books quotes

Frank Zappa “So many books, so little time.” ― Frank Zappa tags: books, humor132286 likesLike Marcus Tullius Cicero “A room without books is like a body without a soul.” ― Marcus Tullius Cicero tags: attributed-no-source, books, simile, soul123594 likesLike Jane Austen “The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.” ― Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey tags: aliteracy, books, classic, humor48849 likesLike Mark Twain “Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” ― Mark Twain tags: books, contentment, friends, friendship, life45416 likesLike Neil Gaiman “Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.” ― Neil Gaiman, Coraline tags: books, dragons, fairy-tales, inspirational, paraphrasing-g-k-chesterton43247 likesLike Groucho Marx “Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.” ― Groucho Marx, The Essential Groucho: Writings For By And About Groucho Marx tags: animals, books, dogs, friends, humor37215 likesLike I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library. “I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.” ― Jorge Luis Borges tags: books, library29015 likesLike Haruki Murakami “If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.” ― Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood tags: books, thought28726 likesLike Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them. “Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.” ― Lemony Snicket, Horseradish tags: books, reading26898 likesLike C.S. Lewis “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” ― C.S. Lewis tags: books, inspirational, reading, tea26757 likesLike John Green “Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.” ― John Green, The Fault in Our Stars tags: books, power-of-words, reading26446 likesLike If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use “If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.” ― Oscar Wilde tags: books, reading24737 likesLike Ernest Hemingway “There is no friend as loyal as a book.” ― Ernest Hemingway tags: books, friends, novelist-quotes22898 likesLike Groucho Marx “I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.” ― Groucho Marx tags: books, humor, reading, television22595 likesLike J.D. Salinger “What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn’t happen much, though.” ― J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye tags: authors, books, literature, reading, writing21087 likesLike Oscar Wilde “It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.” ― Oscar Wilde tags: books, reading20719 likesLike Cassandra Clare “One must always be careful of books," said Tessa, "and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.” ― Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel tags: books20227 likesLike Toni Morrison “If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” ― Toni Morrison tags: books, writing19531 likesLike Jane Austen “I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! — When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.” ― Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice tags: books, library, reading18459 likesLike Mark Twain “′Classic′ – a book which people praise and don’t read.” ― Mark Twain tags: books, classic, reading18320 likesLike Oscar Wilde “The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.” ― Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray tags: books, morality, reading17305 likesLike John Green “Books are the ultimate Dumpees: put them down and they’ll wait for you forever; pay attention to them and they always love you back.” ― John Green, An Abundance of Katherines tags: books, reading16820 likesLike Madeleine L’Engle “You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.” ― Madeleine L’Engle tags: books, children, difficult, grown-ups, write, writers, writing16804 likesLike Stephen King “Books are a uniquely portable magic.” ― Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft tags: books, magic, reading16583 likesLike “… a mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.” ― George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones tags: books, mind16332 likesLike Sylvia Plath “I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I want and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the skills I want. And why do I want? I want to live and feel all the shades, tones and variations of mental and physical experience possible in my life. And I am horribly limited.” ― Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath tags: books, life, limits16177 likesLike Cassandra Clare “Only the very weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry.” ― Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel tags: books, literature, philosphy, poetry, reading14909 likesLike Markus Herz “Be careful about reading health books. Some fine day you’ll die of a misprint.” ― Markus Herz tags: books, health, humor, misattributed-mark-twain, misprints13746 likesLike Charles William Eliot “Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.” ― Charles W. Eliot tags: books, friends, reading, teachers13502 likesLike William Styron “A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading.” ― William Styron, Conversations with William Styron tags: books, reading13037 likesLike