50+ Funny Quotes About Reading Books That Are So Relatable

Books are fascinating, educating, and significant. Regardless of the books you love, read the funniest quotes about reading books for a laugh.

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Reading exercises your brain. It’s also an excellent form of entertainment and education.

Whether you read a little or a lot each day, it benefits your health.

Books fall under fiction and non-fiction. Within the types, there are dozens of genres.

If you’re ready to laugh, read the following quotes about reading books.

You can also share them with other bibliophiles and bookworms to share joy.

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The funniest quotes about reading books

1. “‘Classic.’ A book which people praise and don’t read.” -Mark Twain

2. “A book that is shut is but a block.” -Thomas Fuller

3. “You know you’ve read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.” -Paul Sweeney

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4. “The great thing about books is there are no commercials.” -Unknown

5. “It’s called ‘reading’. It’s how people install new software into their brains.” -Randy Glasbergen

6. “Bookmark? You mean quitter strip?” -Unknown

7. “I like big books, and I cannot lie.” -Unknown

8. “The book you don’t read won’t help.” -Jim Rohn

9. “You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.” -Dr. Seuss

10. “Every book is a children’s book if the kid can read!” -Mitch Hedberg

11. “When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading.” -Henny Youngman

12. “Someone asked me, if I were stranded on a desert island what book would I bring… ‘How to Build a Boat.'” -Steven Wright

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

14. “If my book is open, your mouth should be closed.” -Unknown

15. “Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.” -P. J. O’Rourke

16. “My problem with reading is that I get distracted… By other books.” -Unknown

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17. “Reading a good book in silence is like eating chocolate for the rest of your life and never getting fat.” -Becca Fitzpatrick

18. “There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.” -Charles Dickens

19. “When I get a new book, I read the last page first. That way, if I die before I finish I know how it comes out.” -Nora Ephron

20. “If anyone needs me, I’ll be reading. Please don’t need me.” -Unknown

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

22. “I’m not addicted to reading. I can stop as soon as I finish the next chapter.” -Unknown

23. “There are two motives for reading a book; one, that you enjoy it; the other, that you can boast about it.” -Bertrand Russell

24. “I enjoy long, romantic walks through the bookstore.” -Unknown

25. “There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.” -Ray Bradbury

26. “Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?” -Henry Ward Beecher

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

28. “There is no friend as loyal as a book.” -Ernest Hemingway

29. “We read in bed because reading is halfway between life and dreaming, our own consciousness in someone else’s mind.” -Anna Quindlen

30. “If you don’t like to read, you haven’t found the right book.” -J. K. Rowling

31. “I don’t have insomnia. I just read a lot.” -Unknown

32. “The worst thing about new books is that they keep us from reading the old ones.” -Joseph Joubert

33. “Reading is an intelligent way of not having to think.” -Walter Moers

34. “Books are no more threatened by Kindle than stairs by elevators.” -Stephen Fry

35. “If you’re going to binge, literature is definitely the way to do it.” -Oprah Winfrey

36. “The suspense is terrible. I hope it will last.” -Oscar Wilde

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37. “Just in case things get boring, I’m bringing a book.” -Unknown

38. “You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me.” -C. S. Lewis

39. “People who say that I’m hard to shop for must not know where to buy books.” -Unknown

40. “Books are a uniquely portable magic.” -Stephen King

41. “Many people, myself among them, feel better at the mere sight of a book.” -Jane Smiley

42. “Don’t get into a relationship with someone who doesn’t own any books.” -Unknown

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

44. “Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house.” -Henry Ward Beecher

45. “I guess there are never enough books.” -John Steinbeck

46. “A half-read book is a half-finished love affair.” -David Mitchell

47. “No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting.” -Mary Wortley Montagu

48. “That’s the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet.” -Jhumpa Lahiri

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

50. “Books are the escape you never knew you needed until you start reading.” -Unknown

51. “Reading is a conversation. All books talk. But a good book listens as well.” -Mark Haddon

52. “You have to remember that it is impossible to commit a crime while reading a book.” -John Waters

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