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  1. Picture quote by Albert Einstein about motivational

    There comes a point in your life when you need to stop reading other people's book and write your own. ⏤ Albert Einstein

  2. Picture quote about future

    There comes a day when you realize turning the page is the best feeling in the world, because you realize there is so much more to the book than the page you were stuck on.

  3. Picture quote by Sayings about books

    Each time you read a book, a tree smiles knowing there's life after death. ⏤ Sayings

  4. Picture quote by Harper Lee about wisdom

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

  5. Picture quote by Oscar Wilde about happy

    WIth freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy. ⏤ Oscar Wilde

  6. Picture quote by Ray Bradbury about books

    You dont have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them. ⏤ Ray Bradbury

  7. Picture quote by Neil Gaiman about book

    A book is a dream that you hold in your hand. ⏤ Neil Gaiman

  8. Picture quote by Neil Gaiman about reading

    I went away in my head, into a book. ⏤ Neil Gaiman

  9. Picture quote by Jorge Luis Borges about imagination

    I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library. ⏤ Jorge Luis Borges

  10. Picture quote about knowledge

    A room without books is like a body without a soul.

  11. Picture quote by Unknown about reading

    If I'm ever stranded, I hope it's in a bookstore. ⏤ Unknown

  12. Picture quote by Ernest Hemingway about friends

    There is no friend as loyal as a book. ⏤ Ernest Hemingway

  13. Picture quote by Francis Bacon about wisdom

    Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed and some few to be chewed and digested. ⏤ Francis Bacon

  14. Picture quote by John Burroughs about time

    I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see. ⏤ John Burroughs

  15. Picture quote about children

    There is no such thing as a child who hates to read. There are only children who have not found the right book.

  16. Picture quote by Jane Austen about books

    If a book is well written, I always find it too short. ⏤ Jane Austen

  17. Picture quote by Annie Dillard about woman

    She reads books as one would breathe air to fill up and live ⏤ Annie Dillard

  18. Picture quote by Mason Cooley about reading

    Reading give us some place to go when we have to stay where we are. ⏤ Mason Cooley

  19. Picture quote by Saint Augustine about travel

    The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page. ⏤ Saint Augustine

  20. Picture quote about books

    I do not want to just read books. I want to climb inside them and live there.

  21. Picture quote by William Feather about book

    Finishing a good book is like leaving a good friend. ⏤ William Feather

  22. Picture quote by Sayings about books

    After I read a good book I have hard time coping with reality. ⏤ Sayings

  23. Picture quote by Mark Twain about friends

    Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience this is the ideal life. ⏤ Mark Twain

  24. Picture quote by Garrison Keillor about wisdom

    A book is a gift you can open again and again. ⏤ Garrison Keillor

  25. Picture quote about books

    Don’t forget to to recharge your mind every night

What are the best book quotations?

Below you can read the best quotes about book of all times. Some of the top sayings from famous people here to read and remember. Access the best book quotations. Top book sayings on images and beautiful affirmations. Enjoy and bookmark favorite ones.

The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries.

Rene Descartes

A room without books is like a body without a soul.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Honesty is the first chapter of the book wisdom.

Thomas Jefferson

look for a long time at what pleases you, and longer still at what pains you...


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

Mark Twain

The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.

Saint Augustine

If a book about failures doesn't sell, is it a success?

Jerry Seinfeld

A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.

C. S. Lewis

Reading is a conversation. All books talk. But a good book listens as well.

Mark Haddon

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

Oscar Wilde

If you go home with somebody, and they don't have books, don't fuck 'em!

John Waters

My alma mater was books, a good library. I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.

Malcolm X

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

Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.

Anna Quindlen

Good books don't give up all their secrets at once.

Stephen King

There is more treasure in books than in all the pirates loot on Treasure Island and best of all, you can enjoy these riches every day of your life.

Walt Disney

So, please, oh please, we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away, and in its place you can install, a lovely bookcase on the wall.

Roald Dahl

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

Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.

Groucho Marx

All that I know about my life, it seems, I have learned in books.

Jean-Paul Sartre

Writing a book is a very lonely business. You are totally cut off from the rest of the world, submerged in your obsessions and memories.

Mario Vargas Llosa

I went to a bookstore and asked the saleswoman, 'Where's the self-help section?' She said if she told me, it would defeat the purpose.

George Carlin

Do not consider it proof just because it is written in books, for a liar who will deceive with his tongue will not hesitate to do the same with his pen.


We don't need lists of rights and wrongs, tables of do's and don'ts: we need books, time, and silence. Thou shalt not is soon forgotten, but Once upon a time lasts forever.

Philip Pullman

You can travel the world and never leave your chair when you read a book.

Sherry K. Plummer

Each has his past shut in him like the leaves of a book known to him by heart and his friends can only read the title.

Virginia Woolf

You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.

C. S. Lewis

I'm writing a book. I've got the page numbers done.

Steven Wright

Despite the enormous quantity of books, how few people read! And if one reads profitably, one would realize how much stupid stuff the vulgar herd is content to swallow every day.


My books are water; those of the great geniuses is wine. Everybody drinks water.

Mark Twain

The greatest masterpiece in literature is only a dictionary out of order.

Jean Cocteau

There is no friend as loyal as a book.

Ernest Hemingway

Writing is the only profession where no one considers you ridiculous if you earn no money.

Jules Renard

You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who had ever been alive.

James Baldwin

It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole book.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Thank you for sending me a copy of your book. I'll waste no time reading it.

Moses Hadas

The true university of these days is a collection of books.

Thomas Carlyle

A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading.

William Styron

She is too fond of books, and it has turned her brain.

Louisa May Alcott

Anybody can write a three-volume novel. It merely requires a complete ignorance of both life and literature.

Oscar Wilde

A book is never a masterpiece: it becomes one. Genius is the talent of a dead man.

Edmond de Goncourt

Without words, without writing and without books there would be no history, there could be no concept of humanity.

Hermann Hesse

A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us.

Franz Kafka

A great book provides escapism for me. The artistry and the creativity in a story are better than any drugs.

Wentworth Miller

The oldest books are still only just out to those who have not read them.

Samuel Butler

Hold fast to the Bible. To the influence of this Book we are indebted for all the progress made in true civilization and to this we must look as our guide in the future.

Ulysses S. Grant

It's strange because sometimes, I read a book, and I think I am the people in the book.

Stephen Chbosky

Schools and libraries are the twin cornerstones of a civilized society. Libraries are only good if people use them, like books only exist when someone reads them.

Nicholas Meyer

Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations.

Henry David Thoreau

From your parents you learn love and laughter and how to put one foot before the other. But when books are opened you discover that you have wings.

Helen Hayes

So many books, so little time.

Frank Zappa

A half-read book is a half-finished love affair.

David Mitchell

A book, like a landscape, is a state of consciousness varying with readers.

Ernest Dimnet

Classic' - a book which people praise and don't read.

Mark Twain

A best-seller is the golden touch of mediocre talent.

Logan Pearsall Smith

When you publish a book, it's the world's book. The world edits it.

Philip Roth

The decline in literature indicates a decline in the nation. The two keep pace in their downward tendency.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

People do not deserve to have good writings; they are so pleased with the bad.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

A book is a mirror; if an ass peers into it, you can not expect an apostle to peer out.

G. C. (Georg Christoph) Lichtenberg

The books we read should be chosen with great care, that they may be, as an Egyptian king wrote over his library,'The medicines of the soul.

Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.

I read over a hundred books a year and have done so since I was fifteen years old, and every book I've read has taught me something.

Nicholas Sparks

Leisure without literature is death and burial alive.

Marcus Annaeus Seneca Seneca The Elder

To limit the press is to insult a nation; to prohibit reading of certain books is to declare the inhabitants to be either fools or slaves.

Claud-Adrian Helvetius

A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say.

Italo Calvino

If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.

Oscar Wilde

You cannot open a book without learning something.


A truly good book teaches me better than to read it. I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint. What I began by reading, I must finish by acting.

Henry David Thoreau

It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.

Winston Churchill

There are two motives for reading a book: one, that you enjoy it; the other, that you can boast about it.

Bertrand Russell

In the highest civilization, the book is still the highest delight. He who has once known its satisfactions is provided with a resource against calamity.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new after all.

Abraham Lincoln

Books tap the wisdom of our species -- the greatest minds, the best teachers -- from all over the world and from all our history. And they're patient.

Carl Sagan

The art of letters will come to an end before A.D. 2000. I shall survive as a curiosity.

Ezra Pound

There is no reason why the same man should like the same books at eighteen and at forty-eight.

Ezra Pound

The self-styled intellectual who is impotent with pen and ink hungers to write history with sword and blood.

Eric Hoffer

Definition of a classic: a book everyone is assumed to have read and often thinks they have.

Alan Bennett

In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but how many can get through to you.

Mortimer Adler

Some people take 10 years to write a book and some can do one in under a year.

David Baldacci

Without story books is like a person with no soul.

Stephen King

Still round the corner there may wait A new road or a secret gate And though I oft have passed them by A day will come at last when I Shall take the hidden paths that run West of the Moon, East of the Sun.

J. R. R. Tolkien

I was with book, as a woman is with child.

C. S. Lewis

I went to school, I went to college. I know how to read. Even though I lack common sense sometimes, I am book smart.

Nicole Polizzi

In camp was found a book, the first of the kind I had ever seen, in which I was made a great hero, slaying Indians by the hundreds.

Kit Carson

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 William Eliot

We shouldn't teach great books; we should teach a love of reading.

B. F. Skinner

The proper study of mankind is books.

Aldous Huxley

I can tell you, honest friend, what to believe: believe life; it teaches better that book or orator.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

That I can read and be happy while I am reading, is a great blessing.

Anthony Trollope

In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.

Mark Twain

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

Toni Morrison

Literature could be said to be a sort of disciplined technique for arousing certain emotions.

Iris Murdoch

The atmosphere of orthodoxy is always damaging to prose, and above all it is completely ruinous to the novel, the most anarchical of all forms of literature.

George Orwell

It takes a great deal of history to produce a little literature.

Henry James

There is an incompatibility between literary creation and political activity.

Mario Vargas Llosa

The greatest part of a writer's time is spent in reading, in order to write; a man will turn over half a library to make one book.

Samuel Johnson

When I'm working on a book, I constantly retype my own sentences. Every day I go back to page one and just retype what I have. It gets me into a rhythm.

Joan Didion

Reading is such a personal thing to me. I'd much rather give someone a gift certificate to a bookstore, and let that person choose his or her own books.

Erik Larson

Read. Read. Read. Just don't read one type of book. Read different books by various authors so that you develop different styles.

R. L. Stine

This is an important book, the critic assumes, because it deals with war. This is an insignificant book because it deals with the feelings of women in a drawing-room.

Virginia Woolf

Speak of the moderns without contempt, and of the ancients without idolatry.

Lord Chesterfield

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