Book Quotes, Sayings about literature

If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
Oscar Wilde

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

Bad books kill the best of human nature, and pollute the heart of humanity.
Dr T.P.Chia

A book is a treasure chest; every page a treasure, every word a jewel embedded into the treasure, and every letter a sparkle in the jewel.

Submitted by: Maya

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


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

Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.
Mark Twain

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

Reading a book is like opening a little world that’s almost like a second life.

Submitted by: o.d.

Most new books are forgotten within a year, especially by those who borrow them.
– Evan Esar

Wear the old coat and buy the new book.
– Austin Phelps


So many books, so little time.
– Frank Zappa

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

Choose your friends like your books, few but choice.

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

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