45 Best Happy World Book Day Quotes To Read & Pass On Wisdom

World Book Day Quotes 2021

Books encourage, guide and entertain us. They teach us tough lessons and even hold our hand during turbulent times. No wonder they're called our best friends for life! And wouldn't you agree that getting lost in a book is one of the greatest feelings?! 

Targeted towards children and aimed at invigorating their love for reading, World Book Day is celebrated by UNESCO on April 23 every year. Ahead of the annual celebrations, here are some quotes on World Book Day from literary geniuses who made us feel all kinds of emotions with their writing. These happy world Book Day quotes 2021 and book day quotations are sure to inspire the writer in you.

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    Happy World Book Day Quotes

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    Here are some of the best World Book Day quotes (World book day quotation) that’ll surely inspire you to read more!

    1. “A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.” - George R.R. Martin
    2. “Books are a uniquely portable magic.” - Stephen King
    3. “Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” - Mark Twain
    4. “It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.” - Oscar Wilde
    5. "No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader." - Robert Frost
    6. "So the writer who breeds more words than he needs, is making a chore for the reader who reads." - Dr. Seuss
    7. "If you have no critics, you’ll likely have no success." - Malcolm X
    8. "You can make anything by writing." - C.S. Lewis
    9. "Words are our most inexhaustible source of magic." - J. K. Rowling
    10. "I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn." - Anne Frank
    11. “When I sit down to write a book, I do not say to myself, ‘I am going to produce a work of art.’ I write it because there is some lie that I want to expose, some fact to which I want to draw attention, and my initial concern is to get a hearing.” - George Orwell
    12. “If a nation loses its storytellers, it loses its childhood.” - Peter Handke
    13. "As you start to walk on the way, the way appears." - Rumi
    14. "I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it." - ​Maya Angelou
    15. "It hurt because it mattered." - John Green
    16. "To thine own self be true." - William Shakespeare
    17. "Straight roads do not make skillful drivers." - Paulo Coelho
    18. "I write to give myself strength. I write to be the characters that I am not. I write to explore all the things I’m afraid of." - Joss Whedon 
    19. “Words are a lens to focus one’s mind.” - Ayn Rand
    20. “All good writing is swimming under water and holding your breath.” - Scott Fitzgerald
    21. “There is no real ending. It’s just the place where you stop the story.” - Frank Herbert
    22. “You always get more respect when you don’t have a happy ending.” - Julia Quinn
    23. “The secret of good writing is telling the truth.” - Gordon Lish
    24. “If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” - Toni Morrison
    25. “Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.” - William Wordsworth 
    26. “Love is the only energy I’ve ever used as a writer. I’ve never written out of anger, although anger has informed love.” - Athol Fugard
    27. “Everybody walks past a thousand story ideas every day. The good writers are the ones who see five or six of them. Most people don’t see any.” - Orson Scott Card
    28. “Let children read whatever they want and then talk about it with them. If parents and kids can talk together, we won’t have as much censorship because we won’t have as much fear.” - Judy Blume
    29. “It is the writer who might catch the imagination of young people, and plant a seed that will flower and come to fruition.” - Isaac Asimov
    30. “Many adults feel that every children’s book has to teach them something…. My theory is a children’s book… can be just for fun.” - R.L. Stine
    31. “I’m very lucky to write for children, because I don’t have to deal with popular culture. I can just deal with core fundamental issues: jealousy, love, hatred, sadness, joy, wanting to drive a bus.” - Mo Willems
    32. “I’ve always been into ‘fast-paced, don’t bore ’em, keep it moving along, stick with the story.’ You know: tell a story the way I want to hear a story. I find it more rewarding to write for kids, but I also find it a little easier, because you can just let loose a little bit more in terms of fantasy and stuff.” - James Patterson
    33. “What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn’t happen much, though.” - J.D. Salinger
    34. “I always kept two books in my pocket, one to read, one to write in.” - Robert Louis Stevenson
    35. “One sure window into a person’s soul is his reading list.” - Mary B. W. Tabor
    36. “The most important thing in life is to stop saying ‘I wish’ and start saying ‘I will.’ Consider nothing impossible, then treat possibilities as probabilities.” - Charles Dickens
    37. “This is how you do it: you sit down at the keyboard and you put one word after another until it's done. It’s that easy, and that hard.” - Neil Gaiman
    38. “Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.” - Franz Kafka
    39. “A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit.” - Richard Bach
    40. “Serious writers write, inspired or not. Over time they discover that routine is a better friend than inspiration.” - Ralph Keyes
    41. “Half my life is an act of revision.” - John Irving
    42. “Good writing is rewriting.” - Truman Capote
    43. “A person is a fool to become a writer. His only compensation is absolute freedom. He has no master except his own soul, and that, I am sure, is why he does it.” - Roald Dahl
    44. “A person who can write a long letter with ease, cannot write ill.” - Jane Austen
    45. “A blank piece of paper is God’s way of telling us how hard it is to be God.” - Sidney Sheldon

    We hope that you share these happy World Book Day quotes with all your friends and family members. And after that, don't forget to unwind with a great book that you've been meaning to read for a long time! 

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