Best quotes for the ultimate book lover

During playtime, my 5-year-old niece often slips into her pretty party dresses. Decked in embellished frilly frocks, she twirls in delight and declares herself a princess. Then, for an hour or two, she talks, walks, and dances like the princesses do. Well, she hasn’t met any, but she has heard their stories. Deep in her heart, she believes that a little effort can turn her into one. That’s what books do. Most of the time, they help us immerse in another world – a world that offers a break from reality.

Fast forward ten years and she is a big girl; big enough not to be intrigued by fairytales only. I believe, like any other teenager, she would then be interested to know more about the world’s greatest wonders. Move ahead five years more and she is a young adult trapped in a vortex of confusion, fighting with many prejudices, conventions, and dos and don’ts. May books be always with her!

Because we, bibliophiles, know that books are not only to amuse readers. They are the best companions who help you get through the worst, become your sword in a fight and help you achieve self-transcendence.

For further confirmation, here are some quotes by and for the book lovers that speak of the splendours of books, words, and reading:

  1. “A great book is a friend that never lets you down. You can return to it again and again and the joy first derived from it will still be there.” ― Ruskin Bond

  2. “Books are a uniquely portable magic.” ― Stephen King

  3. “One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world.” — Malala Yousafzai

  4. “I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book.” ― J.K. Rowling

  5. ‘Paper isn’t important. It’s the words on them that are important.’ — Margaret Atwood

  6. “That’s the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet.” ― Jhumpa Lahiri

  7. “Nothing is better than reading and gaining more and more knowledge.” ― Stephen Hawking

  8. “You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read.” — James Baldwin

  9. ‘Great books help you understand, and they help you to feel understood.’ — John Green

  10. “A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic.” ― Carl Sagan

Briti Bose

Briti Bose is a freelance writer, who enjoys home cooked meals, stories that aren’t true, but movies based on real life crimes, and being with people who laugh a lot.

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