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The book to read is not the one which thinks for you,
by Harper Lee

The book to read is not the one which thinks for you,
but the one which makes you think.
No book in the world equals the Bible for that.
- Harper Lee

You never really understand a person
until you consider things from his point of view.
- Harper Lee

You've really got to start hitting the books because it's no joke out here.
- Harper Lee

Before I can live with other folks I've got to live with myself.
The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience.
- Harper Lee

 

I think there's just one kind of folks.
Folks.
- Harper Lee

Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read.
One does not love breathing.
- Harper Lee

The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience.
- Harper Lee

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Folks don't like to have somebody around knowing more than they do.
- Harper Lee

Real courage is when you know you're licked before you begin,
but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.
- Harper Lee

Well, they're Southern people, and if they know you
are working at home they think nothing of walking right in for coffee.
But they wouldn't dream of interrupting you at golf.
- Harper Lee

It was times like these when I thought my father,
who hated guns and had never been to any wars,
was the bravest man who ever lived.
- Harper Lee

The book of life is filled with incoherent riddles.
Life's true lessons are inscribed in a corner of the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The most important thing about Spaceship Earth -
an instruction book didn't come with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

The real lessons from the book of life
are inscribed in a corner of the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The Lessons of the Book of Life are
Writ Small in its Margins.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A closed mind is like a closed book;
just a block of wood.
- Chinese proverb

The best of a book is not the thought which it contains,
but the thought which it suggests;
just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones
but in the echoes of our hearts.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Life is a Book of Riddles,
with the Real Lessons Writ Small in its Margins.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The Book of Life is a Book of Riddles,
with its Real Lessons Writ Small in the Margins.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The things of this world exist;
they are; you can't refuse them.
- Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching - Book One #2 - version by Ursula K. Le Guin

The important thing is this: to be able, at any moment,
to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.
- Charles Du Bos (1882-1939), from his book Approximations (1922)
(not Charles DuBois or Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

Not everyone is always going to like what you do.
Your job application, your book proposal,
your offer of marriage is going to
get rejected sometimes - perhaps often.
Your boss, your spouse, even the person
behind you in the supermarket checkout line
is occasionally going to think that you are doing it all wrong.
Don't take it personally.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Here with a Loaf of Bread beneath the Bough,
A Flask of Wine, a Book of Verse - and Thou
Beside me singing in the Wilderness -
And Wilderness is Paradise enow.
- Omar Khayyam

In the book of life, the answers aren't in the back.
- Charles M. Schulz in his Peanuts cartoon

The only way to store information is by agreement.
The belief system is like a Book of Law that rules our mind.
Our biggest fear is taking the risk to be alive.
Humans punish themselves endlessly
for not being what they believe they should be.
We have the need to be accepted and to be loved by others,
but we cannot accept and love ourselves.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Now there is one outstanding important fact regarding spaceship earth,
and that is that no instruction book came with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

What a book a devil's chaplain might write
on the clumsy, wasteful, blundering, low,
and horribly cruel work of nature!
- Charles Darwin

I do not recall a Jewish home without a book on the table.
- Elie Wiesel

The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.
- Saint Augustine

You know you're getting old when all the names in your black book have M. D. after them.
- Harrison Ford

A truly good book teaches me better than to read it.
I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint.
What I began by reading, I must finish by acting.
- Henry David Thoreau

It is only in the country that we can get to know a person or a book.
- Cyril Connolly

It's a very good historical book about history.
- Dan Quayle

Marriage - a book of which the first chapter is written
in poetry and the remaining chapters in prose.
- Beverley Nichols

A wonderful thing about a book, in contrast to a computer screen,
is that you can take it to bed with you.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

Faith:
When you walk to the edge of all the light you have
and take that first step into the darkness of the unknown,
you must believe that one of two things will happen:
...
There will be something solid for you to stand upon,
or, you will be taught how to fly
- Patrick Overton - from his book of poems: The Leaning Tree, 1975
[Widely mis-attributed to Barbara J. Winter, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, and others]

O Day of days when we can read!
The reader and the book, either without the other is naught.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Everyone thinks they're going to write one book of poems or one novel.
- Marilyn Hacker

If I read a book that impresses me,
I have to take myself firmly in hand
before I mix with other people;
otherwise they would think my mind rather queer.
- Anne Frank

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

The joke in our family is that we can cry reading the phone book.
- Ron Reagan

Getting out of the hospital is a lot like resigning from a book club.
You're not out of it until the computer says you're out of it.
- Erma Bombeck

'Tis pleasant, sure, to see one's name in print.
A book's a book, although there's nothing in 't.
- Lord Byron

My book is very wild.
But you know during the period of BATMAN,
that there were thousands of Batman and Robin costumes
sold and these weren't just for kids.
- Burt Ward

Let your daughter have first of all the book of Psalms for holiness of heart,
and be instructed in the Proverbs of Solomon for her godly life.
- St.
Jerome

My diary is a mirror telling the story of a dreamer who,
a long long time ago went through life the way one reads a book.
- Anais Nin

At religious instruction classes, I encountered The
Pilgrims Progress by John Bunyan,
and the sincerity of the traveller in that book was overwhelming.
- Lionel Blue

You see, the interesting thing about books,
as opposed, say, to films, is that it's always just
one person encountering the book,
it's not an audience, it's one to one.
- Paul Auster

I really want to do a book on the history of the no-wave music scene in New York,
how it extended out and formed lots of other things.
It was such a great visual culture.
- Thurston Moore

Thank you for sending me a copy of your book -
I'll waste no time reading it.
- Moses Hadas

Writing a book is not as tough as it is to haul thirty-five
people around the country and sweat like a horse five nights a week.
- Bette Midler

We didn't sleep last week - we literally didn't sleep -
because we've been so busy with the book.
- Hansie Cronje

To me I think artists in general make a statement -
and for the rest of their lives -
every album,
every book - are variations on a theme.
- Mark Mothersbaugh

If I feel in need of sleep, I just open a book or turn on the television.
Both are better than any sleeping pill.
- Ethel Merman

People say that I could sing the phone book and make it sound good.
- Edith Piaf

One man is as good as another until he has written a book.
- Benjamin Jowett

Nature is a book, a letter, a fairy tale (in the philosophical
sense) or whatever you want to call it.
- Johann G. Hamann

The book is openly a kind of spiritual autobiography,
but the trick is that on any other level it's a kind
of insane collage of fragments of memory.
- Jonathan Lethem

You have to write the book that wants to be written.
And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups,
then you write it for children.
- Madeleine L'Engle

I have even written a book about Wine called The Grapes of Ralph.
- Ralph Steadman

Even after Sword was published, I was still only thinking about the next book,
Elfstones.
- Terry Brooks

Yeah, man I am going to be writing a book soon.
The reality of being in a rock band in the music business'.
- Steve Brown

I am writing a book about the Crusades so dull that I can scarcely write it.
- Hilaire Belloc

The thing about rigging is, you can learn it if you
become a master rigger but there's no book on rigging.
- Richard Serra

My first book was rejected nine times.
It turned out to be a best seller, Battle Cry? in 1953.
- Leon Uris

When you sell a man a book, you don't sell him 12 ounces
of paper and ink and glue -
you sell him a whole new life.
- Christopher Morley

We're writing a book together.
She just finished one.
Did you read it? Among the Porcupines?
- Walter Matthau

Dennis the Menace was probably the most realistic comic book ever done.
No space aliens ever invaded!
- Gilbert Hernandez

I never really know the title of a book until it's finished.
- Mary Wesley

Be kind and considerate with your criticism...
It's just as hard to write a bad book as it is to write a good book.
- Malcolm Cowley

The last book I read was the book I've been rereading most of my life,
The Fountainhead.
- Vince Vaughn


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