World Book Day 2016 is here. The event is commemorated every year on 23 April by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) to promote reading, publishing and copyright.

The internet today has practically replaced the good old books in many ways whether its fiction, reading for pleasure or even text books.

IBTimes UK brings you some inspirational quotes by authors and personalities whose words will motivate you to explore the vast world of books:

  • If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking –Haruki Murakami
  • Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him –Maya Angelou
  • Books are like mirrors: if a fool looks in, you cannot expect a genius to look out J K Rowling
  • There is a great deal of difference between an eager man who wants to read a book and the tired man who wants a book to read –Gilbert K Chesterton
  • It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it –Oscar Wilde
  • There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we spent with a favourite book –Marcel Proust
  • A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it –Edward P Morgan
  • If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all –Oscar Wilde
  • Some books leave us free and some books make us free –Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • It is a good rule after reading a new book, never to allow yourself another new one till you have read an old one in between – C S Lewis
  • Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself –George Bernard Shaw
  • Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new after all –Abraham Lincoln
  • There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them –Joseph Brodsky
  • You know you've read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend –Paul Sweeney