International Books Day Quotes
There is a wonder in reading Braille that the sighted will never know: to touch words and have them touch you back.
A book is made from a tree. It is an assemblage of flat, flexible parts (still called “leaves”) imprinted with dark pigmented squiggles. One glance at it and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, the author is speaking, clearly and silently, inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people, citizens of distant epochs, who never knew one another. Books break the shackles of time—proof that humans can work magic.
I will defend the importance of bedtime stories to my last gasp.
Just the knowledge that a good book is awaiting one at the end of a long day makes that day happier.
It is not true that we have only one life to live; if we can read, we can live as many more lives and as many kinds of lives as we wish.
A parent or teacher has only his lifetime; a good book can teach forever.
Let us read and let us dance—two amusements that will never do any harm to the world.
Wear the old coat and buy the new book.
Reading is important because if you can read, you can learn anything about everything and everything about anything.
It is books that are the key to the wide world; if you can’t do anything else, read all that you can.
I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves.
I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library.
—Jorge Luis Borges
A house without books is like a room without windows.
Comics are a gateway drug to literacy.
He that loves reading has everything within his reach.
A person who won’t read has no advantage over one who can’t read.
There is no friend as loyal as a book.
― Ernest Hemingway
Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.
― Charles William Eliot
Only the very weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry.
― Cassandra Clare
Be careful about reading health books. Some fine day you’ll die of a misprint.
– Markus Herz
Books – the best antidote against the marsh-gas of boredom and vacuity.
– George Steiner
Books are uniquely portable magic.
– Stephen King
There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.
— Ray Bradbury
I am simply a ‘book drunkard.’ Books have the same irresistible temptation for me that liquor has for its devotee. I cannot withstand them.
— L.M. Montgomery
In a good bookroom, you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
― Mark Twain
Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.
– Emilie Buchwald
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
– W. B. Yeats
Fiction reveals truths that reality obscures.
– Jessamyn West
Good as it is to inherit a library, it is better to collect one.
– Augustine Birrell
Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.
– Mark Twain
Sleep is good, he said, and books are better.
― George R.R. Martin
Books are the perfect entertainment: no commercials, no batteries, hours of enjoyment for each dollar spent. What I wonder is why everybody doesn’t carry a book around for those inevitable dead spots in life.
― Stephen King
Books are like mirrors: if a fool looks in, you cannot expect a genius to look out.
― J.K. Rowling