The most beautiful Book Dedications ever


To the First Mother who Brings up a Happy Child.

John Watson in Psychological Care Of The Infant And Child

To Mom,
Who took me to the library.

ReadingSean Carroll in The Particle at the End of the Universe

To caffeine and sugar, my companions through many a long night of writing.

Robb Hobb in Ship of Magic

It is very unnerving to be proven wrong, particularly when you are really right and the person who is really wrong is the one who is proving you wrong and proving himself, wrongly, right. Right?

Lemony Snicket in The Reptile Room

What can I say about a man who knows how I think and still sleeps next to me with the lights off?

Love declerationsGillian Flynn in Dark Places

The dedication of this book is split seven ways: To Neil, to Jessica, to David, to Kenzie, to Di, to Anne, and to you, if you have stuck with Harry until the very end.

Joanne K. Rowling in Harry Potter - und die Heiligtümer des Todes

This is presented as a work of fiction and dedicated to nobody.

Charles Bukowski in Post Office

For Kate and Morgan
and for everyone
whose first love
was a hard love.

Ellen Wittlinger in Hard Love

To all the English teachers, especially the great ones.

Garrison Keillor in Good Poems

My first stepfather used to say that what I didn’t know would fill a book. Well, here it is.

Tobias Wolff in This Boy's Life

I ask the indulgence of the children who may read this book for dedicating it to a grown-up. I have a serious reason: he is the best friend I have in the world. I have another reason: this grown-up understands everything, even books about children. I have a third reason: he lives in France where he is hungry and cold. He needs cheering up. If all these reasons are not enough, I will dedicate the book to the child from whom this grown-up grew. All grown-ups were once children– although few of them remember it. And so I correct my dedication:

To Leon Werth
When he was a little boy

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry in Der kleine Prinz

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