Books Quotes

Books Quotes: Many of us have special memories of the books that have inspired us and have learned the profound effect that reading the right book can have at the right moment.  If you’re short on time, reading some quotes about books is the next best thing.

Jab mein aik umdah Book parhta hon to shayad mein kisi mamooli kirdaar ka naam ya is ke shaya honay walay saal ko bhool jata hon, lekin mein apni pasandeeda ibartain kabhi nahi bhoolta hon. Books ke behtareen Quotes jaat aisay hi hain – kitaab khatam honay ke baad woh aap ke sath rehtay hain, aur woh aksar ghair wazeh lamhoon mein aap ke sir mein khatak jatay hain. zikar karne ki zaroorat nahi, woh aap ke sonay ke kamray ki dewaron, aap ke bag ke morchon ko dhanpte hain, aur woh shayad aap ke jism par likhay hue alfaaz bhi hain. mujhe yeh mil gaya, kitabi qeematein bohat na qabil yaqeen hosakti hain.

Books Quotes

“So many books, so little time.”

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

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


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

“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”

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

“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.”


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


“Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.”


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


“Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.”

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

“There is no friend as loyal as a book.”


“I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.”

“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.”

“It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.”

“One must always be careful of books,” said Tessa, “and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.”

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

“′Classic′ – a book which people praise and don’t read.”

“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! — When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.”


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

“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.”

“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.”

“Books are a uniquely portable magic.”


“Only the very weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry.”

“Be careful about reading health books. Some fine day you’ll die of a misprint.”

“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.”

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

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

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


“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.”

“Sleep is good, he said, and books are better.”

“Books are the perfect entertainment: no commercials, no batteries, hours of enjoyment for each dollar spent. What I wonder is why everybody doesn’t carry a book around for those inevitable dead spots in life.”


“Some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly.”


“When I have a little money, I buy books; and if I have any left, I buy food and clothes.”

“You get a little moody sometimes but I think that’s because you like to read. People that like to read are always a little fucked up.”


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

“Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.”

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


“Books so special and rare and yours that advertising your affection feels like a betrayal.”

“Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?”

“I cannot live without books.”

“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, who had ever been alive.”

“Think before you speak. Read before you think.”


“So please, oh please, we beg, we pray,
Go throw your TV set away,
And in its place you can install
A lovely bookshelf on the wall.
Then fill the shelves with lots of books.”

“Good books don’t give up all their secrets at once.”

“Books may well be the only true magic.”

“Many people, myself among them, feel better at the mere sight of a book.”

“Books are mirrors: you only see in them what you already have inside you.”

“There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.”

“That’s the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet.”

“Books are my friends, my companions. They make me laugh and cry and find meaning in life.”

“Books are like mirrors: if a fool looks in, you cannot expect a genius to look out.”

“Reading was my escape and my comfort, my consolation, my stimulant of choice: reading for the pure pleasure of it, for the beautiful stillness that surrounds you when you hear an author’s words reverberating in your head.”

“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.”

“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.”

“Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn’t.”


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

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

“What I say is, a town isn’t a town without a bookstore. It may call itself a town, but unless it’s got a bookstore, it knows it’s not foolin’ a soul.”

“Books are the mirrors of the soul.”

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


“We live for books.”


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

“Reading one book is like eating one potato chip.”

“I read a book one day and my whole life was changed.”


“I cannot remember the books I’ve read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me.”

“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.”

“but for my own part, if a book is well written, I always find it too short.”

“After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.”

“A book, too, can be a star, a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe.”

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

“Books have a unique way of stopping time in a particular moment and saying: Let’s not forget this.”

“There are no faster or firmer friendships than those formed between people who love the same books.”

“I lived in books more than I lived anywhere else.”

“Finally, from so little sleeping and so much reading, his brain dried up and he went completely out of his mind.”

“I do things like get in a taxi and say, “The library, and step on it.”


“It is a great thing to start life with a small number of really good books which are your very own.”

“If a book about failures doesn’t sell, is it a success?”


“The world was hers for the reading.”

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

“Books should go where they will be most appreciated, and not sit unread, gathering dust on a forgotten shelf, don’t you agree?”