75+ Quotes about Books & Reading

75+ Quotes about Books & Reading

Books are gifts that can teach us many things. Books have the power to change and take us to a new world.

A reader knows the importance of a book.

Here are the best inspiring quotes about books and readings which will definitely motivate all.

“I am a part of everything I have read.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“A good book has no ending.” – R.D. Cumming

“I have never known any distress that an hour’s reading did not relieve.” – Montesquieu

“Books are a uniquely portable magic.” Stephen King

“A capacity, and taste, for reading, gives access to whatever has already been discovered by others.” – Abraham Lincoln

“A house without books is like a room without windows.” – Horace Mann

“Books are mirrors: you only see in them what you already have inside you.” – Carlos Ruiz Zafón

“A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone if it is to keep its edge.” – George R.R. Martin

“Books are the mirrors of the soul.” – Virginia Woolf

“A person who won’t read has no advantage over one who can’t read.” – Mark Twain

“Books are lighthouses erected in the great sea of time.” – E.P. Whipple

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies… The man who never reads lives only one.” – George R.R. Martin

“A book is a gift you can open again and again.” – Garrison Keillor

“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” – Mark Twain

“Books and doors are the same things. You open them, and you go through into another world.” – Jeanette Winterson

“There is no friend as loyal as a book.” – Ernest Hemingway

“Books are a uniquely portable magic.” – Stephen King

“I am too fond of reading books to care to write them.” – Oscar Wilde

“A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say.” – Italo Calvinoc

“Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life.” – Mortimer J. Adler

“A book is a garden, an orchard, a storehouse, a party, a company, by the way, a counselor, a multitude of counselors.” – Charles Baudelaire

“Good books don’t give up all their secrets at once.” – Stephen King

“I have never known any distress that an hour’s reading did not relieve.” – Montesquieu

“I cannot live without books.” – Thomas Jefferson

“A writer only begins a book. A reader finishes it.” – Samuel Johnson

“I cannot remember the books I’ve read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.” – Jorge Luis Borges

“A room without books is like a body without a soul.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero

“If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” – Toni Morrison

“Man reading should be man intensely alive. The book should be a ball of light in one’s hand.” – Ezra Pound

“If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.” – Haruki Murakami

“I read a book one day and my whole life was changed.” – Orhan Pamuk

“In books, I have traveled, not only to other worlds but into my own.” – Anna Quindlen

“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 plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination and the journey. They are home.” – Anna Quindlen

“Once you have read a book you care about, some part of it is always with you.” – Louis L’Amour

“Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.” – Frederick Douglass

“To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.” – Emilie Buchwald

“Take a good book to bed with you – books do not snore.” – Thea Dorn

“No book is really worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally – and often far more – worth reading at the age of fifty and beyond.” – C.S. Lewis

“There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.” – Joseph Brodsky

“No one ever reads a book. He reads himself through books.” – Romain Rolland

“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

“Reading a good book is like taking a journey.” – Emma Gulliford

“Reading is a conversation. All books talk. But a good book listens as well.” – Mark Haddon

“Reading is an exercise in empathy; an exercise in walking in someone else’s shoes for a while.” – Malorie Blackman

“Reading is a discount ticket to everywhere.” – Mary Schmich

“Reading is like thinking, like praying, like talking to a friend, like expressing your ideas, like listening to other people’s ideas, like listening to music, like looking at the view, like taking a walk on the beach.” – Roberto Bolaño

“Reading one book is like eating one potato chip.” – Diane Duane

“Some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly.” – Francis Bacon

“Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.” – Margaret Fuller

“Reading was a joy, a desperately needed escape — I didn’t read to learn, I was reading to read.” – Christian Bauman

“Reading should not be presented to children as a chore or a duty. It should be offered as a gift.” – Kate DiCamillo

“Some like to believe it’s the book that chooses the person.” – Carlos Ruiz Zafón

“That I can read and be happy while I am reading, is a great blessing.” – Anthony Trollope

“The person who deserves the most pity is a lonesome one on a rainy day who doesn’t know how to read.” – Benjamin Franklin

“Never put off till tomorrow the book you can read today.” – Holbrook Jackson

“There are many little ways to enlarge your world. Love of books is the best of all.” – Jacqueline Kennedy

“The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries.” – Rene Descartes

“Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.” – Joseph Addison

“There is no substitute for books in the life of a child.” – Mary Ellen Chase

“Think before you speak. Read before you think.” – Fran Lebowitz

“Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are.” – Mason Cooley

“To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life.” – W. Somerset Maugham

“The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries.” – Rene Descartes

“No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting.” – Mary Wortley Montagu


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