A library of wisdom, is more precious than all wealth, and all things that are desirable cannot be compared to it. Whoever therefore claims to be zealous of truth, of happiness, of wisdom or knowledge, must become a lover of books.— Plato
Killer Book Lover quotations
Life is a book and there are a thousand pages I have not yet read.
I have considered rap music stars, and there is one in my new book, Lovers and Players, and there is also a hip-hop music mogul who I think you will like a lot.
What light through yonder window breaks?
A room without books is like a life without meaning.
No book can be appreciated until it has been slept with and dreamed over.
A book must be an ice-axe to break the seas frozen inside our soul.
Libraries were full of ideas-perhaps the most dangerous and powerful of all weapons.
A book is really like a lover. It arranges itself in your life in a way that is beautiful.
The reading of books, what is it but conversing with the wisest men of all ages and all countries.
In the highest civilization the book is still the highest delight.
Lovers of audio books learn to live with compromise.
Book lovers will understand me, and they will know too that part of the pleasure of a library lies in its very existence.
A man may as well expect to grow stronger by always eating as wiser by always reading.
For one thing, I know every book of mine by its scent.
Peeing is like a good book in that it is very, very hard to stop once you start.
It must have meant something, though, that at this turn of my life I grabbed up a book. Because it was in books that I would find, for the next few years, my lovers. They were men, not boys. They were self-possessed and sardonic, with a ferocious streak in them, reserves of gloom.
Books have always a secret influence on the understanding.
The more I like a book, the more reluctant I am to turn the page.
Lovers, even book lovers, tend to cling. No one-night stands or "reads" for them.
Literary imagination is an aesthetic object offered by a writer to a lover of books.
There are few efforts more conducive to humility than that of the translator trying to communicate an incommunicable beauty. Yet, unless we do try, something unique and never surpassed will cease to exist except in the libraries of a few inquisitive book lovers.
Book lovers are engaged with writers in a private communion that occurs in some vaporous cenacle of the mind.
Except a living man, there is nothing more wonderful than a book.
Talent alone cannot make a writer. There must be a man behind the book.
No matter what his rank or position may be, the lover of books is the richest and the happiest of the children of men.
Some read to think, these are rare; some to write, these are common; and some read to talk, and these form the great majority.
A book is meant not only to be read, but to haunt you, to importune you like a lover or a parent, to be in your teeth like a piece of gristle.
I spent my life folded between the pages of books.
In the absence of human relationships I formed bonds with paper characters.
The novel, in its best form, I regard as one of the most powerful engines of civilization ever invented.
I love an author the more for having been himself a lover of books.
All good and true book-lovers practice the pleasing and improving avocation of reading in bed ... No book can be appreciated until it has been slept with and dreamed over.
Books have that strange quality, that being of the frailest and tenderest matter, they outlast brass, iron and marble.