Bookshelf Quotes

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“I've squeezed as many bookcases in this tiny space as possible. Being surrounded by books and magazines makes me feel calm. It makes the room seem wrapped in a layer of protection. As if nothing or no one can get to me.”
Angelo Surmelis, The Dangerous Art of Blending In

Robert W. Service
“I like to think that when I fall,
A rain-drop in Death's shoreless sea,
This shelf of books along the wall,
Beside my bed, will mourn for me.”
Robert William Service, Ballads of a Bohemian

Ross King
“And as I surveyed the clutter of his study I was pleased to see that he was a man after my own heart. All of his money appeared to have been spent on either books or shelves to hold them.”
Ross King, Ex-Libris

Gary Shteyngart
“Then I celebrated my Wall of Books. I counted the volumes on my twenty-foot-long modernist bookshelf to make sure none had been misplaced or used as kindling by my subtenant. “You’re my sacred ones,” I told the books. “No one but me still cares about you. But I’m going to keep you with me forever. And one day I’ll make you important again.” I thought about that terrible calumny of the new generation: that books smell.”
Gary Shteyngart, Super Sad True Love Story

Ryan Lilly
“A professional headshot in front of a bookshelf says you're an intellectual. A professional headshot peeking though a bookshelf says you're probably under a restraining order.”
Ryan Lilly

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“We are improved by reading books not by owning them.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“We find paradise in every library and bookshop.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

Merilyn Simonds
“My books are my brain and my heart made visible.”
Merilyn Simonds, Gutenberg’s Fingerprint: A Book Lover Bridges the Digital Divide

Georges Perec
“If you do not keep on sorting your books, your books unsort themselves”
Georges Perec, Thoughts of Sorts

Rehan Khan
“My father always says, to know a man, you must visit his library, for the contours of his mind have been shaped by the words on his bookshelf”
Rehan Khan, A Tudor Turk

“I am so obsessed with my life that the books I used to read are resting in the bookshelf for years and my soul is dying in the arms of my life.”
Neymat Khan

“The Only Thing,
I Like In Any House,
Is a Book shelf.”
Aqeel Rafique

“I see the beatitudes of books displayed on a bookshelf.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

“No, I am not imagining a book-burning, warmongering, anti-intellectual fascist regime – in my plan, there is no place for re ghters who light up the Homers and Lady Murasakis and Cao Xueqins stashed under your bed – because, for starters, I’m not banning literature per se. I’m banning the reading of literature. Purchasing and collecting books and other forms of literature remains perfectly legitimate as long as you don’t peruse the literature at hand.”
Kyoko Yoshida

“There are many books, but One holy book, the HOLY BIBLE.”
Lailah Gifty, Akita

Susan Wiggs
“Blythe's favorite shelf near the coffee area. She'd labeled it W.O.W. (WORDS OF WISDOM) and it was stocked with her perennial favorites with bookmarked passages.
Natalie used to love browsing that shelf. A book would never betray you or change its mind or make you feel stupid. She took down The Once and Future King and found a marked passage: "The best thing for being sad," replied Merlyn, beginning to puff and blow, "is to learn something. That is the only thing that never fails."
Susan Wiggs, The Lost and Found Bookshop

Irvin D. Yalom
“Within minutes, melancholy engulfed him, as was usually the case in bookstores. Books everywhere, screaming for attention from the large presentation tables, shamelessly exposing their purple or iridescent green covers, piled up on the floor and patiently waiting to be put on the shelf, pouring out of the tables, sprinkled on the floor. Near the back wall of the store, huge piles of missed books were waiting with a sullen air to return to their forger. Next to them stood cardboard boxes still unopened, filled with young and brilliant volumes that burned with impatience to live their moment of glory. Ernest's heart trembled the moment he thought about his new baby. What chance did a frail soul have, in this sea of books, to swim and hold on to the surface?”
Irvin Yalom, Lying on the Couch

“Harriet, to hide her excitement, had turned to the bookshelves in the corner between the windows and the fireplace. The books, untidily arranged, some standing, some piled on their sides, with newspapers and magazines wedged among them, confused her. There were no sets and a great many were paper-backed. She saw friends - Mr. Dickens was present — and nodding acquaintances - Laurence Sterne, for instance, and Theodore Dreiser — but they were among strangers: Henry Miller, Norman Douglas, Saki, Ronald Firbank, strangers all.”
Jack Iams, Table For Four

Alan Bennett
“Books and bookcases cropping up in stuff that I've written means that they have to be reproduced on stage or on film. This isn't as straightforward as it might seem. A designer will either present you with shelves lined with gilt-tooled library sets, the sort of clubland books one can rent by the yard as decor, or he or she will send out for some junk books from the nearest second-hand bookshop and think that those will do. Another short cut is to order in a cargo of remaindered books so that you end up with a shelf so garish and lacking of character it bears about as much of a relationship to literature as a caravan site does to architecture. A bookshelf is as particular to its owner as are his or her clothes; a personality is stamped on a library just as a shoe is shaped to the foot.”
Alan Bennett, Keeping On Keeping On

Nanette L. Avery
“Dogeared pages means someone is reading a paperback...”
Nanette L. Avery

Ehsan Sehgal
“Never trust anyone whose television is bigger than their bookshelf.
- Emilia Clarke

Since the trust defines a natural and positive feeling, not knowledge, whether one has a bigger television or smaller bookshelf, which may affect and effect nothing, while the point is that how one executes and characterizes it.
- Ehsan Sehgal”
Ehsan Sehgal

Avijeet Das
“I hoard books. Books feel like home!”
Avijeet Das

“The important thing is that people read and enjoy books.”

Kate Stradling
“and she abandoned him to examine the inventory of a small bookshelf.”
Kate Stradling, The Heir and the Spare

Kiersten White
“Did you have a specific research goal? Or go wild and play bookshelf roulette?”
Kiersten White, Slayer

“The free reading wasn't a gimmick to bring customers back after all. It was a small, secret, gentle revolution. Oh, that Mr Cole was clever.”
Amelia Mellor, The Bookseller's Apprentice