Inspiring Quotes

A wonderful collection of positive quotes on love, happiness, success, life, and motivation. Find the inspirational quotes that will uplift you!

BOOK QUOTES

  • “A book is a version of the world. If you do not like it, ignore it; or offer your own version in return.”

    Salman Rushdie
  • “That’s the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet.”

    Jhumpa Lahiri
  • “Fill your house with stacks of books, in all the crannies and all the nooks.”

    Dr Seuss
  • “Books are like mirrors: if a fool looks in, you cannot expect a genius to look out.”

    J.K. Rowling
  • “If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.”

    Cicero
  • “That’s the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet.”

    Jhumpa Lahiri
  • “Books are mirrors: you only see in them what you already have inside you.”

    Carlos Ruiz Zafón
  • “Books are my friends, my companions. They make me laugh and cry and find meaning in life.”

    Christopher Paolini
  • “Many people, myself among them, feel better at the mere sight of a book.”

     

    Jane Smiley
  • “Books may well be the only true magic.”

    Alice Hoffman
  • “Some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly.”

    Sir Francis Bacon
  • “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
  • “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
  • “Maybe this is why we read, and why in moments of darkness we return to books: to find words for what we already know.”

    Alberto Manguel
  • “Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”

    Neil Gaiman, Coraline
  • “A children’s story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children’s story in the slightest.”

    C.S. Lewis
  • “The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.”

    Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey
  • “When I have a little money, I buy books; and if I have any left, I buy food and clothes.”

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

    William Styron
  • “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
  • “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
  • “Be careful about reading health books. Some fine day you’ll die of a misprint.”

    Markus Herz
  • “Only the very weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry.”

    Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel
  • “A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.”

    George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones
  • “Books are a uniquely portable magic.”

    Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
  • “You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.”

    Madeleine L’Engle
  • “The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.”

    Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • “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, An Abundance of Katherines
  • “If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.”

    Toni Morrison
  • “One must always be careful of books,” said Tessa, “and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.”

    Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel
  • “It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.”

    Oscar Wilde
  • “I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.”

    Groucho Marx
  • “There is no friend as loyal as a book.”

    Ernest Hemingway
  • “If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.”

    Oscar Wilde
  • “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”

    C.S. Lewis
  • “Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.”

    Lemony Snicket, Horseradish
  • “If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.”

    Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood
  • “I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.”

    Jorge Luis Borges
  • “Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.”

    Groucho Marx
  • “Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”

    Mark Twain
  • “So many books, so little time.”

    Frank Zappa
  • “Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”

    Mark Twain
  • “A room without books is like a body without a soul.”

    Marcus Tullius Cicero
  • “The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.”

    Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey
  • “So many books, so little time.”

    Frank Zappa

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