Quotes From Books and Quotes About Books
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I don’t think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains.
— Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl
Like so many Americans, she was trying to construct a life that made sense from things she found in gift shops.
— Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five
Some changes happen deep down inside of you. And the truth is, only you know about them. Maybe that’s the way it’s supposed to be.
— Judy Blume, Tiger Eyes
People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading.
— Logan Pearsall Smith
Outside of a dog, a book is your best friend, and inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.
— Groucho Marx
I wondered if that was how forgiveness budded, not with the fanfare of epiphany, but with pain gathering it things, packing up, and slipping away unannounced in the middle of the night.
— Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner
So, please, oh please, we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away, and in its place you can install, a lovely bookcase on the wall.
— Roald Dahl
There is a great deal of difference between the eager man who wants to read a book, and the tired man who wants a book to read.
If you don’t want a man unhappy politically, don’t give him two sides to a question to worry him; give him one. Better yet, give him none. Let him forget there is such a thing as war.
— Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451
What I was really hanging around for, I was trying to feel some kind of a good-by. I mean I’ve left schools and places I didn’t even know I was leaving them. I hate that. I don’t care if it’s a sad good-by or a bad good-by, but when I leave a place I like to know I’m leaving it.
— JD Salinger, Catcher in the Rye
Whenever you read a good book, it’s like the author is right there, in the room, talking to you, which is why I don’t like to read good books.
— Jack Handey
I mean—hell, I been surprised how sane you guys all are. As near as I can tell you’re not any crazier than the average asshole on the street.
— Ken Kesey, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counsellors, and the most patient of teachers.
— Charles W. Eliot
Hain’t we got all the fools in town on our side? and ain’t that a big enough majority in any town?
— Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Oh Celie, unbelief is a terrible thing. And so is the hurt we cause others unknowingly. Pray for us.
— Alice Walker, The Color Purple
— G.K. Chesterton
Whatever we read from intense curiosity gives us a model of how we should always read.
— Ernest Dimnet
You know when you’re young, you’re growing up, they’re almost sexually exciting places because books are powerhouses of knowledge, and therefore they’re kind of slightly dark and dangerous. You see books that kind of make you go ‘Oh!’
— Stephen Fry
I think there’s just one kind of folks. Folks.
— Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird