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

Related topics: Wisdom Life Human-Nature Psychology Live-By

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

The Lessons of the Book of Life are
Writ Small in its Margins.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

 

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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)

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

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]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Everyone thinks they're going to write one book of poems or one novel.
- Marilyn Hacker

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

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

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

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

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

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

I was going to buy a book on hair loss,
but the pages kept falling out.
- Jay London

The best time to plan a book is while you're doing the dishes.
- Agatha Christie

The thought of' the inferiority of the Negro is drilled
into him in almost every class he enters and in almost every book he studies.
- Carter G. Woodson

This is the sixth book I've written,
which isn't bad for a guy who's only read two.
- George Burns

I don't think any movie or any book or any work of
art can solve the stalemate in the Middle East today.
But it's certainly worth a try.
- Steven Spielberg

Each book will have a lot of cliffhangers,
because I like that.
- Kevin J. Anderson

I always work from an outline, so I know all the of
the broad events and some of the finer details before
I begin writing the book.
- Mercedes Lackey

I simply went down there to catch up with an old mate of mine,
who owns the place.
He's the one who wrote the book on the place,
but no, no movie, just a beer.
- Bryan Brown

There's no point in making a film out of a great book.
The book's already great.
What's the point?
- Neil Jordan

A novel is like a gland pill - it nips off the cream
of my hysterics and gets them running on track in a
book where they belong instead of rioting all over my person.
- Dawn Powell

Yeah, I think A Confederacy of Dunces is probably the
perfect New Orleans book.
- Poppy Z. Brite

I am writing a book about the Crusades so dull that I can scarcely write it.
- Hilaire Belloc

The Australian Book of Etiquette is a very slim volume.
- Paul Theroux

How long most people would look at the best book before
they would give the price of a large turbot for it?
- John Ruskin

When I read it, I don't wince, which is all I ever ask for a book I write.
- Norman Mailer

You might be a redneck if...
the blue book value of your truck goes up and down
depending on how much gas it has in it.
- Jeff Foxworthy

And no book gives a deeper insight into the inner life of the Negro,
his struggles and his aspirations, than,
The Souls of Black Folk.
- Ray Stannard Baker

About seven years later I was given a book about the
periodic table of the elements.
For the first time I saw the elegance of scientific
theory and its predictive power.
- Sidney Altman

Exclusive will not be published in book format.
- Jeffrey Archer

No gentleman can be without three copies of a book:
one for show,
one for use, and one for borrowers.
- Richard Heber

Once, in London, the BBC asked me what was my favorite English book.
I said Alice in Wonderland.
- Gyorgy Ligeti

When it comes to housework the one thing no book of
household management can ever tell you is how to begin.
Or maybe I mean why.
- Katharine Whitehorn

We really tried hard not to make it a cricket book,
it appeals to a much wider community.
- Hansie Cronje

Gaylord Perry and Willie McCovey should know each other like a book.
They've been ex-teammates for years now.
- Jerry Coleman

Basically, right before college I got into the Guinness
book for my feet and started to do local commercials and little radio spots,
just little things and found I really liked it.
- Matthew McGrory

I think of life as a good book.
The further you get into it, the more it begins to make sense.
- Harold Kushner

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

We learned in the university to consider Wordsworth and Keats as Romantics.
They were only a generation apart, but Wordsworth didn't
even read Keats's book when he gave him a copy.
- Thom Gunn

Having your book turned into a movie is like seeing
your oxen turned into bouillon cubes.
- John le Carre

A good book is the best of friends, the same today and forever.
- Martin Farquhar Tupper

I fell asleep reading a dull book and dreamed I kept on reading,
so I awoke from sheer boredom.
- Heinrich Heine

I thought, if ever there were a time to write a book about hope,
it's now.
- Studs Terkel

I love graphic design.
I love working with design, and I love storytelling,
so I've been working on a children's book for a while,
and I'd like to see that through.
- Colleen Haskell

Definition of a classic: a book everyone is assumed
to have read and often thinks they have.
- Alan Bennett

If there is a book that you want to read,
but it hasn't been written yet, you must be the one to write it.
- Toni Morrison

I had Elvis' number in my book and I never called it.
- Mac Davis

I also have an idea for a book on biodiversity,
and why and how we should be conserving it.
- Ken Thompson

Every well-written book is a light for me.
When you write, you use other writers and their books
as guides in the wilderness.
- Kate DiCamillo

I don't think I've ever read an old book through from start to finish.
Not after more than six months after writing it,
that is.
- Nicholas Mosley

I was a little nervous backstage.
But I had this book, Gandhi.
I just read his quotes, closed my eyes and focused my thoughts.
Presently, this book is my prized possession.
- Nafisa Joseph


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