It is no secret that I love books. Though I prefer the printed book, I also have electronic collections on every device imaginable. From speaking about the future of books or how books make a better life to visiting bookstores and libraries around the globe, I share this passion with many of you. And it’s not just about the content inside. I also love collecting my favorite book covers each year.
Charlie “Tremendous” Jones was one of my great influencers. He repeatedly said that, “You will be the same person you are today in five years but for two things: the people you meet and the books you read.”
Books change lives.
Here are some of my favorite quotes about books:
“Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren’t very new after all.” -Abraham Lincoln
“I often carry things to read so that I will not have to look at people.” –Charles Bukowski
“There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island.” -Walt Disney
“Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all.” -Henry David Thoreau
“Books open your mind, broaden your mind, and strengthen you as nothing else can.” -William Feather
“All good books have one thing in common – they are truer than if they had really happened.” -Ernest Hemingway
“Books are mirrors. You only see in them what you already have inside of you.” -Carlos Zafon
“You are today who you’ll be in five years except for the people you meet and the books you read.” –Charlie “Tremendous” Jones
“My best friend is a person who will give me a book I have not read.” –Abraham Lincoln
“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
“Outside of a dog a book is man’s best friend. Inside a dog it’s too dark to read.” -Groucho Marx
“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” –C.S. Lewis