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50+ Quotes About Books and Reading – Inspirational and Motivational

Quotes About Books and Reading

Books are something which cannot be suppressed between the pages and the cover. It’s far beyond your imagination and knowledge. Not all the books are fictional, but every book deals with providing command for your understanding, and quotes about the book make us more attracted to turn the pages of the book. The one who is already into reading can understand the glimpse of adventure the quotes carry.

Many of us keep on remembering the phrases in the book, which turned out to change our lives. When you read a book, you just don’t read it. You imagine the valleys, the falls, the beauty, the mountains and hence if you can understand this, you are reading correctly even if it’s chemistry or physics if the equations can be visualized.

The cycle of reading and understanding isn’t just between the one who writes and the one who reads it. The round of books goes on from person to person from place to place no matter where you are. It will eventually end up teaching you something, and when you are searching for people quotes for reading, here we have some to inspire you, ignite you and make your search worthy. The best quotations of reading about love, heartbreak, inspiration, sci-fi everything is represented here.

Quotes About Books and Reading

Quotes About Books

“The only thing you absolutely have to know is the location of the library.” -Albert Einstein

“Maybe this is why we read, and why in moments of darkness we return to books: to find words for what we already know.” -Alberto Manguel


“She read books as one would breathe air, to fill up and live.”-Annie Dillard

“The world was hers for the reading.” -Betty Smith

“If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.” – Stephen King

“We read in bed because reading is halfway between life and dreaming, our own consciousness in someone else’s mind.” – Anna Quindlen

“Only a generation of readers will spawn a generation of writers.” – Steven Spielberg


“A half-read book is a half-finished love affair.” – David Mitchell

“Wear the old coat and buy the new book.” – Austin Phelps

“Reading one book is like eating one potato chip.” – Diane Duane

“Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

“I guess there are never enough books.” – John Steinbeck

Quotes About Books and Reading

“An hour spent reading is one stolen from paradise.” -Thomas Wharton

“That’s the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet.” -Jhumpa Lahiri

“Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.” -Malala Yousafzai

“Reading is a conversation. All books talk. But a good book listens as well.” -Mark Haddon

“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

Quotations on Books

“If you don’t see the book you want on the shelf, write it.” -Beverly Cleary​

“The story is truly finished — and meaning is made — not when the author adds the last period, but when the reader enters.” -Celeste Ng


“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”-C.S. Lewis

“What isn’t said is as important as what is said.” -Colson Whitehead

“Character, to me, is the life’s blood of fiction.”-Donna Tartt​

Books Quotes

“Keep reading. It’s one of the most marvelous adventures anyone can have.” -Lloyd Alexander

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

“Poetic language is a way of giving the sense of an answer, just a sense of one, that the story itself is unable to provide.” -Emily Ruskovich​​


“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies.”-George R.R. Martin​

“In the end, we’ll all become stories.” -Margaret Atwood​​

“Sleep is good, he said, and books are better.” – George R.R. Martin

“I owe everything I am and everything I will ever be to books.” – Gary Paulsen

“Reading—the best state yet to keep absolute loneliness at bay.” – William Styron


“The library is inhabited by spirits that come out of the pages at night.” – Isabel Allende

“If you don’t like to read, you haven’t found the right book.” – J.K. Rowling

Quotes on Book

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

“A book is a dream that you hold in your hand.” -Neil Gaiman​

I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book. -J.K. Rowling

“Books are uniquely portable magic.” -Stephen King

Quotes book

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

“A room without books is like a body without a soul.” -Cicero

“No two persons ever read the same book.” -Edmund Wilson

“Reading should not be presented to children as a chore, a duty. It should be offered as a gift.” – Kate DiCamillo

“Writing comes from reading, and reading is the finest teacher of how to write.” – Annie Proulx

“Fill your house with stacks of books, in all the crannies and all the nooks.” – Dr Seuss


“Ah, how good it is to be among people who are reading.” – Rainer Maria Rilke

“There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island.” – Walt Disney

“The America I love still exists at the front desks of our public libraries.” – Kurt Vonnegut

Quotes about Reading

“Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.” – Joseph Addison

“A good bookshop is just a genteel Black Hole that knows how to read.” – Terry Pratchett

“Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.” – John Locke


“Let others pride themselves about how many pages they have written; I’d rather boast about the ones I’ve read.” – Jorge Luis Borges

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

“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

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

“Man reading should be man intensely alive. The book should be a ball of light in one’s hand.” – Ezra Pound


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