Some books are my best friends, so now I have started to collect proverbs and quotes about books.



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A book must be an ice-axe to break the seas frozen inside our soul.

Franz Kafka

A bottle of wine contains more philosophy than all the books in the world.

Louis Pasteur

A mind needs books like a sword needs a whetstone. That's why I read so much.

Tyrion Lannister
Game of Thrones

A single conversation across a table with a wise man is worth a month's study of books.

Chinese proverb

Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.

Albert Einstein

Books and cats and fair-haired little girls make the best furnishing for a room.

French proverb

Don't believe everything you read, not even in a good book.


Don't judge a book by its cover.

Don't look only at apprearances.

Give an apple to the little ones, a book to the old.

I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! -- When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.

Pride and Prejudice
Jane Austen

I read it in a book.

Samwell Tarly

I thought up an ending for my book. "And he lives happily ever after, till the end of his days."

The Lord of the Rings
J.R.R. Tolkien
Quote from the movie

If a book is well written, I always find it too short.

Jane Austen

Life is too short to read a bad book.

James Joyce

Literature and butterflies are the two sweetest passions known to man.

Vladimir Nabokov

Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.

George Bernard Shaw

Movies can't ruin books. They can only ruin movies.

S.E. Hinton

My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence.

Edith Sitwell

Reading ... a vacation for the mind.

Dave Barry

Reading stories is bad enough but writing them is worse.

Anne of Green Gables
L. M. Montgomery

Reading well is one of the great pleasures that solitude can afford you.

Harold Bloom

Someone told me that each equation I included in the book would halve the sales.

Stephen Hawking

Statler: You think this show is educational?
Waldorf: Yes it will drive people to read books.

The Muppet Show

The book was better.

Often said after seeing a movie.

The end of a novel, like the end of a children's dinner-party, must be made up of sweetmeats and sugar-plums.

Anthony Trollope

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