64 motivating quotes about books and reading
1. Books are a uniquely portable magic.
2. No two persons ever read the same book.
3. Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light.
4. If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.
–Ralph Waldo Emerson
5. I would never read a book if it were possible for me to talk half an hour with the man who wrote it.
6. Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are.
7. Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.
8. Anyone who says they have only one life to live must not know how to read a book.
9. I think of life as a good book. The further you get into it, the more it begins to make sense.
10. There is no friend as loyal as a book. -Ernest Hemingway
11. There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all.
–Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
12. Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.
13. You can’t buy happiness but you can buy books and that’s kind of the same thing. –Anonymous
14.The book you don’t read won’t help.
15. Great books help you understand, and they help you feel understood.
16. If you only read the books that everyone else is reading. –Haruki Murakami #book #quote
17. A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.
–Gilbert K. Chesterton
18. There is a great deal of difference between an eager man who wants to read a book and the tired man who wants a book to read.
–Gilbert K. Chesterton
19. A book is a dream that you hold in your hand.
20. A book is a version of the world. If you do not like it, ignore it or offer your own version in return.
21. In a good book the best is between the lines.
22. Are we not like two volumes of one book?
23. We lose ourselves in books. We find ourselves there too. –Anonymous #book #quote
24. Keep reading books, but remember that a book is only a book, and you should learn to think for yourself.
25. It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.
26. So many books, so little time.
27. There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we spent with a favorite book.
28. The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
29. Beware of the person of one book.
30. Between the pages of a book is a wonderful place to be. –Anonymous
31. A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it.
–Edward P. Morgan
32. If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all. –Oscar Wilde
33. The only important thing in a book is the meaning that it has for you.
–W. Somerset Maugham
34. The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go. –Dr. Seuss
35. Reading a book is like re-writing it for yourself.
36. There’s nothing wrong with reading a book you love over and over.
–Gail Carson Levine
37. Books can be dangerous. The best ones should be labeled “This could change your life.” –Helen Exley
38. It is a good rule after reading a new book, never to allow yourself another new one till you have read an old one in between.
Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.
–George Bernard Shaw
40. Some books leave us free and some books make us free. –Ralph Waldo Emerson
41. Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren’t very new after all.
42. I can’t imagine a man really enjoying a book and reading it only once.
43. You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me. – C.S. Lewis
44. Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?
–Henry Ward Beecher
45. A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading.
46. Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all. –Henry David Thoreau
47. One always has a better book in one’s mind than one can manage to get onto paper.
48. I divide all readers into two classes; those who read to remember and those who read to forget.
–William Lyon Phelps
49. In old days books were written by men of letters and read by the public. Nowadays books are written by the public and read by nobody.
50. There comes a time when you have to choose between turning the page and closing the book. –Josh Jameson
51. There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.
52. What you don’t know would make a great book.
53. 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.
54. I cannot sleep unless I am surrounded by books.
–Jorge Luis Borges
55. We read to know that we are not alone. –William Nicholson
56. Men do not understand books until they have a certain amount of life, or at any rate no man understands a deep book, until he has seen and lived at least part of its contents.
57. That is a good book which is opened with expectation and closed with profit.
–Amos Bronson Alcott
58. Once you learn to read you will be forever free. –Frederick Douglas
59. Books are like mirrors: if a fool looks in, you cannot expect a genius to look out.
60. A book is a device to ignite the imagination.
61. I lived in books more than I lived anywhere else.
62. It’s not just the books under fire now that worry me. It is the books that will never be written. The books that will never be read.
63. If there is a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, you must be the one to write it.
64. A good book has no ending.