Libraries Books And Reading Quotes

Libraries Books And Reading Quotes by Jean Fritz, Jorge Luis Borges, Anatole France, Dr. Seuss, Edwin Percy Whipple, Augustine Birrell and many others.

When I discovered libraries, it was like having Christm

When I discovered libraries, it was like having Christmas every day.
Jean Fritz
I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.
Jorge Luis Borges
Never lend books, for no one ever returns them
Anatole France
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.
Dr. Seuss
Books are lighthouses erected in the great sea of time.
Edwin Percy Whipple
Good as it is to inherit a library, it is better to collect one.
Augustine Birrell
It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.
Oscar Wilde
Some say life is the thing, but I prefer reading.
Ruth Rendell
Never lend books, for no one ever returns them; the only books I have in my library are books that other folks have left me.
Anatole France
Words are the voice of the heart.
Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.
Groucho Marx
Wherever they burn books they will also, in the end, burn human beings.
Heinrich Heine
Books are the quietest and most constant of friends.
Charles William Eliot
Books are well written, or badly written. That is all.
Oscar Wilde
More people should use their library.
Regis Philbin
There is no substitute for books in the life of a child.
Mary Ellen Chase
Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.
Harry S. Truman
In a very real sense, people who have read good literature have lived more than people who cannot or will not read.
S. I. Hayakawa
Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.
Maya Angelou
The more you read, the more things you will know.
Dr. Seuss
Tis the good reader that makes the good book.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A library should be like a pair of open arms.
Roger Rosenblatt
The book to read is not the one which thinks for you, but the one which makes you think.
James McCosh
We shouldn’t teach great books; we should teach a love of reading.
B. F. Skinner
My mother and my father were illiterate immigrants from Russia. When I was a child they were constantly amazed that I could go to a building and take a book on any subject. They couldn’t believe this access to knowledge we have here in America. They couldn’t believe that it was free.
Kirk Douglas
A good library will never be too neat, or too dusty, because somebody will always be in it, taking books off the shelves and staying up late reading them.
Daniel Handler
To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
Edmund Burke
Don’t join the book burners… Don’t be afraid to go in your library and read every book.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
A good book is the best of friends, the same today and forever.
Martin Farquhar Tupper
When I got [my] library card, that was when my life began.
Rita Mae Brown
The books that help you the most are those which make you think the most.
Theodore Parker
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 William Eliot
No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting.
Mary Wortley Montagu
If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are.
Mason Cooley
I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.
Groucho Marx
I divide all readers into two classes: those who read to remember and those who read to forget.
William Lyon Phelps
The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who’ll get me a book I ain’t read.
Abraham Lincoln
When I step into this library, I cannot understand why I ever step out of it.
Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sevigne
In a library we are surrounded by many hundreds of dear friends, but they are imprisoned by an enchanter in these paper and leathern boxes.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
There is no Frigate like a book to take us lands away nor any coursers like a page of prancing Poetry.
Emily Dickinson
Books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind.
James Russell Lowell
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body and prayer is to the soul.
Matthew Kelly
Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house.
Henry Ward Beecher
Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life.
Mortimer Adler
My Alma mater was books, a good library… I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
Malcolm X
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.
Mark Twain
Evelyn: Look, I… I may not be an explorer, or an adventurer, or a treasure-seeker, or a gunfighter, Mr. O’Connell, but I am proud of what I am. Rick: And what is that? Evelyn: I… am a librarian. The Mummy (1999)
Max Allan Collins
The way a book is read, which is to say, the qualities a reader brings to a book can have as much to do with its worth as anything the author puts into it.
Norman Cousins
The library, I believe, is the last of our public institutions to which you can go without credentials. You don’t even need the sticker on your windshield that you need to get into the public beach. All you need is the willingness to read.
Harry Golden
Books had instant replay long before televised sports.
Bernard Williams
What can I say? Librarians rule.
Regis Philbin
Doing research on the Web is like using a library assembled piecemeal by pack rats and vandalized nightly.
Roger Ebert
Force yourself to reflect on what you read, paragraph by paragraph.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge