Here is a list of all the Bookish Quotes that rotate at random on the site.
You're never too old, too wacky, too wild
to pick up a book and read to a child.
- Dr. Seuss
In my view, nineteen pounds of old books are at least nineteen times as delicious as one pound of fresh caviar.
- Anne Fadiman
All the computer can give you is a manuscript. People don’t want to read manuscripts. They want to read books. Books smell good. They look good. You can press it to your bosom. You can carry it in your pocket.
- Ray Bradbury
What a miracle it is that out of these small, flat, rigid squares of paper unfolds world after world after world, worlds that sing to you, comfort and quiet or excite you. Books help us understand who we are and how we are to behave. They show us what community and friendship mean; they show us how to live and die.
- Anne Lamott
In the beginning I was just giving books away. I got a new book, I gave away an old one. I always keep just seven. But then I began to find that others were leaving books where I had left mine and I thought, these are for me. So now I replenish my library with the random gifts of unknown strangers and I never know what I will read next.
- Salman Rushdie
'When I'm done with the book,' she said, 'it is also done with me and moves on. I leave it on a bench in Columbus Park.'
- Salman Rushdie
The pleasure of all reading is doubled when one lives with another who shares the same books.
- Katherine Mansfield
I advised you to dispose of your books, and advise it still. Be sure to do it, it will give you peace of mind.
But at the same time be careful not to become narrow-minded, or afraid of reading what is well written, quite the contrary, such writings are a source of comfort in life.
- Vincent van Gogh
Strange thoughts brew in your heart when you spend too much time with old books.
- Aravind Adiga
Great literature is simply language charged with meaning to the utmost possible degree.
- Ezra Pound
A good book makes you want to live in the story. A great book gives you no choice
Even a book can be dangerous in the wrong hands, and when that happens, you blame the hands, but you also read the book.
- Erika Johansen
Everything in the world exists in order to end up as a book.
- Stéphane Mallarmé
No book is the same twice.
- Patricia Volk
Books lie in wake for our readiness.
- Bruno Bettelheim
Literary experiences are experiences.
- William Gibson
The more you read, the more things you will know.
The more you learn, the more places you'll go.
- Dr. Seuss
Picking five favourite books is like picking the five body parts you’d most like not to lose
- Neil Gaiman
Sometimes you read a book so special that you want to carry it around with you for months after you’ve finished just to stay near it.
- Markus Zusak
Let others pride themselves about how many pages they have written; I'd rather boast about the ones I've read.
- Jorge Luis Borges
"Your manuscript is both good and original, but the part that is good is not original and the part that is original is not good."
- Samuel Johnson