Books Quotes

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


A dirty book is rarely dusty.


Books are lighthouses erected in the great sea of time.

E.P. Whipple

In books lies the soul of the whole past time.

Thomas Carlyle

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

Mark Twain

The wise man reads both books and life itself.

Lin Yutang

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

James Bryce

A book is like a garden carried in the pocket.

Chinese Proverb

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

Charles B. Fairbanks

The multitude of books is making us ignorant.


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

Amos Bronson Alcott

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

George Crabbe

Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them all.

Henry David Thoreau

Only your friends steal your books


Burn old wood, read old books, drink old wines, have old friends.

Alfonso X

I love the place; the magnificent books; I require books as I require air.

Sholem Asch

I read there [in "certain books of the Platonists"] that God the Word was born "not of flesh nor of blood, nor of the will of man, nor the will of the flesh, but of God." But, that "the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us" I found this nowhere there.

St. Augustine of Hippo

Some books are undeservedly forgotten; none are undeservedly remembered.

Wystan Hugh Auden

I'm not this crazy drunk guy you see on 'SuperGroup'. I like to be mellow sometimes. I like to read a lot, and I'm actually starting to write my first book. I have read so many books and now I'm trying to document this specific tour, because it is fascinating!

Sebastian Bach

Our textbook is the Bible. Besides a title, many books also have a sub-title. We could write as a subtitle on the front of the Bible: "A Textbook for Becoming Completely Happy".

Elias Aslaksen

Books must follow sciences, and not sciences books.

Francis Bacon

I think the title page I drew for Salom was after all "impossible". You see booksellers couldn't stick it up in their windows.

Aubrey Vincent Beardsley

England did nothing in the World Cup, why are they bringing books out? 'We got beat in the quarter-finals, I played like shit, here's my book'. Who wants to read that? I don't.

Joey Barton

As Jules Renard said, no matter how much care an author takes to write as few books as possible, there will be people who havent heard of some of them.

Donald Barthelme

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