80 Greatest Quotes About Books
Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't.
There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island.
From the moment I picked up your book until I put it down, I was convulsed with laughter. Some day I intend reading it.
My alma mater was books, a good library.... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.
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.
If you have enough book space, I don't want to talk to you.
Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new after all.
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
but for my own part, if a book is well written, I always find it too short.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
Good books don't give up all their secrets at once.
If there is a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, you must be the one to write it.
There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.
I must say I find television very educational. The minute somebody turns it on, I go to the library and read a good book.
Words dazzle and deceive because they are mimed by the face. But black words on a white page are the soul laid bare.
Guy de Maupassant
It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.
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.
There are two motives for reading a book; one, that you enjoy it; the other, that you can boast about it.
The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who'll get me a book I ain't read.
′Classic′ - a book which people praise and don't read.
She read books as one would breathe air, to fill up and live.
Deep-versed in books and shallow in himself.
After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.
A house without books is like a room without windows.
The library is inhabited by spirits that come out of the pages at night.
Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live.
A book should serve as the ax for the frozen sea within us.
I am not a fan of books. I would never want a book's autograph.
Books are my friends, my companions. They make me laugh and cry and find meaning in life.
Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.
Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.
There is no mistaking a real book when one meets it. It is like falling in love.
I read a book one day and my whole life was changed.
Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.
Many a book is like a key to unknown chambers within the castle of one’s own self.
Books are no more threatened by Kindle than stairs by elevators.
If a book about failures doesn't sell, is it a success?
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.
A book lying idle on a shelf is wasted ammunition.