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Edward P. Morgan Quotes and Sayings

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A book is the only place in which you can examine a
fragile thought without breaking it,
or explore an explosive idea without fear it will go off in your face.
It is one of the few havens remaining where a man's
mind can get both provocation and privacy.
- Edward P. Morgan

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nothing more rapidly inclines a person to go into a
monastery than reading a book on etiquette.
There are so many trivial ways in which it is possible
to commit some social sin.
- Quentin Crisp

I want to write a book of poetry, as well as children's stories.
- Bobby McFerrin

I believe that it is my job not only to write books
but to have them published.
A book is like a child.
You have to defend the life of a child.
- George Konrad

I receive about 10,000 letters a year from readers,
and in the first year after a book is published,
perhaps 5,000 letters will deal specifically with that piece of work.
- Dean Koontz

Flavor Five is a book with recipes using five ingredients
to possibly be cooked in just five minutes.
It will be very user-friendly for the home cook on the run.
- Rocco DiSpirito

I never plot out my novels in terms of the tone of the book.
Hopefully, once a story is begun it reveals itself.
- Alice Hoffman

I think I settled on the title before I ever wrote the book.
- Frank McCourt

One of the pleasantest things about book writing is
that sometimes it brings one in touch with old friends.
- Rachel Field

When I began, I thought that the way one should work
was to do all the research and then write the book.
- David McCullough

Boxing is the only sport you can get your brain shook,
your money took and your name in the undertaker book.
- Joe Frazier

A bad book is as much of a labor to write as a good one,
it comes as sincerely from the author's soul.
- Aldous Huxley

Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading,
to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs,
is good for him.
- Maya Angelou

I am mortified to be told that, in the United States of America,
the sale of a book can become a subject of inquiry,
and of criminal inquiry too.
- Thomas Jefferson

Our life is a book that writes itself and whose principal
themes sometimes escape us.
We are like characters in a novel who do not always
understand what the author wants of them.
- Julien Green

A week or so ago I did a two hour book review in Baltimore Maryland.
- Betty Hill

I really had little interest in becoming famous.
When I write my book, it will be my guide to avoid becoming a rock star.
- Edgar Winter

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

All TV can do is capture the spirit of a book because
the medium is so utterly different.
But I'm very grateful for the readers that Masterpiece
Theatre has undoubtedly brought me.
- Joanna Trollope

A book should serve as the ax for the frozen sea within us.
- Franz Kafka

I'd sold the book first.
Actually to a paperback publisher.
I had nothing.
I just had the idea.
- William Peter Blatty

On the other hand, I still approach each book with
the same basic plan in mind -
to put some people under severe stress and see how they hold up.
- Terry Brooks

What a sense of superiority it gives one to escape
reading some book which everyone else is reading.
- Alice James

I was so flattered that someone wanted me to write a book,
I said I would.
It was published in 1969.
- Jilly Cooper

I'm reading a book about Romaine Brooks,
a wonderful painter from early in the last century.
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti

The characters in the book grow up with us.
My voice has broken as well.
- Rupert Grint

I love comic book movies, and Marvel Comics obviously are the best.
- Maria Menounos

The book tour has been really interesting and very gratifying.
I have not book toured before.
I've never had quite as much pleasure,
as much satisfaction.
- Leonard Nimoy

Who knows whether in retirement I shall be tempted
to the last infirmity of mundane minds,
which is to write a book.
- Geoffrey Fisher

I write for no other purpose than to add to the beauty that now belongs to me.
I write a book for no other reason than to add three
or four hundred acres to my magnificent estate.
- Jack London

A lot of poets too live on the margins of social acceptance,
they certainly aren't in it for the money.
William Blake - only his first book was legitimately published.
- Jim Jarmusch

Writing a book for me, I expect, is very similar to
the experience of reading the book for my readers.
- R. A. Salvatore

If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold
no fire can ever warm me,
I know that is poetry.
- Emily Dickinson

A stage play requires very different craft from a book,
fiction or otherwise, and ditto from a screenplay.
- Dirk Benedict

I began writing a book on love because I felt that
the United States is moving away from love.
- Bell Hooks

I still have a full-time day job, which is why it took
me five years to write An Ear to the Ground,
and why I won't have another book finished by next week.
- Ken Thompson

So they ended up turning this little twenty eight page book into the movie.
And it's all about this stinky, smelly ogre who doesn't
care what anybody thinks of him.
- Mike Myers

Every book is a new journey.
I never felt I was an expert on a subject as I embarked on a project.
- David McCullough

We still lend our old house out to relatives.
They keep a guest book for my fans to sign.
- Loretta Lynn

A book is good company.
It is full of conversation without loquacity.
It comes to your longing with full instruction,
but pursues you never.
- Henry Ward Beecher


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