Quotes About Books

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I like a thick book because it will steady a table, a leather volume because it will strop a razor, and a heavy book because it can be thrown at a cat.  ~ Mark Twain

There is a great deal of difference between an eager man who wants to read a book and a tired man who wants a book to read.  ~ G.K. Chesterton

The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it.  ~ James Bryce

Reading is thinking with someone else's head instead of one's own.  ~ Arthur Schopenhauer

If you ever go home with somebody and they don't have books in their house, don't sleep with them. I think that's very important.  ~ John Waters

Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.  ~ Francis Bacon

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

Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new after all.  ~ Abraham Lincoln

If there's a book you really want to read but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.  ~ Toni Morrison

A good book has no ending.  ~ R.D. Cumming

A book that is shut is but a block.  ~ Thomas Fuller

Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house.  ~ Henry Ward Beecher

Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.  ~ P.J. O'Rourke

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 know every book of mine by its smell, and I have but to put my nose between the pages to be reminded of all sorts of things.  ~ George Robert Gissing

A book is like a garden carried in the pocket.  ~ Chinese proverb

Books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind.  ~ James Russell Lowell

You know you've read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.  ~ Paul Sweeney

Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.  ~ Mark Twain

There's nothing to match curling up with a good book when there's a repair job to be done around the house.  ~ Joe Ryan

Books let us into their souls and lay open to us the secrets of our own.  ~ William Hazlitt

My test of a good novel is dreading to begin the last chapter.  ~ Thomas Helm