Bookshop Quotes

Quotes tagged as "bookshop" (showing 1-30 of 31)
Terry Pratchett
“A good bookshop is just a genteel Black Hole that knows how to read.”
Terry Pratchett, Guards! Guards!

Cath Crowley
“It’s like he’s picking up parts of the world and showing them to me, saying, See? It’s beautiful.”
Cath Crowley, Words in Deep Blue

Cath Crowley
“I love lying here with you, under the books.”
Cath Crowley, Words in Deep Blue

“Words cannot do justice to the pleasures of a good bookshop. Ironically.

(Waterstones Trafalgar Square)”

Israelmore Ayivor
“Yes, we know you are a graduate with PhD. But when was the last time you chase after a book shop to buy and read a book at your own volition to obtain an information for your self-development? Knowledge doesn't chase people; people chase knowledge and information.”
Israelmore Ayivor

Lucy Dillon
“The bookshop felt damp and chilly, but it was still and unsupervised bookshop, and Anna felt a frisson of excitement as she scanned the shelves with greedy eyes. Libraries weren't quite the same, she'd found; something about the prosaic smell of other people's houses and fingers seeping off the pages diluted that sense of magical worlds, but untouched, unread, unexplored books were something else.”
Lucy Dillon, The Secret of Happy Ever After

Kamand Kojouri
“Nothing belongs to itself anymore.
These trees are yours because you once looked at them.
These streets are yours because you once traversed them.
These coffee shops and bookshops, these cafés and bars, their sole owner is you.
They gave themselves so willingly, surrendering to your perfume.
You sang with the birds and they stopped to listen to you.
You smiled at the sheepish stars and they fell into your hair.
The sun and moon, the sea and mountain, they have all left from heartbreak.
Nothing belongs to itself anymore.
You once spoke to Him, and then God became yours.
He sits with us in darkness now
to plot how to make you ours.” K.K.”
Kamand Kojouri

Caroline Kepnes
“I'm the same way about the bookshop. You know, I walk around and I feel the whole world is in there, the most important stories of all time.”
Caroline Kepnes, You

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

Lailah Gifty Akita
“My books, my paradise!”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

Christopher  Morley
“THIS SHOP IS HAUNTED by the ghosts
Of all great literature, in hosts;

We sell no fakes or trashes.
Lovers of books are welcome here,
No clerks will babble in your ear,

Please smoke--but don't drop ashes!
Browse as long as you like.
Prices of all books plainly marked.
If you want to ask questions, you'll find the proprietor
where the tobacco smoke is thickest.
We pay cash for books.
We have what you want, though you may not know you want it.

Malnutrition of the reading faculty is a serious thing.

Let us prescribe for you.

By R. & H. MIFFLIN,”
Christopher Morley, The Haunted Bookshop

“A good book will capture your imagination.
A great story will capture your soul.”
Anthony T. Hincks

Jane Green
“You must work to live, not live to work.”
Jane Green, Bookends

Lailah Gifty Akita
“How can a man know how to live rightly on the face of earth? By daily reading and meditation on the Holy Scriptures and obedience to what is written.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

Margareth Stewart
“He realised war was not against an enemy. War is against everything – you never know who is the friend or foe. For Pierre, this bookshop was war.”
Margareth Stewart, Open/Pierre´s journey after war

Jane Green
“If you want to talk about it with someone, then I`m happy to listen, or try and help, but you should only tell me if you want to.”
Jane Green, Bookends

Jane Green
“Forever feels a long time when you're eighteen. When you're away from home for the first time in your life, when you forge instant friendships that are so strong they are destined, surely, to be with you until the bitter end.”
Jane Green, Bookends

Carlos Ruiz Zafón
“The city was asleep, and the bookshop felt like a boat adrift in a sea of silence and shadows.”
Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind

Lailah Gifty Akita
“The greatest solitude; reading!”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

C. Robert Cargill
“Puckett's Stacks was not the sort of bookshop one happened upon; it was the sort of bookshop for which one looked deliberately.”
C. Robert Cargill, Dreams and Shadows

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

Jane Green
“That's the problem with lying. You can never remember what you've said.”
Jane Green, Bookends

Jane Green
“I am not a people pleaser. I am not a person who says things because she thinks it will make the other person happy, nor am I a person who offers things she cannot deliver because I want the other person to like me.”
Jane Green, Bookends

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Bookshop and libraries are great celestial places to be.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

Katarina Bivald
“Elle avait pris l’habitude de laisser la porte entrouverte afin que l’air humide de l’automne se mêle au parfum des livres. Elle avait toujours pensé que l’air automnal et les livres allaient bien ensemble, que les uns comme les autres se mariaient bien avec des plaids, des fauteuils confortables et de grandes tasses de café ou de thé.”
Katarina Bivald, The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend

Penelope Fitzgerald
“Hojear libros es parte de la tradición de una librería —le dijo Florence—. Debes dejar que se queden y toquen los libros.”
Penelope Fitzgerald, The Bookshop

Sara Sheridan
“I spend some time every week in independent bookshops all over the country and what I see is inspiring!”
Sara Sheridan

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Buying, borrowing, or stealing the book is the easy part.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Edmund White
“I remember Ronald Firbank once said, upon entering a bookshop, something like, “Do you have anything in my line, you know, something dreamy and vague?”
Edmund White, The Unpunished Vice: A Life of Reading

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