Favorite Quotes About Books and Reading

I’m always on the lookout for great quotes about books, the love of books and the love of reading. I’ve got a pretty great collection going and thought I would share some of my favorites….

I cannot live without books. —Thomas Jefferson

Fill your house with stacks of books. In every cranny and all the nooks. — Dr. Seuss

Wear the old coat, buy the new book. — Austin Phelps

The person, be it a gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid. — Jane Austen

I am wondering what to read next. — Matilda, Roald Dahl

I see all of us reading ourselves away from ourselves, straining in circles of light to find more light… — Books, Billy Collins

The love of learning, the sequestered nooks, and all the sweet serenity of books. — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Of course, anyone who truly loves books buys more of them than he or she can hope to read in one fleeting lifetime. A good book, resting unopened in its slot on a shelf, full of majestic potentiality, is the most comforting sort of intellectual wallpaper. — David Quammen

A house without books is like a room without windows. — Heinrich Mann

I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library. — Jorge Luis Borges

I’d love to hear your favorite book quote! Share it in a comment. 

Have a great weekend!


6 thoughts on “Favorite Quotes About Books and Reading

  1. I love this quote: "We read to know we are not alone," by C.S. Lewis. I've tried to find out when and where he said it, but with no luck. So hopefully, it is a legitimate quote! 🙂 Either way, it's a good one.

  2. I just love quote about books:)“A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading.” ― William Styron“In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you.” ― Mortimer Jerome Adler“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.” ― Marcus Tullius Cicero“So, please, oh please, we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away, and in its place you can install, a lovely bookcase on the wall.” ― Roald Dahl“Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.” ― Lemony Snicket, Horseradish: Bitter Truths You Can't Avoid

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