70+ Inspiring Book Quotes To Start Reading

Even if you are not an avid book reader, these book quotes from the populars books will highly motivate you to discover the pleasure of reading. Read them and share them to your community.

I’m glad that my English teacher in school introduced me to such a paradise, and nurtured my love for reading. As I grew older, I understood what they really mean, when they say – books are a man’s best friends!

Books have the power to transport us to new worlds and different times, fill us with knowledge, and introduce us to experiences unknown.

Not just that, but reading books also helps in improving our vocabulary and communicative skills, enhances our level of concentration, reduces stress, and increases our ability to emphasize.

While for some, reading is a hobby but for many, it’s one of the most enjoyable things to do.

In today’s date, when we’re all too busy to catch up with the chores of life, it’s essential that we pause at times, pick a book to read, and indulge in a certain amount of mindfulness.

Here are the best book quotes from some popular books, and if you like them, may be you can find the book and read the whole of it.

1. “So many books, so little time.” ― Frank Zappa


2. “A room without books is like a body without a soul.”
― Marcus Tullius Cicero


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


4. “I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.”
― Jorge Luis Borges


5. “Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.”
― Lemony Snicket, Horseradish


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


7. “There is no friend as loyal as a book.” ― Ernest Hemingway


8. “If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.”
― Toni Morrison


9. “Books are the ultimate Dumpees: put them down and they’ll wait for you forever; pay attention to them and they always love you back.”
― John Green


10. “Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.”
― Charles W. Eliot


11. “A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading.”
― William Styron


12. “In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.”
― Mark Twain


13. “Sleep is good, he said, and books are better.” ― George R. R. Martin


14. “Books are the perfect entertainment: no commercials, no batteries, hours of enjoyment for each dollar spent. What I wonder is why everybody doesn’t carry a book around for those inevitable dead spots in life.”
― Stephen King


15. “Some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly.”
― Sir Francis Bacon


16. “Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.”
― George Bernard Shaw


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


18. “Books may well be the only true magic.”
― Alice Hoffman


19. “If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.”
― Cicero


20. “Books are the mirrors of the soul.”
― Virginia Woolf


21. “I don’t believe in the kind of magic in my books. But I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book.”
― J.K. Rowling


22. “It is a great thing to start life with a small number of really good books which are your very own.”
― Arthur Conan Doyle


23. “Many a book is like a key to unknown chambers within the castle of one’s own self.”
― Franz Kafka


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24. “The best moments in reading are when you come across something – a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things – which you had thought special and particular to you. Now here it is, set down by someone else, a person you have never met, someone even who is long dead. And it is as if a hand has come out and taken yours.”
― Alan Bennett


25. “I cannot sleep unless I am surrounded by books.”
― Jorge Luis Borges


26. “She read books as one would breathe air, to fill up and live.”
― Annie Dillard


27. “The best books… are those that tell you what you know already.”
― George Orwell


28. “My Best Friend is a person who will give me a book I have not read.”

― Abraham Lincoln


29. “A good book is an event in my life.”
― Stendhal


30. “A half-read book is a half-finished love affair.”
― David Mitchell


31. “If you would tell me the heart of a man, tell me not what he reads, but what he rereads.”
― Francois Mauriac


32. “A house without books is like a room without windows.”
― Horace Mann


33. “When I was about eight, I decided that the most wonderful thing, next to a human being, was a book.”
― Margaret Walker


34. “I kept always two books in my pocket, one to read, one to write in.”
― Robert Louis Stevenson


35. “If you have enough book space, I don’t want to talk to you.”
― Terry Pratchett


36. “Once you have read a book you care about, some part of it is always with you.”
― Louis L’Amour


37. “Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity.”
― G.K. Chesterton


38. “Be awesome! Be a book nut!”
― Dr. Seuss


39. “Everything in the world exists in order to end up as a book.”
― Stéphane Mallarmé


40. “Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.”
― Maya Angelou


41. “Some of these things are true and some of them lies. But they are all good stories.”
― Hilary Mantel


42. “I owe everything I am and everything I will ever be to books.”
― Gary Paulsen


43. “We read books to find out who we are. What other people, real or imaginary, do and think and feel… is an essential guide to our understanding of what we ourselves are and may become.”
― Ursula K. LeGuin


44. “To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life.”
― W. Somerset Maugham


45. “If you don’t like to read, you haven’t found the right book.”

― J.K Rowling


46. “Picking five favorite books is like picking the five body parts you’d most like not to lose.”
― Neil Gaiman


47. “Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations.”
― Henry David Thoreau


48. “I am simply a ‘book drunkard.’ Books have the same irresistible temptation for me that liquor has for its devotee. I cannot withstand them.”
― L.M. Montgomery


49. “Why can’t people just sit and read books and be nice to each other?”
― David Baldacci


50. “Books don’t offer real escape, but they can stop a mind scratching itself raw.”
― David Mitchell


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


52. “Man reading should be man intensely alive. The book should be a ball of light in one’s hand.”
― Ezra Pound


53. “We live and breathe words.”
― Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Prince


54. “Books are always obviously having conversations with other books, and some times they’re amiable and sometimes not.”
― China Miéville


55. “I know every book of mine by its smell, and I have but to put my nose between the pages to be reminded of all sorts of things.”
― George Gissing


56. “Give me books, French wine, fruit, fine weather and a little music played out of doors by somebody I do not know.”
― John Keats


57. “Literature is news that stays news.”
― Ezra Pound


58. “When I discovered libraries, it was like having Christmas every day.”

― Jean Fritz


59. “I love the way that each book—any book—is its own journey. You open it, and off you go….”
― Sharon Creech


60. “A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.”
― G.K. Chesterton, Heretics


61. “Without words, without writing and without books there would be no history, there could be no concept of humanity.”
― Hermann Hesse


62. “In books I have traveled, not only to other worlds, but into my own.”
― Anna Quindlen


63. “It was good to walk into a library again; it smelled like home.”
― Elizabeth Kostova


64. “A book is a gift you can open again and again.”
― Garrison Keillor


65. “You cannot open a book without learning something.”
― Confucius


66. “The love of books is among the choicest gifts of the gods.”
― Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


67. “No man can be called friendless who has God and the companionship of good books.”
― Elizabeth Barrett Browning


68. “The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.”
― René Descartes


69. “My grandma always said that God made libraries so that people didn’t have any excuse to be stupid.”
― Joan Bauer


70. “Reading is my favourite occupation, when I have leisure for it and books to read.”

― Anne Brontë


71. “It’s a good idea to have your own books with you in a strange place”
― Cornelia Funke


72. “Most of what makes a book ‘good’ is that we are reading it at the right moment for us.”
― Alain de Botton


73. “Thank God for books and music and things I can think about.”
― Daniel Keyes


74. “Where they have burned books, they will end in burning human beings.”
― Heinrich Heine


75. “My books are water; those of the great geniuses is wine. Everybody drinks water.”
― Mark Twain, Notebook


76. “You’re never alone when you’re reading a book.” ― Susan Wiggs


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