Top 10 Favorite Quotes for Book Lovers

Top Ten Tuesday is an original blog meme hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl and this week’s topic is: Favorite Book Quotes

It might be a bit silly, but I love reading about reading. Quotes about books, reading, and the literary life are my jam. And if you’re reading this blog, I’m guessing you might feel the same.

I hope you enjoy these 10 bookish quotes!


“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! — When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.”
~ Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice





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





“What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn’t happen much, though.”
~J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye





“The problem with books is that they end.”
~ Caroline Kepnes, You





“That’s what I love about reading: one tiny thing will interest you in a book, and that tiny thing will lead you onto another book, and another bit there will lead you onto a third book. It’s geometrically progressive—all with no end in sight, and for no other reason than sheer enjoyment.” 
~ Annie Barrows,
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society




“From that time on, the world was hers for the reading. She would never be lonely again, never miss the lack of intimate friends. Books became her friends and there was one for every mood.”
~ Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn





“Books are the ultimate Dumpees: put them down and they’ll wait for you forever; pay attention to them and they always love you back.”
~ John Green, An Abundance of Katherines





“A precious, mouldering pleasure ’t is
To meet an antique book,
In just the dress his century wore;
A privilege, I think.”
~Emily Dickinson, The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson




“The problem in our country isn’t with books being banned, but with people no longer reading. You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.”
~ Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451





“When in doubt, go to the library.”
~ J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets




What are your favorite book quotes about books and reading? Please share in the comments below!

One response to “Top 10 Favorite Quotes for Book Lovers”

  1. Emily Avatar

    Love this! Also included the John Green one in my roundup. 🙂 It speaks to my soul. Grateful to that linky on Artsy Reader Girl for introducing met to your blog! Love what you’ve got to say here.

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