Books Quotes

Jim - books, i found, had the power to make time stand...
In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but how many can get through to you.
Mortimer Adle

Theodore parke - the books that help you most are those which make...
Gilbert highet - these are not books, lumps of lifeless paper, but...
Books have the same enemies as people fire, humidity, animals, weather, and their own content.
Paul Valery
And this our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything.
Shakespeare

From your parents you learn love and laughter and how to put one foot before the other. But when books are opened you discover that you have wings.
Helen Hayes
When I get a little money, I buy books. And if there is any left over, I buy food.
Desiderius Erasmus
The instruction we find in books is like fire. We fetch it from our neighbours, kindle it at home, communicate it to others, and it becomes the property of all.
Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire
You can cover a great deal of country in books.
Andrew Lang
The only words that ever satisfied me as describing Nature are the terms used in fairy books, charm, spell, enchantment. They express the arbitrariness of the fact and its mystery.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
The lessons taught in great books are misleading. The commerce in life is rarely so simple and never so just.
Anita Brookne
It is a great thing to start life with a small number of really good books which are your very own.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
I suggest that the only books that influence us are those for which we are ready, and which have gone a little farther down our particular path than we have yet gone ourselves.
Edward Morgan Forste
I have no doubt that faith is only pure when it does not negate the faith of another. I have no doubt that evil can be fought and that indifference is no option. I have no doubt that fanaticism is dangerous. And of all the books in the world on life, I have no doubt that the life of one person weighs more than them all.
Elie Wiesel, O Magazine, November 2000
You think your pains and heartbreaks are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who have ever been alive.
James Baldwin
Be as careful of the books you read, as of the company you keep; for your habits and character will be as much influenced by the former as by the latter.
Paxton Hood
All I really need to know about how to live and what to do and how to be I learned in kindergarten. Remember the Dick - And - Jane books and the first word you learned - - The biggest word of all - - Look.
Robert Fulghum
America has begun a spiritual reawakening. Faith and hope are being restored. Americans are turning back to God. Church attendance is up. Audiences for religious books and broadcasts are growing. And I do believe that he has begun to heal our blessed land.
President Ronald Reagan, to the National Association of Evangelicals, Columbus, Ohio
What we become depends on what we read after all of the professors have finished with us. The greatest university of all is a collection of books.
Thomas Carlyle
Many books require no thought from those who read them, and for a very simple reason; they made no such demand upon those who wrote them.
Charles Caleb Colton, Lacon, 1820
He felt about books as doctors feel about medicines, or managers about plays - Cynical, but hopeful.
Dame Rose Macaulay, Crewe Train, 1926
Books are hindrances to persisting stupidity.
Spanish Prove
If you are an author and give one of your books to a member of the upper class, you must never expect him to read it.
Paul Fussell
No man can be called friendless when he has God and the companionship of good books.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
A man loses contact with reality if he is not surrounded by his books.
Franois Maurice Mitterrand
Where they have burned books, they will end in burning human beings. Dort, wo man B? cher verbrennt, verbrennt man am Ende auch Menschen.
Heinrich Heine, From his play Almansor (1821)
All of us can think of a book... that we hope none of our children have taken off the shelf. But if I have the right to remove that book from the shelf - That work I abhor - Then you also have exactly the same right and so does everyone else. And then we have no books left on the shelf for any of us.
Katherine Paterson
An apology for the devil it must be remembered that we have heard only one side of the case God has written all the books.
Samuel Butle
Proverbs are the literature of reason, or the statements of absolute truth, without qualification. Like the sacred books of each nation, they are the sanctuary of its intuitions.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I am eternally grateful.. for my knack of finding in great books, some of them very funny books, reason enough to feel honored to be alive, no matter what else might be going on.
Kurt Vonnegut, Timequake, 1997
Books must follow sciences, and not sciences books.
Sir Francis Bacon
The multitude of books is making us ignorant.
Voltaire
Never lend books - Nobody ever returns them; the only books I have in my library are those which people have lent me.
Anatole France
If you want to read about love and marriage, you have to buy two separate books.
Alan King
It meant that New York philanthropists, New York society, would now rediscover the library. ... that learning, books, education have glamour, that self - Improvement has glamour, that hope has glamour.
Vartan Gregorian
Read not books alone, but men, and amongst them chiefly thyself. If thou find anything questionable there, use the commentary of a severe friend rather than the gloss of a sweet lipped flatterer; there is more profit in a distasteful truth than in deceitful sweetness.
Francis Quarles
Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counsellors, and the most patient of teachers.
Charles W. Eliot, The Happy Life, 1896
There are times when I think that the ideal library is composed solely of reference books. They are like understanding friends - Always ready to meet your mood, always ready to change the subject when you have had enough of this or that.
Donald J. Adams
Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested: that is, some books are to be read only in parts, others to be read, but not curiously, and some few to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention.
Sir Francis Bacon