Quotes About Books

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Terry Pratchett
“Books must be treated with respect, we feel that in our bones, because words have power. Bring enough words together they can bend space and time.”
Terry Pratchett

William Wordsworth
“Dreams, books, are each a world; and books, we know,
Are a substantial world, both pure and good:
Round these, with tendrils strong as flesh and blood,
Our pastime and our happiness will grow.”
William Wordsworth

Violet Haberdasher
“Imagination is what you do with your inspiration.”
Violet Haberdasher

Louisa May Alcott
“She is too fond of books, and it has turned her brain”
Louisa May Alcott, Work: A Story of Experience

Jess C. Scott
“I was flipping channels, watching this cheerleading program on MTV. They took a field hockey girl and “transformed” her into a cheerleader by the end of the show. I was just wondering: what if she liked field hockey better?”
Jess C. Scott, EyeLeash: A Blog Novel

Yoshida Kenkō
“To sit alone in the lamplight with a book spread out before you and hold intimate converse with men of unseen generations - such is pleasure beyond compare.”
Yoshida Kenkō, Essays in Idleness: The Tsurezuregusa of Kenko

Jonathan Franzen
“You're either reading a book or you're not.”
Jonathan Franzen

Jay McLean
“Cam starts laughing, "Oh, I love it when she reads." He turns to Lucy who's face is starting to contort and turn to a bright shade of red, "She reads these smutty books, like full on dirty shit, full of sex and like... bdsm shit."
"I'm not joking boys, they're like full on pornographic. Talking about silky shafts and veiny dicks and shit," Logan is now on the ground holding his side from the pain of laughing too hard.
"Sometimes she'll be reading, then all of sudden she'll put her book down and look at me like she wants to eat me, literally eat me!" he yells, laughing harder, still swatting away her hands that are trying to shut him up, "I mean I don't mind it, not at all. It's hot as fuck. And she wants to try everything she reads in these books. Like... everything. She learns everything from these books... so I don't give a shit when, of how much she reads, I get rewards.”
Jay McLean, More Than This

Jen Campbell
“CUSTOMER: If I were to, say... meet the love of my life in this bookshop, what section do you think they would be standing in?”
Jen Campbell, Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops

Amy Lowell
“All books are either dreams or swords,
You can cut, or you can drug, with words. ”
Amy Lowell, Selected Poems

نجلاء حسن
“اعذرني !!
لن ألوث طهري ونقائي لمجرد إرضائك ،
ولن أدنس مبادئي لأكسب شرف قربك مني ..
ولن أنزع رداء الطفولة من روحي من ذاتي من وجداني ..
لأكون في نظرك أنثى كاملة النضوج
هذه أنا إن أردتني بطهري بطفولتي بنقائي بوفائي بعطائي !!
وإن لم ترغب بنجلائك كما هي ..
إذهب إليهن وغادرني
فكثيرات ياسيدي من هن بحجم رغباتك !
وقليلات / قليلات من هن بحجم نقائي !”
نجلاء حسن, طرف غترته

Charles Bukowski
“great books are the ones we need”
Charles Bukowski, The Last Night of the Earth Poems

Jackson Pearce
“Who made you Queen of Literacy? Go sit in your car!”
Jackson Pearce

Alberto Manguel
“Our society accepts the book as a given, but the act of reading -- once considered useful and important, as well as potentially dangerous and subversive -- is now condescendingly accepted as a pastime, a slow pastime that lacks efficiency and does not contribute to the common good.”
Alberto Manguel, The Library at Night

Patrick Rothfuss
“There were two sets of double doors leading out of the antechamber, one marked STACKS and the other TOMES. Not knowing the difference between the two, I headed to the ones labeled STACKS. That was what I wanted. Stacks of books. Great heaps of books. Shelf after endless shelf of books.”
Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

Edgar A. Guest
“A Book

“Now” - said a good book unto me -
“Open my pages and you shall see
Jewels of wisdom and treasures fine,
Gold and silver in every line,
And you may claim them if you but will
Open my pages and take your fill.

“Open my pages and run them o’er,
Take what you choose of my golden store.
Be you greedy, I shall not care -
All that you seize I shall gladly spare;
There is never a lock on my treasure doors,
Come - here are my jewels, make them yours!

“I am just a book on your mantel shelf,
But I can be part of your living self;
If only you’ll travel my pages through,
Then I will travel the world with you.
As two wines blended make better wine,
Blend your mind with these truths of mine.

“I’ll make you fitter to talk with men,
I’ll touch with silver the lines you pen,
I’ll lead you nearer the truth you seek,
I’ll strengthen you when your faith grows weak -
This place on your shelf is a prison cell,
Let me come into your mind to dwell!”
Edgar A. Guest, Collected Verse

Nick Hornby
“And what would happen if we never read the classics? There comes a point in life, it seems to me, where you have to decide whether you're a Person of Letters or merely someone who loves books, and I'm beginning to see that the book lovers have more fun. ”
Nick Hornby, Housekeeping vs. the Dirt

Kurt Vonnegut
“A book is an arrangement of twenty-six phonetic symbols, ten numerals, and about eight punctuation marks, and people can cast their eyes over these and envision the eruption of Mount Vesuvius or the Battle of Waterloo.”
Kurt Vonnegut

Г. Аюурзана
“Амьдрал гэж нэг иймэрхүү авсаархан ном байлаа гэхэд, санаандгүй сөхөхөд тааралдах тохиолдлын ганц өгүүлбэрт л уг номыг унших учир шалтгаан бүрэн шингээстэй бий.”
Г. Аюурзана, Амь тавьж буй шувууны далавч
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“With no reason to hide these words I feel, and no reason to talk about the books I read, but still, I do.”

Kurt Vonnegut
“There isn’t any particular relationship between the messages, except that the author has chosen them carefully, so that, when seen all at once, they produce an image of life that is beautiful and surprising and deep. There is no beginning, no middle, no end, no suspense, no moral, no causes, no effects. What we love in our books are the depths of many marvelous moments seen all at one time.”
Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five
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Alberto Manguel
“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, The Library at Night

Edwin Markham
“He fed his spirit with the bread of books”
Edwin Markham

Jessica Zafra
“That's the thing about a great book. Every time you read it, it's different, because you're different. You've changed since the last time you picked it up, things have happened to you.”
Jessica Zafra, Twisted 9
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“The Bookshop has a thousand books,
All colors, hues, and tinges,
And every cover is a door
That turns on magic hinges.”
Nancy Byrd Turner

Kellie Elmore
“Maybe Heaven will be a library and then I might get to finish my ‘to-read’ list.”
Kellie Elmore, Magic in the Backyard

Ray Bradbury
“But we do need a breather. We do need knowledge. And perhaps in a thousand years we might pick smaller cliffs to jump off. The books are to remind us what asses and fools we are. They’re Caesar’s praetorian guard, whispering as the parade roars down the avenue, ‘Remember, Caesar, thou art mortal.’ Most of us can’t rush around, talk to everyone, know all the cities of the world, we haven’t time, money or that many friends. The things you’re looking for, Montag, are in the world, but the only way the average chap will ever see ninety-nine per cent of them is in a book.”
Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

P.G. Wodehouse
“One of the poets, whose name I cannot recall, has a passage, which I am unable at the moment to remember, in one of his works, which for the time being has slipped my mind, which hits off admirably this age-old situation.”
P.G. Wodehouse

Laurie R. King
“I took to the Bodleian library as to a lover and ... would sit long hours in Bodley's arms to emerge, blinking and dazed with the small and feel of all those books.”
Laurie R. King, The Beekeeper's Apprentice

Lewis Buzbee
“For the last several days I've had the sudden and general urge to buy a new book. I've stopped off at a few bookstores around the city, and while I've looked at hundreds and hundreds of books in that time, I have not found the one book that will satisfy my urge. It's not as if I don't have anything to read; there's a tower of perfectly good unread books next to my bed, not to mention the shelves of books in the living room I've been meaning to reread. I find myself, maddeningly, hungry for the next one, as yet unknown. I no longer try to analyze this hunger; I capitulated long ago to the book lust that's afflicted me most of my life. I know enough about the course of the disease to know I'll discover something soon.”
Lewis Buzbee, The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop: A Memoir, a History

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