Favourites on Friday - Book Quotes

'Study at a Reading Desk' ~ Lord Frederick Leighton

‘To sit alone in the lamplight with a book spread out before you, and hold intimate converse with men of unseen generations – such is a pleasure beyond compare’ ~ Kenko Yoshida

‘Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counsellors, and the most patient of teachers’ ~ Charles W. Eliot

‘The book to read is not the one that thinks for you, but the one which makes you think’ ~ Harper Lee

‘A book must be an ice-axe to break the seas frozen inside our soul’ ~ Franz Kafka

‘A book is a gift you can open again and again’ ~ Garrison Keillor

‘Reading is conversation.  All books talk.  But a good book listens as well’ ~ Mark Haddon

‘Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it’ ~ P.J. O’Rourke

‘I know every book of mine by its smell, and I have but to put my nose between the pages to be reminded of all sorts of things’ ~ George Robert Gissing

‘My test of a good novel is dreading to begin the last chapter’ ~ Thomas Helm

‘Books are the compasses and telescopes and sextants and charts which other men have prepared to help us navigate the dangerous seas of human life’ ~ Jesse Lee Bennett

‘Book lovers never go to bed alone’ ~ Author Unknown

‘Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend.  Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read’ ~ Attributed to Groucho Marx

‘Lord!  When you sell a man a book you don’t sell just twelve ounces of paper and ink and glue – you sell him a whole new life.  Love and friendship and humour and ships at sea by night – there’s all heaven and earth in a book, a real book’ ~ Christopher Morley

‘Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read.  One does not love breathing’ ~ Harper Lee