Quotes about Books

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

You know you’ve read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.  ~Paul Sweeney

If you resist reading what you disagree with, how will you ever acquire deeper insights into what you believe?  The things most worth reading are precisely those that challenge our convictions.  ~Author Unknown

A house without books is like a room without windows.  ~Heinrich Mann

Never judge a book by its movie.  ~J.W. Eagan

He who lends a book is an idiot.  He who returns the book is more of an idiot.  ~Arabic Proverb

Let your bookcases and your shelves be your gardens and your pleasure-grounds.  Pluck the fruit that grows therein, gather the roses, the spices, and the myrrh.  ~Judah Ibn Tibbon

No person who can read is ever successful at cleaning out an attic.  ~Ann Landers

To read a book for the first time is to make an acquaintance with a new friend; to read it for a second time is to meet an old one.  ~Chinese Saying

Never lend books, for no one ever returns them; the only books I have in my library are books that other folks have lent me.  ~Anatole France

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