Books Quotes

Katherine mansfield - the pleasure of all reading is doubled when one...
I think it is good that books still exist, but they make me sleepy.
Frank Zappa

Walter bagehot - the reason why so few good books are written is...
In Marseilles they make half the toilet soap we consume in America, but the Marseillaise only have a vague theoretical idea of its use, which they have obtained from books of travel.
Mark Twain
I live for books.
Thomas Jefferson
The books that help you most are those which make you think that most. The hardest way of learning is that of easy reading; but a great book that comes from a great thinker is a ship of thought, deep freighted with truth and beauty.
Theodore Parke

Books may well be the only true magic.
Alice Hoffman
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
An apology for the devil: it must be remembered that we have heard one side of the case. God has written all the books.
Samuel Butle
The advice of their elders to young men is very apt to be as unreal as a list of the hundred best books.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Wherever they burn books, they will also, in the end, burn people.
Heinrich Heine
I suggest that the only books that influence us are those for which we are ready, and which have gone a little further down our particular path than we have gone ourselves.
E. M. Forste
Buying books would be a good thing if one could also buy the time to read them in but as a rule the purchase of books is mistaken for the appropriation of their contents.
Arthur Schopenhaue
Liesure without books is death, and burial of a man alive.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
You will find something more in woods than in books. Trees and stones will teach you that which you can never learn from masters.
Saint Bernard, Epistle
All of the books in the world contain no more information than is broadcast as video in a single large American city in a single year. Not all bits have equal value.
Carl Sagan
I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.
John Burrough
The reason that there are so few good books written is that so few people who write know anything.
Walter Bagehot
The love of learning, the sequestered nooks, And all the sweet serenity of books.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Learning is acquired by reading books, but the much more necessary learning, the knowledge of the world, is only to be acquired by reading men, and studying all the various facets of them.
Lord Chesterfield
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
Let us welcome controversial books and controversial authors.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
I have given up reading books; I find it takes my mind off myself.
Oscar Levant
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
Books have the same enemies as people: fire, humidity, animals, weather, and their own content.
Paul Valery
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)
Some books are to be tasted, others swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.
Francis Bacon
Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house.
Henry Ward Beeche
The true university of these days is a collection of books.
Thomas Carlyle
It is chiefly through books that we enjoy intercourse with superior minds, and these invaluable means of communication are in the reach of all. In the best books, great men talk to us, give us their most precious thoughts, and pour their souls into ours.
William E. Channing
In the education of children there is nothing like alluring the interest and affection, otherwise you only make so many asses laden with books.
Michel de Montaigne
If sex is such a natural phenomenon, how come there are so many books on how to?
Bette Midle
To study the phenomenon of disease without books is to sail an uncharted sea, while to study books without patients is not to go to sea at all.
Sir William Osle
And this our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything.
Shakespeare
Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?
Henry Ward Beeche
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 own particular path than we have yet got ourselves.
E. M. Forster, Two Cheers for Democracy, 1951
Books have the same enemies as people fire, humidity, animals, weather, and their own content.
Paul Valery
Happy are the people whose annals are blank in history books.
Thomas Carlyle
The books we read should be chosen with great care, that they may be, as an Egyptian king wrote over his library, The medicines of the soul.
Paxton Hood
Upon books the collective education of the race depends; they are the sole instruments of registering, perpetuating and transmitting thought.
Henry C. Rogers