Inspirational Quotes About Books to Ignite Your Love for Reading

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Inspirational Quotes About Books to Ignite Your Love for Reading

Reading a book is as similar as going on a journey with a good friend. Throughout the book, you will feel happiness, sadness, soaked with tragedy, filled with anger, painted by joy but most of all, you will experience the story in a visceral state as if you are a part of the story. But the problem is right after the book ends you wouldn’t know what to do. So, you will go pick another one.

Here, I have curated a list of some exquisite and inspiring quotes about books that right after you read these one-liners, you are going to want to experience reading, probably for the first time or maybe after a long gap. 

Find these famous Inspirational quotes about books and reading by some of the notable authors. 

  • “Books are the mirrors of the soul.” – Virginia Woolf
  • “Books are a uniquely portable magic.” – Stephen King
  • “Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.” – Harper Lee
  • “Books are like mirrors: if a fool looks in, you cannot expect a genius to look out.” – J.K. Rowling
  • “I’ve always thought that a good book should be either the entry point inward, to learn about yourself, or a door outward, to open you up to new worlds.” – Taylor Jenkins Reid
  • “A book is a device to ignite the imagination. – Alan Bennett
  • “That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you’re not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • “A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies . . . The man who never reads lives only one.” – George R.R. Martin
  • “So many books, so little time.” – Frank Zappa
  • “I can’t imagine a man really enjoying a book and reading it only once.” – C.S. Lewis
  • “What you don’t know would make a great book.” – Sydney Smith
  • “If you don’t like to read, you haven’t found the right book.” – J.K. Rowling
  • “If there is a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, you must be the one to write it.” – Toni Morrison
  • “A room without books is like a body without a soul.” – Cicero
  • “Many a book is like a key to unknown chambers within the castle of one’s own self.” – Franz Kafka

Well, not just these, the people we know who have reached greater heights also suggest reading. Hey, don’t listen to my words, listen to theirs. 

  • “There comes a time when you have to choose between turning the page and closing the book.” – Josh Jameson
  • “One always has a better book in one’s mind than one can manage to get onto paper.– Michael Cunningham
  • “Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all.” – Henry David Thoreau
  • “There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island.” – Walt Disney
  • “I think books are like people, in the sense that they’ll turn up in your life when you most need them.” – Emma Thompson
  • “We read to know we are not alone.” – C.S. Lewis
  • “What I love most about reading: It gives you the ability to reach higher ground. And keep climbing.” – Oprah
  • “Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” – Benjamin Franklin
  • “Reading is the gateway skill that makes all other learning possible,” – Barack Obama 

Still not convinced? Well, so far we are already familiar with the people and the quotes. Let’s try to appreciate some inspiring quotes about books and reading from the notorious “Anonymous”. 

  • “You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy books and that’s kind of the same thing.”
  • “We lose ourselves in books. We find ourselves there too.”
  • ”Between the pages of a book is a wonderful place to be.”
  • ”Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?”
  • ”You know what is addictive more than anything in the world? The smell of books. Pick one up if you don’t know what I’m talking about.”
  • ”The biggest lie anyone ever says is, “Just one more chapter. ”

Well, maybe now you’re inspired to pick up a book and make that journey. If you don’t know where to start check out our Wizdom app for more suggestions.



Often found roaming between the realms of intellect and imagination, Aishwarya is currently practising her third year of Computer Science Engineering. She shares a special penchant towards writing which gives her an ideal way of expressing her creativity in a lucid and insightful writing style. Beyond that she's a voracious reader, an amateur artist and has a knack for Astrophysics.

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