World Book Day: Best Quotes To Help Celebrate

Happy World Book Day!

April 23 is World Book and Copyright Day, an annual world celebration promoting the love and enjoyment of books and reading. We need the celebration and joy books to bring to people now more than ever, especially with the constant book banning and censorship occurring worldwide. So in honor of World Book Day and the continued efforts of championing literacy, here are some great quotes explaining the great importance of books and the joys of reading:

”That’s the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet” 

Jhumpa Lahiri

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Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.”

John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

“It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.”

Oscar Wilde

“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! — When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.”

Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
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”Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world” 

Malala Yousafzai

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“A writer only begins a book. A reader finishes it.”

Samuel Johnson

“A book is a dream that you hold in your hand.”

Neil Gaiman

“Reading is a discount ticket to everywhere.”

Mary Schmich

“So many books, so little time.”

Frank Zappa
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“If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.”

— Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

“Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.”

Harry S. Truman

“My test of a good novel is dreading to begin the last chapter.”

Thomas Helm

“I was born with a reading list I will never finish.”

Maud Casey

Which one is your favorite? Do you know of any other quotes that capture the true joy of reading? Add you favorite in the comments below!


Published by karma2015

I was born and raised in New York. I still live in New York but kind of sick of the city and one day I wish to move to the UK.I have a Masters degree in Library Science and I currently work in a special collections library. I loved books ever since I was a little girl. Through the hard times in my life, my love for books has always gotten me through. Just entering another world different from my own intrigues me. As long as I am entering in another universe, I like to create my own as well. I love to write and hopefully I will be able to complete a novel.

4 thoughts on “World Book Day: Best Quotes To Help Celebrate

  1. #8 reminded me of Theodore Roosevelt. TR took books with him everywhere and was a great reader. On an expedition in the Amazon, when they had to cut baggage to the bone, he still kept one or two books, carried them in his pocket.

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