80 Greatest Quotes About Books

Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't. Mark Twain
There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island. Walt Disney
From the moment I picked up your book until I put it down, I was convulsed with laughter. Some day I intend reading it. Groucho Marx
My alma mater was books, a good library.... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity. Malcolm X
Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life. Mark Twain
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. Mark Twain
Five exclamation marks, the sure sign of an insane mind. Terry Pratchett
If you have enough book space, I don't want to talk to you. Terry Pratchett
Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new after all. Abraham Lincoln
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all. Oscar Wilde
but for my own part, if a book is well written, I always find it too short. Jane Austen
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking. Haruki Murakami
Good books don't give up all their secrets at once. Stephen King
A room without books is like a body without a soul. Marcus Tullius Cicero
Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself. George Bernard Shaw
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. Toni Morrison
There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts. Charles Dickens
I must say I find television very educational. The minute somebody turns it on, I go to the library and read a good book. Groucho Marx
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. Oscar Wilde
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. John Green
There are two motives for reading a book; one, that you enjoy it; the other, that you can boast about it. Bertrand Russell
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. Abraham Lincoln
I do things like get in a taxi and say, "The library, and step on it. David Foster Wallace
′Classic′ - a book which people praise and don't read. Mark Twain
She is too fond of books, and it has turned her brain. Louisa May Alcott
She read books as one would breathe air, to fill up and live. Annie Dillard
Deep-versed in books and shallow in himself. John Milton
After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world. Philip Pullman
Be awesome! Be a book nut! Dr. Seuss
The library is inhabited by spirits that come out of the pages at night. Isabel Allende
Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live. Gustave Flaubert
A book should serve as the ax for the frozen sea within us. Franz Kafka
I am not a fan of books. I would never want a book's autograph. Kanye West
Books are my friends, my companions. They make me laugh and cry and find meaning in life. Christopher Paolini
Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten. Neil Gaiman
Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read. Groucho Marx
There is no mistaking a real book when one meets it. It is like falling in love. Christopher Morley
I read a book one day and my whole life was changed. Orhan Pamuk
Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home. Anna Quindlen
Many a book is like a key to unknown chambers within the castle of one’s own self. Franz Kafka
Books are no more threatened by Kindle than stairs by elevators. Stephen Fry
If a book about failures doesn't sell, is it a success? Jerry Seinfeld
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. Umberto Eco
I kept always two books in my pocket, one to read, one to write in. Robert Louis Stevenson