Book Quotes, Sayings about literature

There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.
– Joseph Brodsky

A dirty book is rarely dusty.

You cannot open a book without learning something.

There is no friend as loyal as a book.
Ernest Hemingway

No book is really worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally – and often far more – worth reading at the age of fifty and beyond.
C.S. Lewis


There are two motives for reading a book; one, that you enjoy it; the other, that you can boast about it.
Bertrand Russell

Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.

I can’t imagine a man really enjoying a book and reading it only once.
C.S. Lewis

Read books, and you will go places.

Submitted by: Lenie Remitar

Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.
Mark Twain

Libraries should be open to all – except the censor.
John F. Kennedy


If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
Oscar Wilde

This will never be a civilized country until we expend more money for books than we do for chewing gum.
Elbert Hubbard

A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.
George R.R. Martin

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