Sunday, March 11, 2012

Wise Words - Book Quotes

Here are some of my favourite quotations about books.

Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers. ~Charles W. Eliot

I find television to be very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go in the other room and read a book. ~Groucho Marx

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

A dirty book is rarely dusty. ~Author Unknown

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

Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life. ~Mark Twain

Book lovers never go to bed alone. ~Author Unknown

Medicine for the soul. ~Inscription over the door of the Library at Thebes

To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting. ~Edmund Burke

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

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

Books are a uniquely portable magic. ~Stephen King

Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. ~Richard Steele, Tatler, 1710

Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested. ~Francis Bacon

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

Americans like fat books and thin women. ~Russell Baker

Do you have a favourite?

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