50 motivating quotes about books and reading

50 motivating #quotes about #books and #reading

The quotes about books you’ll see below are not the most famous ones. All of them, however, are highly motivating to rediscover the pleasure of reading.

You may ask, what book quotes have to do with the ebook site. Ebook sites are still mostly focused on the issues related to technology rather than pleasures of reading.

We believe that a reader has to learn only as much technology as it’s needed to fully enjoy the magic of reading. Reading in times of digital content is changing, but it doesn’t mean it gives less pleasure. Just the opposite.

There is absolutely no difference between a hardcover book or an audiobook or a multimedia book application. There is no difference between a high quality paper or e-ink screen or a high-resolution Retina display.

The biggest pleasure comes from what we read, not from on what we read.

The real difference, though, lies in our attitude to reading. Gilbert K. Chesterton once said: “There is a great deal of difference between an eager man who wants to read a book and the tired man who wants a book to read.”

Best quotes from books – recommended sites

There are many sites where you can order your favorite book quote printed on a poster, mug, t-shirt, and tens of other products.

Below you’ll find our recommendations – the sites that offer high-quality book quote designs on a large selection of items.

Amazon Handmade – if you don’t want to sign up to other online stores, you can start exploring Amazon’s own section with hand-crafted items. It’s quickly growing, and you’ll find here posters, home decor, and stationery – also with book quotes.

Redbubble – a marketplace for custom-designed items, including prints, stationery, cases & covers, or t-shirts. Opposite to other sites, such as CafePress, the quality of artwork is very high.

Zazzle – the site offers a huge variety of merchandise, from clothing, to home decor, to personal accessories. What’s more, users can upload their own image and create their own design.

Etsy – it’s the top destination for anyone who wants to express the love for books. The largest marketplace with hand-crafted goods offers thousands of literary quotes – on posters, jewelry, personal items, electronic accessories, and clothes.

If you believe there are great quotes that should be added to the list, don’t hesitate to leave your suggestions in the comments below. Thanks!

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An extended list of the most inspirational book quotes of all time: J.K. Rowling, Sylvia Plath, Oscar Wilde, Neil Gaiman, John Green, among others.

50 quotes about books and reading

1

No two persons ever read the same book. –Edmund Wilson #book #quote

No two persons ever read the same book.

–Edmund Wilson

2

A book is a dream that you hold in your hand.

–Neil Gaiman

3

Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light.

–Vera Nazarian

4

If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.

–Ralph Waldo Emerson

5

There comes a time when you have to choose between turning the page and closing the book. –Josh Jameson #book #quote

There comes a time when you have to choose between turning the page and closing the book.

–Josh Jameson

6

I would never read a book if it were possible for me to talk half an hour with the man who wrote it.

–Woodrow Wilson

7

Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it. –P.J. O'Rourke #book #quote

Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.

–P.J. O’Rourke

8

Anyone who says they have only one life to live must not know how to read a book.

–Author Unknown

9

I think of life as a good book. The further you get into it, the more it begins to make sense. –Harold Kushner #book #quote

I think of life as a good book. The further you get into it, the more it begins to make sense.

–Harold Kushner

10

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

–Haruki Murakami

11

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

There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all.

–Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

12

Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.

–Maya Angelou

13

The book you don’t read won’t help. –Jim Rohn #book #quote

The book you don’t read won’t help.

–Jim Rohn

14

Great books help you understand, and they help you feel understood.

–John Green

15

A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author. –G.K. Chesterton #book #quote

A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.

–Gilbert K. Chesterton

16

There is a great deal of difference between an eager man who wants to read a book and the tired man who wants a book to read.

–Gilbert K. Chesterton

17

A book is a version of the world. If you do not like it, ignore it or offer your own version in return.

–Salman Rushdie

18

In a good book the best is between the lines. –Swedish Proverb #quote #book

In a good book the best is between the lines.

–Swedish Proverb

19

Are we not like two volumes of one book?

–Marceline Desbordes-Valmore

20

Keep reading books, but remember that a book is only a book, and you should learn to think for yourself.

–Maxim Gorky

21

It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it. –Oscar Wilde

It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.

–Oscar Wilde

22

There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we spent with a favorite book.

–Marcel Proust

23

The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.

–Oscar Wilde

24

Beware of the person of one book. –Thomas Aquinas #book #quote

Beware of the person of one book.

–Thomas Aquinas

25

A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it.

–Edward P. Morgan

26

If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.

–Oscar Wilde

27

The only important thing in a book is the meaning that it has for you. –W. Somerset Maugham #book #quote

The only important thing in a book is the meaning that it has for you.

–W. Somerset Maugham

28

Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all.

–Henry David Thoreau

29

Reading a book is like re-writing it for yourself. – Angela Carter #book #quote

Reading a book is like re-writing it for yourself.

–Angela Carter

30

There’s nothing wrong with reading a book you love over and over.

–Gail Carson Levine

31

It is a good rule after reading a new book, never to allow yourself another new one till you have read an old one in between.

–C.S. Lewis

32

Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself. –George Bernard Shaw #book #quote

Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.

–George Bernard Shaw

33

Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren’t very new after all.

–Abraham Lincoln

34

I can’t imagine a man really enjoying a book and reading it only once.

–C.S. Lewis

35

Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore? –Henry Ward Beecher #quote

Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?

–Henry Ward Beecher

36

A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading.

–William Styron

37

One always has a better book in one’s mind than one can manage to get onto paper.

–Michael Cunningham

38

I divide all readers into two classes; those who read to remember and those who read to forget. –William Lyon Phelps

I divide all readers into two classes; those who read to remember and those who read to forget.

–William Lyon Phelps

39

In old days books were written by men of letters and read by the public. Nowadays books are written by the public and read by nobody.

–Oscar Wilde

40

There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.

–Joseph Brodsky

41

What you don’t know would make a great book. –Sydney Smith #book #quote

What you don’t know would make a great book.

–Sydney Smith

42

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

43

I cannot sleep unless I am surrounded by books. –Jorge Luis Borges#book #quote

I cannot sleep unless I am surrounded by books.

–Jorge Luis Borges

44

Some books leave us free and some books make us free.

–Ralph Waldo Emerson

45

Men do not understand books until they have a certain amount of life, or at any rate no man understands a deep book, until he has seen and lived at least part of its contents.

–Ezra Pound

46

That is a good book which is opened with expectation and closed with profit. –Amos Bronson Alcott #book #quote

That is a good book which is opened with expectation and closed with profit.

–Amos Bronson Alcott

47

Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.

–Frederick Douglas

48

Books are like mirrors: if a fool looks in, you cannot expect a genius to look out.

–J.K. Rowling

49

A book is a device to ignite the imagination. –Alan Bennett #book #quote

A book is a device to ignite the imagination.

–Alan Bennett

50

It’s not just the books under fire now that worry me. It is the books that will never be written. The books that will never be read.

–Judy Blume

51

If there is a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, you must be the one to write it.

–Toni Morrison

52

A good book has no ending. –R.D. Cumming #book #quote

A good book has no ending.

–R.D. Cumming

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