I’m thinking about my next tattoo and in doing so decided I’d pay homage to some of my favorite books. On my never ending Pinterest hunt I found some awesome tattoos with book quotes. I decided to compile some of my favorite quotes for book lovers.
Quotes for Book Lovers
Maybe this is why we read, and why in moments of darkness we return to books: to find words for what we already know.
– Alberto Manguel
She read books as one would breathe air, to fill up and live.
– Annie Dillard
That’s the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet.
– Jhumpa Lahiri
I love the smell of book ink in the morning.
– Umberto Eco
In the highest civilization, the book is still the highest delight.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
There is nothing like the smell of books, both new and old. If someone ever bottled the smell, I would be all over it.
– Tiffany King
Many people, myself among them, feel better at the mere sight of a book.
– Jane Smiley
The man who never reads lives only once.
– George R. R. Martin
Reading is a conversation. All books talk. But a good book listens as well.
– Mark Haddon
You know you’ve read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.
– Paul Sweeney
Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination and the journey. They are home.
– Anna Quindlen
I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book.
– J.K. Rowling
Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are.
– Mason Cooley
No two persons ever read the same book.
– Edmund Wilson
Keep reading. It’s one of the most marvelous adventures anyone can have.
– Lloyd Alexander