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Books Quotes

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

Related topics: Christian Religion

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

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

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

Books and friends should be few but good.
- Anonymous

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

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Books serve to show a man
that those original thoughts of his
aren't very new at all.
- Abraham Lincoln

Nature and books belong to the eyes that see them.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The burning of an author's books, imprisonment for opinion's sake,
has always been the tribute that an ignorant age pays
to the genius of its time.
- Joseph Lewis

Sometimes I miss out the morning's painting session
and instead study my Japanese books in the open.
- Gustav Klimt

I'm no different from anybody else.
If I don't have a card, I can't check out these books.
- Bess Truman

I've loved science fiction ever since I was a little kid,
mainly from looking at the covers of science-fiction magazines and books,
and I've read quite extensively as an adult.
- Matt Groening

I'm very lucky.
I'm very fortunate that my books have never gone out of print -
none of them.
- Paula Danziger

I thought a dignified thing to do would be to live
in the country by the time I'm 50 and write books.
- Julian Clary

The best books of our times have included the three
mature volumes of Philip Larkin.
They're very short books of poems, and very carefully arranged.
- Robert Morgan

People who are readers of fiction aren't particularly
interested in comic books.
- Harvey Pekar

I often reread books I have written.
- Taylor Caldwell

Children simply don't make the distinction;
a book is either good or bad.
And some of the books they think are good are very,
very bad indeed.
- Mark Haddon

I had to learn chord shapes.
I bought books with chord charts.
I used to listen to all kinds of pop music.
- Mick Taylor

Life is a wonderful thing to talk about,
or to read about in history books - but it is terrible when one has to live it.
- Jean Anouilh

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

Next, in importance to books are their titles.
- Frank Crane

Books fall from Garry Wills like leaves from a maple
tree in a sort of permanent October.
- John Leonard

I was lucky enough to be given books that weren't top sellers;
books that were kind of under the radar.
- Bill Sienkiewicz

I've had aunts and uncles who not only haven't read
my books but could hardly believe that I was a writer.
- Robert Cormier

Books do furnish a room.
- Anthony Powell

I had a very wise mother.
She always kept books that were my grade level in our house.
- Beverly Cleary

Wherever you look there are inspirations,
books, literature, paintings, landscapes,
everything.
Just living is an inspiration.
- Gavin Rossdale

Then I heard this genius teacher Stella Adler -
I recommend you read anything you might find about
her and if you have anyone interested in theatre,
you get them one of her books.
- Harvey Keitel

A man can stand a lot as long as he can stand himself.
He can live without hope, without friends,
without books, even without music, as long as he can
listen to his own thoughts.
- Axel Munthe

In the last 1,000 years, the Arabs have translated
as many books as Spain translates in just one year.
- Larry Elder

I am a really big Harry Potter fan and I've seen all the sets,
I've lived Harry Potter and I don't think it's destroyed the books at all,
I think it's really spot on.
- Rupert Grint

I think that the online world has actually brought books back.
People are reading because they're reading the damn screen.
That's more reading than people used to do.
- Bill Murray

A single conversation across the table with a wise
man is better than ten years mere study of books.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

There are three schoolmasters for everybody that will employ them -
the senses,
intelligent companions, and books.
- Henry Ward Beecher

I like to deal with EVERY aspect of our condition,
and that means terror and humor in equal mix.
Some books have more room for humor than others.
- Dean Koontz

It had been startling and disappointing to me to find
out that story books had been written by people,
that books were not natural wonders,
coming of themselves like grass.
- Eudora Welty

There was no actual person who was James Bond,
despite all the books.
- Terence Young

Movies and television shows based on comic books constitute
the worst single genre in the history of filmed entertainment
(with the exception of porn).
- John Podhoretz

True justice is not a matter of courts and law books,
but of a commitment in each of us to liberty and mutual respect.
- Jimmy Carter

Lets tell young people the best books are yet to written;
the best painting,
the best government the best of everything is yet to be done by them.
- John Erskine

The White House used to belong to the American people.
At least that's what I learned from history books and
from covering every president starting with John F. Kennedy.
- Helen Thomas

Books open your mind, broaden your mind,
and strengthen you as nothing else can.
- William Feather

When I did start writing books, I didn't realize it,
but the girls that grew up watching the show became moms.
- Lisa Whelchel

I don't publish the books to make money,
not at all.
- Peter Sotos

Whenever books are burned, men also in the end are burned.
- Heinrich Heine

I read everything and anything.
I love books.
- Gail Porter

Books, I found, had the power to make time stand still,
retreat or fly into the future.
- Jim Bishop

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


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