Love Of Books Quotes

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Sarah Addison Allen
Just So You Know

You fall in love with every book you touch. You never break the spine or tear the pages. That would be cruel. You have secret favorites but, when asked, you say that you could never choose. But did you know that books fall in love with you, too?

They watch you from the shelf while you sleep. Are you dreaming of them, they wonder, in that wistful mood books are prone to at night when they’re bored and there’s nothing else to do but tease the cat.

Remember that pale yellow book you read when you were sixteen? It changed your world, that book. It changed your dreams. You carried it around until it was old and thin and sparkles no longer rose from the pages and filled the air when you opened it, like it did when it was new. You should know that it still thinks of you. It would like to get together sometime, maybe over coffee next month, so you can see how much you’ve both changed.

And the book about the donkey your father read to you every night when you were three, it’s still around – older, a little worse for wear. But it still remembers the way your laughter made its pages tremble with joy.

Then there was that book, just last week, in the bookstore. It caught your eye. You looked away quickly, but it was too late. You felt the rush. You picked it up and stroked your hand over its glassy cover. It knew you were The One. But, for whatever reason, you put it back and walked away. Maybe you were trying to be practical. Maybe you thought there wasn’t room enough, time enough, energy enough.

But you’re thinking about it now, aren’t you?
You fall in love so easily.
But just so you know, they do, too.”
Sarah Addison Allen

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

“Page after page she read
She cried and laughed
She swore and cheered
She fell in love with simple characters
She loathed imaginary enemies
She read and read saying one more chapter
She fell asleep with the books in her grasp
She got lost in the words and escaped the world”
N.S.

Emily Maguire
“And reading this way - with no deadline, no agenda - she remembered why she loved literature so much. It was like fucking a new man and knowing that he had made other women come, but that when she came it would be an unshareable, untranslatable pleasure. She opened herself up to her books, and the words got inside her and fucked her senseless.”
Emily Maguire, Taming the Beast

Kimberly Long Cockroft
“Of all the places I have walked into, libraries must be the most magical. Have you ever opened the cover of a book and wondered what you would find inside? Where you would go? Whom you would meet? A story has the power to send you back in time or into the future, to transport you to other lands and kingdoms. I’ve met ogres, talking rabbits, and some of my best friends in the pages of books.
Librarians might just have the best jobs ever. With each library card they hand out, they offer a ticket to strange and marvelous worlds. Open a book and, like Reading Beauty, you might fall under a spell—the magic of a deep read. But chances are, unlike the Sleeping Beauty of the original fairy tale, you will never want the spell to be broken.”
Kimberly Long Cockroft, Reading Beauty

“Books are gems. Books which leaves your spine aching from sitting up all night reading them;
Books whose characters live in the bright corners of your mind.
Books which hold the limits of space and time within them;
Books which teach you all that man knows and all that man wants.
Books are power”
Philip Womack

Michael  Anthony
“I grabbed the closest box of books and heaved it onto my bed. It contained all the books I had read in Iraq. Dog-eared, with broken spines, speckled with dirt, food, and even a little blood, most of the copies were marked up with notes in the margins. The better the book, the worse it looked--that's the way it should be. As I saw it, they were almost more like diaries than books.”
Michael Anthony, Civilianized: A Young Veteran's Memoir

Jojo Moyes
“Are you still with this man?
On no, She sniffed. I realized pretty quickly I couldn't marry a man without a bookshelf.
No bookshelf?
In his house. Not even a little one in his loo for the Reader's Digest.
Many people in this country don't read books.
He didn't have one book. Not even a true crime. Or a Jeffrey Archer. I mean, what does that tell you about someone's character?”
Jojo Moyes, Paris for One

“What is a great love of books? It is something like a personal introduction to the great and good men of all past times. Books, it is true, are silent as you see them on their shelves; but, silent as they are, when I enter a library I feel as if almost the dead were present, and I know if I put questions to these books they will answer me with all the faithfulness and fulness which has been left in them by the great men who have left the books with us.”
John Bright

Virginia Woolf
“What one means by integrity, in the case of the novelist, is the conviction that he gives one that this is the truth. . . . When one so exposes it [integrity] and sees it come to life one exclaims in rapture, But this is what I have always felt and known and desired! And one boils over with excitement, and, shutting the book even with a kind of reverence as if it were something very precious, a stand-by to return to as long as one lives, one puts it back on the shelf.”
Virginia Woolf, A Room of One's Own

Richard de Bury
“In books I meet the dead as if they were alive,
in books I see what is yet to come...
All things decay and pass with time...
all fame would fall victim to oblivion
if God had not given mortal men the book to aid them.”
Richard De Bury Translated by E.C.Thomas

Heather Demetrios
“I thought of all the summer evenings I'd spent sitting in the chairs under the trees beside the trailer, reading books that helped me escape Creek View, at least for a little while. Magical kingdoms, Russian love triangles, and the March sisters couldn't have been further away from the trailer park.”
Heather Demetrios, I'll Meet You There

Jennifer Faye
“Her eyes widened as she took in what must be thousands of titles. She stepped farther into the room finding the bookcases rose up at least two stories. Like a bee to honey, she was drawn to the remarkable library. There was a ladder that glided along a set of rails to reach the top shelves. And a spiral staircase for the second floor of shelves with yet another ladder. t was truly remarkable.
She didn't know whether she had walked onto the set of My Fair Lady or the library of Beauty and the Beast. She'd never seen anything so magnificent.”
Jennifer Faye, Beauty and Her Boss

“There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all.”
–Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

“Aren’t we blessed, we who love books?”
Frances Maureen Richardson

Jeanine Cummins
“Bookstores, invariably, are a refuge. There's one in the town where they live, and the first time Lydia ventures in, it takes her breath away. She has to steady herself against a shelf. The smell of coffee and paper and ink. It's nothing like her little shop back home. It's stocked mostly with religious books, and instead of calendars and toys, they carry rosaries, Buddha figurines, yarmulkes. Still, the upright spines of the books are bedrock. Steady. There's an international poetry section. Hafiz. Heaney. Neruda. Lydia flips past the twenty love poems and reads "The Song of Despair." She reads it desperately, hungrily, bent over the books in the aisle of the quiet shop. Her fingers ready the next page while she devours the words. The book is water in the desert.”
Jeanine Cummins, American Dirt

Paula Gruben
“For all her faults, it was actually my mom who instilled in me a love of reading, and books, for which I will always be grateful. She’s a complete bibliophile, so I’ve pretty much grown up around libraries and books.”
Paula Gruben, Umbilicus

Susan Higginbotham
“I looked at the book lying on a table. Though not a great reader myself, I knew that those who were - even Nora - could grow testy when one came between them and their books.”
Susan Higginbotham, Hanging Mary

“O my darling books…how dear to me are they all! For have I not chosen them one by one, gathered them in with the sweat of my brow? I do love you all! It seems as if, by long and sweet companionship, you had become part of myself.”
Antoine Issac, Baron Silvestre de Sacy

Michael Chabon
“Books were hungry things, and if you stayed too long in any one place, they would consume everything and everyone around you.”
Michael Chabon, Pops: Fatherhood in Pieces

Sarah J. Maas
“I’d taken to situating myself in one of the little lounges overlooking the mountains, and had almost read an entire book in the deep-cushioned armchair, going slowly as I learned new words. But it has filled my time - given me quiet, steadfast company with those characters, who did not exist and never would, but somehow made me feel less … alone.”
Sarah J. Maas, A Court of Mist and Fury

Simi Sunny
“Being a writer, I take thing seriously (not too seriously). I may be a young writer/self publisher, I do love to write and I want to share my stories to the world. but more importantly, I do take writing seriously.”
Simi Sunny

Elizabeth Hoyt
“No more shall you go bookless, Mrs. Crumb. From this day henceforth you have free run of my library with my compliments."
She stared. "I-"
He grinned, looking not a little wicked. "Have you looked at my books? Glanced at my titles? Fondled my spines?”
Elizabeth Hoyt, Duke of Sin

“Aren’t we blessed, we who love books?”
Frances Richardson

Paul Kalanithi
“After I was caught returning at dawn from one such late-night escapade, my worried mother thoroughly interrogated me regarding every drug teenagers take, never suspecting that the most intoxicating thing I’d experienced, by far, was the volume of romantic poetry she’d handed me the previous week. Books became my closest confidants, finely ground lenses providing new views of the world.”
Paul Kalanithi

“Arranging my books to year I read them make me understand that i was reading to books with long series and one or two was not for my age then but I read them then because I thought there is animal so it was for children but when I read it again now it is whole new book to me, besides that my choices then was perfect for my taste never read book because it is famous or someone recommended it, My method was just looking in to the book and if I like the title or the author bio or we were matching in color that will be enough for me to take the book but nether-less it was All my choices then Fantastic book, but as I grow older I stoped doing it and start reading depending on best seller or famous authors or ppl choices yes some of them was good but I was never the same after and slowly I Lose the love of books but all come back to me when I found the one book I was searching for “ Silmarillion “ then I decided to go back to the magical worlds that I living in but now I am different than then, not because of age a lone no, because now I was lost without me know it but when I have glimpse of it all come back to me like it was yesterday I was among them, it like the books saying to me Too late to apologize, I've already forgiven you.” ❤️❤️”
Memories, Memories of the Past

“Arranging my books to year I read them make me understand that i was reading long series books and one or two was not for my age then but I read them then because I thought there is animal so it was for children but when I read it again now it is whole new book to me, besides that my choices then was perfect for my taste never read book because it is famous or someone recommended it, My method was just looking in to the book and if I like the title or the author bio or we were matching in color that will be enough for me to take the book but nether-less it was All my choices then Fantastic, but as I grow older I stoped doing it and start reading depending on best seller or famous authors or ppl choices, yes some of them was good but I was never the same after and slowly I lose the love of books but all come back to me when I found the one book I was searching for “ Silmarillion “ then I decided to go back to the magical worlds that I was living in but now I am different than then, not because of age a lone no, because now I was lost without me know it but when I have glimpse of it all come back to me like it was yesterday I was among them, it like the books saying to me “Too late to apologize, I've already forgiven you.” ❤️❤️”
Memories

Virginia Woolf
“I have sometimes dreamt that when the Day of Judgment dawns and the great conquerors and lawyers and statesmen come to receive their rewards- their crowns, their laurels , their names carved indelibly upon imperishable marble-the Almighty will turn to Peter and will say , not without a certain envy when He sees us coming with our books under our arms, ' Look, these need no reward. We have nothing to give them here. They have loved reading.”
Virginia Woolf, How Should One Read a Book?

“Wouldn’t it calm your spirits to be reading a book instead?’ Sarah suggested.

Mina’s expression indicated that this was a notion so self-evident as to be stupid, and was about to explain why.

‘Of course I would rather be reading. I would spend all my days reading if I could. But for reasons passing understanding, embroidery is considered a desirable accomplishment in a prospective wife, and therefore it is incumbent upon me to master it, such is my lot. So for pity’s sake, bring tea or I shall run mad.”
Ambrose Parry, The Way of All Flesh

Margery Sharp
“My darling, why didn't you say so before? You know, I sometimes wonder," she added, turning to Ann, "what it would be like to have no children."
"Jolly dull, " said John. "you'd be bored stiff. What would you do all day?"
"Well I could read a little," said Mrs Gayford, rather vaguely, "really good books, you know, and the Times Literary Supplement. I used to be very fond of it.”
Margery Sharp, Rhododendron Pie

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