25 Iconic Quotes For Book-Lovers

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Daily Dose of Sunshine, Day 37: To all you bibliophiles out there!

Here is my collection of the most famous and iconic quotes about the joy of reading. If you love books as much as I do, you’ll know just how accurate their quotes are! Also if you haven’t read it already, you can also check out my post, 11 Reasons why Books are Better than People .

Read and enjoy! 🙂

I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves.”

-Anna Quindlen

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

-Dr. Seuss

“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 William Eliot

“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 books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.”

-Oscar Wilde

“Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.”

-Anna Quindlen

Books can be dangerous. The best ones should be labeled “This could change your life.”

Helen Exley

“I get sad every time I hear someone say, “I don’t read”. It’s like saying, “I don’t learn”, or “I don’t laugh”, or “I don’t live.””


“When you learn to read, you will be born again; and you will never be quite so alone again.”

– Rumer Godden

“Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.”

– Frederick Douglass

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

-Jorge Luis Borges

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.”

-George R. R. Martin

“I spent my life folded between the pages of books.
In the absence of human relationships I formed bonds with paper characters. I lived love and loss through stories threaded in history; I experienced adolescence by association. My world is one interwoven web of words, stringing limb to limb, bone to sinew, thoughts and images all together. I am a being comprised of letters, a character created by sentences, a figment of imagination formed through fiction.”

-Tahereh Mafi

“Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are.”

-Mason Cooley

“To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.”

-Victor Hugo

“Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.”

-John Green

“I divide all readers into two classes; those who read to remember and those who read to forget.”

-William Lyon Phelps

“She reads books as one would breathe air, to fill up and live.”

-Annie Dillard

“Reading is escape, and the opposite of escape; it’s a way to make contact with reality after a day of making things up, and it’s a way of making contact with someone else’s imagination after a day that’s all too real.”

-Nora Ephron

“A book is made from a tree. It is an assemblage of flat, flexible parts (still called “leaves”) imprinted with dark pigmented squiggles. One glance at it and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, the author is speaking, clearly and silently, inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people, citizens of distant epochs, who never knew one another. Books break the shackles of time—proof that humans can work magic.”

-Carl Sagan

“To read is to fly: it is to soar to a point of vantage which gives a view over wide terrains of history, human variety, ideas, shared experience and the fruits of many inquiries.”

-A.C. Grayling

“Books are a uniquely portable magic.”

-Stephen King

“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of anything than of a book! — When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.”

-Jane Austen

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

-Carlos R. Zafon

“The best moments in reading are when you come across something – a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things – which you had thought special and particular to you. Now here it is, set down by someone else, a person you have never met, someone even who is long dead. And it is as if a hand has come out and taken yours.”

-Alan Bennet

Lots of love,



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