50 More Inspirational Book Related Quotes

50 More Inspirational Book Related Quotes

My previous post featuring book related quotes was very popular so I thought it only fair to supply you, dear reader with a further 50 book related quotes.

As I said earlier, I have always 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 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 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:

1.
“For me, books have always been the greatest gifts. I love to give and receive them because I know they are a reflection of the giver.”
― Colleen Mariotti, Livology: A Global Guide to a Deliberate Life

2.
“Read what you find interesting, and then follow your interests. You’ll find that in doing so you always generate enough to illuminate the next step.”
― Mark Helprin, Freddy and Fredericka

3.
“By reading books, you lose your old self and you find your new self! To read is to travel from self to another self!”
― Mehmet Murat ildan

4.
“Reading books remains one of the best ways to engage with the world, become a better person and understand life’s questions, big and small.”
― Will Schwalbe

5.
“And it occurred to her that reading was, among other things, a muscle and one that she had seemingly developed. She could read the novel with ease and great pleasure, laughing at remarks, they were hardly jokes, that she had not even noticed before.”
― Alan Bennett, The Uncommon Reader

6.
“I am what I have ever read”
― Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

7.
“Literature is map of humanity, the documenter of civilization. Books introduce us to the landscape of the greatest minds of every century.”
― Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

8.
“Above all mediums, through which storytelling is conveyed, none has the potential to draw us in, to hold us spellbound, but the unassuming book.”
― Diana Jane Heath

9.
“authoring a book is the sound of your voice around the world”
― Johnnie Dent Jr.

10.
“Good fiction often gives us characters in extremity, which ironically gives us a clearer mirror in which to see ourselves.”
― Sarah Van Arsdale

11.
“The ending of a book is, in my experience, both the best and worst part to read. For the ending will often determine whether you love or hate the book.

Both emotions lead to disappointment. If the ending was good, and the book was worth your time, then you are left annoyed and depressed because there is no more book to read. However, if the ending was bad, then it’s too late to stop reading. You’re left annoyed and depressed because you wasted so much time on a book with a bad ending.

Therefore, reading is obviously worthless, and you should go spend your time on other, more valuable pursuits.”
― Brandon Sanderson, Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians

12.
“Read obsessively. It will make you a better human and a better writer.”
― Pittacus Lore

13.
“Judge a book by the way you feel after you read the last page.”
― B.B. Free

14.
“Few people will understand that to love is like being able to select and read a good book. They don’t just stop at the title or the cover. They stop because…they wanted to read the content. The wanted to read each word, each sentence, each line, but most of all, what was in between the lines…”
― Lauren Klarfeld

15.
“Don’t try to resist the effect that a work of imaginative literature has on you.”
― Mortimer J. Adler, How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading

16.
“The reader who fails to ponder, or at least mark, the words he does not understand is headed for disaster.”
― Mortimer J. Adler, How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading

17.
“There is no greater joy than to share what you love with those who appreciate it.”
― Bernard Jan

18.
“For a book to be a good one a reader must have a connection with the characters and identify with them and have the story hold their attention and want more”
― Brenda Kay Winters, Nurse

19.
“From your point of view as a reader, therefore, the most important words are those that give you trouble.”
― Mortimer J. Adler, How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading

20.
“Fiction was a way for me to escape into another world. I would lose myself and all my shame, insecurity, and fear in those books. I would let time slip away in the pages of other worlds. Reading was a life long gift I grew to cherish.”
― Daniel D. Maurer, Sobriety: A Graphic Novel

21.
“Instead, I read books in the library, huddling on a bean bag in a corner and getting lost in somebody else’s victories and troubles. I never had much time for fiction before. I preferred real life. Mathematics. Solutions. Things that actually have a bearing on my life. But I can understand now why people read, why they like to get lost in somebody else’s life. Sometimes I’ll read a sentence and it will make me sit up, jolt me, because it is something that I have recently felt but never said out loud. I want to reach into the page and tell the characters that I understand them, that they are not alone, that I’m not alone, that it’s okay to feel like this. And then the lunch bell rings the book closes and I’m plunged back into reality.”
― Cecelia Ahern

22.
“There is something to be said about the sense of accomplishment the reader feels when finishing a book in one sitting.”
― Mayra Mejia

23.
“Reading a book is an intimate experience that can change people’s lives in profound ways. It also changes the life of its author.”
― Mayra Mejia

24.
“Reading & Thinking Breeds limitless progress.”
― Auliq-Ice

25.
“It wasn’t until I started writing that I found a whole new appreciation for reading.”
― Justin Bienvenue

26.
“I instantly dragged my fingers across a shelf of book spines, in love with each one already. Books were a safe place, a world apart from my own. No matter what had happened that day, that year, there was always a story in which someone overcame their darkest hour. I wasn’t alone.”
― Kiera Cass, The Siren

27.
“Read. Read until your eyes are sore. Then read some more.”
― Lisa Bloom, Think: Straight Talk for Women to Stay Smart in a Dumbed-Down World

28.
“Read the best books first, otherwise you’ll find you do not have time.
– Henry David Thoreau”
― Leo Tolstoy, A Calendar of Wisdom: Daily Thoughts to Nourish the Soul

29.
“When her mind was discomposed… a book was the opiate that lulled it to repose.”
― Ann Radcliffe, The Romance of the Forest

30.
“Every book is its own black hole. Don’t fight the pull; find out where it takes you.”
― Richelle E. Goodrich

31.
“Reading – like masturbation – is something you do alone and very little in life brings more pleasure.”
― Chloe Thurlow, Katie in Love

32.
“And reading itself is an amazing activity: You glance at a thin, flat object made from a tree…and the voice of the author begins to speak inside your head. (Hello!)”
― Carl Sagan, Dragons of Eden: Speculations on the Evolution of Human

33.
“Books are carnival rides for your imagination.”
― Richelle E. Goodrich, Slaying Dragons

34.
“Read a good book every day. Books help to educate the soul. The mere joy of learning something new will instill the will to live in you.”
― Sanchita Pandey

35.
“Without reading many different books, you can never leave the port of ignorance and can never obtain the peaceful mind of knowing the truth!”
― Mehmet Murat ildan

36.
“Good stories never wear out, re-gift a book!”
― Nanette L. Avery

37.
“Books have immortalized great minds. Books have kept ancients secrets alive. A world which least value books, least value the real essence of wisdom and least know how to preserve what is precious!”
― Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

38.
“Reading books is like wearing winter clothes; it covers and warms up the body of your naked soul.”
― Munia Khan

39.
“Every reader wants the same thing: to open the cover of a book and watch the words explode like fireworks off the page.”
― Kim Lehman

40.
“There’s nothing like a printed book; the weight, the woody scent, the feel, the look.”
― E.A. Bucchianeri

41.
“And there’s something you can always tell people who want to learn more about the world and who don’t know how to find a cause to support. You can always tell them to read.”
― Will Schwalbe, The End of Your Life Book Club

42.
“And reading is a wonderful thing for the mind. I have not been many places in my life. But in books, I have travelled all over the world.”
― Roger Lea MacBride, In the Land of the Big Red Apple

43.
“As a writer, the main skill you need is curiosity. As a reader, the main tool you need is open-mindedness.”
― Gloria D. Gonsalves

44.
“A good book…leaves you wanting to reread the book. A great book compels you to reread your own soul.”
― Richard Flanagan

45.
“The book is not an object on the table; it is an event in the reader’s mind. It’s a process, through which an idea in my mind triggers an idea, more-or-less corresponding, in yours. The words on the page are merely the means to that end, a think-by-numbers set, a bottled daydream. The book, therefore, is only finished when someone reads it.”
― Lois McMaster Bujold

46.
“Robert Pattinson loves to read and watch old movies and he’s very smart.”
― Reese Witherspoon

47.
“Read whatever book you lay your hands on if you can, for every writer has a story to tell”
― Bangambiki Habyarimana, The Great Pearl of Wisdom

48.
“Our constant desire to genre-label cripples new writers. Let them experiment, explore and surprise.”
― Carla H. Krueger

49.
“Like Desserts, books come in all kinds of tasty treats!”
― Carmela Dutra

50.
“This is what books should do: Carry a person and not be carried by him; take the day off his back, not add its own ounces of paper to his vertebrae.”
― Erri De Luca, Tre cavalli

If you enjoyed this post be sure not to miss my original list of 50 book related posts – CLICK HERE.

Source: https://www.goodreads.com/


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