Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Book Quotes

This is a surprisingly challenging one for us but it was fun to look back on our favorite books and bits of bookish wisdom we’ve come across over the years. Thanks to That Artsy Reader Girl for another great Top Ten Tuesday prompt!  

Indiana’s Five 

“Every book, every volume you see here, has a soul. The soul of the person who wrote it and of those who read it and lived and dreamed with it. Every time a book changes hands, every time someone runs his eyes down its pages, its spirit grows and strengthens.” ~ Carlos Ruiz Zafon, The Shadow of the Wind

“Children know perfectly well that unicorns aren’t real, but they also know that books about unicorns, if they are good books, are true books.” ~ Ursula K. Le Guin

“Books are everywhere; and always the same sense of adventure fills us. Second-hand books are wild books, homeless books; they have come together in vast flocks of variegated feather, and have a charm which the domesticated volumes of the library lack” ~ Virginia Woolf, Street Haunting 

“In the end, we’ll all become stories,” ~ Margaret Atwood

“Reading should not be presented to children as a chore, a duty. It should be offered as a gift.” ~ Kate DiCamillo

Pete’s Five

“Books mean all possibilities. They mean moving out of yourself, losing yourself, dying of thirst and living to your full. They mean everything.”

~ Ali Smith

Well, I love all the ways of reading. The more the better. But I naturally prefer the form of the book. We’ve loved it for centuries, and no wonder: Look at it; its always-opening-to-something, its two wings, its two sides making one form, its act of opening us as we open it

~ Ali Smith

“Books have a unique way of stopping time in a particular moment and saying: Let’s not forget this.”

~ Dave Eggers

“If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.”

~ Toni Morrison

“′Classic′—a book which people praise and don’t read.”

~ Mark Twain

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