Quotes on Books

I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book.
~ J.K. Rowling
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I stepped into the bookshop and breathed in that perfume of paper and magic that strangely no one had ever thought of bottling.
~ Carlos Ruiz Zafon,
The Angel’s Game
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You might not understand, but I gave you the best of me, and after you left, nothing was ever the same.
~ Nicholas Sparks,
The Best of Me
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Sometimes you make choices in life, and sometimes choices make you.
~ Gayle Forman
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Sometimes, remembering hurts too much.
~ Jess Rothenberg,
The Catastrophic History of You and Me.
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Fear doesn't shut you down, it wakes you up.
~ Tobias Smollett,
in Divergent by Veronica Roth
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If there's a book you really want to read but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.
~ Toni Morrison
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There's many a bestseller that could have been prevented by a good teacher.
~ Flannery O'Connor
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If the book is well written, I always find it too short.
~ Jane Austen
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Books are a uniquely portable magic.
~ Stephen King
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A book is a gift you can open again and again.
~ Garrison Keillor
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I kept always two books in my pocket, one to read, one to write in.
~ Robert Louis Stevenson
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One of the great things about books is sometimes there are some fantastic pictures.
~ George W. Bush
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Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.
~ Francis Bacon
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There are two motives for reading a book; one, that you enjoy it; the other, that you can boast about it.
~ Bertrand Russell
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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
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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
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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
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Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations.
~ Henry David Thoreau
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You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.
~ Ray Bradbury
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The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it.
~ James Bryce
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A truly great library contains something in it to offend everyone.
~ Jo Godwin
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A good book on your shelf is a friend that turns its back on you and remains a friend.
~ Author Unknown
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When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes.
~ Desiderius Erasmus
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There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island.
~ Walt Disney
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Parents were the only ones obligated to love you; from the rest of the world you had to earn it.
~ Ann Brashares,
Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood
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Parents are like God because you wanna know they're out there, and you want them to think well of you, but you really only call when you need something.
~ Chuck Palahniuk,
Invisible Monsters
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Setting a good example for your children takes all the fun out of middle age.
~ William Feather,
The Business of Life, 1949
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There are two motives for reading a book; one, that you enjoy it; the other, that you can boast about it.
~ Bertrand Russell
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There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.
~ Charles Dickens,
Oliver Twist
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Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new at all.
~ Abraham Lincoln
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A book without words is like love without a kiss; it's empty.
~ Andrew Wolfe
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Never memorize what you can look up in books.
~ Albert Einstein
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If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
~ Oscar Wilde
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Books are the mirrors of the soul.
~ Virginia Woolf
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I'm so hard right now my dick can cut diamonds.
~ Andrew Parrish
~ J. A. Redmerski,
The Edge of Never
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Easy reading is damn hard writing.
~ Nathaniel Hawthorne
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A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.
~ George R.R. Martin
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Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.
~ George Bernard Shaw
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There is no friend as loyal as a book.
~ Ernest Hemingway
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If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
~ Haruki Murakami
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You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.
~ C. S. Lewis
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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
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Each time you open a book and read it, a tree smiles knowing there's life after death.
~ Anonymous
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I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.
~ Jorge Luis Borges
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A good book is the best of friends, the same to-day and for ever.
~ Martin Farquhar Tupper
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Books-lighthouses erected in the great sea of time.
~ Edwin Percy Whipple
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Wear the old coat and buy the new book.
~ Austin Phelps
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Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house.
~ Henry Ward Beecher
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You cannot open a book without learning something.
~ Confucius
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Every burned book enlightens the world.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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There is no friend as loyal as a book.
~ Ernest Hemingway
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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
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I just got out of the hospital. I was in a speed reading accident. I hit a book mark and flew across the room.
~ Steven Alexander Wright
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Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures.
~ Mary Jessamyn West
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Man reading should be man intensely alive. The book should be a ball of light in one's hand.
~ Ezra Weston Loomis Pound
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If you have enough book space, I don't want to talk to you.
~ Terry Pratchett
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Speaking personally, you can have my gun, but you'll take my book when you pry my cold, dead fingers off of the binding.
~ Stephen King
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I cannot remember the books I've read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Five exclamation marks, the sure sign of an insane mind.
~ Terry Pratchett
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Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity.
~ G. K. Chesterton
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Be awesome! Be a book nut!
~ Dr. Seuss
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Science and religion are not at odds. Science is simply too young to understand.
~ Dan Brown
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I just got out of the hospital. I was in a speed reading accident. I hit a book mark and flew across the room.
~ Steven Alexander Wright
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Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations.
~ Henry David Thoreau
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Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures.
~ Mary Jessamyn West
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Man reading should be man intensely alive. The book should be a ball of light in one's hand.
~ Ezra Weston Loomis Pound
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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.
~ Maya Angelou
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If you have enough book space, I don't want to talk to you.
~ Terry Pratchett
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Speaking personally, you can have my gun, but you'll take my book when you pry my cold, dead fingers off of the binding.
~ Stephen King
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I cannot remember the books I've read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Five exclamation marks, the sure sign of an insane mind.
~ Terry Pratchett
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Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity.
~ G. K. Chesterton
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Be awesome! Be a book nut!
~ Dr. Seuss
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Science and religion are not at odds. Science is simply too young to understand.
~ Dan Brown
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Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you.
~ Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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Books may well be the only true magic.
~ Alice Hoffman
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The covers of this book are too far apart.
~ Ambrose Bierce
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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
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A literary academic can no more pass a bookstore than an alcoholic can pass a bar.
~ Carolyn Gold Heilbrun
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Everything in the world exists in order to end up as a book.
~ Stephane Mallarme
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A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us.
~ Franz Kafka
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The worst thing about new books is that they keep us from reading the old ones.
~ Joseph Joubert
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Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new after all.
~ Abraham Lincoln
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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.
~ C. S. Lewis
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The world was hers for the reading.
~ Betty Smith
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There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.
~ Charles Dickens
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My Best Friend is a person who will give me a book I have not read.
~ Abraham Lincoln
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But for my own part, if a book is well written, I always find it too short.
~ Jane Austen
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I don't believe in the kind of magic in my books. But I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book.
~ J.K. Rowling
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Books are like mirrors: if a fool looks in, you cannot expect a genius to look out.
~ J.K. Rowling
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Only the very weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry.
~ Cassandra Clare
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Books are a uniquely portable magic.
~ Stephen King
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And like I said, I appreciate my older brothers because they would not allow me to win. They made me learn to play with them, which I think is the most important thing that I learned.
~ Eddie Murray
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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
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A house without books is like a room without windows.
~ Heinrich Mann
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Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.
~ Mark Twain
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