Book Quotes

books quotes
I’m sure you love books…and I’m sure you like quotes…and I’ll bet you like books of quotes.  Well, this is a page of quotes about books.  Enjoy:

The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it. -James Bryce

Anyone who says they have only one life to live must not know how to read a book. -Unknown

There is a great deal of difference between an eager man who wants to read a book and a tired man who wants a book to read. -G.K. Chesterton

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 W. Eliot

The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them. -Mark Twain

Books let us into their souls and lay open to us the secrets of our own. -William Hazlitt

My test of a good novel is dreading to begin the last chapter. -Thomas Helm

The books which help you most are those which make you think most.  The hardest way of learning is by easy reading; but a great book that comes from a great thinker is a ship of thought, deep freighted with truth and beauty. -Theodore Parker

You know you’ve read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend. -Paul Sweeney

A book must be an ice-axe to break the seas frozen inside our soul. -Franz Kafka

Books are dangerous.  The best ones should be labeled “This could change your life.” -Helen Exley

Books are the glass of council to dress ourselves by. -Bulstrode Whitlock

Nothing is worth reading that does not require an alert mind. -Charles Dudley

To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting. -Edmund Burke

Books open your mind, broaden your mind, and strengthen you as nothing else can. -William Feather

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

People get nothing out of books but what they bring to them. -George Bernard Shaw

Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations. -Henry David Thoreau

Books give not wisdom where none was before. But where some is, there reading makes it more. -Elizabeth Hardwick

Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else. -Mark Twain

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    • JUNE ABENE
    • October 19, 2010
    Reply

    I love getting please continue June

      • JUNE ABENE
      • October 19, 2010
      Reply

      I think your are very generous with your time and I enjoy it all

    • GEETANJLI
    • October 19, 2010
    Reply

    I LIKE IT

    • Ballycan
    • October 19, 2010
    Reply

    I like Elizabeth Hardwick’s comment. It just makes more sense to me.

    • David Littleton
    • October 19, 2010
    Reply

    Checkout Oscar Wilde – “There are no bad books, only bad writers”.

    • David Littleton
    • October 19, 2010
    Reply

    Check out Oscar Wilde – CORRECTION – the true quote is –
    “There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written or badly written”. The edited version is punchier though…

    • chetan
    • October 19, 2010
    Reply

    hey, please keep up the good work.
    we like your website. the thoughts are wonderful.

    • Lee
    • October 21, 2010
    Reply

    Hello Shawn,

    All the quotes are wonderful my favourite are:

    Books let us into their souls and lay open to us the secrets of our own. -William Hazlitt

    The books which help you most are those which make you think most. The hardest way of learning is by easy reading; but a great book that comes from a great thinker is a ship of thought, deep freighted with truth and beauty. -Theodore Parker

    You know you’ve read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend. -Paul Sweeney

    Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations. -Henry David Thoreau

    Books give not wisdom where none was before. But where some is, there reading makes it more. -Elizabeth Hardwick

    I believe reading books is important because it develops the mind. Understanding is one way the mind grows in its ability. Through reading books we develop language skills. It also helps us to learn to listen. Everybody wants to talk, but few can really listen. Lack of listening skills can result in major misunderstandings. Reading books helps us to focus on what someone else is communicating.

    Reading books also helps us to discover new things, develop our imagination, take us on adventures, and create drama, suspense, and intrigue. With reading, a person can go anywhere in the world…or even out of it! The possibilities are endless.

    Reading books is important because words – spoken and written – are the building blocks of life. You are, right now, the result of words that you have heard or read AND believed. What you become in the future will depend on the words you believe now. People, families, relationships, and even nations are built from words.

    In books lies the soul of the whole past time.
    Thomas Carlyle

    Books are the windows through
    which the soul looks out.
    Henry Ward Beecher

    A good book is the precious life-blood
    of a master spirit, embalmed and treasured
    up on purpose to a life beyond life.
    John Milton

    Take care always!

    1. Reply

      Thanks Lee. Wouldn’t it be great if we could get paid to just stay at home and read? I’d love to find a way to take this website to the next level and make it my career! Imagine reading and searching out quotes all day? I know people have made a living from writing book reviews, or proofreading (like fellow thought-of-the-day subscriber Crystal…see crystalclearproofing.com) or even writing books! And was it Franklin that said those who read the best books write the best books? Or Thoreau? Or Emerson?

      When I was 16, I made a goal to read a book every month, and I kept it up for many years. With the Internet now, I rarely read anymore! Strange. But I still love to do so…and my heart jumps when I see small-town bookstores; I just want to go in and find a treasure. But if you’re like me, you probably have bookcases full of books that you still need to get around to reading….

      Oh, I drove by your publisher the other day; been up there like 4 times in the past 2 weeks. Such a beautiful area….

    • Pheno Menon
    • February 1, 2017
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    Some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly- Francis Bacon.

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