Book Lovers’ Day: 15 Book Quotes We Love


Book Lovers’ Day is this Sunday on August 9th. As anyone can guess, we love books and reading here at McGraw-Hill Education. Though the origin of this day is unknown, it remains a day to kick back with your favorite book and relax. If you’re looking for a little inspiration before you sit down and celebrate by reading, here are 15 quotes about books that we love.

  1. “A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.” – George RR Martin
  2. “Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are.” – Mason Cooley
  3. “I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book.” – JK Rowling
  4. “There is no friend as loyal as a book.” – Ernest Hemingway
  5. “You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.” – Dr. Seuss
  6. “No two persons ever read the same book.” – Edmund Wilson
  7. “Keep Reading. It’s one of the most marvelous adventures that anyone can have.” – Lloyd Alexander
  8. “Reading is a conversation. All books talk. But a good book listens as well.” – Mark Haddon
  9. “If a book is well written, I always find it too short.” – Jane Austen
  10. “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
  11. “A room without books is like a body without a soul.” – Cicero
  12. “Books aren’t made of pages words. They’re made of hopes, dreams, and possibilities.” – Anonymous
  13. “All the reading she had done had given her a view of life they had never seen.” – Roald Dahl, Matilda
  14. “We read to know that we are not alone.” – CS Lewis
  15. “Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.” – Anna Quindlen

For more quotes and ideas to celebrate each day’s learning opportunity, follow our Inspire Teaching Pinterest board.

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