I love quotes, as I discussed here, and I can’t believe I didn’t think of this topic sooner—book-related quotes. What could be better? Enjoy these, and make sure to tell me your own favorites in the comments!
“Yes, well,” Elend said, “I kind of lost track of time ….”
“For two hours?”
Elend nodded sheepishly. “There were books involved.”
~ Brandon Sanderson
A room without books is like a body without a soul.
I cannot live without books.
~ Thomas Jefferson
So many books, so little time.
~ Frank Zappa
The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.
~ Jane Austen
“One must always be careful of books,” said Tessa, “and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.”
~ Cassandra Clare
I kept always two books in my pocket, one to read, one to write in.
~ Robert Louis Stevenson
A book, too, can be a star, a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe.
~ Madeleine L’Engle
It’s not that I don’t like people. It’s just that when I’m in the company of others – even my nearest and dearest – there always comes a moment when I’d rather be reading a book.
~ Maureen Corrigan
Books are no more threatened by Kindle than stairs by elevators.
~ Stephen Fry
Books to the ceiling,
Books to the sky,
My pile of books is a mile high.
How I love them! How I need them!
I’ll have a long beard by the time I read them.
~ Arnold Lobel
If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
There is nothing in literature which does not, in some degree, percolate into life.
~ C. S. Lewis
No man can be called friendless who has God and the companionship of good books.
~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning