Top Ten Tuesday - Quotes About Books and Reading

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Favorite Quotes About Books and Reading
Number 10: "A room without books is like a body without a soul." Cicero
Number 9: "Books, Cats, Life is good." - Edward Gorey
Number 8: "So many books, so little time." - Frank Zappa
Number 7: "Libraries were full of ideas - perhaps the most dangerous and powerful of all weapons." - Sarah J. Maas, Throne of Glass
Number 6: "When I was eight, I decided that the most wonderful thing, next to a human being, was a book." - Margaret Walker
Number 5: "A well composed book is a magic carpet on which we are wafted to a world that we cannot enter in any other way." - Caroline Gordon
Number 4: "A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. A man who never reads only lives only once." - George R.R. Martin  
Number 3: "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  
Number 2: "One must be careful of books and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us." - Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel.
Number 1: "When I have a little money, I buy books; and if I have any left, I buy food and clothes." - Desiderius Erasmus


  1. Love these! And to add:
    "A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us." -- Franz Kafka

  2. Yes to all of these. Especially number one, I relate very well to that one! :)

    The Throne of Glass quote reminds me of a quote from the Tooth and Claw season two episode of Doctor Who quote: “You want weapons? We’re in a library! Books! Best weapons in the world! This room’s the greatest arsenal we could have. Arm yourself!”