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Saturday, 18 December 2010

Quotations about eBooks from Franz Kafka to Stephen Fry


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

With the recent (compared to traditional printing) advent of eBooks, quotations about electronic books are few and far between with the exception of Stephen Fry's upwardly mobile example above.

So, while we wait for e-literature to catch up and provide a number of well-chosen ebook quotes, here are a few re-quotes of classic book quotations that may serve to fill the ebook void for the time being.  And who better to get us underway ...

"I get an urge, like a pregnant elephant, to go away and give birth to an ebook."
Stephen Fry

"An ebook is judged, not by its reference to life, but by its reference to other ebooks."
Stephen Fry


"eBooks serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new after all."
Abraham Lincoln

"The oldest eBooks are still only just out to those who have not read them."
Samuel Butler

"The man who does not read good eBooks has no advantage over the man who can't read them."
Mark Twain

"Outside of a dog, an eBook is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read."
Groucho Marx

"An eBook is like a garden carried in the pocket."
Chinese Proverb

"An eBook must be an ice-axe to break the seas frozen inside our soul."
Franz Kafka

"No man can be called friendless who has God and the companionship of good eBbooks."
Elizabeth Barrett Browning

"If there's an eBook you really want to read but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it."
Toni Morrison

"Why buy a ebook when you can join a library."
Ricky Gervais

"The true university these days is a collection of ebooks."
Thomas Carlyle

"The only true equalisers in the world are ebooks; the only treasure-house open to all comers is a library; the only wealth which will not decay is knowledge; the only jewel which you can carry beyond the grave is wisdom."
J. A. Langford

"No furniture so charming as ebooks."

Sydney Smith

"eBook lovers never go to bed alone."

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