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Quotes on Books

A good book on your shelf is a friend that turns its back on you and remains a friend.
- Anonymous
The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it.
- James Bryce
Anyone who says they have only one life to live must not know how to read a book.
- Anonymous
A good book should leave you... slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading it.
- William Styron
There is a great deal of difference between an eager man who wants to read a book and a tired man who wants a book to read.
- G.K. Chesterton
If there's a book you really want to read but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.
- Toni Morrison
A good book has no ending.
- R.D. Cumming
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 W. Eliot
Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.
- P.J. O'Rourke
Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.
- Groucho Marx