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.


Once you have read a book you care about, some part of it is always with you.     

Louis L'Amour

There is no friend as loyal as a book.     

Ernest Hemingway

Books are mirrors. You only see in them what you already have inside of you.     

Carlos Zafon

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

Francis Bacon

Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light.     

Vera Nazarian

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

Ernest Hemingway

No two persons ever read the same book.     

Edmund Wilson

Some books leave us free and some books make us free.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Books were safer than other people anyway.     

Neil Gaiman

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

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Great books help you understand, and they help you feel understood.     

John Green

There's nothing wrong with reading a book you love over and over.     

GAIL CARSON LEVINE

The world was hers for the reading.     

Betty Smith

Good books don't give up all their secrets at once.     

Stephen King

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

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

I think of life as a good book. The further you get into it, the more it begins to make sense.     

Harold Kushner

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

C.S. Lewis

A book is a dream that you hold in your hand.     

Neil Gaiman

Books: a beautifully browsable invention that needs no electricity and exists in a readable form no matter what happens.     

Nicholson Baker

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

Abraham Lincoln

If there's a book you really want to read but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.     

Toni Morrison

Some like to believe it's the book that chooses the person.     

Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Reading one book is like eating one potato chip.     

Diane Duane

Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all.     

Henry David Thoreau

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

Oscar Wilde

A good book should leave you, slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading it.     

William Styron

There comes a time when you have to choose between turning the page and closing the book.     

Josh Jameson

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

Bertrand Russell

A book is a device to ignite the imagination.     

Alan Bennett

Books let us into their souls and lay open to us the secrets of our own.     

William Hazlitt