Quotes of Book - somelinesforyou

“ Books are a uniquely portable magic. ”

- Stephen King

“ She read books as one would breathe air, to fill up and live. ”

- Annie Dillard

“ A book is really like a lover. It arranges itself in your life in a way that is beautiful. ”

- Maurice Sendak

“ When I get a little money, I buy books. If any is left, I buy food and clothes. ”

- Erasmus

“ It’s a good idea to have your own books with you in a strange place. ”

- Cornelia Funke

“ A book is a device to ignite the imagination ”

- Alan Bennett

“ I cannot remember the books I’ve read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ There are some books that reached through the noise of life to grab you by the collar and speak only of the truest things. ”

- Jeffrey Eugenides

“ I feel happy and secure when I’m on my bed with a good book… I forget everything which is terrible in our world. ”

- Françoise Hardy

“ Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else. ”

- Mark Twain

“ Only your friends steal your books. ”

- Voltaire

“ A good book should leave you… slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading it. ”

- William Styron

“ You know you’ve read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend. ”

- Paul Sweeney

“ The love of books is a love which requires neither justification, apology, nor defense. ”

- J.A. Langford

“ The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it. ”

- James Bryce

“ We don’t need a list of rights and wrongs, tables of dos and don’ts: we need books, time, and silence. ”

- Philip Pullman

“ Book collecting is an obsession, an occupation, a disease, an addiction, a fascination, an absurdity, a fate. It is not a hobby. Those who do it must do it. ”

- Jeanette Winterson

“ Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers. ”

- Charles William Eliot

“ A man’s bookcase will tell you everything you’ll ever need to know about him. ”

- Walter Mosley

“ No book is really worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally – and often far more – worth reading at the age of fifty and beyond. ”

- C.S. Lewis

“ Books can be dangerous. The best ones should be labeled “This could change your life.” ”

- Helen Exley

“ If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking. ”

- Haruki Murakami

“ Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book. ”

- John Green

“ A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it, or explore an explosive idea without fear it will go off in your face. It is one of the few havens remaining where a man’s mind can get both provocation and privacy. ”

- Edward P. Morgan

“ You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child. ”

- Dr. Seuss

“ Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house. ”

- Henry Ward Beecher

“ A good book is an education of the heart. It enlarges your sense of human possibility what human nature is of what happens in the world. It’s a creator of inwardness. ”

- Susan Sontag

“ All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened and after you are finished reading one you will feel that all that happened to you and afterwards it all belongs to you; the good and the bad, the ecstasy, the remorse and sorrow, the people and the places and how the weather was. ”

- Ernest Hemingway

“ Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them. ”

- Lemony Snicket

“ I am eternally grateful for my knack of finding in great books, some of them very funny books, reason enough to feel honored to be alive, no matter what else might be going on. ”

- Kurt Vonnegut
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