Books teach us that nothing is impossibly conceivable in this world; they give us the ability to act; and most significantly, they assist us in fulfilling our full potential.

Books inspire, motivate, encourage, and always guide us on the correct path.

I have picked some of the best quotes about books for you.


Best Book Quotes of All Time

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“The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries.” ~ René Descartes.

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“One best book is equal to hundred good friends but one good friend is equal to a library.” ~ Abdul Kalam.

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“Reading is essential for those who seek to rise above the ordinary. We must not permit anything to stand between us and the book that could change our lives.” ~ Jim Rohn.

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“Books are the training weights of the mind.” ~ Epictetus.

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“A multitude of books distracts the mind.” ~ Socrates.

“Reading is important. If you know how to read then the whole world opens up to you.” ~ Barack Obama.

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“A library is not a luxury but one of the necessities of life.” ~ Henry Ward Beecher.

“A book is a dream that you hold in your hands.” ~ Neil Gaiman.

“Sleep is good, he said, and books are better.” ~ George R.R. Martin.

“If you are going to get anywhere in life you have to read a lot of books.” ~ Roald Dahl.

Famous Book Quotes

“Once I fell in love with books, I fell in love completely.” ~ Stephen King.

“One glance at a book and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for 1,000 years. To read is to voyage through time.” ~ Carl Sagan.

“Books don’t change people; paragraphs do, Sometimes even sentences.” ~ John Piper.

“Don’t blow off another’s candle for it won’t make yours shine brighter.” ~ Jaachynma N.E. Agu.

“Don’t judge a book by its cover.” ~ George Eliot.

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“Any book worth banning is a book worth reading.” ~ Isaac Asimov.

“I never commit to memory anything that can easily be looked up in a book.” ~ Albert Einstein.

“If you want to live a top shelf life then you need to stand on the books you have read. Never stop learning, never stop growing.” ~ Jim Rohn.

“I’ll read my books and I’ll drink coffee and I’ll listen to music, and I’ll bolt the door.” ~ J.D. Salinger.

“I have been a seeker and I still am, but I stopped asking the books and the stars. I started listening to the teaching of my Soul.” ~ Rumi.

“The lesson of the book is that the universe is governed by the laws of science.” ~ Stephen Hawking.

“Fill your house with stacks of books, in all the crannies and all the nooks.” ~ Dr. Seuss.

“Give a kid a book, and you change the world. In a way, even the universe.” ~ Neil deGrasse Tyson.

“With freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy?” ~ Oscar Wilde.

Inspiring Book Quotes

“Without words, without writing and without books there would be no history, there could be no concept of humanity.” ~ Hermann Hesse.

“Some books seem like a key to unfamiliar rooms in one’s own castle.” ~ Franz Kafka.

“If book knowledge made great investors, than the librarians would all be rich.” ~ Warren Buffett.

“A book should serve as an axe to the ice inside us.” ~ Franz Kafka.

“The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals.” ~ Melody Beattie.

“Independent inquiry is needed in your search for truth, not dependence on anyone else’s view or a mere book.” ~ Bruce Lee.

“Of all things I liked books best. My father had a large library and whenever I could manage I tried to satisfy my passion for reading.” ~ Nikola Tesla.

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“Reading makes a full man, meditation a profound man, discourse a clear man.” ~ Benjamin Franklin.

Top Book Quotes

“Happy the people whose annals are blank in the history books!” ~ Thomas Carlyle.

“Good books, like good friends, are few and chosen; the more select, the more enjoyable.” ~ Louisa May Alcott.

“Libraries are our friends.” ~ Neil Gaiman.

“If something burns your soul with purpose and desire, it’s your duty to be reduced to ashes by it. Any other form of existence will be yet another dull book in the library of life.” ~ Charles Bukowski.

“I’m a very ordinary human being; I just happen to like reading books.” ~ Haruki Murakami.

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“You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book.” ~ Dr. Seuss.

“Without libraries what have we? We have no past and no future.” ~ Ray Bradbury.

“A man can never have too much red wine, too many books, or too much ammunition.” ~ Rudyard Kipling.

“Nothing will train you to write better as a writer, than working on your next book.” ~ Brandon Sanderson.

“Life is like a book that never ends. Chapters close, but not the book itself.” ~ Marianne Williamson.

“I beg you, to have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language.” ~ Rainer Maria Rilke.

“The world is not in your books and maps, it’s out there.” ~ J. R. R. Tolkien.

“Books are dead men talking.” ~ George R.R. Martin.

“A lawyer without books would be like a workman without tools.” ~ Thomas Jefferson.

“My alma mater was books, a good library.” ~ Malcolm X.

“An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools.” ~ Ernest Hemingway.

“The ink of the scholar is more holy than the blood of the martyr.” ~ Anonymous.

“The Book of Mormon changes lives.” ~ Thomas S. Monson.


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