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Quotations about
Having One's Nose in a Book

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I just love books, don't you?... My sister always says to me... 'you always have your nose stuck in a book.' And that's the truth… I always have got my nose stuck in a book. I'm always reading... I just love books! I'd like to buy every book in the shop. ~Frances Klenett, "I Just Love Books," in Antiquarian Bookman, 1952

She had been christened quite differently, but everybody called her Scholastica, because she always had her little nose in a book... ~Louis de Wohl, Citadel of God, 1959

He read and read and read, and when he didn't have his nose stuck in a book, he wrote and wrote and wrote. ~Paul Magrs, "The Godfather," 2000

It is better to have your nose in a book than in someone else's business. ~Adam Stanley, unverified

You turn your back on Sylvia and she's got her nose in a book... ~Arthur Miller, Broken Glass, 1994

I? Never in the world — lying here with my nose in a book and never seeing anything. ~Henry James, "The Patagonia," in The English Illustrated Magazine, 1888  [And a lovely example of the shortest sentence possible. –tg]

It was during this time that Ann began to adore reading and all books that could stir any emotion in her. She spent hours with her nose in a book, with only the trees as companions. ~Jane Elizabeth, For the Jane Bennets, 2012

Characteristically, the budding litterateur has had his nose in a book. ~Pierre de la Ruffinière du Prey, The Villas of Pliny from Antiquity to Posterity, 1994

I have my nose stuck in a book just about as often as I breathe. ~Terri Guillemets, "Raiding bookshelves," 2003

She was more likely to want to work hard and study to achieve her goals and was often found with her nose in a book, either learning or going on excursions of the imagination. ~Ashlee North, "Christina Elizabeth," Unborn Essence, 2014

Jón Kolbeinsson was a peculiar man, cared little about work and was constantly with his nose in a book, at all times, opportune or not. ~Sigurður Gylfi Magnússon, Wasteland with Words: A Social History of Iceland, 2010

My father Thomas Quiller Couch used to drive about the country in a queer-shaped carriage filled with books, and read all the way. Very often you'd meet the carriage first, filled with halt, maimed, and blind, who had crowded him out: and the old man following on foot, zig-zagging along the road, with his nose in a book; a very sweet-natured man, with a fine ear for English. ~Arthur T. Quiller Couch, 1891  [His pseudonym was Q. —tg]

Some people breathe through their mouth, some breathe through their nose — I breathe through the pages of a book. ~Terri Guillemets

Beside him, Meredith sat with her nose in a book. It was thick and oversized, like a glossy coffee table collectible. Knowing her twin sister, though, Marley figured the volume was more likely one of those dreary old historical texts. ~Lisa Plumley, Perfect Together, 2012

They... were kept nose-in-books... ~Richard D. Lewis, The Road from Wigan Pier: Memoirs of a Linguist, "University Days," 1998

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