Book Quotes To Help You Learning And Thinking

Book Quotes

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Book Quotes

1. “Books are the training weights of the mind.”
— Epictetus

2. “The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries.”
— René Descartes

3. “Reading is essential for those who seek to rise above the ordinary. We must not permit anything to stand between us and the book that could change our lives.”
— Jim Rohn

4. “One best book is equal to hundred good friends but one good friend is equal to a library.”
— Abdul Kalam

5. “Reading is important. If you know how to read then the whole world opens up to you.”
— Barack Obama

6. “A book is a dream that you hold in your hands.”
— Neil Gaiman

7. “If you are going to get anywhere in life you have to read a lot of books.”
— Roald Dahl

8. “A library is not a luxury but one of the necessities of life.”
— Henry Ward Beecher

9. “Sleep is good, he said, And books are better.”
— George R.R. Martin

10. “A multitude of books distracts the mind.”
— Socrates

11. “Books don’t change people; paragraphs do, Sometimes even sentences.”
— John Piper

12. “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

13. “Don’t judge a book by its cover.”
— George Eliot

14. “Once I fell in love with books, I fell in love completely.”
— Stephen King

15. “If you want to live a top shelf life then you need to stand on the books you have read. Never stop learning, never stop growing.”
— Jim Rohn

16. “Any book worth banning is a book worth reading.”
— Isaac Asimov

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

18. “I never commit to memory anything that can easily be looked up in a book.”
— Albert Einstein

19. “Don’t blow off another’s candle for it won’t make yours shine brighter.”
— Jaachynma N.E. Agu

20. “Give a kid a book, and you change the world. In a way, even the universe.”
— Neil deGrasse Tyson

21. “I’ll read my books and I’ll drink coffee and I’ll listen to music, and I’ll bolt the door.”
— J.D. Salinger

22. “Some books seem like a key to unfamiliar rooms in one’s own castle.”
— Franz Kafka

23. “With freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy?”
— Oscar Wilde

24. “Fill your house with stacks of books, in all the crannies and all the nooks.”
— Dr. Seuss

25. “Reading makes a full man, meditation a profound man, discourse a clear man.”
— Benjamin Franklin

26. “A book should serve as an axe to the ice inside us.”
— Franz Kafka

27. “I have been a seeker and I still am, but I stopped asking the books and the stars. I started listening to the teaching of my Soul.”
— Rumi

28. “Good books, like good friends, are few and chosen; the more select, the more enjoyable.”
— Louisa May Alcott

29. “I’m a very ordinary human being; I just happen to like reading books.”
— Haruki Murakami

30. “Libraries are our friends.”
— Neil Gaiman

31. “The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals.”
— Melody Beattie

32. “You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book.”
— Dr. Seuss

33. “The lesson of the book is that the universe is governed by the laws of science.”
— Stephen Hawking

34. “Life is like a book that never ends. Chapters close, but not the book itself.”
— Marianne Williamson

35. “Without libraries what have we? We have no past and no future.”
— Ray Bradbury

36. “If book knowledge made great investors, than the librarians would all be rich.”
— Warren Buffett

37. “Of all things I liked books best. My father had a large library and whenever I could manage I tried to satisfy my passion for reading.”
— Nikola Tesla

38. “If something burns your soul with purpose and desire, it’s your duty to be reduced to ashes by it. Any other form of existence will be yet another dull book in the library of life.”
— Charles Bukowski

39. “Independent inquiry is needed in your search for truth, not dependence on anyone else’s view or a mere book.”
— Bruce Lee

40. “The world is not in your books and maps, it’s out there.”
— J. R. R. Tolkien

41. “The ink of the scholar is more holy than the blood of the martyr.”
— Anonymous

42. “Nothing will train you to write better as a writer, than working on your next book.”
— Brandon Sanderson

43. “A man can never have too much red wine, too many books, or too much ammunition.”
— Rudyard Kipling

44. “Books are dead men talking.”
— George R.R. Martin

45. “Happy the people whose annals are blank in the history books!”
— Thomas Carlyle

46. “Books open your mind, broaden your mind, and strengthen you as nothing else can.”
— William Feather

47. “My alma mater was books, a good library.”
— Malcolm X

48. “A lawyer without books would be like a workman without tools.”
— Thomas Jefferson

49. “I beg you, to have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language.”
— Rainer Maria Rilke

50. “An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools.”
— Ernest Hemingway

51. “Books are the best friends you can have; they inform you, and entertain you, and they don’t talk back.”
— John Steinbeck

52. “We read books to find out who we are.”
— Ursula K. Le Guin

53. “A man is known by the books he reads.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

54. “Be a life long student, read as many books as possible.”
— Nelson Mandela

55. “I love to read. I wish I could advise more people to read. There’s a whole new world in books. If you can’t afford to travel, you travel mentally through reading. You can see anything and go any place you want to in reading.”
— Michael Jackson

56. “The reading of all good books is indeed like a conversation with the noblest men of past centuries who were the authors of them, nay a carefully studied conversation, in which they reveal to us none but the best of their thoughts.”
— René Descartes

57. “Every reader, if he has a strong mind, reads himself into the book, and amalgamates his thoughts with those of the author.”
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

58. “There comes a point in your life when you need to stop reading other people’s books and write your own.”
— Albert Einstein

59. “The Book of Mormon changes lives.”
— Thomas S. Monson

60. “Knowing you have something good to read before bed is among the most pleasurable of sensations.”
— Vladimir Nabokov

61. “If you want to get laid, go to college. If you want an education, go to the library.”
— Frank Zappa

62. “Prejudice is opinion without judgement.”
— Voltaire

63. “We live for books.”
— Umberto Eco

64. “Never let a day pass without looking at some perfect work of art, hearing some great piece of music and reading, in part, some great book.”
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

65. “I guess there are never enough books.”
— John Steinbeck

66. “My books are friends that never fail me.”
— Thomas Carlyle

67. “A writer never finds the time to write. A writer makes it. If you don’t have the drive, the discipline, and the desire, then you can have all the talent in the world, and you aren’t going to finish a book.”
— Nora Roberts

68. “Life is too short to read a bad book.”
— James Joyce

69. “If I finish a book a week, I will read only a few thousand books in my lifetime, about a tenth of a percent of the contents of the greatest libraries of our time. The trick is to know which books to read.”
— Carl Sagan

70. “The best fashion accessory is a book.”
— Vivienne Westwood

71. “With books we stand on the shoulders of giants.”
— John Locke

72. “Don’t judge me by the cover, ’cause I’m a real good book.”
— Dolly Parton

73. “Great books write themselves, only bad books have to be written.”
— F. Scott Fitzgerald

74. “Curiously enough, one cannot read a book; one can only reread it. A good reader, a major reader, and active and creative reader is a rereader.”
— Vladimir Nabokov

75. “This year, more people will use cocaine than will read a book to their children.”
— Michael Scott

76. “There’s so much more to the book than the page you were stuck on.”
— Zayn Malik

77. “No printed word, nor spoken plea can teach young minds what they should be. Not all the books on all the shelves – but what the teachers are themselves.”
— Rudyard Kipling

78. “Perhaps there are none more lazy, or more truly ignorant, than your everlasting readers.”
— Marcus Aurelius

79. “We need the books that affect us like a disaster, that grieve us deeply, like the death of someone we loved more than ourselves, like being banished into forests far from everyone, like a suicide. A book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside us.”
— Franz Kafka

80. “Librarians are tour-guides for all of knowledge.”
— Patrick Ness

81. “Whatever we put out, it’s coming back to us. The universe keeps a perfect set of books.”
— Marianne Williamson

82. “If you read one hour per day in your field, that will translate into about one book per week. One book per week translates into about 50 books per year. 50 books per year will translate into about 500 books over the next ten years.”
— Brian Tracy

83. “I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound and stab us.”
— Franz Kafka

84. “Somebody’s boring me. I think it’s me.”
— Dylan Thomas

85. “I had a couple of friends, but I was mostly the kid with his nose in a book.”
— George R.R. Martin

86. “The true university of these days is a collection of books.”
— Thomas Carlyle

87. “JK Rowling created seven Horcruxes. She put a part of her soul in every book and now her books will live forever.”
— Stephen King

88. “No one who can read, ever looks at a book, even unopened on a shelf, like one who cannot.”
— Charles Dickens

89. “Thinking. This book contains some. Whether you try it at home is up to you.”
— Terry Pratchett

90. “A new book is like a friend that I have yet to meet.”
— Abraham Lincoln

91. “Anyone who can only think of one way to spell a word obviously lacks imagination.”
— Mark Twain

92. “The best leaders are the most dedicated learners. Read great books daily.”
— Robin S. Sharma

93. “I conceive a knowledge of books is the basis upon which other knowledge is to be built.”
— George Washington

94. “I do things differently, because I don’t go by a rule book, because I lead from the heart, not the head, and albeit that’s got me into trouble in my work, I understand that.”
— Princess Diana

95. “The remedy for life’s broken pieces is not classes, workshops or books. Don’t try to heal the broken pieces. Just forgive.”
— Iyanla Vanzant

96. “I don’t give a damn for a man that can only spell a word one way.”
— Mark Twain

97. “All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn.”
— Ernest Hemingway

98. “Books must be treated with respect, we feel that in our bones, because words have power. Bring enough words together they can bend space and time.”
— Terry Pratchett

99. “When I first thought about writing the book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, I never originally meant to have children in it at all!”
— Roald Dahl

100. “It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to, than I have ever known.”
— Charles Dickens

101. “Only library books speak with such wordless eloquence of the power good stories hold over us.”
— Stephen King

102. “I know why the caged bird sings.”
— Maya Angelou

103. “Keep good company, read good books, love good things and cultivate soul and body as faithfully as you can.”
— Louisa May Alcott

104. “Literature is my Utopia.”
— Helen Keller

105. “I am a writer of books in retrospect. I talk in order to understand; I teach in order to learn.”
— Robert Frost

106. “You and I are not Muslim, because we are born in a Muslim family. You and I are not Muslim, because you read a book about Islam, or saw a Youtube video and decided to become Muslim. We are Muslim, because Allah chose us. Allah chose us.”
— Nouman Ali Khan

107. “Re examine all you have been told in school and in church Or in any book, dismiss what insults your own soul and your very flesh shall be a great poem.”
— Walt Whitman

108. “A single line in the Bible has consoled me more than all the books I ever read besides.”
— Immanuel Kant

109. “It sounds so geeky, but I really do like studying and reading, and if I’m not working on ‘Harry Potter,’ then my greatest relaxation is to sit with a book.”
— Emma Watson

110. “This is the first teaching of the Knights: You will erase everything you had written in the book of your life up until now: restlessness, uncertainty, lies. And in the place of all this you will write the word courage.”
— Paulo Coelho

111. “Books are the best type of the influence of the past.”
— William Wordsworth

112. “He can compress the most words into the smallest ideas of any man I ever met.”
— Abraham Lincoln

113. “I’m still old-fashioned. I love dusty old books and libraries.”
— Harper Lee

114. “Books are never finished, They are merely abandoned.”
— Oscar Wilde

115. “You think of the book you’d most like to be reading, and then you sit down and shamelessly write it.”
— J.D. Salinger

116. “Books are sepulchres of thought.”
— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

117. “You write a book and it’s like putting a message in a bottle and throwing it in the ocean. You don’t know if it will ever reach any shores. And there, you see, sometimes it falls in the hands of the right person.”
— Isabel Allende

118. “I’m not an atheist. I don’t think I can call myself a pantheist. The problem involved is too vast for our limited minds. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many languages. The child knows someone must have written those books.”
— Albert Einstein

119. “You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.”
— Dr. Seuss

120. “People think that I must be a very strange person. This is not correct. I have the heart of a small boy. It is in a glass jar on my desk.”
— Stephen King

121. “To buy books would be a good thing if we also could buy the time to read them.”
— Arthur Schopenhauer

122. “There’s more to life than books, you know. But not much more.”
— Steven Morrissey

123. “Lately, I feel like my life is a book written in a language I don’t know how to read.”
— Brandon Sanderson

124. “What an astonishing thing a book is.”
— Carl Sagan

125. “A book is a loaded gun.”
— Ray Bradbury

126. “Perhaps they were right putting love into books. Perhaps it could not live anywhere else.”
— William Faulkner

127. “When the record book on you is finished, let it show your wins and losses. But don’t let it show you didn’t try.”
— Jim Rohn

128. “I read my books at night, like that, under the quilt with the overheated reading lamp. Reading all those good lines while suffocating. It was magic.”
— Charles Bukowski

129. “There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we spent with a favorite book.”
— Marcel Proust

130. “Most books on witchcraft will tell you that witches work naked. This is because most books on witchcraft were written by men.”
— Neil Gaiman

131. “I don’t want people to think that they can attain realization simply by listening to others or by reading books. They must practice what they read and hear.”
— Paramahansa Yogananda

132. “Every reader finds himself. The writer’s work is merely a kind of optical instrument that makes it possible for the reader to discern what, without this book, he would perhaps never have seen in himself.”
— Marcel Proust

133. “What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn’t happen much, though.”
— J.D. Salinger

134. “The proper study of mankind is books.”
— Aldous Huxley

135. “The Iliad is only great because all life is a battle, The Odyssey because all life is a journey, The Book of Job because all life is a riddle.”
— Gilbert K. Chesterton

136. “The bibliophile is the master of his books, the bibliomaniac their slave.”
— Henry Ward Beecher

137. “You could be writing the book that changes your life.”
— Brandon Sanderson

138. “Words mean more than we mean to express when we use them: so a whole book ought to mean a great deal more than the writer meant.”
— Lewis Carroll

139. “We should always choose our books as God chooses our friends, just a bit beyond us, so that we have to do our level best to keep up with them.”
— Oswald Chambers

140. “When you educate a woman, you set her free. Had I not had books and education in Mississippi, I would have believed that’s all there was.”
— Oprah Winfrey

141. “I am eternally grateful for my knack of finding in great books, some of them very funny books, reason enough to feel honored to be alive, no matter what else might be going on.”
— Kurt Vonnegut

142. “I read a book one day and my whole life was changed.”
— Orhan Pamuk

143. “I have always felt that the true text-book for the pupil is his teacher.”
— Mahatma Gandhi

144. “Books showed me there were possibilities in life, that there were actually people like me living in a world I could not only aspire to but attain. Reading gave me hope. For me, it was the open door.”
— Oprah Winfrey

145. “Reading makes all other learning possible. We have to get books into our children’s hands early and often.”
— Barack Obama

146. “So Matilda’s strong young mind continued to grow, nurtured by the voices of all those authors who had sent their books out into the world like ships on the sea. These books gave Matilda a hopeful and comforting message: You are not alone.”
— Roald Dahl

147. “We sometimes encounter people, even perfect strangers, who begin to interest us at first sight, somehow suddenly, all at once, before a word has been spoken.”
— Fyodor Dostoyevsky

148. “Sometimes music, movies and books are the only things that let us feel like someone else feels like we do.”
— Marilyn Manson

149. “We never tire of the friendships we form with books.”
— Charles Dickens

150. “I have been and still am a seeker, but I have ceased to question stars and books; I have begun to listen to the teaching my blood whispers to me.”
— Hermann Hesse

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