Here is a list of all the Bookish Quotes that rotate at random on the site.
A book is a mysterious object, I said, and once it floats out into the world, anything can happen. All kinds of mischief can be caused, and there's not a damned thing you can do about it. For better or worse, it's completely out of your control.
- Paul Auster
People without curiosity are like houses without books: there's something unsettling about them.
- Nikki Gemmell
Let us read and let us dance - two amusements that will never do any harm to the world.
October is crisp days and cool nights, a time to curl up around the dancing flames and sink into a good book.
- John Sinor
It is books that are a key to the wide world; if you can't do anything else, read all that you can.
- Jane Hamilton
A truly good book is something as wildly natural and primitive, mysterious, and marvellous, ambrosial and fertile as a fungus or a lichen.
- Henry David Thoreau
The wise man reads both books and life itself.
- Lin Yutang
If you would know what nobody knows, read what everybody reads just one year afterward.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom.
- Robert Frost
Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can read.
- Mark Twain
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
- Joseph Addison
Fiction reveals truths that reality obscures.
- Jessamyn West
Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance.
- Carl Sandburg
Nobody ever committed suicide while reading a good book, but many have while trying to write one.
- Robert Byrne
No two persons ever read the same book.
- Edmund Wilson
Copy from one, it's plagiarism; copy from two, it's research.
- Wilson Mizner
There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.
- W. Somerset Maugham
Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isn't.
- Mark Twain
The only reason for being a professional writer is that you can't help it.
- Leo Rosten
Your manuscript is both good and original, but the part that is good is not original and the part that is original is not good.
- Samuel Johnson