Fireside Fridays ~ Bookish Quotes

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!

bookgrass

“Yes, well,” Elend said, “I kind of lost track of time ….”
“For two hours?”
Elend nodded sheepishly. “There were books involved.”

~ Brandon Sanderson

hallofbooks

 

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

~ Cicero

heartmagicbook

I cannot live without books.

~ Thomas Jefferson

lotsa books

So many books, so little time.

~ Frank Zappa
heartbookpage

The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.

~ Jane Austen

bookdragon

“One must always be careful of books,” said Tessa, “and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.”

~ Cassandra Clare

heartbookpage

I kept always two books in my pocket, one to read, one to write in.

~ Robert Louis Stevenson

bookwhiteflame

A book, too, can be a star, a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe.

~ Madeleine L’Engle

readingbeneathtree

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

rose and book

Books are no more threatened by Kindle than stairs by elevators.

~ Stephen Fry

room ofbooks

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

old books

If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

fairyonbook

There is nothing in literature which does not, in some degree, percolate into life.

~ C. S. Lewis

roseinbook

No man can be called friendless who has God and the companionship of good books.

~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Happy reading!

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15 thoughts on “Fireside Fridays ~ Bookish Quotes

  1. Frank Zappa encapsulates my feelings at this stage of life – I’m working hard to get through more books. And I love Stephen Fry’s thought about the Kindle! Thank you for posting these.

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