Book Quotes

A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted. You should live several lives while reading it.

William Styron

A good book is always on tap; it may be decanted and drunk a hundred times, and it is still there for further imbibement.

Holbrook Jackson

A book is a garden, an orchard, a storehouse, a party, a company by the way, a counsellor, a multitude of counsellors.

Henry Ward Beecher

To choose a good book, look in an inquisitorís prohibited list.

John Aikin

How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a book.

Henry David Thoreau

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

Franz Kafka

There's nothing to match curling up with a good book when there's a repair job to be done around the house.

Joe Ryan

I find television to be very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go in the other room and read a book.

Groucho Marx

A Book is like a Garden, carried in the Pocket.


Share knowledge and ideas Tell someone about a great book that you read so they can benefit from it too. Teach a new concept or idea that you've learned.

Steve Brunkhorst

A dirty book is rarely dusty.


A good book on your shelf is a friend that turns its back on you and remains a friend.


A book is a gift you can open again and again.

Garrison Keillor

A book is a gift you can open again and again.

Garrison Keillor

Heaven from all creatures hides the book of fate.

Alexander Pope

That is a good book which is opened with expectation and closed with profit.

Amos Bronson Alcott

A book is to me like a hat or coat - a very uncomfortable thing until the newness has been worn off.

Charles B. Fairbanks

A book is like a garden carried in the pocket.

Chinese Proverb

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

James Bryce

"Classic": A book which people praise but don't read.

Mark Twain

When I recalled how knowledge of Latin had previously decayed throughout England, and yet many could still read things written in English, I then began, amidst the various and multifarious afflictions of this kingdom, to translate into English the book which in Latin is called Pastoralis, in English "Shepherd-book", sometimes word for word, sometimes sense for sense.

Alfred the Great

In the conduct of life, habits count for more than maxims, because habit is a living maxim, becomes flesh and instinct. To reform one's maxims is nothing: it is but to change the title of the book. To learn new habits is everything, for it is to reach the substance of life. Life is but a tissue of habits.

Henri-Frdric Amiel

I used to walk by the river An old book under my arm The river is the same as pain It elapses mindlessly And when will the week be over

Guillaume Apollinaire

This book endeavors to clear away the mists which prevent so many from seeing the road.

Sir Norman Angell

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