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Quotations about Books


Books have been a source of knowledge, inspiration, and entertainment for centuries, offering a gateway to new ideas, emotions, and perspectives. They allow us to explore the depths of human imagination, delve into the complexities of the human experience, and ignite our curiosity about the world around us. In this compilation, we celebrate the joy and magic of books by presenting a collection of funny quotations that touch upon the amusing, whimsical, and sometimes unexpected aspects of reading, writing, and the world of literature. So, grab your favourite novel, settle into a cozy corner, and let's embark on a delightful journey through the pages of laughter and literary delight.

Prepare to be entertained as we present a compilation of funny quotations about books. While books are often associated with deep emotions and profound thoughts, there are moments of levity, irony, and playful observation that arise when exploring the world of literature. From witty remarks on bookworms and bibliophiles to humorous reflections on the quirks of authors and readers, these quotes offer a lighthearted perspective on the whimsical and often comical aspects of the written word.

quotations about books

"This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force." Dorothy Parker (American critic and humorist, 1893-1967)

I hate books; they only teach us to talk about things we know *nothing about.*well.*by heart.* Jean-Jacques Rousseau (French philosopher, 1712-78)

"Books and harlots have their quarrels in public." Walter Benjamin (German philosopher and critic, 1892-1940)

I find television very educational. Every time someone turns it on, I go in the other room and *read a book.*grab a beer.*say there.* Groucho Marx (American film comedian, 1890-1977)

"The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them." Mark Twain (American writer, 1835-1910)

A room without books is like *a body without a soul.*the opposite of a library.*a body without bones.* Marcus Tullius Cicero (Roman statesman, 106-43 BC)

"I can't imagine a man really enjoying a book and reading it only once." C. S. Lewis (English literary scholar, 1898-1963)

"Books are like a *mirror.*joke.*prophesy.* If an ass looks in, you can't expect an angel to look out." B.C. Forbes (Scottish-American financial journalist, 1880-1954)

"I have always imagined that *Paradise*my living room*Hell* will be a kind of library." Jorge Luis Borges (Argentine short-story writer, 1899-1986)

"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read." Groucho Marx (American film comedian, 1890-1977)

"The book you don't read won't help." Jim Rohn (American entrepreneur, 1930-2009)

"The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page." St Augustine of Hippo (Roman Christian theologian, AD 354-430)

"My desire is that the Almighty would answer me and mine adversary had written a book." Bible (Job 31:35)

"The *covers*ideas*characters* of this book are too far apart." Ambrose Bierce (American writer, 1842-1914)

"Neither am I." Peter Cook (English satirist and actor, 1937-95) on hearing that a fellow guest was 'writing a book'

"One man is as good as another until he has written a book." Benjamin Jowett (English classicist, 1817-93)

"No *furniture*pastime*dream world* so charming as books." Sydney Smith (English clergyman, 1771-1845)

"A thick, old-fashioned heavy book with a clasp is the finest thing in the world to throw at a noisy cat." Mark Twain (American writer, 1835-1910)

"Should not the Society of Indexers be known as 'Indexers, Society of, The'?" Keith Waterhouse (English writer, 1929-2009)

In every first novel, the hero is the author as *Christ or Faust.*Tarzan.*himself or herself.* Oscar Wilde (Irish dramatist and poet, 1854-1900)

"There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written." Oscar Wilde (Irish dramatist and poet, 1854-1900)

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