20 Best Quotes About Books For The Bibliophiles Out There


Do you find yourself smelling old books in the darkest corners of ancient libraries? Do you have a mini-library of your own at home? Do you think that books can change human perceptions and in turn change the whole world? Congratulations, my friend, you are a bibliophile. You have come to the right place to find some of the best quotes about books that have been ever said! Get ready to go with us on a journey that you will not only find relatable but also amusingly delightful. Let’s go!

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

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

3. “The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.” – Oscar Wilde

4. “Books are a uniquely portable magic.” – Stephen King

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

6. “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

7. “Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live.” –Gustave Flaubert

8. “When I have a little money, I buy books; and if I have any left, I buy food and clothes.” –Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus

9. “Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?” –Henry Ward Beecher

10. “Books are mirrors: you only see in them what you already have inside you.” –Carlos Ruiz Zafón


11. “I cannot remember the books I’ve read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

12. “Books have a unique way of stopping time in a particular moment and saying: Let’s not forget this.” – Dave Eggers

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

14. “There is no mistaking a real book when one meets it. It is like falling in love.” –Christopher Morley

15. “A house without books is like a room without windows.” – Horace Mann

16. “A childhood without books – that would be no childhood. That would be like being shut out from the enchanted place where you can go and find the rarest kind of joy.” –Astrid Lindgren

17. “There must be something in books, something we can’t imagine, to make a woman stay in a burning house; there must be something there. You don’t stay for nothing.” – Ray Bradbury (Fahrenheit 451)

18. “One glance at a book and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for 1,000 years. To read is to voyage through time.” –Carl Sagan

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

20. “Reading is a conversation. All books talk. But a good book listens as well.” -Mark Haddon

A bibliophile’s delight, isn’t it? Which of these quotes is your favourite? Do let us know in the comments section.

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