When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left, I buy food and clothes. - Desiderius Erasmus


Quotations About the Love of Books and Reading

Life transforming ideas have always come to me through books.
Oliver Wendall Holmes

A book without an index is like a compass without a needle.

Any kid who has two parents who are interested in him and a houseful of books isn't poor.
Sam Levenson

Books cannot always please, however good;
Minds are not ever craving for their food.
George Crabbe

Five years from now you will be pretty much the same as you are today except for two things: the books you read and the people you get close to.
Charles Jones

In books lies the soul of the whole past time.
Thomas Carlyle

Books are ships which pass through the vast seas of time.
Francis Bacon

We find little in books but what we put there.
But in great books, the mind finds room to put many things.
Joseph Joubert

Books are the windows through
which the soul looks out.
Henry Ward Beecher

Do give books - religious or otherwise - for Christmas. They're never fattening, seldom sinful, and permanently personal.
Lenore Hershey

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

Books may well be the only true magic.
Alice Hoffman

A room without books is as a body without a soul.

Books like proverbs receive their chief value from the stamp and esteem of ages through which they have passed.
Sir William Temple

I cannot live without books.
Thomas Jefferson

Every great book is an action, and every great action is a book.
Martin Luther

Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house.
Henry Ward Beecher

Funny Book Quotes

You can't tell a book by its movie.
Louis A Safian


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