Top 10 Tuesdays: Quotes About Books and/or Reading

I’m so glad I’ve been reminding myself to keep track of some of the quotes I’ve loved from books on Goodreads, since it will be a huge help for this week’s prompt! The theme for this week is to find quotes from books to fit a theme of your choice. Right away, my mind jumped to quotes that involve books or reading. I love the way so many authors have captured the experience of being a reader, or what books and reading mean to some people. If it weren’t for Goodreads, I definitely wouldn’t remember the majority of the quotes that I’ve read, even if I really loved them. Maybe I’d be inclined to write some of them down somewhere, but I feel like I’d be likely to forget. As it is, I usually need to push myself to go onto the quotes section on Goodreads after finishing a book to make sure I mark down my favourites, if they are on the list. It tends to annoy me when people enter page-long sections as quotes, or quotes that begin or end very abruptly, but the feature is very useful for keeping track of the quotes I love. I decided to go through my list and find some of my favourites that deal with reading, which shouldn’t be too hard since these are quotes that I’m often most likely to save! I had so many to choose from that I decided to include more than 10.

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

“In between the pages, I’m an emperor. An adventurer. A warrior and a wanderer. In between the pages I’m not myself.” – and more myself than in any other place on earth” — Jay Kristoff, Lifel1k3

“A good book, when we return to it, will always have something new to say. It’s not the same book, and we’re not the same reader.” Anne Bogel, I’d Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life

“The books we love, they love us back. And just as we mark our places in the pages, those pages leave their marks on us.” — Jay Kristoff, Nevernight

“Fiction is truth, even if it is not fact. If you believe only in facts and forget stories, your brain will live, but your heart will die” — Cassandra Clare, Lord of Shadows

“When I was adventuring between the pages of a book, I wasn’t sad over the things I was missing outside” — Kerri Maniscalco, Capturing the Devil

“Read more. It allows you to borrow someone else’s brain, and will make you more interesting at a dinner party” — Matthew Dicks, Twenty-one Truths About Love

“Books are time travel. True readers all know this. But books don’t just take you back to the time in which they were written; they can take you back to different versions of yourself” — Peter Swanson, Eight Perfect Murders

“When the world gives you a hard time, pick up a book and join another” — Abby Fabiaschi, I Liked My Life

“Strange, isn’t it? To love a book. When the words on the pages become so precious that they feel like part of your own history because they are.” — Erin Morgenstern, The Starless Sea

“Books are the mile markers of my life. Some people have family photos or home movies to record their past. I’ve got books. Characters. For as long as I can remember, books have been my safe place.” — Kristin Hannah, The Great Alone

“Libraries were full of ideas — perhaps the most dangerous and powerful of all weapons” — Sarah J. Maas, Throne of Glass

“Take some books and read; that’s an immense help; and books are always good company if you have the right sort” — Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

“I delcare 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

“No matter who you are, no matter where you live, and no matter how many people are chasing you, what you don’t read is often as important as what you do read” — Lemony Snicket, The Vile Village

“Books, she has found, are a way to live a thousand lives — or to find strength in a very long one” — V. E. Schwab, The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue


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