Want to See Your Favorite Book Quote on the Goodreads App?

Posted by Hayley on September 1, 2015


Every time you open our iOS and Android apps we show you an inspiring or thought-provoking book quote. Our members say that it's one of their favorite things about the app! The Goodreads engineering team is ready to update our list of quotes, and we'd love to hear your ideas—please share your favorite quote, or a link to the quote on Goodreads, in the comments below.

If you haven't downloaded the Goodreads app yet, you're missing out! It's the perfect solution to all of your book-lover dilemmas. Not sure what to look for when you're in a bookstore or library? Pull out your phone and check your Goodreads Want to Read shelves! Out with a friend who gives you a brilliant book recommendation or inspired by an author interview on the radio? Add books to your Want to Read shelf even when you're on the go!

For iPhone and iPad owners, you can download the app here.

For Android phone and tablet owners, you can download the app here.

Don't forget to give us your book quote suggestions in the comments below. We'll pick the best and add them to our apps.

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message 1: by Awais (new)

Awais Hanif “The moment you stop to think about whether you love someone, you've already stopped loving that person forever.”
― Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind


message 2: by Awais (new)

Awais Hanif “Memories are worse than bullets.”
― Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind


message 3: by Awais (new)

Awais Hanif “I was raised among books, making invisible friends in pages that seemed cast from dust and whose smell I carry on my hands to this day.”
― Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind


message 4: by Mike (new)

Mike Attachment to views is the greatest impediment to the spiritual path. -Thich Nhat Hanh


message 5: by Mike (new)

Mike To live outside the law you must be honest. - Bob Dylan


message 6: by Mike (new)

Mike Be humble for you are made of earth. Be noble for you are made of stars. ~ Serbian proverb


message 7: by Mike (new)

Mike Once we begin not to worry about the kind of house we live in, what clothes we are wearing–once we give up the stupid recreation of this world, we have time, which is priceless, to remember that we are our brother’s keeper and that we must not only care for his needs as far as we are able immediately, but we must try to build a better world. - Dorothy Day


message 8: by Glen (new)

Glen D'souza Steal five dollars and you're a common thief. Steal thousands and you're either the government or a hero.

Going Postal


message 9: by Glen (new)

Glen D'souza What kind of man would put a known criminal in charge of a major branch of government? Apart from, say, the average voter.

Going Postal


message 10: by Claire (new)

Claire Howard "A little learning is a dangerous thing,
Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring:
There shallow draughts intoxicate the brain,
And drinking largely sobers us again."
Alexander Pope


message 11: by Ismail (new)

Ismail Kanyimbwa ROUGH IS ONLY MENTAL.


message 12: by Will (new)

Will Baker Always listen to your elders.Not because they are always right because they have more of a chance of being wrong


message 13: by freds (new)

freds “The words were on their way, and when they arrived, she would hold them in her hands like clouds, and she would ring them out like the rain.”
Markus Zusak, The Book Thief


message 14: by Shelly (new)

Shelly Reputation is what other people know about you. Honor is what you know about yourself. - Lois McMaster Bujold


message 15: by Shelly (new)

Shelly The dead cannot cry out for justice; it is a duty of the living to do so for them. - Lois McMaster Bujold


message 16: by Shelly (new)

Shelly "Endure pain, find joy, and make your own meaning, because the universe certainly isn't going to supply it. Always be a moving target. Live. Live. Live." - Lois McMaster Bujold


message 17: by Andie (new)

Andie That which we manifest is before us.
The Art of Racing in the Rain


message 18: by Andie (new)

Andie It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone


message 19: by Shannon (new)

Shannon “It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” - J.K. Rowling


message 20: by Caitlin (new)

Caitlin “Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?”
― J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows


message 21: by Nikki (new)

Nikki “No book is really worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally – and often far more – worth reading at the age of fifty and beyond.” ― C.S. Lewis (GR link)

“Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another's skin, another's voice, another's soul.” ― Joyce Carol Oates (GR link)

“Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.” ― Lemony Snicket (GR link)

“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.” ― Neil Gaiman, paraphrasing G.K. Chesterton (GR link)

“This is my party. This book. The book is good. It asks no questions. The book lets me engage it on my terms.” ― Kurtis J. Wiebe, Rat Queens, Vol. 1: Sass & Sorcery (GR link)

“Here’s to books, the cheapest vacation you can buy.” ― Charlaine Harris (GR link)

“Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.” ― Edgar Allan Poe, Eleonora (GR link)


message 22: by Chris (new)

Chris K. “It's hard to come to terms with the fact that you aren't going to be loved the way you want to be loved.”
― Amy Harmon, Making Faces


message 23: by Cherie (new)

Cherie "Books can be dangerous. The best ones should be labeled "This could change your life". - Helen Exley


message 24: by Allie (new)

Allie "In an age of rust, she comes up stainless steel."
- M.R. Carey


message 25: by Caterina (new)

Caterina "When the white man turns tyrant, it is his own freedom that he destroys. " George Orwell in "Shooting an Elephant "


message 26: by Megan (new)

Megan Caitlin wrote: "“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?”
― J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows"


Love this quote!


message 27: by Megan (new)

Megan “Books are not made to be believed, but to be subjected to inquiry. When we consider a book, we mustn't ask ourselves what it says but what it means...”

The Name of the Rose


message 28: by Pamela Small (new)

Pamela Small Books are inexpensive tickets to grande adventures, which brings new dimensios to readers's souls and minds.


message 29: by Bob (new)

Bob Nelson “The thing about fishing is that it gives a man hope. Each cast builds a little hope and if he can lose himself to that hope, then the worries and the heartache fade into the background. The wind inside him dies down for a while”

The Royal Wulff Murders, by Keith McCafferty


message 30: by Bashaer (new)

Bashaer Mk "لك شيء في هذا العالم .. فقم !! "
غسان كنفاني


message 31: by Yente (new)

Yente Meyers "Stand a little out of my sun." - Diogenes the Cynic


message 32: by Lara (new)

Lara “It is truth universally acknowledged that a man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.“

Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen


message 33: by Ashli (new)

Ashli Barrera A lie wilan travel its way around the world while the truth is still putting on its shoes. -Mark Twain


message 34: by Gaby (new)

Gaby "You're insane!"
"I won't argue that point."
-Ray Bradbury


message 35: by Kenan (new)

Kenan Curry "You want weapons? We're in a library! Books! The best weapons in the world!"
-The Doctor


message 36: by Serin (new)

Serin “The world spins. We stumble on. It is enough.” ― Colum McCann, Let the Great World Spin


message 37: by Serin (new)

Serin “For us, the playground of fiction is just as important as reality.” ― Ryohgo Narita


message 38: by Quirky Books (new)

Quirky Books "Throw away the rule book and create your own." Sandra Bellamy BREAK THROUGH THE BARRIERS OF REDUNDANCY TO GET BACK INTO WORK -AN A-Z 'HOW TO' GUIDE


message 39: by Kike (new)

Kike Ramos Don't you have an oficial Windows Phone App?

"FEAR stands for Fuck Everything And Run"
-Stephen King. Doctor Sleep


message 40: by Margaux Andrea (new)

Margaux Andrea “If we wait for the moment when everything, absolutely everything is ready, we shall never begin.”
― Ivan Turgenev


message 41: by Krista (new)

Krista "Do not pity the dead, Harry. Pity the living, and, above all those who live without love."--JK Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows

"Do. or do not. There is no try" Yoda, The Empire Strikes Back

"City morgue. You kill them, we chill them."--I can't remember the book, but it was funny.


message 42: by Joseph (last edited Sep 01, 2015 08:11PM) (new)

Joseph “When I have a little money, I buy books; and if I have any left, I buy food and clothes.”
― Desiderius Erasmus

“I cannot live without books.”
― Thomas Jefferson

“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.”
― Marcus Tullius Cicero


message 43: by Diane (new)

Diane Terry Pratchett Terry Pratchett:

"Stories of imagination tend to upset those without one."

"The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it."

"Some humans would do anything to see if it was possible to do it. If you put a large switch in some cave somewhere, with a sign on it saying 'End-of-the-World Switch. PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH', the paint wouldn't even have time to dry."

and finally:

"If you have enough book space, I don't want to talk to you."


message 44: by Kai (new)

Kai Differences of habit and language are nothing are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open. - JK Rowling


message 45: by Kai (new)

Kai Words are our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury and remedying it. - JK Rowling


message 46: by Kai (new)

Kai 'Sometimes' said Pooh 'the smallest things take up the most room in our heart.' - AA Milne


message 47: by Daniela (new)

Daniela Alin Anyone who has lost something they thought was theirs forever finally comes to realize that nothing really belongs to them.

Paulo Coelho


message 48: by V (new)

V “& only as you gasp your dying breath shall you understand, your life amounted to no more than one drop in a limitless ocean!
Yet what is any ocean but a multitude of drops?”
― David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas


message 49: by ChaserDream (new)

ChaserDream "I am here to live out load." -emile zola


message 50: by Nita (new)

Nita Kohli “The mark of the true hero is that the most heroic of his deeds is done in secret. We never hear of it. And yet somehow, my friends, we know."
- Erika Johansen, The Queen of the Tearling


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