50 Inspirational Book Related Quotes

50 Inspirational Book Related Quotes

I simply love books! There I said it.

Even since I was  a child I loved everything about books, I adored things only a bibliophile will understand.

I loved the smell of books whether the inky paper smell of new books or the earthy dusty smell of old books.

I even loved the sounds books make. The pleasing sound when you first crack the spine of a new book or the soft ‘clunk’ sound when you close a book, I even like the warm sounds books make as they rub together when being removed from a shelf  or the warm thump they exude when they knock together or they are dropped onto each other.

The thought of owning an old, old bookshop has always appealed to me but alas remains one of the many things I just never got around to.

Anyway, I know I am not alone with my love affair or books and all things related to them.

To prove this I’m proud to share some inspirational book related quotes from people wiser and more qualified to pass comment than I:

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.”
― George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons

“You’re never alone when you’re reading a book.”
― Susan Wiggs

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

“For one who reads, there is no limit to the number of lives that may be lived, for fiction, biography, and history offer an inexhaustible number of lives in many parts of the world, in all periods of time.”
― Louis L’Amour

“People who say they don’t have time to read simply don’t want to.”
― Julie Rugg, A Book Addict’s Treasury

“Be as careful of the books you read, as of the company you keep; for your habits and character will be as much influenced by the former as the latter.”
― Paxton Hood

“Take some books and read; that’s an immense help; and books are always good company if you have the right sort.”
― Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

“…there are so many books left to read. For that reason alone it is worth going on living. Books make me happy, the help me escape from reality.”
― Félix J. Palma, The Map of the Sky

“Each time we come to a book we give it a different reading because we bring a different person to it. It is not you who reads the book, the book reads you”
― Jack Lasenby, The Shaman And The Droll

“Books fall open, you fall in”
― David T.W. McCord

“Description is what makes the reader a sensory participant in the story. Good description is a learned skill,one of the prime reasons you cannot succeed unless you read a lot and write a lot. It’s not just a question of how-to, you see; it’s a question of how much to. Reading will help you answer how much, and only reams of writing will help you with the how. You can learn only by doing.”
― Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

“A book is like a key that fits into the tumbler of the soul. The two parts have to match in order for each to unlock. Then—click—a world opens.”
― Brad Kessler, Goat Song: A Seasonal Life, A Short History of Herding,

“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

“If the novel is dead, I’m a necrophiliac.”
― Tiffany Madison

“One reads for pleasure…it is not a public duty.”
― Alan Bennett, The Uncommon Reader

“Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.”
― Francis Bacon, The Essays

“Reading should serve the goal of attaining peace; if it doesn’t make you peaceful, what good is it?”
― Epictetus

“Books don’t change people; paragraphs do, Sometimes even sentences.”
― John Piper, A Godward Life: Savoring the Supremacy of God in All of Life

“Ability, experience and books have solution for all the problems.”
― Amit Kalantri

“I rode my bike home and did the one thing that always helped when things weren’t going well. I read. Books were my refuge. Getting lost in a solid adventure story was the best way I knew of to turn off reality.”
― D.J. MacHale, The Light

“The way a book is read- which is to say,
the qualities a reader brings to a book- can have as much to do with its worth as anything the author puts into it.”
― Norman Cousins

“Some books are so alive that they never leave you. They only change you”
― Brandt Legg, The Last Librarian

“There is, at its center, something immutably miraculous about the substance and process of reading stories. We read because we hunger to know, to empathize, to feel, to connect, to laugh, to fear, to wonder, and to become, with each page, more than ourselves. To become creatures with souls. We read because it allows us, through force of mind, to hold hands, touch lives, speak as another speaks, listen as another listens, and feel as another feels. We read because we wish to journey forth together. There is, despite everything, a place for empathy and compassion and rumination, and just knowing that fact, for me, is an occasion for joy. That we still, in this frenetic and bombastic and self-centered age, have legions of people who can and do return to the quietness of the page, opening their minds and hearts, again and again, to the wild world and the stuff of life, pinned into scenes and characters and sharp images and pretty sentences–well. It sure feels like a miracle, doesn’t it?”
― Kelly Barnhill, Dreadful Young Ladies and Other Stories

“Reading and writing dangerous books lets me be who I can’t be and say what I can’t say in everyday life.”
― Carla H. Krueger

“Just like a constant diet of fast food makes us flabby, so too a constant intake of social media to the neglect of books and thoughtful meditation will make our brains flabby. So if you find it difficult to read more than five pages at a time, or you find yourself falling asleep as soon as you crack open a book, that is a sign that you should be putting in the work that it takes to be an active reader.”
― Aimee Byrd, No Little Women: Equipping All Women in the Household of God

“Time flies but books are timeless…”
― Nanette L. Avery

“Time spent reading a book, even a bad one, is never wasted.”
― Stewart Stafford

“Books are the one luxury I deem a necessity. If my purchases lead us into poverty, then at least we will be well-read paupers.”
― Mark Brownlow, Cake and Courtship

“Keep reading! Keep travelling! Keep thinking! And finally you will be there, in the Land of Wisdom where the mind has the power of an eagle’s eye!”
― Mehmet Murat ildan

“If you don’t love what you write, then nobody’s going to enjoy reading it.”
― T.A. Uner

“The book you read and read well, over and over again, lives in you, becomes your thought and thinking pattern, teaches you all the time and keeps reminding about how to act and react towards things and occurrences’ in life!”
― Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

“When you read, you never see the letters; you see the things the letters are about, like a forest, a house turned into a library, or a pharmacy. Books serve as mirrors and windows-they’re full of images.”
― Juan Villoro, El libro salvaje

“Only a reader can understand how a book with 100 pages can be too long and one with 1000 pages can be too short.”
― Sofija

“Good books last longer than blog posts, which fade into cyberspace, hoping that a Google search will bring them to light again one day. And they shape a higher purpose in shaping a reader….Read books!”
― Aimee Byrd

“An intelligent, informed mind is more powerful than a loaded gun.”
― Jacinta Mpalyenkana

“You will never know the purpose of a book in your life until you read it, and you will never know which book you should be reading until you read many others that you shouldn’t.”
― Robin Sacredfire

“If you spare some space for a new book, also spare some time to read it.”
― Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

“Every morning I tell myself, “I’ll sleep early tonight.” And every night I say, “One more chapter.”
― Joyce Rachelle

“…reading good books is like engaging in conversation with the most cultivated minds of past centuries who had composed them, or rather, taking part in a well-conducted dialogue in which such minds reveal to us only the best of their thoughts”
― René Descartes, Discourse on Method

“When entering a library, I never forget to bow down!”
― Avijeet Das

“You have to read a book at the right time for you, and I am sure this cannot be insisted on too often, for it is the key to the enjoyment of literature.”
― Doris Lessing

“Reading is the life-saving water for our minds. Drink pure words as much as you need and remain alive!”
― Munia Khan

“To read is to truly escape from oneself”
― R.L Middleton

“Reading is a breezy journey to enjoy, not a whirlwind to escape!”
― Balroop Singh

“He who doesn’t see the essence of books shall surely be ruled by those who find and value the real essence of books.”
― Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

“A book can be a great friend, an advisor, a means to an end. A book reveals so much more than a movie would ever do. For example, when I watched the movie “The Hours” I was fascinated by the story. Just a year later I decided to read the book. And what was my surprise that I was even more dazzled by its writings than I was by the images… The images in my head were more vivid than the film could ever transport me to that feminine universe that the author was trying (and so successfully granted me) to conceive…”
― Ana Claudia Antunes

“Reading and writing are solitary activities that increase a person’s capacity for concentration, awareness, and conceptual thought as the person weaves immediate information with stored memories.”
― Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

“The thing about books was, the more you read and liked them, the more you wanted to have on hand to read. Before you knew it you needed more bookshelves, and then all of the sudden they filled your house.”
― Sui Ishida

“Reading a great novel gives the same feeling you have when you fall in love.”
― Luigina Sgarro

“Never stop reading, Luke. The words from the pages make me feel like I’m right there, like I can smell the sea and hear the wind. It’s my one regret that I didn’t read much over the years. How can you learn about all the things happening in the world if you don’t read?”
― Lea Davey, The Shack by the Bay

Source: https://www.goodreads.com/

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