Quotes about books

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„Being rich is not about how much money you have or how many homes you own; it's the freedom to buy any book you want without looking at the price and wondering if you can afford it.“

—  John Waters American filmmaker, actor, comedian and writer 1946

Variant: [W]hat I like best is staying home and reading. Being rich is not about how many homes you own. It’s the freedom to pick up any book you want without looking at the price and wondering whether you can afford it.
Source: Role Models

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„Books are a uniquely portable magic.“

—  Stephen King, book On Writing

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
Variant: Books are a uniquely portable magic

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„No theory, no ready-made system, no book that has ever been written will save the world. I cleave to no system. I am a true seeker.“

—  Mikhail Bakunin Russian revolutionary, philosopher, and theorist of collectivist anarchism 1814 - 1876

As quoted in Michael Bakunin (1937) by E.H. Carr, p. 175

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„Of all things, I liked books best.“

—  Nikola Tesla Serbian American inventor 1856 - 1943

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„She is too fond of books, and it has turned her brain“

—  Louisa May Alcott, book Work: A Story of Experience

Variant: She is too fond of books, and it has turned her brain.
Source: Work: A Story of Experience

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