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  1. Picture quote by Sayings about books

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


  2. Picture quote by Oscar Wilde about happy

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


  3. 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


  4. Picture quote by Neil Gaiman about reading

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


  5. Picture quote by Jorge Luis Borges about imagination

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


  6. Picture quote by Unknown about reading

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


  7. 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


  8. 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.


  9. Picture quote by Jane Austen about books

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


  10. Picture quote by Annie Dillard about woman

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


  11. Picture quote by Mason Cooley about reading

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


  12. Picture quote about books

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


  13. Picture quote by William Feather about book

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


  14. Picture quote by Garrison Keillor about wisdom

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


  15. Picture quote by Mark Twain about friends

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


  16. Picture quote about books

    Don’t forget to to recharge your mind every night


  17. Picture quote by Oscar Wilde about happiness

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


  18. Picture quote by Sayings about books

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


  19. Picture quote about library

    A truly great library contains something in it to offend everyone.


  20. Picture quote by Voltaire about wisdom

    The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing. ⏤ Voltaire


  21. Picture quote about books

    A good book has no ending.


  22. Picture quote about tomorrow

    Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365 page book, Write a good one !


  23. Picture quote by Anna Quindlen about books

    In books I have travelled, bot only to other world, but into my own. ⏤ Anna Quindlen


  24. Picture quote about book

    A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic.


  25. Picture quote by Sayings about happiness

    You can't buy happiness, but you can buy books, and that's kind of the same thing. ⏤ Sayings



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The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.

Dr. Seuss

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

Rene Descartes

Honesty is the first chapter of the book wisdom.

Thomas Jefferson

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

Mark Twain

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 world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.

Augustine of Hippo

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

Oscar Wilde

What we become depends on what we read after all of the professors have finished with us. The greatest university of all is a collection of books.

Thomas Carlyle

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

John Waters

And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything.

William Shakespeare

No book is really worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally – and often far more – worth reading at the age of fifty and beyond.

C. S. Lewis

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

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

Malcolm X

The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.

Jane Austen

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

Anna Quindlen

So, this is my life. And I want you to know that I am both happy and sad and I'm still trying to figure out how that could be.

Stephen Chbosky

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

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

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

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.

Maimonides

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

Jean-Paul Sartre

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

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

Jean Cocteau

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

C. S. Lewis

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.

Voltaire

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

Mark Twain

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

One sheds one's sicknesses in books -- repeats and presents again one's emotions, to be master of them.

D. H. Lawrence

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

Jules Renard

A morning glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books.

Walt Whitman

If you read my books, especially the Star Trek books and the Quest for Tomorrow books, you'll see in them the core theme of the basic humanistic questions that Star Trek asked.

William Shatner

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

Louisa May Alcott

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

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

Hermann Hesse

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

Oscar Wilde

If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.

Haruki Murakami

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

Edmond de Goncourt

Write books only if you are going to say in them the things you would never dare confide to anyone.

Emile M. Cioran

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

Samuel Butler

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

Stephen Chbosky

Nature and books belong to the eyes that see them.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

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

David Mitchell

The best way to obtain truth and wisdom is not to ask from books, but to go to God in prayer, and obtain divine teaching.

Joseph Smith, Jr.

Leisure without literature is death and burial alive.

Marcus Annaeus Seneca Seneca The Elder

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

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

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

Books were my pass to personal freedom. I learned to read at age three, and soon discovered there was a whole world to conquer that went beyond our farm in Mississippi.

Oprah Winfrey

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

Philip Roth

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

I look at my books the way parents look at their children. The fact that one becomes more successful than the others doesn't make me love the less successful one any less.

Alex Haley

There are many little ways to enlarge your child's world. Love of books is the best of all.

Jackie Kennedy

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

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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.

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Italo Calvino

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

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

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

Alan Bennett

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

Abraham Lincoln

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

Ezra Pound

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

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

Ezra Pound

A single conversation across the table with a wise man is better than ten years mere study of books.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

C. S. Lewis

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

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

Winston Churchill

Even bad books are books and therefore sacred.

Gunter Grass

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

Bertrand Russell

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

Eric Hoffer

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

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

Reading about nature is fine, but if a person walks in the woods and listens carefully, he can learn more than what is in books, for they speak with the voice of God.

George Washington Carver

You will find something more in woods than in books. Trees and stones will teach you that which you can never learn from masters.

Saint Bernard

Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live.

Gustave Flaubert

The magic is only in what books say, how they stitched the patches of the universe together into one garment for us.

Ray Bradbury

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

Toni Morrison

There is an incompatibility between literary creation and political activity.

Mario Vargas Llosa

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

Iris Murdoch

You cannot write for children They're much too complicated. You can only write books that are of interest to them.

Maurice Sendak

Focus in on the genre you want to write, and read books in that genre. A LOT of books by a variety of authors. And read with questions in your mind.

Nicholas Sparks

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

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

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

Lord Chesterfield

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

B. F. Skinner

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

I would like my personal reading map to resemble a map of the British Empire circa 1900.

Nick Hornby

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