Book Lover Quotes

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Maggie Stiefvater
“...she made her home in between the pages of books.”
Maggie Stiefvater, Linger

Alan Bradley
“As I stood outside in Cow Lane, it occurred to me that Heaven must be a place where the library is open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

No ... eight days a week.”
Alan Bradley, The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

Carlos Ruiz Zafón
“I stepped into the bookshop and breathed in that perfume of paper and magic that strangely no one had ever thought of bottling.”
Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Angel's Game

Henry Ward Beecher
“Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house.”
Henry Ward Beecher

Lemony Snicket
“There are few sights sadder than a ruined book.”
Lemony Snicket, The Wide Window

“Some women have a weakness for shoes... I can go barefoot if necessary. I have a weakness for books.”
Oprah Winfrey

Jan Karon
“As long as you have any floor space at all, you have room for books! Just make two stacks of books the same height, place them three or four feet apart, lay a board across them, and repeat. Viola! Bookshelves!”
Jan Karon

Alison Weir
“I prefer to be left alone with my books.”
Alison Weir, Innocent Traitor

E. Lockhart
“One day, she ventured to the palace library and was delighted to find what good company books could be.”
E. Lockhart, We Were Liars

Shannon Hale
“She closed the book and put her cheek against it. There was still an odor of a library on it, of dust, leather, binding glue, and old paper, one book carrying the smell of hundreds.”
Shannon Hale, The Goose Girl

Ray Bradbury
“Do you know that books smell like nutmeg or some spice from a foreign land? I loved to smell them when I was a boy. Lord, there were a lot of lovely books once, before we let them go.”
Ray Bradbury

Horace Mann
“A house without books is like a room without windows. No man has a right to bring up his children without surrounding them with books, if he has the means to buy them. It is a wrong to his family. He cheats them! Children learn to read by being in the presence of books. The love of knowledge comes with reading and grows upon it.”
Horace Mann, Life and Works of Horace Mann Volume 3

Helene Hanff
“I love inscriptions on flyleaves and notes in margins, I like the comradely sense of turning pages someone else turned, and reading passages someone long gone has called my attention to.”
Helene Hanff, 84, Charing Cross Road

Eudora Welty
“I cannot remember a time when I was not in love with them--with the books themselves, cover and binding and the paper they were printed on, with their smell and their weight and with their possession in my arms, captured and carried off to myself.”
Eudora Welty

Stephen Colbert
“The summer movies are coming out. My advice: just stay home and burn a good book.”
Stephen Colbert

Erica Jong
“Beware of books. They are more than innocent assemblages of paper and ink and string and glue. If they are any good, they have the spirit of the author within. Authors are rogues and ruffians and easy lays. They are gluttons for sweets and savories. They devour life and always want more. They have sap, spirit, sex. Books are panderers. The Jews are not wrong to worship books. A real book has pheromones and sprouts grass through its cover.”
Erica Jong, Seducing the Demon: Writing for My Life

Fyodor Dostoyevsky
“. . . finally, I couldn't imagine how I could live without books, and I stopped dreaming about marrying that Chinese prince. . . .”
Fyodor Dostoevsky, White Nights

“I spent my life folded between the pages of books.”
Tahereh Mafi, Shatter Me

Neil Gaiman
“Still. Four words.

And I didn’t realize it until a couple of days ago, when someone wrote in to my blog:

Dear Neil,

If you could choose a quote - either by you or another author - to be inscribed on the wall of a public library children’s area, what would it be?



I pondered a bit. I’d said a lot about books and kids’ reading over the years, and other people had said things pithier and wiser than I ever could. And then it hit me, and this is what I wrote:

I’m not sure I’d put a quote up, if it was me, and I had a library wall to deface. I think I’d just remind people of the power of stories, and why they exist in the first place. I’d put up the four words that anyone telling a story wants to hear. The ones that show that it’s working, and that pages will be turned:

“… and then w”
Neil Gaiman, Stories: All-New Tales

Victor Hugo
“He loved books, those undemanding but faithful friends.”
Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

Audrey Niffenegger
“I look at him, look at the book, remember, this book, this moment, the first book I ever loved”
Audrey Niffenegger, The Time Traveler's Wife

Kiersten White
“I wanted more time with the books. I wanted to spend the day in a quiet corner, sitting against a window, lost in words and worlds I had never been given access to.”
Kiersten White, The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein

Allison Hoover Bartlett
“A book is much more than a delivery vehicle for its contents.”
Allison Hoover Bartlett, The Man Who Loved Books Too Much: The True Story of a Thief, a Detective, and a World of Literary Obsession

Kevin Ansbro
“Overhyped books are the empty calories of the literary world.”
Kevin Ansbro

Jaachynma N.E. Agu
“God is indeed able to make you what He wants you to be.”
Jaachynma N.E. Agu, The Prince and the Pauper

Neeraj Agnihotri
“I always looked for a place where I could sit in solace and read, and you know what offered me that comfortable solitude? Books.”
Neeraj Agnihotri, In The Name Of Blasphemy

Caroline George
“I do believe literature holds the best of us . . . or perhaps it reflects the better versions of who we are.”
Caroline George, Dearest Josephine

Caroline George
“Yes, I still believe a topsy-turvy posture boosts the absorption of literature.”
Caroline George, Dearest Josephine

Jostein Gaarder
“Quando leggo un libro che mi piace, è come se i miei pensieri volassero via, oltre la pagina che sto leggendo; cioè il libro non è solamente parole o figure sulla carta, ma tutto ciò che immagino mentre leggo.”
Jostein Gaarder, A biblioteca mágica de Bibbi Bokken

Elif Shafak
“Once again she had spent all her monthly savings on books! She was a true bookworm, not a promising feature at all given that it had zero value in the eyes of a boy.”
Elif Shafak, The Bastard of Istanbul

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