10 Quotes About Books for Book Lovers Day

10 Quotes About Books for Book Lovers Day

Readers, are you ready for August 9? It marks National Book Lovers Day, our favorite holiday of the year. We’re planning to celebrate in style: reading, reading, and more reading. Of course we’ll be picking up books, but we also want to take some time to revisit some beloved quotes about reading. Let us know what your favorite book quote is below!

“How can I explain to anyone that stories are like air to me, I breathe them in and let them out over and over again.” —Jacqueline Woodson, Brown Girl Dreaming

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.” —George R.R. Martin, A Dance With Dragons

“I love books. I adore everything about them. I love the feel of the pages on my fingertips. They are light enough to carry, yet so heavy with worlds and ideas. I love the sound of the pages flicking against my fingers. Print against fingerprints. Books make people quiet, yet they are so loud.” —Nnedi Okorafor, The Book of Phoenix

“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” —C.S. Lewis

“Every story I create, creates me. I write to create myself.” —Octavia E. Butler

“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! — When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.” —Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

“I have always imagined paradise will be a kind of library.” —Jorge Luis Borges

“A book, too, can be a star, a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe.” —Madeleine L’Engle

“Salvation is certainly among the reasons I read. Reading and writing have always pulled me out of the darkest experiences in my life. Stories have given me a place in which to lose myself. They have allowed me to remember. They have allowed me to forget. They have allowed me to imagine different endings and better possible worlds.” —Roxane Gay, Bad Feminist


“Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.” —John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

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