#TopTenTuesday – 10 Favorite Book Quotes


Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

Ten Favorite Book Quotes

Sooooo many options here!!! I decided to go with quotes about books and reading. I mean, I could probably post thousands upon thousands of excellent quotes about books, the power of books, how books change us and uplift us, etc., etc.

Following, are a few quotes about books I cherry-picked at random because I simply couldn’t pick an actual TOP TEN list. It is simply not possible. πŸ˜€

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β€œOne must always be careful of books,” said Tessa, “and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.”
― Cassandra Clare,Β Clockwork Angel

β€œDo not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live.”
― Gustave Flaubert

β€œYou get a little moody sometimes, but I think that’s because you like to read. People that like to read are always a little fucked up.”
― Pat Conroy,Β The Prince of Tides

β€œThink before you speak. Read before you think.”
― Fran Lebowitz,Β The Fran Lebowitz Reader

β€œBooks are like mirrors: if a fool looks in, you cannot expect a genius to look out.”
― J.K. Rowling

β€œI do things like get in a taxi and say, “The library, and step on it.”
― David Foster Wallace,Β Infinite Jest

β€œI cannot remember the books I’ve read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

β€œI lived in books more than I lived anywhere else.”
― Neil Gaiman,Β The Ocean at the End of the Lane

β€œA childhood without books – that would be no childhood. That would be like being shut out from the enchanted place where you can go and find the rarest kind of joy.”
― Astrid Lindgren

β€œYou want weapons? We’re in a library! Books! Best weapons in the world! This room’s the greatest arsenal we could have. Arm yourself!”
― David Tennant

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I hope you enjoyed all those bookish quotes!

Please leave a link to your Top Ten Tuesday in the comments section below so I can check out your picks! πŸ˜€

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