give me a man or woman who has read a thousand books and you give me an interesting companion. Give …Give me a man or woman who has read a thousand books and you give me an interesting companion. Give me a man or woman who has read perhaps three and you give me a very dangerous enemy indeed.

It's amazing that a man who is dead can talk to people through these pages. As long as this book …It's amazing that a man who is dead can talk to people through these pages. As long as this book survives, his ideas live.

Idea Writing

I love books, by the way, way more than movies. Movies tell you what to think. A good book lets you …I love books, by the way, way more than movies. Movies tell you what to think. A good book lets you choose a few thoughts for yourself.

Thought Reading

Until we invent telepathy, books are our best choice for understanding the rest of …Until we invent telepathy, books are our best choice for understanding the rest of humanity.

Humanity Understanding

Read the Best 100 Books Over and Over …Read the Best 100 Books Over and Over Again

Short Reading

All I have learned, I learned from …All I have learned, I learned from books.

Education Short Reading

The love of learning, the sequestered nooks, And all the sweet serenity of …The love of learning, the sequestered nooks, And all the sweet serenity of books

Love Poetry Learning

I am simply a 'book drunkard.' Books have the same irresistible temptation for me that liquor has …I am simply a 'book drunkard.' Books have the same irresistible temptation for me that liquor has for its devotee. I cannot withstand them.

I cannot remember the books I've read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made …I cannot remember the books I've read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me.

Food

You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for …You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.

Writing

Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and …Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.

Habit Reading

If you have enough book space, I don't want to talk to …If you have enough book space, I don't want to talk to you.

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

Universe

People don't realize how a man's whole life can be changed by one …People don't realize how a man's whole life can be changed by one book.

Inspirational

Despite the enormous quantity of books, how few people read! And if one reads profitably, one would …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.

People Reading

Every book has a soul, the soul of the person who wrote it and the soul of those who read it and …Every book has a soul, the soul of the person who wrote it and the soul of those who read it and dream about it.

Dreams Soul

To be worthwhile, books should cause you to think. If they do that, you will find that your mind is …To be worthwhile, books should cause you to think. If they do that, you will find that your mind is developing.

Mind

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

Morality

Books have to be heavy because the whole world's inside …Books have to be heavy because the whole world's inside them.

There's always room for a story that can transport people to another …There's always room for a story that can transport people to another place.

Imagination Short

One must always be careful of books... and what is inside them, for words have the power to change …One must always be careful of books... and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.

Change Words

If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write …If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.

Writer Writing

That's part of what I like about the book in some ways. It portrays death truthfully. You die in …That's part of what I like about the book in some ways. It portrays death truthfully. You die in the middle of your life, in the middle of a sentence

Death Life

Only the very weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and …Only the very weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry.

Philosophy Poetry Short Reading

Books are the ultimate Dumpees: put them down and they'll wait for you forever; pay attention to …Books are the ultimate Dumpees: put them down and they'll wait for you forever; pay attention to them and they always love you back.

Love

It is a good rule after reading a new book, never to allow yourself another new one till you have …It is a good rule after reading a new book, never to allow yourself another new one till you have read an old one in between.

Advice Reading Literature

Sometimes, when I have to do something I don't want to do, I pretend I'm a character from a book. …Sometimes, when I have to do something I don't want to do, I pretend I'm a character from a book. It's easier to know what they would do.

Character

In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in …In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.

Wisdom

Books are a poor substitute for female companionship, but they are easier to …Books are a poor substitute for female companionship, but they are easier to find.

Funny Relationship Women

If they wrote it to make money, don't read …If they wrote it to make money, don't read it.

Short Money

Books don't need an audience, movies …Books don't need an audience, movies do.

Short

Books can also provoke emotions. And emotions sometimes are even more troublesome than ideas. …Books can also provoke emotions. And emotions sometimes are even more troublesome than ideas. Emotions have led people to do all sorts of things they later regret-like, oh, throwing a book at someone else.

Emotions Idea

Good books don't give up all their secrets at …Good books don't give up all their secrets at once.

Short Secret

I hadn't been in proper school in three years. My parents were my two best friends. My third best …I hadn't been in proper school in three years. My parents were my two best friends. My third best friend was an author who did not know I existed.

Family Friendship Relationship

If you take one little step (in the spiritual direction) it's worth all the scriptures on the …If you take one little step (in the spiritual direction) it's worth all the scriptures on the planet. Do it before it's too late.

Action Spirituality

Books, which we mistake for consolation, only add depth to our …Books, which we mistake for consolation, only add depth to our sorrow.

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

Knowledge Light Reading

You're so easy to read but the book is boring …You're so easy to read but the book is boring me.

Short

It's a good idea to have your own books with you in a strange …It's a good idea to have your own books with you in a strange place

Idea

Sometimes you read a book so special that you want to carry it around with you for months after …Sometimes you read a book so special that you want to carry it around with you for months after you've finished just to stay near it.

Words dazzle and deceive because they are mimed by the face. But black words on a white page are …Words dazzle and deceive because they are mimed by the face. But black words on a white page are the soul laid bare.

Words

Self-realization is not something one can learn from books; it comes only through personal …Self-realization is not something one can learn from books; it comes only through personal experience. Realization of Truth, the experience of God — not dogma merely — is what every religion should bring to its followers

God Religion Knowledge Self realization

So please, oh please, we beg, we pray, Go throw your TV set away, And in its place you can install …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. Then fill the shelves with lots of books.

Books to the ceiling, Books to the sky, My pile of books is a mile high. How I love them! How I …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.

Love Reading

Reading a book is like re-writing it for yourself. You bring to a novel, anything you read, all …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.

Experience Reading

I owe everything I am and everything I will ever be to …I owe everything I am and everything I will ever be to books.

Education Short Reading

There are few sights sadder than a ruined …There are few sights sadder than a ruined book.

Books are my friends, my companions. They make me laugh and cry and find meaning in …Books are my friends, my companions. They make me laugh and cry and find meaning in life.

Why can't people just sit and read books and be nice to each …Why can't people just sit and read books and be nice to each other?

Short Kindness People Reading

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

Friendship

So many books, so little …So many books, so little time.

Short Time

Without words, without writing and without books there would be no history, there could be no …Without words, without writing and without books there would be no history, there could be no concept of humanity.

History Humanity Writing

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

Short People Reading

Give me books, French wine, fruit, fine weather and a little music played out of doors by somebody …Give me books, French wine, fruit, fine weather and a little music played out of doors by somebody I do not know.

Music Poetry

I'm just the librarian. I can only give you the books. I can't give you the …I'm just the librarian. I can only give you the books. I can't give you the answers.

Stories never really end...even if the books like to pretend they do. Stories always go on. They …Stories never really end...even if the books like to pretend they do. Stories always go on. They don't end on the last page, any more than they begin on the first page.

Literature

Once you have read a book you care about, some part of it is always with …Once you have read a book you care about, some part of it is always with you.

Memory Growth Reading

I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of …I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.

Short

Some of these things are true and some of them lies. But they are all good …Some of these things are true and some of them lies. But they are all good stories.

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

Comfort Reading

I kept always two books in my pocket, one to read, one to write …I kept always two books in my pocket, one to read, one to write in.

Inspirational Reading Writer

She was fascinated with words. To her, words were things of beauty, each like a magical powder or …She was fascinated with words. To her, words were things of beauty, each like a magical powder or potion that could be combined with other words to create powerful spells.

Beauty Reading Words Literature

Without libraries what have we? We have no past and no …Without libraries what have we? We have no past and no future.

Short Future Past

Personally, I am a hedonistic reader; I have never read a book merely because it was ancient. I …Personally, I am a hedonistic reader; I have never read a book merely because it was ancient. I read books for the aesthetic emotions they offer me, and I ignore the commentaries and criticism.

Emotions Reading Literature

He was fond of books, for they are cool and sure …He was fond of books, for they are cool and sure friends

Of all things, I liked books …Of all things, I liked books best.

Short

A room without books is like a body without a …A room without books is like a body without a soul.

Short Soul Simile

I love the smell of book ink in the …I love the smell of book ink in the morning.

Short Reading

Stories are important, the monster said. They can be more important than anything. If they carry …Stories are important, the monster said. They can be more important than anything. If they carry the truth.

Truth

The library is inhabited by spirits that come out of the pages at …The library is inhabited by spirits that come out of the pages at night.

Short Humor Spirit

You get a little moody sometimes but I think that's because you like to read. People that like to …You get a little moody sometimes but I think that's because you like to read. People that like to read are always a little fucked up.

She read books as one would breathe air, to fill up and …She read books as one would breathe air, to fill up and live.

Short Habit Reading Literature

Fools have a habit of believing that everything written by a famous author is admirable. For my …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.

Habit Opinion Reading

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

We live for …We live for books.

Short Reading

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

Idea

The world was hers for the …The world was hers for the reading.

Short Reading

Neither novels or their readers benefit from any attempts to divine whether any facts hide inside a …Neither novels or their readers benefit from any attempts to divine whether any facts hide inside a story. Such efforts attack the very idea that made-up stories can matter, which is sort of the foundational assumption of our species.

Only my books anoint me, and a few friends, those who reach into my …Only my books anoint me, and a few friends, those who reach into my veins.

Personally, I believe “Young Adult” to be an arbitrary title that means the book 'Can be enjoyed by …Personally, I believe “Young Adult” to be an arbitrary title that means the book "Can be enjoyed by anyone/Has a main character who's not quite an adult/Isn't really boring.

Writing

Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become …Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.

Reading

It is a great thing to start life with a small number of really good books which are your very …It is a great thing to start life with a small number of really good books which are your very own.

I was raised among books, making invisible friends in pages that seemed cast from dust and whose …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.

Reading Literature

What she was finding also was how one book led to another, doors kept opening wherever she turned …What she was finding also was how one book led to another, doors kept opening wherever she turned and the days weren't long enough for the reading she wanted to do.

Reading

I guess there are never enough …I guess there are never enough books.

Short Reading

I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound and stab …I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound and stab us.

Sadness

I lived in books more than I lived anywhere …I lived in books more than I lived anywhere else.

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

Rule number one: Don't fuck with …Rule number one: Don't fuck with librarians.

Short

Hungry man, reach for the book: it is a …Hungry man, reach for the book: it is a weapon.

Short Man

You want weapons? We're in a library! Books! The best weapons in the …You want weapons? We're in a library! Books! The best weapons in the world!

Don't waste your time on cheap …Don't waste your time on cheap writings.

Advice Reading

Dogeared pages were Antichrist of book lovers …Dogeared pages were Antichrist of book lovers everywhere.

Short Reading

You can't eat books, …You can't eat books, sweetheart.

I know nothing in the world that has as much power as a word. Sometimes I write one, and I look at …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.

Literature

What I say is, a town isn't a town without a bookstore. It may call itself a town, but unless it's …What I say is, a town isn't a town without a bookstore. It may call itself a town, but unless it's got a bookstore, it knows it's not foolin' a soul.

I was burning through books every day - stories about people and places I'd never heard of. They …I was burning through books every day - stories about people and places I'd never heard of. They were perhaps the only thing that kept me from teetering into utter despair.

Reading

So Matilda's strong young mind continued to grow, nurtured by the voices of all those authors who …So Matilda's strong young mind continued to grow, nurtured by the voices of all those authors who had sent their books out into the world like ships on the sea. These books gave Matilda a hopeful and comforting message: You are not alone.

Reading Literature

How can you tell? That I like books, I mean. The look on your face when you walked in, somehow I …How can you tell? That I like books, I mean. The look on your face when you walked in, somehow I doubted you were that impressed by me.

'Your mail could've waited.' Daemon followed me into the kitchen. 'What is it? Just books?' …"Your mail could've waited." Daemon followed me into the kitchen. "What is it? Just books?" Grabbing the OJ from the fridge, I sighed. People who didn't heart books didn't understand.

Funny