20 Fabulous Quotes About Books and Reading by Famous People

20 Fabulous Quotes About Books and Reading by Famous People

Most sane people love to read. It can be anything their heart desires. The latest novel by a bestselling author, the weekly newspaper, the Sunday comics, or a pamphlet about proper oral hygiene at the doctor's office; reading brings satisfaction unlike anything else.

Now, literary enthusiasts tend to have their favourite writers and novels that they love to read time and again. In these popular books, they have selected quotes that they adore, characters they secretly crush over, and stories that strike the right chord, be it casually or on a much deeper and emotional level.

This admiration for books we hold binds all bibliophiles, part-time, and voracious readers as one. Irrespective of where on this planet we are from, what religion we follow, whether we are rich or poor, books are the great equaliser. They are unique in this manner. While we can call individual books our own, we also celebrate and cherish them together.

To honour this joy that books bring in our lives, here are 20 popular quotes by famous people, across different fields, that capture the very essence of being in love with books and reading.


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Abraham Lincoln

"My best friend is a person who will give me a book I have not read." Abraham Lincoln


Anna Quindlen

"Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination and the journey. They are home." Anna Quindlen


Art Spiegelman

"Comics are a gateway drug to literacy." Art Spiegelman


Barack Obama

"Reading is important. If you know how to read, then the whole world opens up to you." Barack Obama


Bill Gates

"Reading is still the main way that I both learn new things and test my understanding." Bill Gates


Dr Suess

"Fill your house with stacks of books, in all the crannies, and all the nooks." Dr Seuss


Frank Serafini

"There is no such thing as a child who hates to read; there are only children who have not found the right book." Frank Serafini


Honore De Balzac

"Reading brings us, unknown friends." Honore De Balzac


J K Rowling

"I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book." J K Rowling


John Green

"Books are the ultimate Dumpees: put them down, and they'll wait for you forever; pay attention to them, and they always love you back." John Green


Lemony Snicket

"Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them." Lemony Snicket


Lord Byron

"A drop of ink may make a million think." Lord Byron


Mason Cooley

"Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are." Mason Cooley


Maya Angelou

"I always felt if I can get to a library, I'll be okay." Maya Angelou


Napoleon Bonaparte

"Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world." Napoleon Bonaparte


P J O'Rourke

"Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it." PJ O'Rourke


Rabindranath Tagore

"Read books when you are free, read minds when you aren't… but do read…" Rabindranath Tagore


Reese Witherspoon

"I get crazy in a bookstore. It makes my heart beat hard because I want to buy everything." Reese Witherspoon


Swedish Proverb

"In a good book, the best is between the lines." Swedish proverb


Walt Disney

"There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island." Walt Disney


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