Books Quotes

If there's a book you really want to read but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.

Toni Morrison

You know you've read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.

Paul Sweeney

Books - the best antidote against the marsh-gas of boredom and vacuity.

George Steiner

Books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind.

James Russell Lowell

Books can be dangerous. The best ones should be labeled "This could change your life."

Helen Exley

Books are a refuge, a sort of cloistral refuge, from the vulgarities of the actual world.

Walter Pater

A well-composed book is a magic carpet on which we are wafted to a world that we cannot enter in any other way

Caroline Gordon

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

Books are lighthouses erected in the great sea of time

Edwin P. Whipple

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

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

This will never be a civilized country until we expend more money for books than we do for chewing gum.

Elbert Hubbard

A house without books is like a room without windows.

Heinrich Mann

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

John Ruskin

If we encounter a man of rare intellect,we should ask him what books he reads.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Some books are undeservedly forgotten; none are undeservedly remembered.

Wystan Hugh Auden

Literary imagination is an aesthetic object offered by a writer to a lover of books.

Gaston Bachelard

I was born, I think, with the desire to make beautiful books brave books that would preserve the glories of the Dream untarnished, and would re-create them for battered people, and re-awaken joy and magnanimity.

James Branch Cabell

Always the fact remains that to the mentally indolent this book may well seem a volume of disconnected short stories. All of us being more or less mentally indolent, this possibility constitutes a dire fault.

James Branch Cabell

A book, once it is printed and published, becomes individual. It is by its publication as decisively severed from its author as in parturition a child is cut off from its parent. The book "means" thereafter, perforce, both grammatically and actually, whatever meaning this or that reader gets out of it.

James Branch Cabell

The Book had in a high degree excited us to self-activity, which is the best effect of any book.

Thomas Carlyle

When I was in my 20s, I was a bookworm spent 12 hours of the day in the library. How I met George, I'll never know.

Laura Welch Bush

I've often thought that my scruples about stealing books were the only thing that stood in the way of my being a really great scholar.

Sir Malcolm Stanley Bradbury

Many books require no thought from those who read them, and for a very simple reason; they made no such demand upon those who wrote them.

Charles Caleb Colton

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Updated On : March 11, 2014
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