When I was born, the name for what I was did not exist.”First line in Circe by Madeline Miller
Hi, readers. Today, I thought I would share some of my favorite quotes with you all. I use the Goodreads Quotes-feature quite a lot and often go through the quotes for a book I just read. I “like” the ones I really connect with so that I can go back to them later and be reminded of their wisdom (or get a good laugh).
For this post, I’ve picked some of the best quotes from my favorite books that all have something to do with books or reading. They are just the most relatable to me and hopefully also to you.
God bless the book people for their boundless knowledge absorbed from having words instead of friends.”The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
Haven’t we all been told we read too much? This quote a perfect reminder that that can never be a problem.
Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.”To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Reading is just as necessary as breathing? I don’t think there’s any doubt about that.
Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convince that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.”The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
The quote to show your friends when you very aggressively force them to read your new favorite book. I mean, we’ve all done that at some point.
It was amazing how many books one could fit into a room, assuming one didn’t want to move around very much.”The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson
There is simply no such thing as too many books.
“You’ve read the books?”
“I’ve seen the movies.”
Cath rolled her eyes so hard, it hurt. (Actually.) (Maybe because she was still on the edge of tears. On the edge, period.) “So you haven’t read the books.”
“I’m not really a book person.”
“That might be the most idiotic thing you’ve ever said to me”Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
The lovely discussions with non-readers who firmly believe that seeing the movie is the same as having read the book. And how is someone not a book person?
Drinks were a lot like books, really: it didn’t matter where you were, the contents of a vodka tonic were always more or less the same, and you could count on them to take you away to somewhere better or at least make your present arrangements seem more manageable.”The Magician’s Land by Lev Grossman
Never though I would see books compared to drinks but here we are. They can both be a way to escape reality, but I think books might be healthier.
If you have never spent whole afternoons with burning ears and rumpled hair, forgetting the world around you over a book, forgetting cold and hunger–
If you have never read secretly under the bedclothes with a flashlight, because your father or mother or some other well-meaning person has switched off the lamp on the plausible ground that it was time to sleep because you had to get up so early–
If you have never wept bitter tears because a wonderful story has come to an end and you must take your leave of the characters with whom you have shared so many adventures, whom you have loved and admired, for whom you have hoped and feared, and without whose company life seems empty and meaningless–
If such things have not been part of your own experience, you probably won’t understand what Bastian did next.”The Neverending Story by Michael Ende
This is simply the most relatable thing I’ve ever read. Full stop.
Bonus quote just for you:
To really be nerd, she’d decided, you had to prefer fictional worlds to the real one.”Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
This doesn’t necessarily refer to books but is very fitting anyway. I’m definitely a nerd.
I hope this was somewhat fun to read. I definitely enjoyed making it. I intend to make this into some kind of series of post but with different themes each time. I’m planning to do one on friendship next but let me know if there are topics you’d like to see.
Also, I’ve of course only included quotes from books I’ve read, so feel free to comment with some of your own favorite bookish quotes.