Books Quotes

Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man.

Francis Bacon

Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested: that is, some books are to be read only in parts, others to be read, but not curiously, and some few to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention.

Francis Bacon

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

Libraries are brothels for the mind. Which means that librarians are the madames, greeting the punters, understanding their strange tastes and needs and then pimping their books.

Guy Browning

A big book is a big misfortune.

Callimachus of Cyrene

'Tis pleasure, sure, to see one's name in print; A book's a book, although there's nothing in 't.

George Gordon (Noel) Byron, 6th Baron Byron

All that Mankind has done, thought, gained or been: it is lying as in magic preservation in the pages of Books.

Thomas Carlyle

Libraries allow children to ask questions about the world and find the answers. And the wonderful thing is that once a child learns to use a library, the doors to learning are always open.

Laura Welch Bush

Every child in American should have access to a well-stocked school library. An investment in libraries is an investment in our children's future.

Laura Welch Bush

The best time to plan a book is while you are doing the dishes.

Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie

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

Books cannot always please, however good; Minds are not ever craving for their food.

George Crabbe

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