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Books do furnish a room. ...
by Anthony Powell

Books do furnish a room.
- Anthony Powell

Parents - especially step-parents - are sometimes a
bit of a disappointment to their children.
They don't fulfill the promise of their early years.
- Anthony Powell

Parents are sometimes a bit of a disappointment to their children.
They don't fulfill the promise of their early years.
- Anthony Powell

Self-love seems so often unrequited.
- Anthony Powell

 

He fell in love with himself at first sight,
and it is a passion to which he has always remained faithful.
Self-love seems so often unrequited.
- Anthony Powell

Few persons who have ever sat for a portrait can have
felt anything but inferior while the process is going on.
- Anthony Powell

People think that because a novel's invented,
it isn't true.
Exactly the reverse is the case.
Biography and memoirs can never be wholly true,
since they cannot include every conceivable circumstance of what happened.
The novel can do that.
- Anthony Powell

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Books can only reveal us to ourselves,
and as often as they do us this service we lay them aside.
- Henry David Thoreau

Who has fully realized that history
is not contained in thick books
but lives in our very blood?
- Carl Jung

You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture.
Just get people to stop reading them.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection,
not in books alone, but in every leaf in spring-time.
- Martin Luther

Books are mirrors:
you only see in them what you already have inside you.
- Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience:
this is the ideal life.
- Mark Twain

Books and friends should be few but good.
- Anonymous

Nature and books belong to the eyes that see them.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Books serve to show a man
that those original thoughts of his
aren't very new at all.
- Abraham Lincoln

Reading about nature is fine, but if a person
walks in the woods and listens carefully,
he can learn more than what is in books,
for they speak with the voice of God.
- George Washington Carver

Keeping books on social aid is capitalistic nonsense.
I just use the money for the poor.
I can't stop to count it.
- Evita Peron

Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers,
the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters,
and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.
- John Lubbock

The love of learning, the sequestered nooks,
And all the sweet serenity of books.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Read the best books first,
or you may not have a chance to read them at all.
- Henry David Thoreau

A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than
the metaphysics of books.
- Walt Whitman

I live alone, with cats, books, pictures,
fresh vegetables to cook, the garden,
the hens to feed.
- Jeanette Winterson

I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think,
all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read,
and all the friends I want to see.
- John Burroughs

All of the books in the world contain no more information
than is broadcast as video in a single large American city in a single year.
Not all bits have equal value.
- Carl Sagan

Books are the treasured wealth of the world
and the fit inheritance of generations and nations.
- Henry David Thoreau

Wisdom is not wisdom when it is derived from books alone.
- Horace

Movies are not scripts - movies are films;
they're not books,
they're not the theatre.
- Nicolas Roeg

The man who does not read good books
has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.
- Mark Twain

Books! I dunno if I ever told you this,
but books are the greatest gift one person can give another.
- Bono

We do not need to proselytize
either by our speech or by our writing.
We can only do so really with our lives.
Let our lives be open books for all to study.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

A house without books is like a room without windows.
- Horace Mann

Be careful about reading health books.
You may die of a misprint.
- Mark Twain

More books, more racing and more foolishness with cars
and motorcycles are in the works.
- Brock Yates

And this, our life, exempt from public haunt,
finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks,
sermons in stones, and good in everything.
- William Shakespeare

If you want to read about love and marriage,
you've got to buy two separate books.
- Alan King

Books are the greatest gift one person can give another.
- Bono

The Bible is worth all the other books which have ever been printed.
- Patrick Henry

I try not to worry about rewriting books that worked well the first time.
I'm too busy writing new books to worry about things
that are already in print.
- Laurell K. Hamilton

I read one or two other books which gave me a background
in mathematics other than logic.
- Stephen Cole Kleene

Finding people who get enormous pleasure from reading
books is a more and more unusual experience,
and so writers just so much want to be heard.
- Susie Bright

People are usually surprised to hear this,
but I don't really read children's books.
- Beverly Cleary

To buy books would be a good thing if we also could
buy the time to read them.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

The only books that influence us are those for which we are ready,
and which have gone a little farther down our particular
path than we have yet got ourselves.
- E. M. Forster

I buy way too many books.
- Orson Scott Card

My Alma mater was books, a good library...
I could spend the rest of my life reading,
just satisfying my curiosity.
- Malcolm X

Books are divided into two classes, the books of the
hour and the books of all time.
- John Ruskin

Books are the blessed chloroform of the mind.
- Oswald Chambers

Although most products will soon be too costly to purchase,
there will be a thriving market in the sale of books on how to fix them.
- Norman Ralph Augustine

We go to school to learn to work hard for money.
I write books and create products that teach people
how to have money work hard for them.
- Robert Kiyosaki

To limit the press is to insult a nation;
to prohibit reading of certain books is to declare
the inhabitants to be either fools or slaves.
- Claud-Adrian Helvetius

Negative humor is forgotten immediately.
It's the stuff that makes us feel better about our lives that lives long.
Much more satisfying.
Enter children's books.
- Berke Breathed

Whenever books are burned, men also in the end are burned.
- Heinrich Heine

A collection of good books, with a soul to it in the shape of a librarian,
becomes a vitalized power among the impulses by which
the world goes on to improvement.
- Justin Winsor

All books are divisible into two classes,
the books of the hour, and the books of all time.
- John Ruskin

Books can now be on the stands within days from delivery
of a formatted manuscript,
and often are.
- Bruce Jackson

Conducting!
A subject, truly, concerning which much might be written,
yet scarcely anything of real importance is to be found in books.
- Anton Seidl

What a word is truth.
Slippery, tricky, unreliable.
I tried in these books to tell the truth.
- Lillian Hellman

We can put television in its proper light by supposing
that Gutenberg's great invention had been directed
at printing only comic books.
- Robert M. Hutchins

These days, there are many people around the world
who listen to the songs that made me infamous and read
the books that made me respectable.
- Kinky Friedman

I think that's not a question that one can answer accurately.
I read a whole range of books, quite a lot of history at the time,
and still do read a lot.
I read very widely.
- John Hume

I first began to read religious books at school,
and especially the Bible, when I was eleven years old;
and almost immediately commenced a habit of secret prayer.
- Francis W. Newman

True justice is not a matter of courts and law books,
but of a commitment in each of us to liberty and mutual respect.
- Jimmy Carter

How could I make a little book, when I have seen enough
to make a dozen large books?
- John James Audubon

There are too many books I haven't read,
too many places I haven't seen, too many memories I
haven't kept long enough.
- Irwin Shaw

Books, like proverbs, receive their chief value from
the stamp and esteem of the ages through which they have passed.
- J. Paul Getty

I think I learned a lot from reading in general -
even from reading badly written books.
- Margaret Haddix

Naturally, I have compensated in my adult years by
owning very large numbers of books.
- Martin Lewis Perl

Most of my inspiration, if that's the word,
came from books themselves.
- Shelby Foote

Deep-versed in books and shallow in himself.
- John Milton

Most books today seemed to have been written overnight
from books read the day before.
- Nicolas de Chamfort


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