Quotes

 

 

Bookish Quotes (about books):

 

    • “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

 

 

 

    • “Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.”
      Groucho Marx

 

    • “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.”
      John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

 

    • “Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.”
      Charles William Eliot

 

    • “Books are the perfect entertainment: no commercials, no batteries, hours of enjoyment for each dollar spent. What I wonder is why everybody doesn’t carry a book around for those inevitable dead spots in life.”
      Stephen King

 

    • “Books are like mirrors: if a fool looks in, you cannot expect a genius to look out.”
      J.K. Rowling

 

    • “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.”
      J.K. Rowling

 

    • “My Best Friend is a person who will give me a book I have not read.”
      Abraham Lincoln

 

    • “[D]on’t ever apologize to an author for buying something in paperback, or taking it out from a library (that’s what they’re there for. Use your library). Don’t apologize to this author for buying books second hand, or getting them from bookcrossing or borrowing a friend’s copy. What’s important to me is that people read the books and enjoy them, and that, at some point in there, the book was bought by someone. And that people who like things, tell other people. The most important thing is that people read… ”
      Neil Gaiman

 

    • “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.”
      Philip Pullman

 

    • “Book collecting is an obsession, an occupation, a disease, an addiction, a fascination, an absurdity, a fate. It is not a hobby. Those who do it must do it. Those who do not do it, think of it as a cousin of stamp collecting, a sister of the trophy cabinet, bastard of a sound bank account and a weak mind.”
      Jeanette Winterson

 

    • “Be awesome! Be a book nut!”
      Dr. Seuss

 

    • “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

 

    • “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

 

    • “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!”
      Neil Gaiman

 

    • “I still love books. Nothing a computer can do can compare to a book. You can’t really put a book on the Internet. Three companies have offered to put books by me on the Net, and I said, ‘If you can make something that has a nice jacket, nice paper with that nice smell, then we’ll talk.’ All the computer can give you is a manuscript. People don’t want to read manuscripts. They want to read books. Books smell good. They look good. You can press it to your bosom. You can carry it in your pocket.”
      Ray Bradbury

 

    • “Second hand books are wild books, homeless books; they have come together in vast flocks of variegated feather, and have a charm which the domesticated volumes of the library lack.”

 

    • “Libraries will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no libraries.”
      Anne Herbert

 

 

 

 

Favorite Quotes from Books I’ve Read:

    • “Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?”
      ―  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
    • “Usually we walk around constantly believing ourselves. “I’m okay” we say. “I’m alright”. But sometimes the truth arrives on you and you can’t get it off. That’s when you realize that sometimes it isn’t even an answer–it’s a question. Even now, I wonder how much of my life is convinced.”
      ―  The Book Thief
    • “Please, trust me, I most definitely can be cheerful. I can be amiable. Agreeable. Affable. And that’s only the A’s. Just don’t ask me to be nice. Nice has nothing to do with me.”
      The Book Thief
    • “I’ve learned that some broken things stay broken, and I’ve learned that you can get through bad times and keep looking for better ones, as long as you have people who love you.”
      ―  Good in Bed
    • “…love is the sum of our choices, the strength of our commitments, the ties that bind us together.”
      ―  Love the One You’re With
    • “Stay Gold”
      ―  The Outsiders
    • “I enjoy talking to you. Your mind appeals to me. It resembles my own mind except that you happen to be insane.”
      1984
    • “Better to go out to see the world one time with his own eyes, than to be burned alive with the plastic curtains.”
      ―  Wool
    • “There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.”
      ―  Pride and Prejudice
    • “I’d understood that when you see something so fundamentally worthwhile in somebody else, you don’t look for all the reasons that might keep it out of your life. You commit to being strong enough to build your life around it, no matter what. In doing so, you begin to become the thing you admire.”
      ―  Homer’s Odyssey
    • “Fear of any undertaking, to her way of thinking, was usually a reason to go ahead with it.”
      Starting Out in the Evening
    • “When a question has no correct answer, there is only one honest response.
      The gray area between yes and no.
      Silence.”
      ―  The Da Vinci Code
    • “Sometimes people are beautiful.
      Not in looks.
      Not in what they say.
      Just in what they are.”
      ―  I Am the Messenger

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