Books can change lives. World Book Day celebrates all things books and was created by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading. Its mission is to “help change children’s lives by making reading together and reading for pleasure a habit for life”.
That’s something which we can get behind!
World Book Day
This year, World Book Day falls on 4 March 2021.
In honour of World Book Day, here are some of our favourite quotes about books & reading.
Favourite Quotes about Books & Reading
“A room without books is like a body without a soul.” ― Marcus Tullius Cicero
“One must always be careful of books,” said Tessa, “and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.” ― Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel
“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.” ― Charles W. Eliot
“A children’s story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children’s story in the slightest.” ― C.S. Lewis
“Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.” ― George Bernard Shaw
“That’s the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet.” ― Jhumpa Lahiri, The Namesake
“I cannot remember the books I’ve read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
“A house without books is like a room without windows.” ― Horace Mann
“A well-composed book is a magic carpet on which we are wafted to a world that we cannot enter in any other way.” ― Caroline Gordon
“We read books to find out who we are. What other people, real or imaginary, do and think and feel… is an essential guide to our understanding of what we ourselves are and may become.” ― Ursula K. LeGuin
“A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say.” ― Italo Calvino, The Uses of Literature
“To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.” ― Victor Hugo