Updated on 18.05.2023.
Are you looking for new, refreshingly different quotes that modern readers may find relevant? Explore the newest thoughts that have been coined by Ebook Friendly’s Piotr Kowalczyk.
Famous quotes that creatively describe the benefits of books and libraries are among the most efficient tools to encourage people to rediscover the joy of reading.
The problem with the classic book quotes is that, when repeated too often, they become less and less inspiring. One could say: Beware of the person of one quote.
There are thousands of fascinating new books being published every year, yet we are still using a pool of well-known classic thoughts to promote them.
In the digital times, our lives are changing at unprecedented speed, so are the reasons we read books. Nowadays, books are not only about loneliness, imagination, or happiness. Technology creates a powerful new frame of reference, and is, in my opinion, the biggest challenge for book lovers.
In the recent years, I have jotted a few hundred quotes about books and reading. You will see the best ones below. I have visualized some of them to help you easier spread the word. Feel free to share them across your social media. You can also check out the original list that includes older (and crazier) visualizations.
For the newest book quotes, make sure to follow NJ State Library and The Paris Review on Twitter. Lesser-known quotes (but at least as inspiring as classic thoughts) can be found in the Goodreads’ quote directory. In a separate list, we picked and visualized the best Goodreads’ quotes about the importance of books and libraries.
You can also connect with us on Twitter to tap into a continuous flow of ready-to-share image quotes that motivate to read books and use libraries.
Note: The following quotes were coined and designed by Piotr Kowalczyk, the founder of Ebook Friendly, who is passionate about how books evolve in the digital times.
50 quotes about books, libraries, and reading in the digital times
There is only one thing that can replace a book: the next book.
Reading a book is like sitting in an autonomous car driving into an unknown paradise.
You can always read a book tomorrow, but make sure you will have started yesterday.
A day without a book is like a latte without coffee.
Choosing between print books and ebooks is like choosing between first and second sip of a coffee.
Think of your future as a list of books you want to read.
Books are your own stories served from another mind.
You can read one chapter and take a rest, or you can read one chapter and read the rest.
You either borrow books or money.
Reading is like installing a new operating system inside your brain without the need to make a backup.
Life is like a novel, with you being both its author and main character.
If you want to focus, start reading a book. If it’s a good book, you won’t be able to focus on anything else.
There are two kinds of books: read and missed opportunities.
My brain is proudly powered by books.
Start reading books, and you will stop complaining about your life. Or the other way around.
The web is full of wrong answers. Books are full of right questions.
Movies are the keyhole. Books are the key.
We have to improve books if we want books to improve us.
Prove you are a human. Read books.
A book is like a cold drink vending machine on an endless desert of information overload.
An audiobook is your mind reading a book in a nice voice.
Except books, no existing technology is capable of taking you through time and space.
If you want to move the world, move your finger to the book-reading app and tap once.
Reading is an act of selfless help to oneself.
A book is a login to an exciting world, no password required.
Nobody can force you to read, just like nobody can force you to breathe.
The only space you have to reserve for books should be inside your brain.
Bookshops and libraries are a backstage of success.
In the back garden of your mind, there should always be an opened book.
There are two kinds of magic: the one captured in sparks and the one captured in words.
If you want to hear a sound of happiness, turn the page of a book.
A book is a humble messenger from paradise to a daily life.
A library card is a gift card you can use to pay your brain for getting smarter.
A librarian is a shop assistant who sells you a better version of yourself.
If a brain were an app, books would be a programming language.
A library card is the only card in your wallet that costs you nothing and gives you everything.
Even a bad book can teach you something. For instance, how to avoid choosing bad books.
Delight the book to the last stop.
A book is not an escape from life but a shortcut to a better one.
Reading the wrong book doesn’t harm as hard as applying the wrong technology.
A book is a picturesque mountain road where your imagination chases that of the author.
Make books a part of your day, and they will make happiness a part of your life.
One picture is like a thousand words, and one book is like a million pictures.
A book is a thought-vending machine.
It’s better to have a small bookshelf and a big mind than the other way around.
I see a book, I see a coffee, I see a good day ahead.
Pretending you read books is worse than admitting you don’t.
Sometimes between the lines of a book you can find the meaning of your entire life.
Books are the deadliest enemies of your ignorance.
A book is a social network for your thoughts.
An algorithm to live a good life is coded between the lines of the books you have read.
Delete old files and read new books.
My world consists of two parts: places that are close to my library, and places that are not.
Read books before robots do.
Owning a Kindle and not reading books is like owning a theme park and sitting at home.
Book lover’s Sunday dream: to read in bed as if there were no Mondays.
Life is lighter with a heavy bookshelf.
A book is a first-aid box for the mind.
Reading is a lifetime pass to adventure.
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