Books Quotes

“…this blessing of loneliness was not really loneliness. Real loneliness was something unendurable. What one wanted when exhausted by the noise and impact of physical bodies was not no people but disembodied people; all those denizens of beloved books who could be taken to one’s heart and put away again, in silence, and with no hurt feelings.” ― Elizabeth Goudge, The Scent of Water
“There are books showing men how to succeed in everything; they are written by men who cannot even succeed in writing books.” ― G.K. Chesterton, All Things Considered
“Books are not only for reading. Action must be taken to benefit from those.” ― Md. Rakibul Hasan
“If you have feelings about reading, you feel the rhythm of prose or of a poem like music. It awakens something in your soul and then of course you study, read, you grow up and you begin to understand the message and that is the first step towards understanding life.” ― Maria Kodama
“I certainly couldn’t have survived my childhood without books. All that deprivation and pain–abuse, broken home, a runaway sister, a brother with cancer–the books allowed me to withstand. They sustained me. I read still, prolifically, with great passion, but never like I read in those days: in those days it was life or death.” ― Junot Díaz
“Denn ich ohne Bücher bin nicht ich.” ― Christa Wolf, Lesen Und Schreiben: Neue Sammlung: Essays, Aufsatze, Reden
“Will grinned. “Some of these books are dangerous,” he said. “It’s wise to be careful.”“One must always be careful of books,” said Tessa, “and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.”“I’m not sure a book has ever changed me,” said Will. “Well, there is one volume that promises to teach one how to turn oneself into an entire flock of sheep—”“Only the very weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry,” said Tessa” ― Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel
“There was nothing particularly special about her, except that she was good with numbers, and very good at lying, and she made her home in between the pages of books.” ― Maggie Stiefvater, Linger
“I should not be surprised if you were able to write a book after all. Not that a new book is wanted. There are too many books as it is; and not enough people to dust them. Still, it is not probable that you would be considerate enough to remember that. You will write your book.” ― Beatrice Harraden, Ships that Pass in the Night
“Books, books, books! I had found the secret of a garret room Piled high with cases in my father’s name; Piled high, packed large,–where, creeping in and out Among the giant fossils of my past, Like some small nimble mouse between the ribs Of a mastodon, I nibbled here and there At this or that box, pulling through the gap, In heats of terror, haste, victorious joy, The first book first. And how I felt it beat Under my pillow, in the morning’s dark, An hour before the sun would let me read! My books!” ― Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Aurora Leigh