30 Heartbreakingly Beautiful Book Quotes ( Perfect for Instagram Captions)


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Bookworm Quotes About Books and Life to Inspire You to Read More.

Are you someone who gets inspiration from book lover quotes?

Do you think reading quotes are powerful and inspiring to help you read more? 

I find quotes about books and bookworms motivating and always persuade me to read more and more. 

“So many books, so little time” by  Frank Zappa is probably my most favorite and unforgettable quote ever! 

Have a look at these 30 bookworm quotes to help you fall in love with books.

Best bookworm quotes for booklovers that inspire both kids and adults

Booklover quotes that will help you and your kids to read more books. From classics to contemporary fiction you won’t be able to stop reading.

Best bookworm quotes for booklovers that inspire both kids and adults

“Men do not understand books until they have a certain amount of life, or at any rate, no man understands a deep book, until he has seen and lived at least part of its contents”. – Ezra Pound

Ezra Pound was an American poet and critic. He is also a prominent figure in promoting modernism in English and American literature. Here are some of Pound’s best poems.

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

Joanne Rowling is a British author best known for writing the Harry Potter series. Rowling has also written a handful of novels such as “Very Good Lives”,  a fairy tale The Ickabog”, The Casual Vacancy” and beautifully illustrated children’s story from Hogwarts library “The Tales of Beedle the Bard”.

Reading is always a magical experience. You get to explore a whole new world. 

“I have a passion for teaching kids to become readers, to become comfortable with a book, not daunted. Books shouldn’t be daunting, they should be funny, exciting and wonderful; and learning to be a reader gives a terrific advantage.” – Roald Dahl

One of the most loved children’s authors, Roald Dahl is a poet, screenwriter, and fighter pilot. The best works of Dahl that every bookworm must read are- “Matilda”, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and “James and the Giant Peach”. 

“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of anything 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

Jane Austen was a well-known  English writer and one of the most widely read writers in English literature.  Her best works include Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, and Emma 

“Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren’t very new after all.”– Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of America. And known as  “the Great Emancipator” as he abolished slavery in 1865. Abe: Abraham Lincoln in His Times is a captivating biography of Lincoln by David S. Reynolds.

“Ah, how good it is to be among people who are reading.” – Rainer Maria Rilke

Rainer Maria Rilke was a Bohemian-Austrian poet and novelist. His works were often described as “mystical”. “The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge and “Letters to a Young Poet” are his notable works. 

Spending time with bookworms is indeed rewarding. Discussing favorite novels, characters and authors! Such a blissful moment. 

“It is a great thing to start life with a small number of really good books which are your very own.” – Arthur Conan Doyle

The creator of the most popular fictional detective in history, Arthur Conan Doyle is a writer and physician.  The Sherlock Holmes stories are milestones in the field of crime fiction. If you haven’t already, grab the best works of Doyle, immediately 

“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life”. – Mark Twain

Samuel Langhorne Clemens, commonly known for his pen name Mark Twain, is an American author and humorist. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and “ The Adventures of Tom Sawyer”  are popular classics that every book lover should read. 

“My best friend is the man who’ll get me a book I ain’t read”. – Abraham Lincoln

Another great quote by the former US president to remind you that you should make friends with bookworms. 

“Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light”.– Vera Nazarian

Vera Nazarian is an Armenian-Russian American writer who loves to write fables and stories of true love. Her works include  The Atlantis Grail Series” and Cobweb Bride Trilogy”

“ A book, too, can be a star, a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe”– Madeleine L’Engle

The American writer is best known for A Wrinkle in Time”  and its sequels. Madeleine L’Engle Also wrote numerous books in non-fiction, poetry, and young adult genres. 

“Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are”.–Mason Cooley

Mason Cooley was an American aphorist. 

“There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all.”– Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis was an American socialite and writer who later became First Lady of the United States as the wife of President John F. Kennedy. 

“A book is a version of the world. If you do not like it, ignore it or offer your own version in return”.– Salman Rushdie

Salman Rushdie is an Indian-born British American novelist.  Rushdie’s second book, Midnight’s Children, won the Booker prize in 1981.  

“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

Oscar Wilde was an Irish poet and playwright. Two of Wilde’s famous novels worth reading are “The Picture of Dorian Gray” and “Lady Windermere’s Fan”.

“Books can be dangerous. The best ones should be labeled “This could change your life.”– Helen Exley

Helen Exley is a South African author. “Timeless Valuesis a beautifully illustrated book of hers with quotes and personal principles. 

Books are indeed life-changing, inspiring, and motivating.  Elizabeth Gilbert’s Big Magic was definitely life-changing for me.

“Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself ”.– George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw is an Irish playwright who is celebrated for his prominence in revolutionizing comedic drama. “Pygmalion” is One of George Bernard Shaw’s best-known plays.  

“I can’t imagine a man really enjoying a book and reading it only once”.– C.S. Lewis

C. S Lewis was a British writer and one of the most influential writers of the 20th century.  He is widely known for “The Chronicles of Narnia series”. 

We all want to reread our favorite books. It can make you a better reader. 

“A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading ”-William Styron

William Styron was an American writer and has written many influential books such as “Lie Down in Darkness”, “Sophie’s Choice and “The Confessions of Nat Turner


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“I divide all readers into two classes; those who read to remember and those who read to forget”. – William Lyon Phelps

William Lyon Phelps was an American author and critic. 

“In old days books were written by men of letters and read by the public. Nowadays books are written by the public and read by nobody”.– Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde’s another significant quote that inspires us to read more books. 

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

Toni Morrison is an American author best known for her epic themes and brave and courageous African American characters. 

“‘Classic′ – a book which people praise and don’t read.”– Mark Twain

Another great quote by Mark Twain. Most of us are guilty of not reading classics, aren’t we? If you want to start reading more classics, have a look at 150 classic books to read. 

“Rainy days should be spent at home with a cup of tea and a good book.” – Bill Watterson

Bill Watterson is an American cartoonist and author best known for his comic strip- Calvin and Hobbes. 

Rainy days may seem unexciting for ordinary people but not for bookworms.  With a good book and hot tea, we can curl up in bed. Here are a few reading recommendations for cold misty and melodious rainy days. “The Dutch House” by Anne Patchet, “A Woman Is No Man” by Etaf Rum, “Ask Again, Yes” by Mary Beth Keane

“Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.” – P.J. O’Rourke

Patrick Jake O’Rourke is an American journalist and political satirist. 

“There is no friend as loyal as a book”.– Ernest Hemingway

The Nobel Prize-winning author, Ernest Hemingway, has published seven novels, along with several short stories and nonfiction books. 

“Wear the old coat and buy the new book.” – Austin Phelps

Austin Phelps was an educator and congregational minister. He has authored numerous Christian theological textbooks. 

“The only important thing in a book is the meaning that it has for you”.– W. Somerset Maugham

William Somerset Maugham was an English playwright and novelist.  “Of Human Bondage is one of his most popular novels.  

“An hour spent reading is one stolen from paradise.”-Thomas Wharton

Thomas Wharton is a canadian writer known for his Trilogy “Perilous Realm”

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

Stephen King is a well-known author of horror and supernatural fiction. Have a look at this list of  13 Stephen King’s novels. 

That’s 30 bookworm quotes to get you inspired to read more authors. You can use reading quotes is numerous ways to get daily motivations.

How to use book quotes creatively?

There are a ton of ways I love using book quotes. One of which is, definitely, writing them down in my planner or notebook. 

Another way I would say you can make use of these great words of wisdom must be by sharing it on your social media. 

On Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook or even share it as a desktop wallpaper.

Another fun way to use quotes would be as wall art. All bookworms should decorate their home with their favorite book quotes in my humble opinion. Here are a few of my Amazon favorites!

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What are some ways that you love using book quotes? Let me know in the comments

Always curious to hear from you,

Stephy

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