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Carlos Ruiz Zafon Quotes and Sayings

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

Related topics: Wisdom

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

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

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

 

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

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

Books and friends should be few but good.
- Anonymous

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Two more years were to go by before I knew anything about William Blake.
Many years later, when his wife died,
my godfather gave me the two books as a remembrance.
- Laurence Housman

In quoting of books, quote such authors as are usually read;
others you may read for your own satisfaction,
but not name them.
- John Selden

I don't keep any copy of my books around...
they would embarass me.
When I finish writing my books, I kick them in the belly,
and have done with them.
- Ludwig Bemelmans

All that I know about my life, it seems,
I have learned in books.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

Otis was inspired by a boy who sat across the aisle from me in sixth grade.
He was a lively person.
My best friend appears in assorted books in various disguises.
- Beverly Cleary

Currently I am working on another three books,
doing a lot of magazine work, am shooting for fifteen stock agencies,
plus my own photo library - all this keeps me quite busy!
- Nigel Dennis

I judged about a zillion awards this year so I've been
reading a lot of books that just came out.
- Rick Moody

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

I am a writer of books in retrospect.
I talk in order to understand; I teach in order to learn.
- Robert Frost

I started to write in 2001.
I wrote the books for the fun of it.
It was an old idea I had had since the nineties.
- Steig Larsson

I agreed on condition that we found a completely new
concept that had nothing to do with the latest books.
- Bernard Pivot

I read a book a day when I was a kid.
My family was not literary; we did not have any books in the house.
- Amy Tan

Books are humanity in print.
- Barbara Tuchman

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

Writing for children is bloody difficult;
books for children are as complex as their adult counterparts,
and they should therefore be accorded the same respect.
- Mark Haddon

Jewish villages were built in the place of Arab villages.
You do not even know the names of these Arab villages,
and I do not blame you because geography books no longer exist.
- Moshe Dayan

I've written 16 children's books and five unpublished novels.
Some of the latter were breathtakingly bad.
- Mark Haddon

It was books that taught me that the things that tormented
me most were the very things that connected me with
all the people who were alive,
or who had ever been alive.
- James A. Baldwin

Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror
is useful to a blind person.
- Chanakya

Henry Miller wrote novels, but he calls his protagonist Henry,
often Henry Miller, and his books are in this gray
area between memoir and novel.
- Leslie Fiedler

Because we do not sell photographs, we have no royalties on books,
posters, postcards.
- Christo

I describe my works as books, but my publishers in Spain,
in the United States, and elsewhere insist on calling them novels.
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante

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

My brother used to say that I wrote faster than he could read.
He wrote two books - of poems - better than all mine put together.
- Laurence Housman

After all manner of professors have done their best for us,
the place we are to get knowledge is in books.
The true university of these days is a collection of books.
- Albert Camus

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

I buy way too many books.
- Orson Scott Card

So, I am independently well-off and don't have to do anything,
but I still do.
I write books, lecture around the world,
work with scientists and governments.
- Uri Geller

Anywhere you go in the world is what you make of it,
not what you read in books.
- Alvin Lee

And I don't like books which are full of name dropping.
- Daphne du Maurier

The true university of these days is a collection of books.
- Thomas Carlyle

Living wild species are like a library of books still unread.
Our heedless destruction of them is akin to burning
the library without ever having read its books.
- John Dingell

If God had meant Harvard professors to appear in People magazine,
She wouldn't have invented The New York Review of Books.
- Anna Quindlen

People who think my books are autobiographical,
which they're not, credit me with having a much better memory than I do.
I do, however, have a powerful imagination.
- Curtis Sittenfeld

Miffy has changed quite a lot since the early books,
although I never realised it at the time.
- Dick Bruna

Well see, I'm a good enough writer that not everybody
in my books talks exactly like I do.
- Robert Kirkman

But a girl of seventeen is not always thinking of books,
especially in the Oxford summer term.
- Mary A. Ward

Books are like imprisoned souls till someone takes
them down from a shelf and frees them.
- Samuel Butler

No, I'm not a comic book guy.
I'm pretty fascinated with the subculture though and
I do think that the world of comic books is such a
natural transition into film.
- Donal Logue

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

Books and opinions, no matter from whom they came,
if they are in opposition to human rights,
are nothing but dead letters.
- Ernestine L. Rose


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