Book Quotes

Many time the reading of a book has made the future of a man.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Marriage - a book of which the first chapter is written in poetry and the remaining chapters in prose.

Beverley Nichols

Bread of flour is good; but there is bread, sweet as honey, if we would eat it, in a good book.

John Ruskin

I know every book of mine by its smell, and I have but to put my nose between the pages to be reminded of all sorts of things.

George Robert Gissing

The best of a book is not the thought which it contains, but the thought which it suggests; just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones but in the echoes of our hearts.

John Greenleaf Whittier

He who lends a book is an idiot. He who returns the book is more of an idiot.

Arabic Proverb

A book that is shut is but a block.

Thomas Fuller

Experiencing life through a book can help you learn without all the pain of going through the experiences first hand.

Bette Greene

Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.

Groucho Marx

A good book has no ending.

R.D. Cumming

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

A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it, or explore an explosive idea without fear it will go off in your face. It is one of the few havens remaining where a man's mind can get both provocation and privacy.

Edward P. Morgan

Writers are not just people who sit down and write. They hazard themselves. Every time you compose a book your composition of yourself is at stake.

E. L. Doctorow

Outside of a dog, a book is probably man’s best friend, and inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.

Groucho Marx

Great nations write their autobiographies in three manuscripts -- the book of their deeds, the book of their words and the book of their art.

John Ruskin

A good book is the purest essence of a human soul.

Thomas Carlyle

A good book should leave you... slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading it.

William Styron

Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.

Ronald Reagan

Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom.

Thomas Jefferson

Never judge a book by its movie.

J.W. Eagan

A book reads the better which is our own, and has been so long known to us, that we know the topography of its blots, and dog's ears, and can trace the dirt in it to having read it at tea with buttered muffins.

Charles Lamb

A book is the only immortality.

Rufus Choate

A classic is a book which people praise and don't read.

Mark Twain

The book you don't read can't help

Jim Rohn

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