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Inspiring Quotes about Reading from Women Writers on International Book Day

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World Book Day Quotes from Women Writers to Inspire You - Enya's Attic


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It’s always special when you find out that a writer you love loves books as much as you.

So to celebrate International Book Day, which falls on 23 April here in Spain, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favourite inspiring quotes about books and reading from some of our favourite women writers.

 A bright red modern book cover of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice lying against a white background

 Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen - €8.50

 “I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of anything than of a book. When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library”.

Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice


“That’s the thing about books – They let you travel without moving your feet”.

Jhumpa Lahiri, The Namesake


“The answers you get from literature depend on the questions you pose.” 

 Margaret Atwood


“The world was hers for the reading”.

Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn 

Bright pink and orange book cover of the Railway Children by E. Nesbit against a white background

 The Railway Children by E. Nesbit - €12.00

“There is nothing more luxurious than eating while you read- unless it be reading while you eat”.

E. Nesbit, The Magic World


“Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing”.

Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird


“Sometimes I think heaven must be one continuous unexhausted reading”.

Virginia Woolf,The Letters of Virginia Woolf: 1932-1935


“No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting”.

Mary Wortley Montagu, The Best Letters of Mary Wortley Montagu

 A black and white book cover of The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte stands upright against a white background

 The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë - €11,45

“Reading is my favourite occupation, when I have leisure for it and books to read”.

Anne Brontë, Agnes Grey


“When I look back, I am so impressed again with the life-giving power of literature. If I were a young person today, trying to gain a sense of myself in the world, I would do that again by reading, just as I did when I was young.” 

Maya Angelou


“My library is an archive of longings”.

Susan Sontag, As Consciousness is Harnessed to Flesh

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"There is no frigate like a book to take us lands away".

Emily Dickinson, Collected Poems



“If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” 

Toni Morrison


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