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A Few Of My Favorite Quotes About Books

“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.”

~ Jorge Luis Borges

“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, The Catcher in the Rye

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

~ C.S. Lewis

“Reading was my escape and my comfort, my consolation, my stimulant of choice: reading for the pure pleasure of it, for the beautiful stillness that surrounds you when you hear an author’s words reverberating in your head.”

~ Paul Auster, The Brooklyn Follies

“You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, who had ever been alive.”

~ James Baldwin

“If you go home with somebody, and they don’t have books, don’t f*ck ’em!”

~ John Waters

“Books say: She did this because. Life says: She did this. Books are where things are explained to you; life is where things aren’t. I’m not surprised some people prefer books.”

~ Julian Barnes, Flaubert’s Parrot

“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

“I lived in books more than I lived anywhere else.”

~ Neil Gaiman, The Ocean at the End of the Lane

“The best books… are those that tell you what you know already.”

~ George Orwell, 1984

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

~ Terry Pratchett

“My alma mater was books, a good library…. I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.”

~ Malcolm X

“It’s not that I don’t like people. It’s just that when I’m in the company of others – even my nearest and dearest – there always comes a moment when I’d rather be reading a book.”

~ Maureen Corrigan, Leave Me Alone, I’m Reading: Finding and Losing Myself in Books


What are some of your favorite quotes about books? ❤

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