Funny Quotes for Books – Quotes That Book Lovers Will Fall For!

Hello everyone!

I shared with you some quotes about life a couple of days ago, so naturally, I just HAD to write some funny quotes for books. 😛

Enjoy them and leave your favourite ones (included or not on the list) below!

If you want, I’ll add yours, too, to the list! 😉

The cure to boredom is books. There is no cure for books.

  1. You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy books and that’s kind of the same thing. 😀
  2. The book is a film that takes place in the mind of the reader. That’s why we go to movies and say: “Oh, the book is better”. – Paulo Coelho (And watch the others get angry at this! But the book is usually better, so it’s not really our fault! 😆 )
  3. Great books help you understand and they help you feel understood. – John Green (That’s so true!)
  4. The cure to boredom is books. There is no cure for books. 😛 😆If I had a dollar for every time I felt more emotion for a fictional character than people in real life...
  5. No two persons ever read the same book. – Edmund Wilson (It’s better this way; otherwise we couldn’t talk to our friends about the book! 😀 )
  6. Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination and the journey. They are home. – Anna Quindlen (Yes, they’re home…)
  7. Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them – Lemony Snicket (I laughed so much the first time I saw this one! By the way, I have it on a bookmark!)
  8. A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say. – Italo Calvino (Don’t you just love these books?)
  9. Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope. – Kofi Annan 😉
  10. Reading is a conversation. All books talk but a good book listens as well. – Mark Haddon (Yeah, they do…)
  11. You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me. – C.S.Lewis (Well, I don’t drink tea but I’m all for the second one!)
  12. Books wash away from the soul dust of everyday life. (They take you to mythical magical worlds!)
  13. You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them. – Ray Bradbury (True, unfortunately…)Never trust anyone who has not brough a book with them
  14. A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone if it is to keep its edge.  George RR Martin
  15. I write to beat my reading addiction… Worst 2 minutes of my life. (Hahahahaha… I wouldn’t even try it, anymore!)
  16. Books are the mirrors of the soul. – Virginia Woolf
  17. Books are the perfect entertainment: no commercials, no batteries, hours of enjoyment for each dollar spent. What I wonder is why everybody doesn’t carry a book around for those inevitable dead spots in life. Stephen King (Spoken like a true king!)
  18. Fascism is cured by reading and racism is cured by travellingMiguel de Unamuno
  19. Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counsellors and the most patient of teachers – Charles William Eliot (Yeah, all three of them!!!)When you're almost done with a book and you realize there aren't enough pages left for all the things that need to happen...
  20. Your life is a book. Some chapters are better than others, but if you keep reading the same chapter over and over, it’s very boring. (And frustrating…!)
  21. An hour spent reading is one stolen from paradise. – Thomas Wharton (Awwwww…!)
  22. When you’re almost done with a book and you realize there aren’t enough pages left for all the things that need to happen… (Unbelievably annoying!)
  23. Good books don’t give up all their secrets at once. – Stephen King (Oh, yes!)
  24. Book lovers never go to bed alone. (Nope! 😆 )The great thing about books is there are no commercials!
  25. In my dream world, books are free and reading makes you thin. (Haha… I wish!)
  26. Someone’s bookcase will tell you everything you’ll ever need to know about them. – Walter Mosley (Oh yeah! And if they don’t have books, well…)
  27. If I had a dollar for every time I felt more emotion for a fictional character than people in real life, I could pay for the psychiatric help I obviously need. 😆
  28. A home without books is a body without a soul. – Marcus Tullius Cicero
  29. Books are a uniquely portable magic.Stephen King (One of my favourite ones…)Fascism is cured by reading. Racism is cured by travelling.
  30. He said “Books or me”. I sometimes remember him when I’m buying new books. 😈 🙄
  31. Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are. – Mason Cooley
  32. The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library. – Albert Einstein (Yep…! 😀 )
  33. Reading is dreaming with open eyes. (Exactly!)
  34. Speaking personally, you can have my gun, but you’ll take my book when you pry my cold, dead fingers off of the binding. – Stephen King (It sounds creepy, but I find it so sweet! – See 27…!)
  35. A book is a dream that you hold in your hands. – Neil Gaiman 😎

Final Thoughts

So here are some of my favourite quotes about books! If you want to read the quotes about life or some topics about books, feel free to do so.

If you’re a book lover like me, check my book reviews.

So… What are your favourite ones? Tell us below!

And if you want me to add a favourite quote of yours to the list, let me know! 😉

In my dream world books are free and reading makes you thin! ;)

Any suggestion is welcome! So, if you have any topic you’d want me to write about, feel free to tell me below!

Don’t forget to have fun!


  1. Hey Jenny,

    These are so cool….let me tell you my 5 favorites:

    29, 35,2, 31 &14.

    Well researched and well written!!

    Love it!


  2. What a fun post! I have found a new passion for reading after leaving my job. Covering all those books that I never got to in school. I was starting to feel like #20 and glad I’m finally free to explore something new. I post quotes on my facebook feed a lot. It probably annoys some people, but so much can come through with so few words. Thanks for sharing, I really enjoyed it.

  3. I really enjoyed reading through these! Very fun!
    Actually makes me want to read something lol

    1. Yeah! Every time I read quotes, they affect me too! I think it’s the power of “Less is more”.
      Fewer words, more meaning!

  4. Hahaha, looooooved those!!! What a fun article indeed! Loved the fact you included #14 (gotta love Tyrion’s quotes in the early books).

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