Familar Book Quotes


The multitude of books is making us ignorant. - Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore? - Henry Ward Beecher (1813 - 1887)

The reason why so few good books are written is that so few people who can write know anything.
- Walter Bagehot (1826 - 1877)

Most new books are forgotten within a year, especially by those who borrow them. - Evan Esar (1899 - 1995)

A bookstore is one of the only pieces of evidence we have that people are still thinking.
- Jerry Seinfeld (1954 - )

Books have the same enemies as people: fire, humidity, animals, weather, and their own content.
- Paul Valery (1871 - 1945)

I think it is good that books still exist, but they do make me sleepy. - Frank Zappa (1940 - 1993)

Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint. - Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
- Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965), My Early Life, 1930

Just the omission of Jane Austen's books alone would make a fairly good library out of a library that hadn't a book in it. - Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)