Day 9: Your Favourite Quotes About Books

Yes, these are all copied off GoodReads ’cause where else can I find awesome quotes about books! Some of my favourite quotes about books can be found in my post of quotes from books. Some of these are from books too, but I felt like they more relevant to this post as I’ve never read some of these books before.

“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

“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”
― Neil Gaiman, Coraline

“If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.”
― Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

“Classic’ – a book which people praise and don’t read.”
― Mark Twain

(I feel like that Mark Twain one is particularly relevant to me.)

“So, please, oh please, we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away, and in its place you can install, a lovely bookcase on the wall.”
― Roald Dahl

“In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you.”
― Mortimer J. Adler

“You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who had ever been alive.”
― James Baldwin

“If you take a book with you on a journey,” Mo had said when he put the first one in her box, “an odd thing happens: The book begins collecting your memories. And forever after you have only to open that book to be back where you first read it. It will all come into your mind with the very first words: the sights you saw in that place, what it smelled like, the ice cream you ate while you were reading it… yes, books are like flypaper—memories cling to the printed page better than anything else.”
― Cornelia Funke, Inkheart

“Books are no more threatened by Kindle than stairs by elevators.”
― Stephen Fry

(Very relevant. I don’t even care if half the world has gone the way of technology. Nothing beats a printed book.)

I know this last one isn’t relevant to books (really), but I just saw it and thought I should share:

“The one thing that unites all human beings, regardless of age, gender, religion, economic status, or ethnic background, is that, deep down inside, we all believe that we are above-average drivers.”
― Dave Barry

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