September 13

Poll: Favorite Book Quotes


I’ve always had a fondness for collecting quotes. I had notebook upon notebook full of quotes from the time I was young, probably more an attempt to keep the magic of the books I’d read with me long after I’d returned their well-worn pages to the library.

These days I see bookish quotes everywhere – in my Facebook and Twitter feeds, in pretty form on Pinterest and Instagram, on my students’ notebooks and t-shirts.

Today I happened to see one of my favorites posted on Instagram:

“So Matilda’s strong young mind continued to grow, nurtured by the voices of all those authors who had sent their books out into the world like ships on the sea. These books gave Matilda a hopeful and comforting message: You are not alone.”
Roald Dahl, Matilda

Couldn’t be more true words.

But it made me curious…what are Nerdy Nation’s favorite bookish quotes? Leave them in the comments below.