Books Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old books quotes, books sayings, and books proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

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

Haruki Murakami

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

The book you don't read won't help.     

Jim Rohn

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

Joseph Brodsky

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

J.K. Rowling

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

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.     

Stephen King

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

Christopher Paolini

Here's to books, the cheapest vacation you can buy.     

Charlaine Harris

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

Oscar Wilde

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

Garrison Keillor

Books are a uniquely portable magic.     

Stephen King

Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill. They are engines of change, windows on the world, lighthouses erected in the sea of time.     

Barbara W. Tuchman

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

Do not read good books--life is too short for that--read only the best.     

Ernest Dimnet

Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.     

Mark Twain

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.     

C.S. Lewis

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

Anna Quindlen

A good book has no ending.     

R.D. Cumming

The world of books is the most remarkable creation of man. Nothing else that he builds ever lasts. Monuments fall; nations perish; civilizations grow old and die out; and, after an era of darkness, new races build others. But in the world of books are vol     

Clarence Shepard Day

Books are totally useless unless you take their advice. If you just keep reading them, thinking 'that's so insightful! that changes everything,' but never actually doing anything different, then pretty quickly the feeling will wear off and you'll start se     

Aaron Swartz

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

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

Francis Bacon

A book is a friend; a good book is a good friend. It will talk to you when you want it to talk, and it will keep still when you want it to keep still; and there are not many friends who know enough to do that.     

B. A. Billingsly

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

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Books, dear books, Have been, and are my comforts; morn and night, Adversity, prosperity, at home, Abroad, health, sickness?good or ill report, The same firm friends; the same refreshment rich, And source of consolation.     

Dr. Dodd.

Good books are to the young mind what the warming sun and the refreshing rain of spring are to the seeds which have lain dormant in the frosts of winter. They are more, for they may save from that which is worse than death, as well as bless with that whic     

Horace Mann

Nothing can supply the place of books. They are cheering or soothing companions in solitude, illness, affliction. The wealth of both continents would not compensate for the good they impart.     


Books are the ever-burning lamps of accumulated wisdom.      

George William Curtis

Book: A garden carried in a pocket.      

Arabian Proverb