Book Quotes to Remember

Thursday, May 28, 2009
"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend.
Inside of a dog it's too dark to read." --Groucho Marx

“Wear the old coat and buy the new book.”

--Austin Phelps

“The more that you read,
the more things you will know.
The more that you learn,
the more places you'll go.”
--Dr. Seuss

“Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?”

--Henry Ward Beecher

“Books are not men and yet they stay alive.”
--Stephen Vincent Benet

“You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture.

Just get people to stop reading them.”
--Ray Bradbury

"When I got [my] library card, that was when my life began."

--Rita Mae Brown

“When I get a little money, I buy books;
and if any is left, I buy food and clothes.”

--Desiderius Erasmus

“Books to the ceiling,

Books to the sky.
My pile of books
Are a mile high.
How I love them!
How I need them!
I'll have a long beard
By the time I read them.”
--Arnold Lobel

“I am not a speed reader. I am a speed understander.”

--Isaac Asimov

“A classic is something that everybody wants to have read

and nobody wants to read."
--Mark Twain

“A library is a hospital for the mind.”

-- Anonymous

“He ate and drank the precious words,

His spirit grew robust;
He knew no more that he was poor,
Nor that his frame was dust.
He danced along the dingy days,
And this bequest of wings
Was but a book — what liberty
A loosened spirit brings!”
--Emily Dickinson

"I cannot live without books."
--Thomas Jefferson


  1. Fun! Thanks for the quotes- love the poems the best.

  2. I'll have to agree with you about the poems. The best! Thanks, Nancy.

  3. Wow, I loved these quotes :)