Fireside Fridays ~ Bookish Quotes

I love quotes, as I discussed here, and I can’t believe I didn’t think of this topic sooner—book-related quotes. What could be better? Enjoy these, and make sure to tell me your own favorites in the comments!


“Yes, well,” Elend said, “I kind of lost track of time ….”
“For two hours?”
Elend nodded sheepishly. “There were books involved.”

~ Brandon Sanderson



A room without books is like a body without a soul.

~ Cicero


I cannot live without books.

~ Thomas Jefferson

lotsa books

So many books, so little time.

~ Frank Zappa

The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.

~ Jane Austen


“One must always be careful of books,” said Tessa, “and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.”

~ Cassandra Clare


I kept always two books in my pocket, one to read, one to write in.

~ Robert Louis Stevenson


A book, too, can be a star, a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe.

~ Madeleine L’Engle


It’s not that I don’t like people. It’s just that when I’m in the company of others – even my nearest and dearest – there always comes a moment when I’d rather be reading a book.

~ Maureen Corrigan

rose and book

Books are no more threatened by Kindle than stairs by elevators.

~ Stephen Fry

room ofbooks

Books to the ceiling,
Books to the sky,
My pile of books is a mile high.
How I love them! How I need them!
I’ll have a long beard by the time I read them.

~ Arnold Lobel

old books

If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


There is nothing in literature which does not, in some degree, percolate into life.

~ C. S. Lewis


No man can be called friendless who has God and the companionship of good books.

~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Happy reading!

15 responses to “Fireside Fridays ~ Bookish Quotes”

  1. […] Fireside Fridays ~ Bookish Quotes by Aberdeen – I just discovered Aberdeen’s blog, called A Glimpse of Starlight, and I love it already. This post is simply a collection of short quotes about the value of books and reading, but they are wonderful and inspiring. Check it out to see what Frank Zappa has to say about reading, and how an elevator may or may not threaten stairs in a reading sort of way. […]

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  2. Frank Zappa encapsulates my feelings at this stage of life – I’m working hard to get through more books. And I love Stephen Fry’s thought about the Kindle! Thank you for posting these.

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    1. Yes, his quote summarize my life! It’s a good problem to have, though. I loved Fry’s thoughts as well. =) You’re very welcome!

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  3. This are all awesome. I can’t pick a favorite . . . but the Elend one is probably the funniest. (Not to mention the fact that it completely and totally describes my life.)

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    1. Yeah, picking a favorite is nigh on impossible. *grins* I know, that Elend one is both funny and true.


  4. Quotes are amazing, but book quotes are even better! I love all of these, Abby – thanks for posting. ❤

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    1. I agree! I’m so glad you enjoyed them. 🙂


  5. Love these quotes, and the pictures you put with them. I’ve got to say, that one by Elend makes me smile every time. xD

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    1. Thank you! *grins at Elend* A man after my own heart. =P

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  6. Ahhhh, these are all so lovely. <

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      1. And by the way, the “<" was supposed to be <3, but my num lock wasn't on. xP

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        1. *grins* That’s what I figured. x)

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  7. Woo, these are some awesome quotes! I was going to pick a favorite, but I don’t think I can. XD

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    1. Haha, I understand! Glad you enjoyed them, though! 😉

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