39 Best Quotes About Books For Book Lover

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Get here the list of some best inspirational quotes about books that will motivate you to become a book lover.

Best Quotes About Books

1. “What is a book? Is it the binding, the ink, the pages, or the sum of the words contained?” ― Cassandra Clare

2. “When I was your age, television was called books.” ― William Goldman

3. “A real book is not one that we read, but one that reads us.” ― W.H. Auden

4. “A book unopened alters not the ink on its pages. What is there is there.” ― J.R. Ward

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5. “Open the book and read it to renew your mind.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita

6. “If a book is not alive in the writer’s mind, it is as dead as year-old horse-shit” ― Stephen King

7. “Reading a good book helps us to feel un-alone.” ― John Green

8. “Owning a book is a third of the goal. The others are actually reading it and applying it.” ― Israel Wayne

9. “A book is a dead man, a sort of mummy, embowelled and embalmed, but that once had flesh, and motion, and a boundless variety of determinations and actions.” ― William Godwin

10. “A book, too, can be a star ‘explosive material, capable of stirring up fresh life endlessly.” ― Madeleine L’Engle

11. “If you can’t hear the sounds coming from outside while reading a book, then you have truly entered the world of that book!” ― Mehmet Murat ildan

12. “Everything comes to him who waits, except a loaned book.” ― Kin Hubbard

13. “Every book has a soul, the soul of the person who wrote it and the soul of those who read it and dream about it.” ― Carlos Ruiz Zafón

Famous Books Quotes

14. “When I buy a new book, I always read the last page first, that way in case I die before I finish, I know how it ends. That, my friend, is a dark side.” ― Nora Ephron

15. “A book is as dangerous as any journey you might take. The person who closes the back cover may not be the same one that opened the front one. Treat them with respect.” ― Mark Lawrence

16. “Don’t judge a book by its cover” ― George Eliot

17. “Come to the book as you would come to an unexplored land. Come without a map. Explore it and draw your own map.” ― Stephen King

18. “As we expand our knowledge of good books, we shrink the circle of men whose company we appreciate.” ― Ludwig Feuerbach

19. “Each book is a mind alive, a life revealed, a world awaiting exploration, but living people are all those things, as well—and more, because their stories haven’t yet been completely told.” ― Dean Koontz

20. “Every reader exists to ensure for a certain book a modest immortality. Reading is, in this sense, a ritual of rebirth.” ― Alberto Manguel

21. “My books hold between their covers every story I’ve ever known and still remember, or have now forgotten, or may one day read; they fill the space around me with ancient and new voices.” ― Alberto Manguel

22. “Old books that we have known but not possessed cross our path and invite themselves over. New books try to seduce us daily with tempting titles and tantalizing covers.” ― Alberto Manguel

23. “Once you can write an alphabet, you can write a book of 100 million pages. It’s just a matter of believing it as possible, and taking the cross millimetre by millimetre.” ― Israelmore Ayivor

24. “Librarians save lives: by handing the right book, at the right time, to a kid in need” ― Judy Blume

25. “One book calls to another unexpectedly, creating alliances across different cultures and centuries.” ― Alberto Manguel

26. “The function of a book is to provide a reading experience.” ― Douglas Rushkoff

Inspirational Quotes About Books

27. “While there may not be a book in every one of us, there is so often a damned good short story.” ― Jeffrey Archer

28. “It’s not in the book or in the writer that readers discern the truth of what they read; they see it in themselves, if the light of truth has penetrated their minds.” ― Augustine of Hippo

29. “Give up your thirst for books, so that you do not die a grouch.” ― Marcus Aurelius

30. “A book should be an axe to chop open the frozen sea inside us.” ― J.M. Coetzee

31. “There’s a book for everyone, even if they don’t think there is. A book that reaches in and grabs your soul.” ― Veronica Henry

32. “A story can always break into pieces while it sits inside a book on a shelf; and, decades after we have read it even twenty times, it can open us up, by cut or caress, to a new truth.” ― Andre Dubus

33. “A room without books is like a body without a soul.” ― Marcus Tullius Cicero

34. “Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” ― Mark Twain

35. “If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.” ― Haruki Murakami

36. “There is no friend as loyal as a book.” ― Ernest Hemingway

37. “Books are the only things worth stealing.” ― Sully Tarnish

38. “I will write one book that will change entire humankind if only you have enough guts to read my previous ones.” ― Santosh Kalwar

39. “Buy printed books because you save real thoughts of writers. Content of digital books can be changed easy if it is needed.” ― Ekaterina Yakovina