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101 Best Quotes for Bookmarks About Books and Reading

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Get the best quotes for bookmarks that are specifically about the love, joy, and power of books and reading.

If you’re looking to make bookmarks with quotes, these book quotes for bookmarks fall into four categories: short, funny, cute, and inspirational. There’s a bookmark quote for everyone here!

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Good Quotes for Bookmarks

Below are all the best quotes to write on bookmarks about books and reading.

Short Quotes for Bookmarks

“I love books.”

“I love reading.”

“One more page.”

“One more chapter.”

“Read more books.”

“Always be reading.”

“Escape in a book.”

“Start reading here.”

“Shh! I’m reading.”

“Life is better with books.”

“Get lost in a book.”

“Books are brain food.”

“Books are better.”

“It’s a good day to read a book.”

“Reading is bliss.” – Nora Ephron

“I live in two worlds. One is a world of books.” – Rory Gilmore

“Books make people quiet, yet they are so loud.” – Nnedi Okorafor

“All I have learned, I learned from books.” – Abraham Lincoln

“A well read woman is a dangerous creature.” – Lisa Kleypas

“As always, one of her books was next to her.” – Markus Zusak

“I can feel infinitely alive curled up on the sofa reading a book.” – Benedict Cumberbatch

“A reader lives a thousand lives.” – George R.R. Martin

“An hour spent reading is one stolen from paradise.” – Thomas Wharton

“We read to know we are not alone.” – C.S. Lewis

“Happiness. That’s what books smells like.” – Saran MacLean

“A book is like a garden carried in the pocket.” – Chinese Proverb

“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading!” – Jane Austen

“A room without books is like a body without a soul.” – Cicero


Funny Quotes for Bookmarks

“Sorry, I’m booked.”

“Books are my friends.”

“I like big books and I cannot lie.”

“Books are my therapist.”

“I’ll hold your spot.”

“Reading between the wines.”

“Waiting for a plot twist.”

“Fueled by books and coffee.”

“A book a day keeps reality away.”

“Never judge a book by its movie.”

“Jane Austen is my homegirl.”

“Reading one book is like eating one potato chip.” – Diane Duane

“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” – C.S. Lewis

“Wear the old coat and buy the new book.” – Austin Phelps

“My life is a reading list.” – John Irving

“Why can’t people just sit and read books and be nice to each other?” – David Baldacci

“Sleep is good, he said, and books are better.” – George R.R. Martin

“I owe everything I am and everything I will ever be to books.” – Gary Paulsen

“If you love books enough, books will love you back.”― Jo Walton

“When I have a little money, I buy books; and if I have any left, I buy food and clothes.” – Erasmus

“Let’s be reasonable and add an eighth day to the week that is devoted exclusively to reading.” – Lena Dunham

“Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.” – Lemony Snicket


Cute Quotes for Bookmarks

“Once upon a time”

“They all lived happily ever after.”

“Must read books.”

“So many books, so little time.”

“Lost in the pages.”

“Take a look in a book.”

“This is my happy place.”

“Keep calm and read on.”

“All you need are books.”

“Let’s get back to the good part.”

“Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.” – Margaret Fuller

“Fill your house with stacks of books, in all the crannies and all the nooks.” – Dr. Seuss

“O little bookmark / slim and slight / working, working / through the night.” – Duncan Ball, Ode to a Bookmark


Inspirational Quotes for Bookmarks

“A new book is a new adventure.”

“A new day is a new chapter.”

“Just keep reading.”

“Read every day.”

“Be the main character in your life.”

“One page at a time.”

“Start a new chapter.”

“Here’s to the next chapter.”

“Dream big and read a lot.”

“Knowledge is power.”

“A book is a present you can open again and again.”

“Read between the lines.”

“Something good is about to happen.”

When you’re lost, find yourself in a book.”

“Reading gives you a window to the world.”

“You’re never alone when you read.”

“Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.” – Joseph Addison

“The world was hers for the reading.” – Betty Smith

“A book is a dream you hold in your hands.” – Neil Gaiman

“Never put off till tomorrow the book you can read today.” – Holbrook Jackson

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss

“Reading is essential for those who seek to rise above the ordinary.” – Jim Rohn

“Books are a uniquely portable magic.” – Stephen King

“Books change your mind.” – Toni Morrison

“She read books as one would breathe air, to fill up and live.”– Annie Dillard

“Never underestimate the power of a girl with a book.” -Ruth Bader Ginsburg

“Some books are so familiar that reading them is like being home again.” – Louisa May Alcott

“Books may well be the only true magic.” – Alice Hoffman

“If you are going to get anywhere in life you have to read a lot of books.” – Roald Dahl

“I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library.” – Jorge Luis Borges

“Reading is a discount ticket to everywhere.” – Mary Schmich

“Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.”– Voltaire

“Think before you speak. Read before you think.” – Fran Lebowitz

“The world belongs to those who read.” – Rick Holland

“A word after a word after a word is power.” – Margaret Atwood

“I books I have traveled, not only to other worlds, but into my own.” – Anna Quindlen

“Reading gives us some place to go when we have to stay where we are.” – Mason Cooley

“One you learn to read you will be forever free.” – Frederick Douglas

How to Use The Bookmark Quotes

Looking to do-it-yourself with these bookmark sayings and phrases? Here are a few tips that will help you have fun with these quotes to write on a bookmark:

You can quickly and easily use Canva‘s bookmark templates to design and print your own bookmarks. I recommend printing on thicker cardstock paper so it lasts longer. Feel free to accessorize with washi tape along the edges and/or tassels at the top.

Or, you can buy blank bookmarks and write these reader sayings on them.

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David Jared

Friday 23rd of December 2022

Many thanks for providing these; John Irving’s made me laugh!

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