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100+ Inspirational Quotes On Books & Reading

We have tried collecting some of the very inspirational quotes that will encourage reading. These quotes may help one discover the pleasure of reading.

These motivational quotes have power to strengthen our reading habits, and can provide courage to pursue it as long as we live.

I have found these quotes really helpful in encouraging kids for reading. Many times saying such quote impresses kids.

We have tried to use some attractive pictures for showing these quotes, hope you will enjoy it.


“There is no friend as loyal as a book.”
― Ernest Hemingway


“So many books, so little time.”
― Frank Zappa


“Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.”
― Groucho Marx


“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.”
― Jorge Luis Borges


“Books are a uniquely portable magic.”
― Stephen King


“Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.”
― Lemony Snicket


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


“There are two motives for reading a book; one, that you enjoy it; the other, that you can boast about it.”
― Bertrand Russell


“I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.”
― Groucho Marx


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


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


“You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.”
― Madeleine L'Engle


“Books are the ultimate Dumpees: put them down and they’ll wait for you forever; pay attention to them and they always love you back.”
― John Green


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


“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”
― Mark Twain


“A room without books is like a body without a soul.”
― Cicero


“Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.”
― Mark Twain


“If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.”
― Toni Morrison


“The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.”
― Oscar Wilde


“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 quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.”
― Charles William Eliot


"“One must always be careful of books,"" said Tessa, ""and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.”"
― Cassandra Clare


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


“Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live.”
― Gustave Flaubert


“In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.”
― Mark Twain


“When I have a little money, I buy books; and if I have any left, I buy food and clothes.”
― Desiderius Erasmus


“Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?”
― Henry Ward Beecher


“A book without words is like love without a kiss; it's empty.”
― Andrew Wolfe


“I cannot live without books.”
― Thomas Jefferson


“Only the very weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry.”
― Cassandra Clare


“Books so special and rare and yours that advertising your affection feels like a betrayal.”
― John Green


“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


“Many people, myself among them, feel better at the mere sight of a book.”
― Jane Smiley


“There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.”
― Joseph Brodsky


“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


“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”
― Augustine of Hippo


“Think before you speak. Read before you think.”
― Frances Ann Lebowitz


“Good books don't give up all their secrets at once.”
― Stephen King


“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


“Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.”
― George Bernard Shaw


“We live for books.”
― Umberto Eco


“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.”
― Cicero


“Reading one book is like eating one potato chip.”
― Diane Duane


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


“I read a book one day and my whole life was changed.”
― Orhan Pamuk


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


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


“There are no faster or firmer friendships than those formed between people who love the same books.”
― Irving Stone


“If a book about failures doesn't sell, is it a success?”
― Jerry Seinfeld


“Books are mirrors: you only see in them what you already have inside you.”
― Carlos Ruiz Zafón


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“I do things like get in a taxi and say, ""The library, and step on it.”
― David Foster Wallace
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“I don't believe in the kind of magic in my books. But I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book.”
― J.K. Rowling


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


“If you would tell me the heart of a man, tell me not what he reads, but what he rereads.”
― François Mauriac


“A house without books is like a room without windows.” ― Horace Mann


“A book lying idle on a shelf is wasted ammunition.”
― Henry Miller


“My Best Friend is a person who will give me a book I have not read.”
― Abraham Lincoln


“Many a book is like a key to unknown chambers within the castle of one’s own self.”
― Franz Kafka


“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


“The world was hers for the reading.”
― Betty Smith


“Sleep is good, he said, And books are better.”
― George R.R. Martin


“The love of learning, the sequestered nooks,And all the sweet serenity of books”
― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


“My library is an archive of longings.”
― Susan Sontag


“A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us.”
― Franz Kafka


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


“The worst thing about new books is that they keep us from reading the old ones.”
― Joseph Joubert


“A half-read book is a half-finished love affair.”
― David Mitchell


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


“Be awesome! Be a book nut!”
― Dr. Seuss


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


“Books may well be the only true magic.”
― Alice Hoffman


“Books are no more threatened by Kindle than stairs by elevators.”
― Stephen Fry


“A literary academic can no more pass a bookstore than an alcoholic can pass a bar.”
― Carolyn G. Heilbrun


“My alma mater was books, a good library.... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.”
― Malcolm X


“We read to know we're not alone.”
― William Nicholson


“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.”
― George R.R. Martin


“You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.”
― Ray Bradbury


“Many people, myself among them, feel better at the mere sight of a book.”
― Jane Smiley


“A book, too, can be a star, a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe.”
― Madeleine L'Engle


“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


“Man reading should be man intensely alive. The book should be a ball of light in one's hand.”
― Ezra Pound


“Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations.”
― Henry David Thoreau, Walden


“Picking five favorite books is like picking the five body parts you'd most like not to lose.”
― Neil Gaiman


“He liked the mere act of reading, the magic of turning scratches on a page into words inside his head.”
― John Green


“I lived in books more than I lived anywhere else.”
― Neil Gaiman


“Books don't offer real escape, but they can stop a mind scratching itself raw.”
― David Mitchell


“Classic' - a book which people praise and don't read.” ― Mark Twain

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