In the Bookcase

Favorite Quotes of Mine

Below are a few of my own favorite quotes that I have discovered over time (actually, it's not a "few"... perhaps "several" is a better word to describe this page).

Have your own favorite quotes? You can to send in your choice of quotes! Your submission might appear on this page.

I cannot live without books.
-Thomas Jefferson

But words are things, and a small drop of ink,
Falling, like dew, upon a thought, produces
That which makes thousands,
perhaps millions, think.
-Lord Byron
(submitted by: Cherise A.)

"To learn to read is to light a fire;
every syllable that is spelled out is a spark."
-Victor Hugo
Les Miserables

It's better to keep your mouth shut
and appear stupid than to open it
and remove all doubt.
-Mark Twain

Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
-Ben Franklin
(submitted by: Karlee Kay)

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Books to the ceiling,
Books to the sky,
My pile of books is a mile high.
How I love them! How I need them!
I'll have a long beard by the time I read them.
-Arnold Lobel

It may be history,
it may be only legend, a tradition.
It may have happened,
it may not have happened:
But it could have happened.
-Mark Twain

The love of learning,
The sequestered nooks,
And all the sweet serenity of books.
-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
-Martin Luther King Jr.

There are many little ways to enlarge your child's world. Love of books is the best of all.
-Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

You may deceive all the people part of the time,
and part of the people all the time,
but not all the people all the time.
-Abraham Lincoln

What is wisdom?
Wisdom is God's point of view.
-James Dobson
(submitted by: Breana)

Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you'll be able to see farther.
-J.P. Morgan

Draw your chair up and hand me my violin, for the only problem we have still to solve is how to while away these bleak autumnal evenings.
-Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor

Reading is to the mind
what excercise is to the body.
-Joseph Addison

The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it.
-James Bryce

A room without books is
like a body without a soul.
(submitted by: rusticgirl)

Creativity is contagious. Pass it on.
-Albert Einstein

Anyone who says they have only one life to live must not know how to read a book.
-Author Unknown

Don't cry because it's over,
smile because it happened.
-Dr. Seuss
(submitted by: Kathryne H.)

My name is Sherlock Holmes. It is my business to know what other people don't know.
-Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle

Good authors use extraordinary situations
to teach ordinary lessons.
-A great English teacher

I believe the nicest and sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens but just those that bring simple little pleasures, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string.
-L.M. Montgomery
Anne of Avonlea

A society that stifles the call of the voiceless
will one day find it has no voice.
-Jonathan Hall
(submitted by: Jonathan H.)

He who does not read good books
has no advantage over those who cannot read.

Never let your feet
run faster than your shoes.
-Scottish proverb

Genius is 99% perspiration and 1% inspiration.
-Thomas Alva Edison

When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.
-Helen Keller

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream.
-Mark Twain

Write to be understood,
Speak to be heard,
Read to grow...
-by Lawrence Clark Powell

Keep your face always toward the sunshine...
and shadows will fall behind you.
-Walt Whitman