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.
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“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.
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. 📚❤
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
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?