Thursday, February 7, 2008

Quotable Quotes: Books



Favorite Quotes about Books

1. When I get a little money, I buy books; and if any is left, I buy food and clothes. ~ Desiderius Erasmus

2. Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. ~ Groucho Marx

3. My books are water; those of the great geniuses are wine--everyone drinks water. ~ Mark Twain.

4. A book is a gift you can open again and again. ~ Garrison Keillor

5. These are not books, lumps of lifeless paper, but minds alive on the shelves. ~ Gilbert Highet

6. Just the knowledge that a good book is waiting one at the end of a long day makes that day happier. ~ Kathleen Norris

7. In literature, as in love, we are astonished at what is chosen by others. ~ Andre Maurois

8. Only one hour in the normal day is more pleasurable than the hour spent in bed with a book before going to sleep, and that is the hour spent in bed with a book after being called in the morning. ~ Rose Macaulay

9. Anyone who says they have only one life to live must not know how to read a book. ~ Anon

10. The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it. ~ James Bryce

11. I find television to be very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go in the other room and read a book. ~ Groucho Marx

12. 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. ~ Anna Quindlen

13. A room without books is like a body without a soul. ~ Cicero

2 comments:

Amy Ruttan said...

Great quotes, who knew Groucho Marx was so deep. :D

Southern Writer said...

“Sometimes, when I couldn’t afford to pay the utility bill at the end of the month, I was forced to read by the light of the stories themselves.”

--Steve Stern, from The Angel of Forgetfulness