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Alexandra Ripley Quotes and Sayings

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Books have become products, like cereal or perfume or deodorant.
- Alexandra Ripley

I really don't know why Scarlett has such appeal.
When I began writing the sequel, I had a lot of trouble
because Scarlett is not my kind of person.
She's virtually illiterate, has no taste,
never learns from her mistakes.
- Alexandra Ripley

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

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

 

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 PHOTO

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

Books and friends should be few but good.
- Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

My books were always full of ink blots,
always stained and covered with smeared sketches and pictures,
which one draws idly when his attention wanders from his task.
- Pierre Loti

Books minister to our knowledge, to our guidance,
and to our delight, by their truth, their uprightness,
and their art.
- George Henry Lewes

The most colorful section of a bookstore is the display of SF books,
with art by people like Wayne Barlow,
who is a terrific artist.
- Bruce Boxleitner

Booksellers are the most valuable destination for the lonely,
given the numbers of books that were written because
authors couldn't find anyone to talk to.
- Alain de Botton

I read over a hundred books a year and have done so
since I was fifteen years old,
and every book I've read has taught me something.
- Nicholas Sparks

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

Every one of my books is written from the viewpoint of cops,
with the exception of my book Killer on the Road,
which is written from the viewpoint of a serial killer.
- James Ellroy

It didn't feel difficult at the time because I was
so charged up about both books.
Afterward, however, I was pretty tired.
In a good way, like after a great workout.
- Jonathan Kellerman

If books were Persian carpets, one would not look only at the outer side.
because it is the stitch that makes a carpet wear,
gives it its life and bloom.
- Rumer Godden

It had been startling and disappointing to me to find
out that story books had been written by people,
that books were not natural wonders,
coming of themselves like grass.
- Eudora Welty

The most accomplished way of using books is to serve
them as some people do lords;
learn their titles and then brag of their acquaintance.
- Laurence Sterne

Comic books and The Chronicles of Narnia.
My mother used to read those to me and my twin brother growing up.
- Shawn Ashmore

But at the same time, I have trouble keeping things out of books,
which is why I don't write short stories because they turn into novels.
- Jonathan Coe

But more wonderful than the lore of old men and the
lore of books is the secret lore of ocean.
- H. P. Lovecraft

There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.
- Charles Dickens

It's like why people read scary books or go see scary movies.
Because it creates a distance.
They're scared, but they're not going to get hurt.
- Vincent D'Onofrio

With a few flowers in my garden, half a dozen pictures and some books,
I live without envy.
- Lope de Vega

My only books were woman's looks, and folly's all they've taught me.
- Thomas More

Real education should consist of drawing the goodness
and the best out of our own students.
What better books can there be than the book of humanity?
- Cesar Chavez

Next, in importance to books are their titles.
- Frank Crane

I took up a sort of a hobby of just hanging around the local library.
I'd pick out an author and I would read all their books.
- Tom T. Hall

So far it's 43 books in 25 years.
- Bernard Cornwell

In between that time, I've done book narrating,
you know, books on tape for Dove Audio.
- Juice Newton

I've had aunts and uncles who not only haven't read
my books but could hardly believe that I was a writer.
- Robert Cormier

Each age, it is found, must write its own books;
or rather, each generation for the next succeeding.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The experience gathered from books, though often valuable,
is but the nature of learning; whereas the experience
gained from actual life is one of the nature of wisdom.
- Samuel Smiles

The things that are really important to me are my man,
my animals and my books.
I don't need anything else.
- Mary Crosby

If my books had been any worse, I should not have been invited to Hollywood,
and if they had been any better, I should not have come.
- Raymond Chandler

Life being very short, and the quiet hours of it few,
we ought to waste none of them in reading valueless books.
- John Ruskin

I don't have the feeling that as a very young person
I read books that absolutely made their mark on my mind.
- Robert Jay Lifton

I read all the time...
I read a lot of history books.
- Mickey Spillane

One of the books we read a few years ago that had a
big effect on us was Repeated Takes by Michael Chanan.
- Colin Greenwood

I'd never have written the big books in London.
- Jilly Cooper

They offered me millions and millions and millions
of dollars to write books about Cary.
That was between us.
That was private.
I'll always love him.
- Dyan Cannon

All good books have one thing in common -
they are truer than if they had really happened.
- Ernest Hemingway

From your parents you learn love and laughter and how
to put one foot before the other.
But when books are opened you discover that you have wings.
- Helen Hayes

But everything of value about me is in my books.
- V. S. Naipaul

I believe my voice is pretty much the same.
I've written 75 books, so I'm better at it now than
I was earlier in my career.
- Caroline B. Cooney

The things I want to know are in books;
my best friend is the man who'll get me a book I ain't read.
- Abraham Lincoln


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