Book Quotes


So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.

The Great Gatsby

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Sometimes you read a book so special that you want to carry it around with you for months after you've finished just to stay near it.

When I was your age, television was called books.

The Princess Bride

William Goldman

The Princess Bride
Book    Fantasy    Humour

Some of these things are true and some of them lies. But they are all good stories.

Wolf Hall

Hilary Mantel

Wolf Hall
Book    Books    Fiction    Read    Reading    Stories    Story

Hungry man, reach for the book: it is a weapon.

Book    Hunger    Weapon

You know, it's hard work to write a book. I can't tell you how many times I really get going on an idea, then my quill breaks. Or I spill ink all over my writing tunic.

The Funny Thing Is...

Ellen DeGeneres

The Funny Thing Is...

Keep your best wishes, close to your heart and watch what happens

Abundance    Balance    Better    Book    Change    Empowerment    Expression    Freedom    Fulfillment    Fun    Greater    Happiness    Health    Help    Hope    Improvement    Joy    Life    Love    Meditation    Money    More    Peace    Perfect    Power    Relaxation    Self    Self expression    Self help book    Self improvement book    Self realization    Success    Wealth    Your

Hair the color of lemons,'" Rudy read. His fingers touched the words. "You told him about me?"
At first, Liesel could not talk. Perhaps it was the sudden bumpiness of love she felt for him. Or had she always loved him? It's likely. Restricted as she was from speaking, she wanted him to kiss her. She wanted him to drag her hand across and pull her over. It didn't matter where. Her mouth, her neck, her cheek. Her skin was empty for it, waiting.
Years ago, when they'd raced on a muddy field, Rudy was a hastily assembled set of bones, with a jagged, rocky smile. In the trees this afternoon, he was a giver of bread and teddy bears. He was a triple Hitler Youth athletics champion. He was her best friend. And he was a month from his death.
Of course I told him about you," Liesel said.

Book    Thief

I'd like to bite that lip.

We all get lost once in a while, sometimes by choice, sometimes due to forces beyond our control. When we learn what it is our soul needs to learn, the path presents itself. Sometimes we see the way out but wander further and deeper despite ourselves; the fear, the anger or the sadness preventing us returning. Sometimes we prefer to be lost and wandering, sometimes it's easier. Sometimes we find our own way out. But regardless, always, we are found.

Every book has a soul, the soul of the person who wrote it and the soul of those who read it and dream about it.

The Angel's Game

Carlos Ruiz Zafón

The Angel's Game
Book    Dreams    Soul

Thank God for books and music and things I can think about.

Book    Books    Music

Generally speaking, books don't cause much harm. Except when you read them, that is. Then they cause all kinds of problems.

Book    Books    Harm    Problems    Read    Reading

When you drop a glass or a plate to the ground it makes a loud crashing sound. When a window shatters a table leg breaks or when a picture falls off the wall it makes a noise. But as for your heart when that breaks it s completely silent. You would think as it s so important it would make the loudest noise in the whole world or even have some ... Read Moresort of ceremonious sound like the gong of a cymbal or the ringing of a bell. But it s silent and you almost wish there was a noise to distract you from the pain. If there is a noise it s internal. It screams and no one can hear it but you. It screams so loud your ears ring and your head aches. It trashes around in your chest like a great white shark caught in the sea it roars like a mother bear whose cub has been taken. That s what it looks like and that s what it sounds like a trashing panicking trapped great big beast roaring like a prisoner to its own emotions. But that s the thing about love no one is untouchable.

I felt after I finished Slaughterhouse-Five that I didn’t have to write at all anymore if I didn’t want to. It was the end of some sort of career. I don’t know why, exactly. I suppose that flowers, when they’re through blooming, have some sort of awareness of some purpose having been served. Flowers didn’t ask to be flowers and I didn’t ask to be me. At the end of Slaughterhouse-Five…I had a shutting-off feeling…that I had done what I was supposed to do and everything was OK .

Author    Awareness    Bloom    Book    Books    Complete    Finished    Flowers    Slaughterhouse five    Writing

[I] read books because I love them, not because I think I should read them.

لو سُئلت :ماالذي تتمنى أن تشربه دون أن تفيق ؟، لقلت : عصير الكتب ، خلاصة الفكر ، مسحوق الفلسفة

Book    Books    Reading

Besides the alternate universe offered by a book, the quiet space of a museum was my favorite place to go. My mom said I was an escapist at heart . . . that I preferred imaginary worlds to the real one. It’s true that I’ve always been able to yank myself out of this world and plunge myself into another.

When I buy a new book, I always read the last page first, that way in case I die before I finish, I know how it ends. That, my friend, is a dark side.

Book    Dark side    Die    End    Finish    First    Humor    Know    Last page    Read

If you surround yourself with the good and righteous, they can only raise you up. If you surround yourself with the others, they will drag you down into the doldrums of mediocrity, and they will keep you there, but only as long as you permit it.

Book    Books    Family    Fantasy    Friends    Novel    Parents    People    Politics    Reading    Teenagers    Teens

Happiness is part of who we are. Joy is the feeling

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Don't be amazed if you see my eyes always wandering. In fact, this is my way of reading, and it is only in this way that reading proves fruitful to me. If a book truly interests me, I cannot follow it for more than a few lines before my mind, having seized on a thought that the text suggests to it, or a feeling, or a question, or an image, goes off on a tangent and springs from thought to thought, from image to image, in an itinerary of reasonings and fantasies that I feel the need to pursue to the end, moving away from the book until I have lost sight of it. The stimulus of reading is indispensable to me, and of meaty reading, even if, of every book, I manage to read no more than a few pages. But those few pages already enclose for me whole universes, which I can never exhaust.

Book    Calvino    If    Italo    Night    On    Reading    Traveler    Winter s

A real book is not one that we read, but one that reads us.

I feel as if I had opened a book and found roses of yesterday sweet and fragrant, between its leaves.

Anne of the Island

L.M. Montgomery

Anne of the Island
Book    Memory    Roses

A book unopened alters not the ink on its pages. What is there is there.

Lover Unbound

J.R. Ward

Lover Unbound

Reading is not an end to itself, but a means to an end.

كفاحي

Adolf Hitler

كفاحي
Book    Books    Booksmart    Reading

if you learn to hate one or two persons... you'll soon hate millions of people.

Love, Stargirl

Jerry Spinelli

Love, Stargirl
Book    Hate    Love

I'm trying to undermine the basis of Christian belief... I'm not in the business of offending people. I find the books upholding certain values that I think are important, such as life is immensely valuable and this world is an extraordinarily beautiful place. We should do what we can to increase the amount of wisdom in the world.
[
Washington Post interview, 19 February 2001
]

Basis    Beauty    Belief    Book    Books    Children s books    Offense    Paraphrased    Philip pullman    Plot    Value    Wisdom    Young adult

If you fail to report within the next 12 hours. you will be terminated. If you attack any humans, you will be terminated. If you attempt to remove the tracking device, you will be terminated. We look forward to working with you.

Book    Evie    Humor

Maybe 'Okay' will be our 'always'...

Always    Augustus waters    Author    Book    Cancer    Fangirl    Fault    Green    Hazel grace lancaster    Inspirational    Inspire    John    John green    Kiss    Love    Lovely quote    Okay    Romance    Romantic    Stars    Tfios    The fault in our stars    Thefaultinourstars

The ink of the scholar is more holy than the blood of the martyr.

Books. They are lined up on shelves or stacked on a table. There they are wrapped up in their jackets, lines of neat print on nicely bound pages. They look like such orderly, static things. Then you, the reader come along. You open the book jacket, and it can be like opening the gates to an unknown city, or opening the lid of a treasure chest. You read the first word and you're off on a journey of exploration and discovery.

Adventure    Advice    Book    Books    Covers    Discovery    Inspirational    Reader    Readers

I like best to have one book in my hand, and a stack of others on the floor beside me, so as to know the supply of poppy and mandragora will not run out before the small hours.

I choose to write because it's perfect for me. It's an escape, a place I can go to hide. It's a friend, when I feel out casted from everyone else. It's a journal, when the only story I can tell is my own. It's a book, when I need to be somewhere else. It's control, when I feel so out of control. It's healing, when everything seems pretty messed up.
And it's fun, when life is just flat-out boring.

Book    Boring    Control    Escape    Friend    Fun    Healing    Life    Story    Write    Writing

I wanted to live among books.

A History of Reading

Alberto Manguel

A History of Reading
Book    Books

Don't judge a book by its cover

Book    Cover    Judge    Mystery

A lie was something you told because you were mean or a coward.
A story was something you made up out of something that might have happened. Only you didn't tell it like it was, you told it like you thought it should have been.

Come to the book as you would come to an unexplored land. Come without a map. Explore it and draw your own map.

Book    Explore    Reading

When I think of all the harm [the Bible] has done, I despair of ever writing anything to equal it.

Bible    Book    Despair    Harm    The bible    Writing

I hate the vamp jobs. They think they're so suave. It's not enough for them to slaughter and eat you like a zombie would. No, they want to be all sexy, too. And trust me: vampires? Not. Sexy.

Book    Evie    Humor    Vampires

I have never been able to resist a book about books.

Book    Books    Reading

Until every soul is freely permitted to investigate every book, and creed, and dogma for itself, the world cannot be free. Mankind will be enslaved until there is mental grandeur enough to allow each man to have his thought and say. This earth will be a paradise when men can, upon all these questions differ, and yet grasp each other's hands as friends. It is amazing to me that a difference of opinion upon subjects that we know nothing with certainty about, should make us hate, persecute, and despise each other. Why a difference of opinion upon predestination, or the trinity, should make people imprison and burn each other seems beyond the comprehension of man; and yet in all countries where Christians have existed, they have destroyed each other to the exact extent of their power. Why should a believer in God hate an atheist? Surely the atheist has not injured God, and surely he is human, capable of joy and pain, and entitled to all the rights of man. Would it not be far better to treat this atheist, at least, as well as he treats us?
Christians tell me that they love their enemies, and yet all I ask is—not that they love their enemies, not that they love their friends even, but that they treat those who differ from them, with simple fairness.
We do not wish to be forgiven, but we wish Christians to so act that we will not have to forgive them. If all will admit that all have an equal right to think, then the question is forever solved; but as long as organized and powerful churches, pretending to hold the keys of heaven and hell, denounce every person as an outcast and criminal who thinks for himself and denies their authority, the world will be filled with hatred and suffering. To hate man and worship God seems to be the sum of all the creeds.

Some Mistakes of Moses

Robert G. Ingersoll

Some Mistakes of Moses
Amazing    Atheism    Atheist    Believer    Book    Burn    Christianity    Christians    Comprehension    Creed    Despise    Destroy    Differ    Difference    Dogma    Earth    Enemy    Enslaved    Existence    Fairness    Forgiveness    Freedom    Freedom of speech    Friends    Friendship    Grandeur    Hate    Hatred    Heaven    Hell    Human    Imprison    Investigate    Joy    Knowledge    Love    Mankind    Opinion    Pain    Paradise    Permission    Persecute    Power    Predestination    Rights    Suffering    Thought    Trinity    Worship

Darling, I don't want you; I've got no place for you; I only want what you give. I don't want the whole of anyone.... What you want is the whole of me-isn't it, isn't it?-and the whole of me isn't there for anybody. In that full sense you want me I don't exist.

The Death of the Heart

Elizabeth Bowen

The Death of the Heart

It was odd, (Tessa thought), what brought out tenderness in people.

Clockwork Angel

Cassandra Clare

Clockwork Angel

I hear your insults and plan to silence them with my victory.

Stargazer

Claudia Gray

Stargazer
Book    Humor

I want to Live! Not Die, Not Hide, LIVE!

A book should be an axe to chop open the frozen sea inside us.

Summertime

J.M. Coetzee

Summertime

Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light.

Book    Books    Education    Enlightenment    Light    Literacy    Read    Reading

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