Books - Quotes

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In the company of friends, writers can discuss their books, economists the state of the economy, lawyers their latest cases, and businessmen their latest acquisitions, but mathematicians cannot discuss their mathematics at all. And the more profound their work, the less understandable it is.

Alfred Adler

People talk about books that write themselves, and it`s a lie. Books don`t write themselves. It takes thought and research and backache and notes and more time and more work than you`d believe.

Neil Gaiman

One must always be careful of books, [...] and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.

Cassandra Clare

Rest, nature, books, music, love for one`s neighbor - such is my idea of happiness.

Leo Tolstoy

Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations.

Henry David Thoreau

In books I have traveled, not only to other worlds, but into my own.

Anna Quindlen

The best books (...) are those that tell you what you know already.

George Orwell

If you`re not reading - with your heart as well as your brain - you will be one stupid grown-up. Even worse, you`ll be missing out on one of the best experiences you can possibly have. Nowhere will you meet more interesting people than in books. I`ve met a lot of people, I`ve read a lot of books, and that`s the absolute truth.

James Patterson

Give me a man or woman who has read a thousand books and you give me an interesting companion. Give me a man or woman who has read perhaps three and you give me a very dangerous enemy indeed.

Anne Rice

When I am attacked by gloomy thoughts, nothing helps me so much as running to my books. They quickly absorb me and banish the clouds from my mind.

Michel de Montaigne

In old days books were written by men of letters and read by the public. Nowadays books are written by the public and read by nobody.

Oscar Wilde

We live for books.

Umberto Eco

Good books, like good friends, are few and chosen; the more select, the more enjoyable.

Louisa May Alcott

Books should go where they will be most appreciated, and not sit unread, gathering dust on a forgotten shelf.

Christopher Paolini

I guess there are never enough books.

John Steinbeck

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