Quotes

My Fav Quotes on reading

She is too fond of books, and it has turned her brain. (1873)
~ Louisa May Alcott ~

Lol I think this is my absolute favorite!

Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?
~ Henry Ward Beecher ~

Or possibly this one… Bookstores are my weakness.

My home is where my books are. (1909)
~ Ellen Thompson ~

I started a new job 3 years ago and rented a moving truck just for my book collection… Obsessed? Who me?

Beware of the man of one book.
~ Anonymous ~

A little library, growing larger every year, is an honorable part of a man’s history. It is a man’s duty to have books. A library is not a luxury, but one of the necessities of life.
~Henry Ward Beecher~

See? A necessity of LIFE! Ha!

The truest owner of a Library is he who has bought each book for the love he bears to it; who is happy and content to say,—” Here are my jewels; my choicest material possessions.
~Frank Carr~

 

Your book bill ought to be your biggest extravagance.

~Clive Staples Lewis~

Books to the ceiling,
Books to the sky.
My pile of books
Are a mile high.
How I love them!
How I need them!
I’ll have a long beard
By the time I read them.
~ Arnold Lobel ~

Well- hopefully NO beard! But it does seem endless and there is a kind of comfort in knowing I have unread books to look forward to.

Never judge a book by its movie.
~ J. W. Eagan ~

 

When I get a little money, I buy books;
and if any is left, I buy food and clothes.
 ~ Desiderius Erasmus 1466-1536 ~

Just the knowledge that a good book is awaiting one
at the end of a long day makes the day happier.
~ Kathleen Norris ~

The worst thing about new books is that
they keep us from reading the old ones.
~ Joseph Joubert ~

All the best stories in the world are but one story in reality — the story of escape.
It is the only thing which interests us all and at all times, how to escape.
~ Arthur Christopher Benson ~

 

Wear the old coat and buy the new book.
~ Austin Phelps ~

 

It was clear that the books owned the shop rather than the other
way about. Everywhere they had run wild and taken possession of
their habitat, breeding and multiplying and clearly lacking any strong
hand to keep them down. (1963)
~ Agatha Christie ~

That’s my collection exactly! It breeds like bunnies!

That is a good book which is opened with
expectation and closed in profit.
~ Amos Bronson Alcott ~

 

People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading.
~ Logan Pearsall Smith ~

 

The printing press is either the greatest blessing
or the greatest curse of modern times,
sometimes one forgets which it is.
~ Sir James M. Barrie ~

 

 

When we read a story, we inhabit it.
The covers of the book are like a roof and four walls.
What is to happen next will take place within the four walls of the story.
And this is possible because the story’s voice makes everything its own.
~ John Berger  ~

A very short examination of a library is sufficient to enable one to describe the owner in general and unmistakable terms.
~Author Unkown~

Hmmmm.. what does mine say about me? Obsessed with romance and adventure and mystery, vampires and magic and bounty hunters and space travel and…? A bit crazy?

 

I‘ve traveled the world twice over, Met the famous; saints and sinners,
Poets and artists, kings and queens, Old stars and hopeful beginners,
I’ve been where no-one’s been before, Learned secrets from writers and cooks
All with one library ticket To the wonderful world of books.
~ Anonymous ~

 

Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill up
its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors.
~ Joseph Addison ~

 

Books, I found, had the power to make time
stand still, retreat or fly into the future.
~ Jim Bishop ~

 

He that loves a book will never want a faithful friend,
a wholesome counselor, a cheerful companion, an effectual comforter.
By study, by reading, by thinking, one may innocently
divert and pleasantly entertain himself,
as in all weathers, as in all fortunes.
~ Barrow ~

 

Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
~ Joseph Addison  ~

 

I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.
~Jorge Luis Borges~

 

Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life.
~ Mortimer J. Adler ~

 

A wonderful thing about a book, in contrast to a computer screen,
is that you can take it to bed with you.
~ Daniel J. Boorstin ~

And to the bath and in the car-NO not while driving… sheesh! Though I do listen to audio books so I don’t waste valuable reading time. Lol

 

 

A room without books is like a body without a soul.
~ Marcus T. Cicero ~

 

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

Sooo my house is extra beautiful, cause of the stacks of books… lol

 

I often feel sorry for people who don’t read good books;
they are missing a chance to lead an extra life.
~ Scott Corbett ~

 

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