Quotes on books

“The book to read is not the one that thinks for you but the one which makes you think.” ~ Harper Lee

“When all else fails give up and go to the library.” ~ Stephen King 

“… A film, a piece of theatre, a piece of music, or a book can make a difference. It can change the world.” ~ Alan Rickman

“Children fall in love with books because of the memories created when they snuggle up and read with someone they love.” ~ Raising Readers 

“Reading to children, even before they can understand, teaches them to associate books with love and affection.” 

“Books are mirrors: you only see in them what you already have inside you.” ~ Christopher Paolini

“There is no such thing as a child who hates to read; there are only children who have not found the right book.” ~ Frank Serafini

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” ~ Maya Angelou

“Write hard and clear about what hurts.” ~ Ernest Hemingway

“A childhood without books… would be like being shut out from the enchanted place where you can go and find the rarest kind of joy.” ~ Astrid Lindgren

“No person who can read is ever successful at cleaning out an attic.” ~ Ann Landers

“There’s nothing wrong with reading a book you love over and over. When you do, the words get inside you, become a part of you, in a way that words in a book you’ve read only once can’t.” ~ Gail Carson Levine

“Never make fun of someone if they mispronounce a word. It means they learned it by reading.” ~ Anonymous

“Some books you read. Some books you enjoy. But some books just swallow you up, heart and soul.” ~ Joanne Harris

“What can be better than to get out a book on Saturday afternoon and thrust all mundane considerations away till next week.” ~ C.S. Lewis, The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume 1, Letter to Arthur Greeves, June 1920

“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

“The book to read is not the one that thinks for you but the one which makes you think.” ~ Harper Lee

“The cure for boredom is books. There is no cure for books.”

“Literature is the art of writing something that will be read twice.” ~ Cyril Connolly

“If you don’t see the book you want on the shelf, write it.” ~ Beverly Cleary

“Fill your house with stacks of books, in all the crannies and all the nooks.” ~ Dr. Seuss

“No book is really worth reading at the age of 10 that is not equally worth reading at the age of 50.” ~ Gladys M. Hunt

“Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another’s skin, another’s voice, another’s soul.” ~ Joyce Carol Oates

“When writing a novel, a writer should create living people; people not characters. A character is a caricature.” ~ Ernest Hemingway

“A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say.” ~ Italo Calvino

“The purpose of literature is to turn blood into ink.” ~ T.S. Eliot

“I can’t imagine a man really enjoying a book and reading it only once.” ~ C.S. Lewis

“The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.” ~ Henry Tilney in Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey

“What in the world would we do without our libraries?” ~ Katharine Hepburn

“Many people, myself among them, feel better at the mere sight of a book.” ~ Jane Smiley

“You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.” ~ Dr. Seuss

“I declare after all that there is no enjoyment like reading.” ~ Jane Austen

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.” ~ George RR Martin

“Good books don’t give up all their secrets at once.” ~ Stephen King

“Reading is dreaming with open eyes.”

“Asking me if I like reading is like asking me if I like breathing.”


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