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Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Book Quotes

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. If you haven’t already, you should check her out!

Well, this was fun (and easy). I could have picked 20 more! So many smart people have so many great things to say about reading. It makes you wonder why everyone doesn’t read…

“Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.”

– Joseph Addison

“Bookstores always remind me that there are good things in this world”.

-Vincent Van Gogh

“That’s the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet.”

– Jhumpa Lahiri

“A children’s story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children’s story in the slightest.”

– C.S. Lewis

“Libraries will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no libraries.”

– Anne Herbert

“No man can be called friendless who has God and the companionship of good books.”

– Elizabeth Barrett Browning

“You know you’ve read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.”

– Paul Sweeney

“Ah, how good it is to be among people who are reading.”

– Rainer Maria Rilke

“Some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly.”

– Sir Francis Bacon

“Reading is escape, and the opposite of escape; it’s a way to make contact with reality after a day of making things up, and it’s a way of making contact with someone else’s imagination after a day that’s all too real.”

– Nora Ephron

Which quote is your favorite? Any of these appear on your list? Happy Tuesday and happy reading!

Hayden

26 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Book Quotes

  1. All of these are beautiful, but the C.S. Lewis one has to be my favorite as I totally agree with it. I am Afrikaans first language and thus only read many of the English children’s books when I was much older. Some are brilliant and some I wish I’ve read when I was much younger.

    Happy TTT and here’s my 10 Favorite quotes from books

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