Books Quotes

Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.

Mark Twain

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

Toni Morrison

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

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

The books that the world calls immoral are the books that show the world its own shame.

Oscar Wilde

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

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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 : June 10, 2014
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