Organised by the UNESCO since 1995, World Book Day, also known as World Book And Copyright Day, celebrates the art of reading. The significance of the day also lies in the fact that this is also the death and possibly birth day of the English Bard, William Shakespeare.
Here are 10 famous quotes on books that will inspire you to pick up a manuscript today:
Jorge Luis Borges: I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.
Hilary Mantel: Some of these things are true and some of them lies. But they are all good stories.
Jhumpa Lahiri: That's the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: Why did people ask 'What is it about?' as if a novel had to be about only one thing.
Adriana Trigiani: I even love the smell of books.
Harper Lee: Until I feared I would lose it, I never love to read. One does not love breathing.
Chinua Achebe: My weapon is literature.
Umberto Eco: We live for books.
Carlos Ruiz Zafon: Books are mirrors: you only see in them what you already have inside you.
Jane Austen: The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.