100 Book Quotes and Sayings About Books (BEST)

‟A book is a dream that you hold in your hand.” — Neil Gaiman

‟Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.” — Anna Quindlen

‟A room without books is like a body without a soul.” — Marcus Tullius Cicero

‟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

‟Books are mirrors: You only see in them what you already have inside you.” — Carlos Ruiz Zafón

‟A book is like a garden carried in the pocket.” — Chinese Proverb

‟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

Book Quotes

‟Books are a guide in youth and an entertainment for age.” — Dr. Johnson

‟Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations.” — Henry David Thoreau

‟If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.” — Haruki Murakami

‟Books unlock the past and make it live again.” — E.A. Bucchianeri

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

‟Books are the mirrors of the soul.” — Virginia Woolf

‟Books are a uniquely portable magic.” — Stephen King

Best Book Quotes

‟I cannot live without books.” — Thomas Jefferson

‟There is no friend as loyal as a book.” — Ernest Hemingway

‟Books are the train of thought of all the wise men that ever lived.” — William Ellery Channing

‟The book to read is not the one which thinks for you, but the one which makes you think.” — Harper Lee

‟Books are like mirrors: if a fool looks in, you cannot expect a genius to look out.” — J.K. Rowling

‟Books are the legacies that a great genius leaves to mankind, which are delivered down from generation to generation as presents to the posterity of those who are yet unborn.” — Joseph Addison

‟A good book is the precious life-blood of a master spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life.” — John Milton

‟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 good book is the best of friends, the same today and forever.” — Martin Farquhar Tupper

‟A house without books is like a room without windows.” — Henry Ward Beecher

‟Books are the compasses and telescopes and sextants and charts which other men have prepared to help us navigate the dangerous seas of human life.” — Jesse Lee Bennett

Short Book Quotes

‟A good book is an event in my life.” — Stendhal

‟A book is a gift you can open again and again.” — Garrison Keillor

‟A book is a garden, an orchard, a storehouse, a party, a company by the way, a counselor, a multitude of counselors.” — Charles Baudelaire

‟A book is a magic carpet that flies you off elsewhere.” — E.B. White

‟Books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind.” — James Russell Lowell

‟Books teach us to understand mystery and inspire us to find our own answers.” — Stephen R. Lawhead

Quotes About Books

‟A book is like a mirror. If an ass looks in, you can’t expect an angel to look out.” — G.K. Chesterton

‟A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us.” — Franz Kafka

‟Books are the ever burning lamps of accumulated wisdom.” — George William Curtis

‟Books are the true levellers. They give to all who will faithfully use them, the society, the power, and the Delight of wise people. They are the most patient and cheerful of companions.” — Charles Caleb Colton

‟The best books are those that tell you what you know already.” — George Orwell

‟Books are the best of things, well used; abused, among the worst.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

‟Books are the most faithful of friends, the most instructive of teachers, and the most patient of counsellors.” — Charles W. Eliot

‟Books are the windows through which the soul looks out.” — Henry Ward Beecher

‟Books are the keys to wisdom’s treasure.” — Isaac D’Israeli

Quotes on Books

‟A book is a device to ignite the imagination.” — Alan Bennett

‟So many books, so little time.” — Frank Zappa

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

‟You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” — C.S. Lewis

‟There is no substitute for books in the life of a child.” — Mary Ellen Chase

‟Books are a refuge, a sort of cloistral refuge, from the vulgarities of the actual world.” — Walter Pater