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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.

Anatole France

Never lend books, for no one ever returns them; the only books I have in my library are books that other folks have left me.

Roger Federer

You know, I don't only play for the record books.

Mark Twain

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

Eudora Welty

It had been startling and disappointing to me to find out that story books had been written by people, that books were not natural wonders, coming of themselves like grass.

Boris Johnson

Some people play the piano, some do Sudoku, some watch television, some people go out to dinner parties. I write books.

People Dinner
Mary Mouser

I love to read, and I love to write. I love to read. You have no idea how many books I have.

Charles Kingsley

Except a living man, there is nothing more wonderful than a book.

Mary Mouser

I love to read and I love to write. I love to read. You have no idea how many books I have. I love to sing.

Hillaire Belloc

When I am dead, I hope it may be said: His sins were scarlet, but his books were read.

Donald Glover

I have an obsession with books about kids with Asperger's syndrome.

Obsession Kids
Louisa May Alcott

Good books, like good friends, are few and chosen; the more select, the more enjoyable.

John Greenleaf Whittier

The best of a book is not the thought which it contains, but the thought which it suggests; just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones but in the echoes of our hearts.

Jason Momoa

I'm one of those freaky people that actually reads books.


Like books and black lives, albums still matter.

Mitch Albom

People who don't normally read make an exception for my books, possibly because they're short.

George Carlin

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.

Vladimir Putin

I don't read books by people who have betrayed the Motherland.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The love of learning, the sequestered nooks, And all the sweet serenity of books.

Charles Kingsley

We have used the Bible as if it were a mere special constable's handbook, an opium dose for keeping beasts of burden patient while they are overloaded.

Terri Guillemets

I don't think I could have written what I did any earlier.

Henry Cavill

I didn't see a lot of comic books growing up.

Francis Bacon

Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.

Theodore Roosevelt

I am a part of everything that I have read.

Hilary Swank

'Oh, the Places You'll Go!,' by Dr. Seuss, is still one of my favorite books ever.

James Russell Lowell

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

Denzel Washington

I still have my unemployment books and I remember when I worked for the sanitation department and the post office.

Office Unemployment
Jamie Lee Curtis

Actually, the books were never a planned career path.

Don DeLillo

The language of my books has shaped me as a man.

Walt Disney

There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island.

John Milton

Deep-versed in books and shallow in himself.

Martin Luther

Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in springtime.

Mitch Albom

For years I wrote in my basement. More recently I graduated to one floor above, an office with all my books and music and - ta da! - a window.

William Osler

It is much simpler to buy books than to read them and easier to read them than to absorb their contents.

Kanye West

I am not a fan of books.


Wisdom is not wisdom when it is derived from books alone.

Wisdom Lonliness
Billy Joel

I was drawn to boxing because I got beat up as a kid. I was the kid with the piano books in a New York neighbourhood.

Mitch Albom

Got an hour or two? That's all it takes for one of my books.

Anatole France

History books that contain no lies are extremely dull.

Hailey Baldwin

I know all the books of the Bible.

Jamie Lee Curtis

Being an actor, you are recognized for being somebody else, whereas these books are distilled from me.

Richard Burton

They lard their lean books with the fat of others work.


One whose knowledge is confined to books and whose wealth is in the possession of others, can use neither his knowledge nor wealth when the need for them arises.

Laurence Sterne

The most accomplished way of using books is to serve them as some people do lords; learn their titles and then brag of their acquaintance.

Charles Dickens

There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.

Charles Lamb

Shakespeare is one of the last books one should like to give up, perhaps the one just before the Dying Service in a large Prayer book.

Zora Neale Hurston

I regret all of my books.

Bob Dylan

In the dime stores and bus stations, people talk of situations, read books, repeat quotations, draw conclusions on the wall.

Paul McCartney

If children are studying the 20th century, I'm in their text books.

J. K. Rowling

I don't think about who the audience is for my books.

Emma Roberts

I read all the books for 'Twilight.'

Harry S. Truman

Upon books the collective education of the race depends; they are the sole instruments of registering, perpetuating and transmitting thought.

MS Dhoni

From when I was a young boy, I read books on weapons and tanks and combat. I was so interested in the army.

W. H. Auden

Some books are undeservedly forgotten; none are undeservedly remembered.

LeBron James

I don't read books much.

Ernest Hemingway

All good books have one thing in common - they are truer than if they had really happened.

Winona Ryder

I love books and going to bookstores. My favorite sound is the sound of the needle hitting the record.

Stephen Colbert

I don't like books, they're all fact, no heart.

Anatole France

The books that everybody admires are those that nobody reads.

Carl Jung

Who has fully realized that history is not contained in thick books but lives in our very blood?

T. S. Eliot

And they write innumerable books; being too vain and distracted for silence: seeking every one after his own elevation, and dodging his emptiness.

John Ruskin

Life being very short, and the quiet hours of it few, we ought to waste none of them in reading valueless books.

Samuel Johnson

Books like friends, should be few and well-chosen.

D. H. Lawrence

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

J. K. Rowling

I would always want printed books.

Amy Winehouse

I read a lot when I'm travelling and always have a couple of books on the go.

Winston Churchill

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

John Ruskin

Books are divided into two classes, the books of the hour and the books of all time.

Steven Wright

I wrote a few children's books... not on purpose.

Purpose Children
Robert Frost

I am a writer of books in retrospect. I talk in order to understand; I teach in order to learn.

Chuck Palahniuk

I write in a noisy, distracting world so the books can be read there.

Virat Kohli

I'm not a nerd, don't plan to be a nerd and read books - which I can't do at all.

Lily Collins

I'm a huge fan of the series of books by Cassandra Clare, 'The Mortal Instruments.'

Henry Ward Beecher

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

Alice Walker

Meditation has been a loyal friend to me. It has helped me write my books.

John Ruskin

All books are divisible into two classes, the books of the hour, and the books of all time.

Tom Felton

I used to have all the Goosebumps books as a kid too.

Kristen Stewart

I want to make books. I want to take pictures and then write all over the pictures. And then I don't have to say a complete story, because I have the picture, and I have just a word.

Aldous Huxley

The proper study of mankind is books.

Megan Fox

I love comic books. I just do.


The book salesman should be honored because he brings to our attention, as a rule, the very books we need most and neglect most.

Nicolas Cage

I've always had a soft spot for comic books. I learned to read from them. The words in them were so interesting.

Henry Ward Beecher

There are three schoolmasters for everybody that will employ them - the senses, intelligent companions, and books.

Abraham Lincoln

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

Oscar Wilde

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


The multitude of books is making us ignorant.

Tom Holland

I don't read that many books - I tend to read scripts for projects.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Most states in the union where the death penalty is theoretically on the books don't have executions.

Nicolas Cage

I've always had a soft spot for comic books.

Bill Gates

I read a lot of obscure books and it is nice to open a book.

Bill Gates

I've always been interested in science - one of my favourite books is James Watson's 'Molecular Biology of the Gene.'

John McCain

I used to write books and plays in my mind, but I doubt that any of them would have been above the level of the cheapest dime novel.

Lily Collins

I've always loved fantasy books. Even just growing up, I've always kind of loved magic and fantasy.

Elon Musk

I've actually not read any books on time management.

Stephen Hawking

I want my books sold on airport bookstalls.

Before I was reading science fiction, I read Hemingway. Farewell to Arms was my first adult novel that said not everything ends well. It was one of those times where reading has meant a great deal to me, in terms of my development – an insight came from that book.