Bookish Quotes

Here is a list of all the Bookish Quotes that rotate at random on the site.

The best time for planning a book is when you're doing the dishes.

- Agatha Christie

My family can always tell when I'm well into a novel because the meals get very crummy.

- Anne Tyler

I took a speed reading course and read 'war and peace' in twenty minutes. It involves Russia.

- Woody Allen

The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense.

- Tom Clancy

The great American novel has not only already been written; it has already been rejected.

- Frank Dane

Truth must necessarily be stranger than fiction, for fiction is the creation of the human mind and therefore congenial to it.

- G. K. Chesterton

Sometimes when reading Goethe I have the paralyzing suspicion that he is trying to be funny.

- Guy Davenport

Substitute damn every time you're inclined to write very; your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.

- Mark Twain

History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.

- Sir Winston Churchill

I wrote my first novel because I wanted to read it.

- Toni Morrison

If books could have more, give more, be more, show more, they would still need readers, who bring to them sound and smell and light and all the rest that can't be in books. Books need you!

- Gary Paulson

Thank you for sending me a copy of your book - I'll waste no time reading it.

- Moses Hadas

The covers of this book are too far apart.

- Ambrose Bierce

Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside a dog, it's too dark to read.

- Groucho Marx

When you read a classic you do not see in the book more than you did before. You see more in you than there was before.

- Clifton Fadiman

I must say that I find television very educational. The minute somebody turns it on, I go to the library and read a book.

- Groucho Marx

The paperback is very interesting, but I find it will never replace the hardcover book - it makes a very poor doorstop.

- Alfred Hitchcock

She unbent her mind afterwards - over a book.

- Charles Lamb

Never judge a book by its movie.

- J. W. Eagan

The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.

- Mark Twain

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