Quotes on Books

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

“A man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of things which he possesseth”~ Anon

“Books are a uniquely portable magic.” ~ Stephen King

“Books let us into their souls and lay open to us the secret of our own” -William Hazzlit

“Books, like friends, should be few and well-chosen. Like friends, too, we should return to them again and again – for like true friends, they never fail us, never cease to instruct us, never cloy.”~ Elbert Hubbard

“Everything that is done in the world is done by hope.” ~Martin Luther

“I believe the nicest and the sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens, but those that bring simple little pleasures, following one after another softly, like pearls slipping off a string.” ~ ~Lucy Maud Montgomery

“I count myself in nothing else so happy, as in a soul remembering my good friends.”~From Richard II by William Shakespeare

“Sweet are the thoughts that savour of content; The quiet mind is richer than a crowne.”~Robert Greene (1558-92)

“One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words.”~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Reading takes us away from home, but more important, it finds homes for us everywhere.” ~Hazel Rochman

“Reading in bed before sleep, the luxury of entering another world as if from above…” ~Maxine Kumin

“Reading makes me feel I’ve accomplished something, learned something, become a better person. … Reading is bliss.” ~Nora Ephron

“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

“There is no frigate like a book to take us lands away.” ~Emily Dickinson