Let me tell you, it was really hard not to just quote entirely from His Dark Materials with a little Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings thrown in for good measure.
Remembering is just an invention of the mind.
–Freak the Mighty, Rodman Philbrick
You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.
If you love books enough, books will love you back.
–Among Others, Jo Walton
Buying a book is not about obtaining a possession, but about securing a portal.
–The Magician’s Book, Laura Miller
If you ever find yourself in the wrong story, leave.
–Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs, Mo Willems
Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.
–The Fault in Our Stars, John Greene
The stories we love best do live in us forever. … Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.
–Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, J.K. Rowling
Someone else always has to carry on the story.
–Fellowship of the Ring, J.R.R. Tolkien
Stop looking for the next secret door that is going to lead you to your real life. … This is it. There is nothing else.
–The Magicians, Lev Grossman
… and the most important, beautiful, and heartbreaking book quote of all:
We have to build the Republic of Heaven where we are, because for us, there is no elsewhere.
–The Amber Spyglass, Philip Pullman