Reading is a great hobby. If you feel like inculcating this habit in yourself then read on for amazing book quotes. The following famous book quotations and sayings go a long way in inspiring people.

Books Quotes

Books are treasures for a person whose ultimate purpose is to gather knowledge. Books give great wisdom to us and also help us nurture our character and the understanding of our own self. However, you must be more careful when choosing books because certain books can even hamper your growth. People, with their different tastes, choose different authors to read and that makes a hundred different genres in fiction alone and much more in non-fiction. Read the following quotes on books to know how important they are to us.

A good book is the best of friends, the same today and forever.

- Martin Farquhar Tupper

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

- Walt Whitman

Books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind.

- James Russell Lowell

Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house.

- Henry Ward Beecher

A book is a gift you can open again and again.

- Garrison Keillor

I am a part of everything that I have read.

- Theodore Roosevelt

The pleasure of all reading is doubled when one lives with another who shares the same books.

- Katherine Mansfield

Every book is a quotation; and every house is a quotation out of all forests, and mines, and stone quarries; and every man is a quotation from all his ancestors.

- Prose and Poetry , Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

- Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Books are a uniquely portable magic.

- On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft , Stephen King

Architecture has recorded the great ideas of the human race. Not only every religious symbol, but every human thought has its page in that vast book.

- Victor Hugo

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

As far as I knew white women were never lonely, except in books. White men adored them, Black men desired them and Black women worked for them.

- Maya Angelou

All great novels, all true novels, are bisexual.

- Milan Kundera

I've always believed in writing without a collaborator, because where two people are writing the same book, each believes he gets all the worry and only half the royalties.

- Dame Agatha Christie

I really have reached a point where I can write a book about all of this.

- O. J. Simpson

All that mankind has done, thought or been: it is lying as in magic preservation in the pages of books.

- Thomas Carlyle

The Bible is one of the most genocidal books in history.

- Noam Chomsky

Books are like a mirror. If an ass looks in, you can't expect an angel to look out.

- B. C. Forbes

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

- B. F. Skinner

Books are good enough in their own way, but they are a poor substitute for life.

- Robert Louis Stevenson

The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.

- Saint Augustine

History books that contain no lies are extremely dull.

- Anatole France

Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.

- Chanakya

Books are the legacies that a great genius leaves to mankind, which are delivered down from generation to generation as presents to the posterity of those who are yet unborn.

- Joseph Addison

Men do not understand books until they have a certain amount of life, or at any rate no man understands a deep book, until he has seen and lived at least part of its contents.

- Ezra Pound

Properly, we should read for power. Man reading should be man intensely alive. The book should be a ball of light in one's hand.

- Ezra Pound

A movie is not a book. If the source material is a book, you cannot be too respectful of the book. All you owe to the book is the spirit.

- Graham Greene

A book is a version of the world. If you do not like it, ignore it; or offer your own version in return.

- Salman Rushdie

It's with bad sentiments that one makes good novels.

- Aldous Huxley

Nowadays, we're more into staying in our rooms and reading Nietzsche.

- Jimmy Page

A good book is the precious lifeblood of a master spirit.

- John Milton

My stories run up and bite me on the leg - I respond by writing down everything that goes on during the bite. When I finish, the idea lets go and runs off.

- Ray Bradbury

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

- Ray Bradbury

Why by a book when you can join a library.

- Ricky Gervais

I like myself better when I'm writing regularly.

- Willie Nelson

So he said 'I'm going to chop off the bottom of one of your trouser legs and put it in a library.' I thought 'That's a turn-up for the books.'

- Tommy Cooper

I wrote my first novel because I wanted to read it.

- Toni Morrison

The Bible is worth all the other books which have ever been printed.

- Patrick Henry

A book is good company. It is full of conversation without loquacity. It comes to your longing with full instruction, but pursues you never.

- Henry Ward Beecher

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