For some of us when we think about books and reading we have some wonderful thoughts but we just can’t figure out how to put them down on paper. Here are a few, that some highly known people thought up. Enjoy!
I prefer books to people because a book doesn’t double-cross you.
Donald Ogden Stewart, Without Love (Screenplay) 1945
A good book is the best of friends, the same today and forever.
Martin Farquhar Tupper, “Of Reading,”
Proverbial Philosophy (1832-142)
A well composed book is a magic carpet on which we are wafted to a world that we cannot enter in any other way.
Your borrowers of books – those mutilators of collections, spoilers of the symmetry of shelves, and creators of odd volumes.
Charles Lamb, “The Two Races of Men,”
Essays of Elia (1823)
The man who writes for fools is always sure of a large audience.
Arthur Schopenhauer, “On Books and Reading,”
The Art of Literature (1818)
Persons attempting to find a motive in this narrative will be prosecuted; persons attempting to find a moral in it will be banished; persons attempting to find a plot in it will be shot.
Mark Twain, “Notice,”
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884)
Quotes provided by Grace Rellie