Best Quotes

“Yet for me, there are few pleasures so excellent as sitting in my favorite chair on a cold night with a hot cup of tea, listening to the wind outside and reading a good story which I can complete in a single sitting.” -Stephen King, “Introduction: Practicing the (Almost) Lost Art” (“Everything’s Eventual”)

“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” –James Baldwin

“Love is all, it gives all, and it takes all.” –Kierkegaard

“Educated men are as much superior to uneducated men as the living are to the dead.” –Aristotle

“Only the people who can be satisfied with a little will be able to experience real happiness.” –Epicurus

“Stand together, yet not too near together. For the pillars of the temple stand apart.” –Kahlil Gibran on marriage

“I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.” ―Groucho Marx
“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

“Literature is a textually transmitted disease, normally contracted in childhood.” ―Jane Yolen, Touch Magic

“The book borrower…proves himself to be an inveterate collector of books not so much by the fervor with which he guards his borrowed treasures…as by his failure to read these books.” ―Walter Benjamin

“A room without books is like a body without a soul.” ―Marcus Tullius Cicero

“So many books, so little time.” ―Frank Zappa

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ―Maya Angelou

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” ―Oscar Wilde

“Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.” ―William Shakespeare, All’s Well That Ends Well

“We read to know that we are not alone.” ―C.S. Lewis

“A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.” ―Elbert Hubbard

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” ―Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.” ―Charles William Eliot

“You get a little moody sometimes but I think that’s because you like to read. People that like to read are always a little fucked up.” ―Pat Conroy, The Prince of Tides

“Life isn’t divided into genres. It’s a horrifying, romantic, tragic, comical, science-fiction cowboy detective novel. You know, with a bit of pornography if you’re lucky.” ―Alan Moore

“A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading.” ―William Styron

“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” ―Mae West

“The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.” ―Mark Twain

“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” ―Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere’s Fan

“Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere.” ―Albert Einstein

“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.” ―Jorge Luis Borges

“I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I want and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the skills I want. And why do I want? I want to live and feel all the shades, tones and variations of mental and physical experience possible in life. And I am horribly limited.”  ―Sylvia Plath

“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” ―E.E. Cummings

“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” ―Aristotle

“That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” ―Friedrich Nietzsche

“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” ―John Lennon


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