"Some books are undeservedly forgotten; none are undeservedly remembered."--W. H. Auden
"A room without books is like a body without a soul."--Cicero
"The proper study of mankind is books."--Aldous Huxley
This collection of over five hundred quotations captures the wisdom and wit of the most insightful things ever said about books, spoken and written by such distinct legendary figures as: Aeschylus, Woody Allen, Maya Angelou, Jane Austen, Francis Bacon, Ralph Waldo Emerson, William Faulkner, Robert Frost, James Joyce, Rudyard Kipling, D. H. Lawrence, Abraham Lincoln, Christopher Lloyd, Marianne Moore, Marcel Proust, George Bernard Shaw, Sir George Sitwell, Gertrude Stein, Sara Stein, Ruth Stout, Henry David Thoreau, Mark Twain, Edith Wharton, Walt Whitman, Oscar Wilde, Ernest Hemingway, Thomas Jefferson, Franz Kafka, Helen Keller, Malcolm X, Groucho Marx, John Milton, George Orwell, John Ruskin, Charles Scribner, George Bernard Shaw, Wallace Stevens, Robert Penn Warren, William Carlos Williams, Oprah Winfrey, and W. B. Yeats.
Encompassing the many facets of books and the pleasures and puzzlements they afford, The Quotable Book Lover includes chapters on writing, reading, and bookbinding, among others. With its wide range of commentary, this compilation will surely entertain and enlighten bibliophiles of all types.