Bookish Quotes

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.

- Voltaire

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

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