Books Quotes SMS Collection

A house without books is like a

A house without books is like a room without windows.  ~Heinrich Mann

This will never be a civilized country

This will never be a civilized country until we expend more money for books than we do for chewing gum.  ~Elbert HubbardLCE

Having your book turned into a movie

Having your book turned into a movie is like seeing your oxen turned into bouillon cubes.  ~John LeCarre

Medicine for the soul inscription over door

Medicine for the soul.  ~Inscription over the door of the Library at ThebesCOE

If theres a book you really want

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

The time to read is any time

The time to read is any time: no apparatus, no appointment of time and place, is necessary.  It is the only art which can

One of the advantages reading books is

One of the advantages of reading books is that you get to play with someone else’s imaginary friends, at all hours of the night. 

Always read something that will make you

Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.  ~P.J. O’Rourke

We should read to give our souls

We should read to give our souls a chance to luxuriate.  ~Henry MillerPL

The stories of childhood leave an indelible

The stories of childhood leave an indelible impression, and their author always has a niche in the temple of memory from which the image

When a new book is published read

When a new book is published, read an old one.  ~Samuel Rogers

Book lovers never go to bed alone

Book lovers never go to bed alone.  ~Author Unknown

The wise man reads both books and

The wise man reads both books and life itself.  ~Lin Yutang

Nothing is worth reading that does not

Nothing is worth reading that does not require an alert mind.  ~Charles Dudley WarnerCUL

Borrowers of books those mutilators collections

Borrowers of books – those mutilators of collections, spoilers of the symmetry of shelves, and creators of odd volumes.  ~Charles Lamb, Essays of Elia,

No person who can read is ever

No person who can read is ever successful at cleaning out an attic.  ~Ann Landers

It is what you read when dont

It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.  ~Oscar WildeFD

Theres nothing to match curling up with

There’s nothing to match curling up with a good book when there’s a repair job to be done around the house.  ~Joe Ryan

He fed his spirit with the bread

He fed his spirit with the bread of books.  ~Edwin MarkhamCOE

There is a great deal of difference

There is a great deal of difference between an eager man who wants to read a book and a tired man who wants a

The smallest bookstore still contains more ideas

The smallest bookstore still contains more ideas of worth than have been presented in the entire history of television.  ~Andrew Ross

To mind the inside of a book

“To mind the inside of a book is to entertain one’s self with the forced product of another man’s brain. Now I think a

A man may as well expect to

A man may as well expect to grow stronger by always eating as wiser by always reading.  ~Jeremy CollierLCE

For friends do but look upon good

For friends… do but look upon good Books:  they are true friends, that will neither flatter nor dissemble.  ~Francis BaconCOE

O for a booke and shdie nooke

O for a Booke and a shdie nooke, eyther in-a-doore or out; With the grene leaves whisp’ring overhede, or the Streete cryes all about.

The multitude of books is making us

The multitude of books is making us ignorant.  ~VoltaireLCE; PL

A large still book is a piece

A large, still book is a piece of quietness, succulent and nourishing in a noisy world, which I approach and imbibe with "a sort

To sit alone in the lamplight with

To sit alone in the lamplight with a book spread out before you, and hold intimate converse with men of unseen generations – such

I have friends whose society is delightful

I have friends whose society is delightful to me; they are persons of all countries and of all ages; distinguished in war, in council,

A truly good book teaches me better

A truly good book teaches me better than to read it.  I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint…. What

The walls of books around him dense

The walls of books around him, dense with the past, formed a kind of insulation against the present world and its disasters.  ~Ross MacDonaldLCE

An ordinary man can surround himself with

An ordinary man can… surround himself with two thousand books… and thenceforward have at least one place in the world in which it is

To acquire the habit of reading is

To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life.  ~W. Somerset MaughamCUL

The scholar only knows how dear these

The scholar only knows how dear these silent, yet eloquent, companions of pure thoughts and innocent hours become in the season of adversity.  When

Lord when you sell a man book

Lord! when you sell a man a book you don’t sell just twelve ounces of paper and ink and glue – you sell him

Many persons read and like fiction it

Many persons read and like fiction.  It does not tax the intelligence and the intelligence of most of us can so ill afford taxation

The love of learning the sequestered nooks

The love of learning, the sequestered nooks, And all the sweet serenity of books. ~Henry Wadsworth LongfellowCOE

There are worse crimes than burning books

There are worse crimes than burning books.  One of them is not reading them.  ~Joseph Brodsky

Children dont read to find their identity

Children don’t read to find their identity, to free themselves from guilt, to quench the thirst for rebellion or to get rid of alienation. 

Reading means borrowing georg christoph lichtenberg aphorisms

Reading means borrowing.  ~Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, AphorismsPMB

Some books are to be tasted others

Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.  ~Francis Bacon, "Of Studying," Essays or

I would be most content if my

I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough

Let your bookcases and shelves be gardens

Let your bookcases and your shelves be your gardens and your pleasure-grounds.  Pluck the fruit that grows therein, gather the roses, the spices, and

My test of a good novel is

My test of a good novel is dreading to begin the last chapter.  ~Thomas Helm

Books have to be read worse luck

Books have to be read (worse luck it takes so long a time).  It is the only way of discovering what they contain.  A

A book reads the better which is

A book reads the better which is our own, and has been so long known to us, that we know the topography of its

These are not books lumps of lifeless

These are not books, lumps of lifeless paper, but minds alive on the shelves.  From each of them goes out its own voice… and

One to whom books are as strangers

One to whom books are as strangers has not yet learned to live. He is a solitary, though he dwell amid a vast population.

In books lies the soul of whole

In books lies the soul of the whole Past Time: the articulate audible voice of the Past, when the body and material substance of

Books can be dangerous the best ones

Books can be dangerous.  The best ones should be labeled "This could change your life."  ~Helen Exley

Books are the glass of council to

Books are the glass of council to dress ourselves by.  ~Bulstrode WhitlockCOE

God be thanked for books they are

God be thanked for books! they are the voices of the distant and the dead, and make us heirs of the spiritual life of

I know every book of mine by

I know every book of mine by its smell, and I have but to put my nose between the pages to be reminded of

This nice and subtle happiness of reading

This nice and subtle happiness of reading, this joy not chilled by age, this polite and unpunished vice, this selfish, serene life-long intoxication.  ~Logan

I often derive a peculiar satisfaction in

I often derive a peculiar satisfaction in conversing with the ancient and modern dead, – who yet live and speak excellently in their works. 

Reading is to the mind what exercise

Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.  ~Richard Steele, Tatler, 1710LCD; Reading is to the mind what exercise is to

Anyone who says they have only one

Anyone who says they have only one life to live must not know how to read a book.  ~Author Unknown

A book is to me like a

A book is to me like a hat or coat – a very uncomfortable thing until the newness has been worn off.  ~Charles B.

Books are a uniquely portable magic stephen

Books are a uniquely portable magic.  ~Stephen King

Americans like fat books and thin women

Americans like fat books and thin women.  ~Russell BakerLCE

In reading a lonely quiet concert is

In reading, a lonely quiet concert is given to our minds; all our mental faculties will be present in this symphonic exaltation.  ~Stéphane MallarméPL

As a rule reading fiction is as

As a rule reading fiction is as hard to me as trying to hit a target by hurling feathers at it.  I need resistance

A blessed companion is a book

A blessed companion is a book, – a book that, fitly chosen, is a lifelong friend,… a book that, at a touch, pours its

How many a man has dated new

How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a book.  ~Henry David Thoreau, Walden, quoted in

People say that life is the thing

People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading.  ~Logan Pearsall Smith, Trivia, 1917LCD

We are too civil to books for

We are too civil to books.  For a few golden sentences we will turn over and actually read a volume of four or five

Most books like their authors are born

Most books, like their authors, are born to die; of only a few books can it be said that death hath no dominion over

I suggest that the only books influence

I suggest that the only books that influence us are those for which we are ready, and which have gone a little farther down

To read without reflecting is like eating

To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting.  ~Edmund Burke

Books not which afford us a cowering

Books, not which afford us a cowering enjoyment, but in which each thought is of unusual daring; such as an idle man cannot read,

A book is the only place in

A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it, or explore an explosive idea without fear

I find television to be very educating

I find television to be very educating.  Every time somebody turns on the set, I go in the other room and read a book. 

No entertainment is so cheap as reading

No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting.  ~Mary Wortley MontaguPL