Quotes about Books


If you want people to read a book, tell them it is overrated.

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

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We shouldn`t teach great books; we should teach a love of reading.

B. F. Skinner


The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense.

Tom Clancy

When I have a little money, I buy books; and if I have any left, I buy food and clothes.



Some people claim that it is okay to read trashy novels because sometimes you can find something valuable in them. You can also find a crust of bread in a garbage can, if you search long enough, but there is a better way.

Jim Rohn


A book can be as dangerous as a sword in the right hands.

George R. R. Martin

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A man ought to read just as inclination leads him; for what he reads as a task will do him little good.

Samuel Johnson

Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.

Harper Lee


A novel is never anything but a philosophy put into images.

Albert Camus

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


Short stories are tiny windows into other worlds and other minds and other dreams. They are journeys you can make to the far side of the universe and still be back in time for dinner.

Neil Gaiman

A moving finger having once written could never be lured back to unwrite.

Isaac Asimov


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

Cassandra Clare


A bookstore is one of the only pieces of physical evidence we have that people are still thinking.

Jerry Seinfeld

How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a book!

Henry David Thoreau


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