Book Lovers Quotes

Quotes tagged as "book-lovers" Showing 1-30 of 524
Umberto Eco
“We live for books.”
Umberto Eco

Saul Bellow
“People can lose their lives in libraries. They ought to be warned.”
Saul Bellow

H.L. Mencken
“I know some who are constantly drunk on books as other men are drunk on whiskey.”
H.L. Mencken

Neil Gaiman
“Books were safer than other people anyway.”
Neil Gaiman, The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Patricia A. McKillip
“The odd thing about people who had many books was how they always wanted more.”
Patricia A. McKillip, The Bell at Sealey Head

Virginia Woolf
“When the Day of Judgment dawns and people, great and small, come marching in to receive their heavenly rewards, the Almighty will gaze upon the mere bookworms and say to Peter, “Look, these need no reward. We have nothing to give them. They have loved reading.”
Virginia Woolf

“Libraries will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no libraries.”
Anne Herbert

Anne Rice
“Give me a man or woman who has read a thousand books and you give me an interesting companion. Give me a man or woman who has read perhaps three and you give me a very dangerous enemy indeed.”
Anne Rice, The Witching Hour

Jennifer Weiner
“Cram your head with characters and stories. Abuse your library privileges. Never stop looking at the world, and never stop reading to find out what sense other people have made of it. If people give you a hard time and tell you to get your nose out of a book, tell them you're working. Tell them it's research. Tell them to pipe down and leave you alone.”
Jennifer Weiner

Gail Carriger
“I suspect it may be like the difference between a drinker and an alcoholic; the one merely reads books, the other needs books to make it through the day."

(Interview with The Booklovers blog, September 2010)”
Gail Carriger

Anthony Trollope
“That I can read and be happy while I am reading, is a great blessing.”
Anthony Trollope

Simon Van Booy
“[I] read books because I love them, not because I think I should read them.”
Simon Van Booy

Sherman Alexie
“I grabbed my book and opened it up.

I wanted to smell it.

Heck, I wanted to kiss it.

Yes, kiss it.

That's right, I am a book kisser.

Maybe that's kind of perverted or maybe it's just romantic and highly intelligent.
Sherman Alexie, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Jennifer L. Armentrout
“Dogeared pages were Antichrist of book lovers everywhere.”
Jennifer L. Armentrout, Onyx

Gordon B. Hinckley
“It is both relaxing and invigorating to occasionally set aside the worries of life, seek the company of a friendly book...from the reading of 'good books' there comes a richness of life that can be obtained in no other way.”
Gordon B. Hinckley

Helene Hanff
“I do love secondhand books that open to the page some previous owner read oftenest. The day Hazlitt came he opened to "I hate to read new books," and I hollered "Comrade!" to whoever owned it before me.”
Helene Hanff, 84, Charing Cross Road

Elizabeth von Arnim
“What a blessing it is to love books.”
Elizabeth von Arnim, The Solitary Summer

Dorothy Parker
“I like best to have one book in my hand, and a stack of others on the floor beside me, so as to know the supply of poppy and mandragora will not run out before the small hours.”
Dorothy Parker, The Collected Dorothy Parker

Carlos Ruiz Zafón
“Some like to believe it's the book that chooses the person.”
Carlos Ruiz Zafón

Tiffany King
“There is nothing like the smell of books, both new and old. If someone ever bottled the smell, I would be all over it .”
Tiffany King, Meant to Be

Beth Pattillo
“I took my time, running my fingers along the spines of books, stopping to pull a title from the shelf and inspect it. A sense of well-being flowed through me as I circled the ground floor. It was better than meditation or a new pair of shoes- or even chocolate. My life was a disaster, but there were still books. Lots and lots of books. A refuge. A solace. Each one offering the possibility of a new beginning.”
Beth Pattillo, Jane Austen Ruined My Life

Helene Hanff
“Why is it that people who wouldn't dream of stealing anything else think it's perfectly all right to steal books?”
Helene Hanff, 84, Charing Cross Road

Annie Barrows
“If I could have anything I wanted, I would choose story without end, and it seems I have lots of company in that.”
Annie Barrows, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Sarah Rees Brennan
“You will never find me in trouble. You will find me in the library. If you can remember where that is.”
Sarah Rees Brennan, In Other Lands

Benjamin Alire Sáenz
“What is it with you and that book?"
Rafael laughed. "We have a personal relationship.”
Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Last Night I Sang to the Monster

José Luís Peixoto
“Sempre gostei de procurar livros, não quero saber onde estão, basta-me saber que existem.”
José Luís Peixoto, Livro

Eudora Welty
“I learned from the age of two or three that any room in our house, at any time of day, was there to read in, or be read to.”
Eudora Welty

Alpha Four
“Books are magical keys to open up worlds and change perspectives.”

Siri Hustvedt
“Reading is a private pursuit; one that takes place behind closed doors.”
Siri Hustvedt, The Summer Without Men

George Saunders
“There’s a vast underground network for goodness at work in this world—a web of people who’ve put reading at the center of their lives because they know from experience that reading makes them more expansive, generous people…”
George Saunders, A Swim in a Pond in the Rain: In Which Four Russians Give a Master Class on Writing, Reading, and Life

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