Our Favourite Book Quotes

M is for MagicSome of our favourite book quotes from ‘Good Reads’.

“So many books, so little time.” ― Frank Zappa

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

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

 “Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” ― Mark Twain

  “The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.” ― Jane Austen

 “Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.”  Groucho Marx

 “Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.” ― Neil Gaiman

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

 “If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.” ― Haruki Murakami

 “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, The Fault in Our Stars

 “There is no friend as loyal as a book.” ― Ernest Hemingway

 “Classic’ – a book which people praise and don’t read.” ― Mark Twain

  “If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.”  Toni Morrison

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

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

 “A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.” ― George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

 “Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live.” ― Gustave Flaubert

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