Wednesday’s Words to Ponder, for Book lovers only…

Books, the love of the written word, and of writing words, is something that unites many in a world fraught with attempts to divide. As someone who enjoys a good quote and a book lover, I find quotes about books enticing. If you will bear with me, I should like to share a few and it would be lovely if you would share your favorite book quotes.

“The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.” – Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey

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

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

“You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if that book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.”                                                            – Madeleine L’Engle

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

“So please, oh please, we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away, and in its place you can install a lovely bookshelf on the wall. Then fill the shelves with lots of books.”   – Roald Dahl, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory

“Truth is stranger than fiction,  but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilites; Truth isn’t.”                                                                                                                                                     – Mark Twain, Following the Equator, A Journey Around The World

Do you have a favorite quote about books? If so, please share it.








Author: Léa

A wanderer who has found home and herself in the South of France.

4 thoughts on “Wednesday’s Words to Ponder, for Book lovers only…”

  1. “I am glad there are Books. They are better than Heaven, for that is unavoidable, while one may miss these.”
    – Emily Dickinson to F. B. Sanborn, about 1873 (L402)
    They called her Old Emily, but they never understood, she would never die.

    1. Cindy, thank you. I hadn’t see that quote and you know I’m always up for a good one. No. There are friends like Emily, Twain, Steinbeck and many more who are eternal. 📚❤

  2. very cool quotes – i h ave no favorite quote but a favorite book: the book thief by markus zusak – one of my fav books ever

    1. So good to hear from you and see your work again. I am a confessed quote junkie. Oh, The Book Thief is a wonderful book. The kind I just can’t put down. Have you read any Antoine Laurain? If not, may I suggest The Red Notebook?

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