Best Bookish Quotes for Reading Motivation

As voracious readers, at times, we feel weighed down by our reading commitments and challenges. So for all such readers like me, here’s a little nudge to keep you going. Here are a few of my favorite quotes from famous literary people we’ve grown to love. For those who read incessantly without the need for a nudge at all, cheers! May you enjoy the post. πŸ™‚

  1. When I get a little money, I buy books. If any is left, I buy food and clothes. β€” Erasmus
  2. There is no friend as loyal as a book.  β€” Ernest Hemingway
  3. I am simply a β€˜book drunkard.’ Books have the same irresistible temptation for me that liquor has for its devotee. I cannot withstand them. β€” L. M. Montgomery
  4. Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them. β€” Lemony Snicket
  5. A book is a gift you can open again and again. β€” Garrison Keillor
  6. We read to know we are not alone. β€” C. S. Lewis
  7. The greatest gift is a passion for reading. β€” Elizabeth Hardwick
  8. If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads. β€” Ralph Waldo Emerson
  9. Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all. β€” Henry David Thoreau
  10. I never need to find time to read. When people say to me, β€˜Oh, yeah, I love reading. I would love to read, but I just don’t have time,’ I’m thinking, β€˜How can you not have time?’ I read when I’m drying my hair. I read in the bath. I read when I’m sitting in the bathroom. Pretty much anywhere I can do the job one-handed, I read. β€” J. K. Rowling

What are your favorite book quotes? Do share them with me. I’d love to read them. πŸ˜›

Asha Seth