Quotes About Books

“He was the crazy one who had painted himself black and defeated the world.

She was the book thief without the words.

Trust me, though, the words were on their way, and when they arrived, Liesel would hold them in her hands like the clouds, and she would wring them out like rain.”

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-Markus Zusak

“Be careful about reading health books. Some fine day you’ll die of a misprint.”

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-Markus Herz

Classic – a book which people praise and don’t read.”

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-Mark Twain

“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.”

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-Mark Twain

“Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn’t.”

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-Mark Twain

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

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-Mark Twain

“When I was about eight, I decided that the most wonderful thing, next to a human being, was a book.”

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-Margaret Walker

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

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-Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

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-Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

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-C.S. Lewis

“A children’s story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children’s story in the slightest.”

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-C.S. Lewis




“No book is really worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally €and often far more  worth reading at the age of fifty and beyond.”

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-C.S. Lewis

“The world was hers for the reading.”

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-Betty Smith

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

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-Bertrand Russell

“The world was hers for the reading.”

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-Betty Smith




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

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-Augustine of Hippo

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

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-Bertrand Russell

“It is a great thing to start life with a small number of really good books which are your very own.”

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-Arthur Conan Doyle




“A childhood without books that would be no childhood. That would be like being shut out from the enchanted place where you can go and find the rarest kind of joy.”

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-Astrid Lindgren

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

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-Augustine of Hippo
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