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Elizabeth Hardwick Quotes and Sayings

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Books give not wisdom where none was before.
But where some is, there reading makes it more.
- Elizabeth Hardwick

Adversity is a great teacher, but this teacher makes
us pay dearly for its instruction;
and often the profit we derive,
is not worth the price we paid.
- Elizabeth Hardwick

I am alone here in New York, no longer a we.
- Elizabeth Hardwick

The fifties - they seem to have taken place on a sunny
afternoon that asked nothing of you except a drifting
belief in the moment and its power to satisfy.
- Elizabeth Hardwick

 

Nature should have been pleased to have made this age miserable,
without making it also ridiculous.
- Elizabeth Hardwick

The language of the younger generation has the brutality
of the city and an assertion of threatening power at hand,
not to come.
It is military, theatrical, and at its most coherent
probably a lasting repudiation of empty courtesy and bureaucratic euphemism.
- Elizabeth Hardwick

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

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

Books and friends should be few but good.
- Anonymous

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

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

Books! I dunno if I ever told you this,
but 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

There are some fine books and essays about that.
Lewis Hyde has written about alcoholism and poets and
the role that society gives its writers -
encouraging them to die.
- Sharon Olds

I never heard of anyone who was really literate or
who ever really loved books who wanted to suppress any of them.
- Robertson Davies

I knew I would read all kinds of books and try to get
at what it is that makes good writers good.
But I made no promises that I would write books a lot
of people would like to read.
- Carl Sandburg

Well I guess the plan was to write poetry and publish
books and make a living from writing poetry.
That was a pretty ambitious plan I guess.
- Robert Adamson

Magic came very easy for me when I was a kid.
When I was 8 years old I started doing it,
and by the time I was 12, I was already published in magic books.
- David Copperfield

If the First Amendment means anything,
it means that a state has no business telling a man,
sitting alone in his house, what books he may read
or what films he may watch.
- Thurgood Marshall

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

Buying books would be a good thing if one could also
buy the time to read them in:
but as a rule the purchase of books is mistaken for
the appropriation of their contents.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Movies can't ruin books.
They can only ruin movies.
- S. E. Hinton

It was 1966 by the time I started taking pictures seriously and books,
newspapers and magazines of the time were full of great
pictures that helped to inspire me.
- Fay Godwin

All books are either dreams or swords,
you can cut, or you can drug, with words.
- Amy Lowell

I loved to read when I was a kid, and as soon as I
realized that an actual person got to make up the books I loved so much,
I decided that that was the job for me.
- Margaret Haddix

I find myself gravitating towards drama.
It interests me.
In the books I read, the paintings I like,
it's always the darker stuff.
- Naomi Watts

The response to 'The Greatest Generation' and the books
that followed has been one of the most satisfying experiences of my life.
- Tom Brokaw

A bibliophile of little means is likely to suffer often.
Books don't slip from his hands but fly past him through the air,
high as birds, high as prices.
- William Lyon Phelps

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

I can now focus on a huge audience through TV,
books, cookware and foods.
- Rocco DiSpirito

The instruction we find in books is like fire.
We fetch it from our neighbours, kindle it at home,
communicate it to others, and it becomes the property of all.
- Voltaire

Every reader knows about the feeling that characters
in books seem more real than real people.
- Cornelia Funke

One thing that's coming up a lot is:
are you as grumpy as you appear from this Black Books thing.
- Dylan Moran

I think the people who would be the least interested
in my work would be people who read lots of comic books.
- Harvey Pekar

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

Books are only the shadow and life the real thing.
I believe this as strongly as any belief I hold.
- Esther Forbes

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

Even in times when it's difficult to figure out,
how do you go forward, art - and books -
always help.
- Alice Hoffman

An apology for the devil: it must be remembered that
we have heard one side of the case.
God has written all the books.
- Samuel Butler

I admire the world of the books and the characters that she's created,
but I'm not an addict of Harry Potter.
I don't feel possessive about it.
- Ralph Fiennes

The end of reading is not more books but more life.
- Holbrook Jackson

I basically only read books that are over 2,000 years old.
- Hans-Georg Gadamer

Nine-tenths of the existing books are nonsense and
the clever books are the refutation of that nonsense.
- Benjamin Disraeli

One way an author dies a little each day is when his books go out of print.
- William Goldman

The real purpose of books is to trap the mind into doing its own thinking.
- Christopher Morley

I don't sell enough books to pay for the lawyers,
however.
And these various problems finally became too much.
- Peter Sotos

I don't take advances for my books.
- Andrew Vachss

Lists of books we reread and books we can't finish
tell more about us than about the relative worth of the books themselves.
- Russell Banks


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