Book Quotes

If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can ever warm me, I know that is poetry. Emily Dickinson

When you read a classic, you do not see more in the book than you did before; you see more in you than there was before. -Clifton Fadiman

Books act like a developing fluid on film. That is, they bring into consciousness what you didn’t know you knew. -Clifton Fadiman

You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children. -Madeleine L’Engle

Schools and libraries are the twin cornerstones of a civilized society. Libraries are only good if people use them, like books only exist when someone reads them. -Nicholas Meyer

Books, books, books. It was not that I read so much. I read and re-read the same ones. But all of them were necessary to me. Their presence, their smell, the letters of their titles, and the texture of their leather bindings. -Sidonie Gabrielle

I can never read all the books I want, I can never be all the people I want and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the skills I want. And why do I want? I want to live and feel all the shades, tones and variations of mental and physical experience possible in life. And I am horribly limited. -Sylvia Plath

To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark. -Victor Hugo

He never went out without a book under his arm, and he often came back with two. -Victor Hugo