Saturday, November 16, 2019

Quotes About Books

“The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.” ~~ Oscar Wilde 

“Not everyone does have a book in them. Some people don’t even have a Post-it note.” ~~ Lindsey Kelk (Book: About a Girl)

"Plan to read three books that take you out of your area of expertise. Don't pick something that will bore you or that will go way over your head. Just expose yourself to something that makes you stretch your mind." ~~ John C Maxwell (Book: Thinking for a Change)

“I would actually write books totally full of nothing BUT kissing scenes, but apparently people like books to have, like, "plots" or whatever.”  ~~ Rachel Hawkins 

"You wouldn't buy a book if it didn't have the potential to change you in some way, even if that change is just entertainment or an increase in your knowledge. Books change us automatically, just as any experience does. And if a book helps you see the world in a more useful way or amps up your energy levels, it becomes part of the fabric of your personal luck." ~~ Scott Adams (Book: How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big)

"You'll be the same year after year except for the people you meet and the books you read." ~~ Kenneth H Blanchard (Book: The One Minute Entrepreneur)

“A book is like a garden carried in the pocket.” ~~ Chinese Proverb

“I firmly believe every book was meant to be written.” ~~ Marchette Chute

“Most writers can write books faster than publishers can write checks.” ~~ Richard Curtis

“To produce a mighty book, you must choose a mighty theme.” ~~ Herman Melville

“A book must be an ice-axe to break the seas frozen inside our soul.” ~~ Franz Kafka

“There are worst crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.” ~~ Joseph Brodsky

“Inside every fat book is a thin book trying to get out.” ~~ Anonymous

“The virtue of books is to be readable.“ ~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“All of a writer that matters is in the book or books. It is idiotic to be curious about the person.” ~~ Jean Rhys

“A book is simply the container of an idea – like a bottle; what is inside the book is what matters.” ~~ Angela Carter

“Children read books, not reviews. They don't give a hoot about critics.” ~~ Isaac Bashevis Singer

“Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed and some few to be chewed and digested: that is some books are to be read only in parts, others to be read but not curiously and some few books to be read wholly and with diligence and attention.” ~~ Francis bacon 

"There are books so alive that you're always afraid that while you weren't reading, the book has gone and changed, has shifted like a river; while you went on living, it went on living too and like a river moved on and moved away. No one has stepped twice into the same river. But did anyone ever step twice into the same book?" ~~ Marina Tsvetaeva 

"Each has his past in him like the lines of a book known to him by his heart and his friends can only read the title." ~~ Virginia Wolf

“Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault. Those who find beautiful meanings in beautiful things are the cultivated. For these there is hope. They are the elect to whom beautiful things mean only Beauty. There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. That is all.” ~~ Oscar Wilde 

"Books don't change people, paragraphs do, sometimes even sentences." ~~ John Piper

“A book must be an ice-axe to break the seas frozen inside our soul." ~~ Franz Kafka

“It is perfectly okay to write garbage—as long as you edit brilliantly.” ~~ C. J. Cherryh

“If you can tell stories, create characters, devise incidents, and have sincerity and passion, it doesn’t matter a damn how you write.” ~~ Somerset Maugham 

"Books are never finished they are merely abandoned." ~~ Oscar Wilde

“Writing a book is like telling a joke and having to wait 2 years to know whether or not it was funny.” ~~ Alain de Botton

Hope you enjoyed reading this collection of quotes.

Happy Reading!