Bookish Quotations

This page is a collection of all the quotations found in my individual blog posts. Quotations generally reflect the sentiment of the book, blog or theme and are credited to their source to the best of my ability.

1) “The world was hers for the reading.” ― Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

2)“Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.” -Lemony Snicket, Horseradish: Bitter Truths You Can’t Avoid

3)“You get a little moody sometimes but I think that’s because you like to read. People that like to read are always a little fucked up.”― Pat Conroy, The Prince of Tides

4) “It’s a good idea to have your own books with you in a strange place” ― Cornelia Funke, Inkheart

5) “If you don’t like to read, you haven’t found the right book.”  ― J.K. Rowling

6) “The books transported her into new worlds and introduced her to amazing people who lived exciting lives… She traveled all over the world while sitting in her little room in an English village.” ― Roald Dahl, Matilda

7) “Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are.”  ― Mason Cooley

8)“A book is a device to ignite the imagination.” ― Alan Bennett, The Uncommon Reader

9) “Books pull you to other worlds … let them, and enjoy the adventure.” ― H.B. Bolton

10) “I need to experience books, not just read them.” ― Lauren Morrill, Meant to Be

11) “Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity.” ― G.K. Chesterton

12) “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

13)  “The more you read, the more you’ll know. The more you learn the more places you’ll go.”–Dr Seuss

14) “Always read stuff that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.” ― P.J. O’Rourke

15) “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

16) “Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.”  -Napoleon Bonaparte

17) “Reading one book is like eating one potato chip”– Diane Duane, So You Want to Be a Wizard

18) “One must always be careful of books, and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.” ― Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel

19) “but for my own part, if a book is well written, I always find it too short.” ― Jane Austen

20)“Reading was my escape and my comfort, my consolation, my stimulant of choice: reading for the pure pleasure of it…” ― Paul Auster, The Brooklyn Follies

21) “I read a book one day and my whole life was changed.” ― Orhan Pamuk, The New Life

22) “Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren’t very new after all.” ― Abraham Lincoln

23) “We don’t need a list of rights and wrongs, tables of dos and don’ts: we need books, time, and silence. Thou shalt not is soon forgotten, but Once upon a time lasts forever.” ― Philip Pullman

24) “Everything in the world exists in order to end up as a book.”― Stéphane Mallarmé

25) “A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.” ― George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

26) “You can find friends between the pages of a book, wonderful friends.” ― Cornelia Funke, Inkspell

27)“What she was finding also was how one book led to another, doors kept opening wherever she turned and the days weren’t long enough for the reading she wanted to do.” ― Alan Bennett, The Uncommon Reader

28)“There is no mistaking a real book when one meets it. It is like falling in love.” ― Christopher Morley, Pipefuls

29)“People don’t realize how a man’s whole life can be changed by one book.” ― Malcolm X

30) “The best candy shop a child can be left alone in, is the library” ― Maya Angelou

31) “The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.” ― Jane Austen

32) “A children’s story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children’s story in the slightest.” ― C.S. Lewis

33) “Books are the perfect entertainment: no commercials, no batteries, hours of enjoyment for each dollar spent. What I wonder is why everybody doesn’t carry a book around for those inevitable dead spots in life.” ― Stephen King

34) “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 J Adler










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