Book Quotes, Sayings about literature

I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.
Groucho Marx

The closest thing we will ever come to an orderly universe is a good library.
Ashleigh Brilliant

Nobody ever committed suicide while reading a good book, but many have while trying to write one.
– Robert Byrne

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

I forget a book as soon as I finish writing it, which is not always a good thing.
– Anne Tyler

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

A book of quotations – can never be complete.
– Robert M. Hamilton

Choose your friends like your books, few but choice.

The public library is the most dangerous place in the town.
– John Ciardi

So many books, so little time.
– Frank Zappa


A room without a book is like a body without a soul.
– Cicero

People say life is the thing, but I prefer reading.
– Logan Pearsall Smith

Never read a book through merely because you have begun it.
– John Witherspoon

A good book is the precious life-blood of a master spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life.
John Milton

He who destroys a good book kills reason itself.
John Milton

I can no longer remember the books I have read than the meals I have eaten, but they have made me.
Gordon B. Hinckley

If we could follow the slogan that says,”Turn off the TV and open a good book” we would do something of substance for a future generation.
Gordon B. Hinckley

Good books are as friends, willing to give to us if we are willing to make a little effort.
Gordon B. Hinckley

Books are good enough in their own way but they are a mighty bloodless substitute for life.
Robert Louis Stevenson

Every book has a soul, the soul of the person who wrote it and the soul of those who read it and dream about it.
– Carlos Ruiz Zafón


We may sit in our library and yet be in all quarters of the earth.
– John Lubbock

You can travel the world and never leave your chair when you read a book.
– Sherry K. Plummer

Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.
– Anna Quindlen

Reading good books ruins you for enjoying bad books.
– Mary Ann Shaffer

Sleep is good, he said, And books are better.
George R.R. Martin

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