200+ Best Book Quotes And Sayings

One of the most important things we have in our lives is the library. We can always find something to read, whether it’s a book of poetry or a self-help guide. Books are an important part of every person’s life, and for some, they provide comfort and inspiration. Inspirational quotes about books are here to help you find the right words to remind you why reading is so important.

A half-read book is a half-finished love affair.
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A half-read book is a half-finished love affair. David Mitchell
The love of learning, the sequestered nooks, And all the...
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The love of learning, the sequestered nooks, And all the sweet serenity of books Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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It starts so young, and I'm angry about that. The garbage we're taught. About love, about what's "romantic." Look at so many of the so-called romantic figures in books and movies. Do we ever stop and think how many of them would cause serious and drastic unhappiness after The End? Why are sick and dangerous personality types so often shown a passionate and tragic and something to be longed for when those are the very ones you should run for your life from? Think about it. Heathcliff. Romeo. Don Juan. Jay Gatsby. Rochester. Mr. Darcy. From the rigid control freak in The Sound of Music to all the bad boys some woman goes running to the airport to catch in the last minute of every romantic comedy. She should let him leave. Your time is so valuable, and look at these guys--depressive and moody and violent and immature and self-centered. And what about the big daddy of them all, Prince Charming? What was his secret life? We dont know anything about him, other then he looks good and comes to the rescue. Deb Caletti
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I do not think I ever opened a book in my life which had not something to say upon woman's inconstancy. Songs and proverbs, all talk of woman's fickleness. But perhaps you will say, these were all written by men."" Perhaps I shall. Yes, yes, if you please, no reference to examples in books. Men have had every advantage of us in telling their own story. Education has been theirs in so much higher a degree; the pen has been in their hands. I will not allow books to prove anything. . Jane Austen
Someone once wrote that a novel should deliver a series...
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Someone once wrote that a novel should deliver a series of small astonishments. I get the same thing spending an hour with you. E. Lockhart
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You're a hopeless romantic, " said Faber. "It would be funny if it were not serious. It's not books you need, it's some of the things that once were in books. The same things could be in the 'parlor families' today. The same infinite detail and awareness could be projected through the radios, and televisors, but are not. No, no it's not books at all you're looking for! Take it where you can find it, in old phonograph records, old motion pictures, and in old friends; look for it in nature and look for it in yourself. Books were only one type or receptacle where we stored a lot of things we were afraid we might forget. There is nothing magical in them at all. The magic is only in what books say, how they stitched the patches of the universe together into one garment for us. Of course you couldn't know this, of course you still can't understand what I mean when i say all this. You are intuitively right, that's what counts. Ray Bradbury
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She just smiled, said that she loved books more than anything, and started telling him excitedly what each of the ones in her lap was about. And Ove realised that he wanted to hear her talking about the things she loved for the rest of his life. Fredrik Backman
Books are to me as homemade tattoos are to an...
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Books are to me as homemade tattoos are to an inmate. Can't get enough of them. Laurie Notaro
Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is...
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Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life. Mark Twain
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I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I want and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the skills I want. And why do I want? I want to live and feel all the shades, tones and variations of mental and physical experience possible in my life. And I am horribly limited. Sylvia Plath
Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or...
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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
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A quiet secluded life in the country, with the possibility of being useful to people to whom it is easy to do good, and who are not accustomed to have it done to them; then work which one hopes may be of some use; then rest, nature, books, music, love for one's neighbor – such is my idea of happiness. Leo Tolstoy
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Books say: She did this because. Life says: She did this. Books are where things are explained to you; life is where things aren't. I'm not surprised some people prefer books. Books make sense of life. The only problem is that the lives they make sense of are other people's lives, never your own. Julian Barnes
When a stargirl cries, she sheds not tears but light.
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When a stargirl cries, she sheds not tears but light. Jerry Spinelli
Books can be dangerous. The best ones should be labeled...
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Books can be dangerous. The best ones should be labeled ‘This could change your life’. Helen Exley
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I wish we could sometimes love the characters in real life as we love the characters in romances. There are a great many human souls whom we should accept more kindly, and even appreciate more clearly, if we simply thought of them as people in a story. G.k. Chesterton
You don't put your life into your books, you find...
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You don't put your life into your books, you find it there. Alan Bennett
The best stories don't come from
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The best stories don't come from "good vs. bad" but "good vs. good. Leo Tolstoy
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She should have done science, not spent all her time with her head in novels. Novels gave you a completely false idea about life, they told lies and they implied there were endings when in reality there were no endings, everything just went on and on and on. Kate Atkinson
What kind of life can you have in a house...
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What kind of life can you have in a house without books? Sherman Alexie