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

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

Chinese proverb

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

French proverb

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 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

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

George Bernard Shaw

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

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

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

The pen is mightier than the sword.

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

Northanger Abbey
Jane Austen

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

St. Augustine

The worst thing about new books is that they keep us from reading the old ones.

Joseph Joubert

To produce a mighty book, you must choose a mighty theme. No great and enduring volume can ever be written on the flea, though many there be that have tried it.

Herman Melville

We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day.

Edith Lovejoy Pierce

When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading.

Henny Youngman

You can't get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me.

C. S. Lewis