Book Lovers Day & Quotes To Match!

Happy National Book Lovers Day! Today, I’d like to share some of my favorite quotes about books, reading, and literature itself, to celebrate!

“Books are a uniquely portable magic.”Stephen King

“I love books. I adore everything about them. I love the feel of the pages on my fingertips. They are light enough to carry, yet so heavy with worlds and ideas. I love the sound of the pages flicking against my fingers. Print against fingerprints. Books make people quiet, yet they are so loud.”Nnedi Okorafor

“A room without books is like a body without a soul.”Cicero

“In the end, we’ll all become stories.”Margaret Atwood

“You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.” Madeleine L’Engle

“A war of ideas can no more be won without books than a naval war can be won without ships. Books, like ships, have the toughest armor, the longest cruising range, and mount the most powerful guns.”
Franklin D. Roosevelt

“… a mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.” ― George R.R. Martin

“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

“Books may well be the only true magic.” Alice Hoffman

“I spent my life folded between the pages of books. In the absence of human relationships I formed bonds with paper characters. I lived love and loss through stories threaded in history; I experienced adolescence by association. My world is one interwoven web of words, stringing limb to limb, bone to sinew, thoughts and images all together. I am a being comprised of letters, a character created by sentences, a figment of imagination formed through fiction.” Tahereh Mafi

“Some books are so familiar that reading them is like being home again.”Louisa May Alcott

“A book, too, can be a star, a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe.”
Madeleine L’Engle

“The love of books is among the choicest gifts of the gods.”Arthur Conan Doyle

“The ability to read awoke inside of me some long dormant craving to be mentally alive.”Malcolm X

“Every reader exists to ensure for a certain book a modest immortality. Reading is, in this sense, a ritual of rebirth.”Alberto Manguel

And of course, a pithy little ending from John Waters: “If you go home with somebody, and they don’t have books, don’t fuck ’em!”

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