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Alfred Whitney Griswold Quotes and Sayings

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Books won't stay banned.
They won't burn.
Ideas won't go to jail.
- Alfred Whitney Griswold

A Socrates in every classroom.
- Alfred Whitney Griswold

It is a barren kind of criticism which tells you what a thing is not.
- Alfred Whitney Griswold

The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas.
- Alfred Whitney Griswold

 

Things have got to be wrong in order that they may be deplored.
- Alfred Whitney Griswold

In the long run of history, the censor and the inquisitor have always lost.
The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas.
- Alfred Whitney Griswold

The divine spark leaps from the finger of God to the finger of Adam,
whether it takes ultimate shape in a law of physics or a law of the land,
a poem or a policy, a sonata or a mechanical computer.
- Alfred Whitney Griswold

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The impulse to dream was slowly beaten out of me by experience.
Now it surged up again and I hungered for books,
new ways of looking and seeing.
- Richard Wright

All the books I have written have been one book,
from the beginning.
- Marguerite Young

When I was a teacher, teachers would come into my classroom
and admire my desk on which lay nothing whatever,
whereas theirs were heaped with papers and books.
- Norman MacCaig

Painters of paintings, writers of books,
never could tell the half.
- Lorenz Hart

We went to the British Museum, and I was looking up my family in the books -
pages and pages on it.
- Nicholas Lea

I don't want my books to exclude anyone,
but if they have to, then I would rather they excluded
the people who feel they are too smart for them!
- Nick Hornby

Today the U.S.
is farther from being nourished by poetry than it was a hundred years ago,
when books of poems were best-sellers.
- James Broughton

If you read my books, especially the Star Trek books
and the Quest for Tomorrow books,
you'll see in them the core theme of the basic humanistic
questions that Star Trek asked.
- William Shatner

Books are the carriers of civilization.
Without books, history is silent, literature dumb,
science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill.
- Barbara Tuchman

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

I really like books that you can kind of hear as much as think about,
that are so graphic and visual.
- Laurie Anderson

My wife and I love to read.
We're going to have to move out to make room for the books!
And we have our dogs.
- Gale Gordon

Professional reviewers read so many bad books in the
course of duty that they get an unhealthy craving for arresting phrases.
- Evelyn Waugh

I make money using my brains and lose money listening to my heart.
But in the long run my books balance pretty well.
- Kate Seredy

Producing came about because I never wanted to be in one of those books,
Where Are They Now?
- Henry Winkler

Why do I do this every Sunday? Even the book reviews
seem to be the same as last week's.
Different books same reviews.
- John Osborne

I have to go make books.
Sorry about that.
- Teresa Nielsen Hayden

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

The power of a book lies in its power to turn a solitary
act into a shared vision.
As long as we have books, we are not alone.
- Laura Bush

Children will not pretend to be enjoying books,
and they will not read books because they have been
told that these books are good.
They are looking for delight.
- Helen Dunmore

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

Wherever they burn books they will also,
in the end, burn human beings.
- Heinrich Heine

Thy books should, like thy friends, not many be,
yet such wherein men may thy judgment see.
- William Wycherley

Books are not men and yet they stay alive.
- Henry Ward Beecher

However, poetry does not live solely in books or in school anthologies.
- Eugenio Montale

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

The lessons taught in great books are misleading.
The commerce in life is rarely so simple and never so just.
- Anita Brookner

Prose books are the show dogs I breed and sell to support my cat.
- Robert Graves

Books are like movies of the mind and it's better to
leave Kinsey where she is.
- Sue Grafton

My gut feeling is that paper and ink are going to be
with us for a long time yet,
and in substantial quantities, though certainly books
are now going to be available in other forms.
- Fred Saberhagen

When I get a little money I buy books;
and if any is left I buy food and clothes.
- Desiderius Erasmus

The reason that there are so few good books written
is that so few people who write know anything.
- Walter Bagehot

Read books.
They are good for us.
- Natalie Goldberg

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


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