Are you looking for quotes to decorate your reading nook? Perhaps, you just love to read inspirational things people say about books. We sure do! Check out our list of favorite quotes. What would you add to the list?


  1. “If you don’t like to read, you haven’t found the right book.” – J.K. Rowling
  2. “Books are a uniquely portable magic.” – Stephen King
  3. “Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.” – Margaret FullerIMG_7732
  4. “Many people, myself among them, feel better at the mere sight of a book.” – Jane Smiley
  5. “Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw
  6. “There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all.” – Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
  7. “Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.” – Frederick Douglas
  8. “I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library.” – Jorge Luis Borges
  9. “I guess there are never enough books.” – John Steinbeck
  10. “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss
  11. “Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.” – Emilie BuchwaldIMG_20171224_125411
  12. “Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.” – Groucho Marx
  13. “Reading for me, is spending time with a friend.” – Gary Paulsen
  14. “She read books as one would breathe air, to fill up and live.” ― Annie Dillard
  15. “Never put off till tomorrow the book you can read today.” – Holbrook Jackson
  16. “You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.” – Dr. Seuss
  17. “Reading is important, because if you can read, you can learn anything about everything and everything about anything.” – Tomie Depaola
  18. “There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we spent with a favorite book.” – Marcel Proust
  19. “When we are collecting books, we are collecting happiness.” – Vincett StarrettIMG_20180208_141557_856

  20. “You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book.”  – Dr. Seuss
  21. “There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on treasure island.” – Walt Disney
  22. “Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.” – Richard Steele
  23. “The whole world opened up to me when I learned to read” – Mary McCleod Bethune
  24. “Reading is a discount ticket to everywhere.”  – Mary Schmich
  25. “Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.” – Napoléon Bonaparte

Happy reading!