Inspirational Book Club Quotes On Friendship, Reading

These book club quotes will inspire you. A book club is an organization that sells selected books to members or subscribers, typically at reduced prices.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging book club quotes, book club sayings, and book club proverbs.

Best Book Club Quotes

  1. “Getting out of the hospital is a lot like resigning from a book club. You’re not out of it until the computer says you’re out of it.” ~ Erma Bombeck
  2. “Books + friendship = book club” ~ Kristin Hannah
  3. “Books are something social – a writer speaking to a reader – so I think making the reading of a book the center of a social event, the meeting of a book club is a brilliant idea.” ~ Yann Martel
  4. “I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.” ~ Groucho Marx

  5. “Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.” ~ Groucho Marx
  6. “The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who’ll get me a book I ain’t read.” ~ Abraham Lincoln , Book club quotes friendship
  7. “What’s the point of having a book club if you don’t get to eat brownies and drink wine?” ~ Jami Attenberg
  8. “I interviewed – no – had lunch with Harper Lee several years ago, trying to convince Harper Lee to do “To Kill a Mockingbird” for the book club. She wouldn’t do it. She said, “Honey, I said everything I wanted to say.”” ~ Oprah Winfrey
  9. “Book clubs are the best thing that has happened to the world of publishing.” ~ Adriana Trigiani

  10. “I interviewed – no – had lunch with Harper Lee several years ago, trying to convince Harper Lee to do “To Kill a Mockingbird” for the book club. She wouldn’t do it. She said, “Honey, I said everything I wanted to say.”” ~ Oprah Winfrey
  11. “I have this book club, and we don’t read one book; we offer up a few suggestions and create a library over time.” ~ Claire Danes
  12. “We’re all in the end-of-our-life book club, whether we acknowledge it or not; each book we read may well be the last, each conversation the final one.” ~ Will Schwalbe
  13. “There is that lovely feeling of one reader telling another, ‘You must read this.’ I’ve always wanted to write a book like that, with the sense that you are contributing to the discourse in middle America, a discourse that begins at a book club in a living room, but then spreads. That is meaningful to me.” ~ Abraham Verghese
  14. “My mother had a book club that would dissolve into opening wine.” ~ Tim Federle

  15. “This is a jury of your peers. They watch the same TV movies. They belong to Oprah’s Book Club. You can take any monster, slap a bad dad into his past, and all of a sudden he’s just another lost soul, lashing out. And you were the poor lady that got in the way. They’ll argue you lacked compassion. You were the one who took things too far.” ~ Jeremy Robert Johnson
  16. “Everyone needs some time to unwind. There are even coloring book clubs popping up in every state now, so it’s not such an isolating experience. People are getting together specifically to color. It’s amazing.” ~ Alan Robert
  17. “I feel very discouraged with the state of gay and lesbian publishing because I don’t feel like we’re really welcome in the mainstream and then you get ghettoized and put on some lesbian book club reading list where you don’t want to be either.” ~ Ali Liebegott
  18. “Bush has not read enough books to have a developed moral sense. The fewer books you read, the easier it is to become fundamental. In some ways, my antiwar stand here is also a stand on anti-literacy. Someone should get G.W. into a reading program, get him to join a book club. Have him read Hamlet, King Lear.” ~ Sherman Alexie
  19. “Start locally and build. Start small and grow. Start in your house, then move to your school, your book club, your gym, your church, your temple, your city.” ~ Laurie David

  20. “The best one-volume biography of Abraham Lincoln is still Benjamin Thomas’s 1952 biography. David Donald’s 1995 biography is a close second, and close enough that if you can only obtain the Donald rather than the Thomas, your book club will still be doing just fine.” ~ Allen C. Guelzo
  21. “I tried documentaries. It wasn’t the time for me. I was going to try to do the same thing, I did make a valiant attempt but it did not work – to do the same thing with documentaries that we had done with the book club [in 2011]. The zeitgeist wasn’t ready. It just wasn’t ready.” ~ Oprah Winfrey
  22. “My website inspired me to create my book club and provides me with a creative outlet where I can write about things that interest me. It’s a platform where I can present ideas or new ventures and get feedback straight from the people who mean the most to me.” ~ Lauren Conrad
  23. “Maybe just as many women writers as male writers could be billed as the next great American writer by their publisher. Maybe book criticism sections could review an equal amount of female and male writers. Maybe Oprah could start putting some books by women authors in her book club since most of her audience is women.” ~ Jami Attenberg
  24. “Isn’t that interesting. All the book clubs. I’ve never belonged to one.” ~ Judy Blume

  25. “I think solitude is a really positive thing. I cherish solitude immensely. In today’s society, there’s so much pressure to communicate, eat out, be friends with people. Why can’t you read a book on your own? Why have you got to have a book club?” ~ Nicky Wire
  26. “One old lady who wants her head lifted wouldn’t be so bad, but you multiply her two hundred and fifty thousand times and what you get is a book club.” ~ Flannery O’Connor
  27. “For most people, what is so painful about reading is that you read something and you don’t have anybody to share it with. In part what the book club opens up is that people can read a book and then have someone else to talk about it with. Then they see that a book can lead to the pleasure of conversation, that the solitary act of reading can actually be a part of the path to communion and community.” ~ Bell Hooks , Book club quotes reading
  28. “…She was, obviously, one of those women whose polished words may reflect a book club or bridge club, or any other deadly conventionality, but never her soul.” ~ Vladimir Nabokov

  29. “Most book things now (with a few exceptions) are just built around nice, safe books written for nice and safe book club readers. These are usually the books you see on display at Barnes and Noble. These Internet writers are like literary terrorists to me. They’re training as we speak. They’re getting ready to invade. They’re building an army.” ~ Scott McClanahan
  30. “I do, in fact, have a book club. I meet with a couple of guys once a month of a lunchtime discussion of some interesting text, usually, but not always, philosophical.” ~ David Liss
  31. “I’m very comfortable with tweeting, I have a very active author Facebook page, I Skype book clubs all over the world.” ~ Cathy Marie Buchanan

A book club is a group of people who meet to talk about a book or books that they have all read.

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