Jun 162013
 

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You know you’ve read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.
Author: Paul Sweeney

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Books are immortal sons deifying their sires.
Author: Plato

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‘Tis the good reader that makes the good book; in every book he finds passages which seem confidences or asides hidden from all else and unmistakenly meant for his ear; the profit of books is according to the sensibility of the reader; the profoundest thought or passion sleeps as in a mine, until it is discovered by an equal mind and heart.
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Society and Solitude, 1870

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Many persons read and like fiction. It does not tax the intelligence and the intelligence of most of us can so ill afford taxation that we rightly welcome any reading matter which avoids this.
Author: Rose Macaulay

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The walls of books around him, dense with the past, formed a kind of insulation against the present world and its disasters.
Author: Ross MacDonald

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From my point of view, a book is a literary prescription put up for the benefit of someone who needs it.
Author: S.M. Crothers

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The oldest books are still only just out to those who have not read them.
Author: Samuel Butler

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If you have never said ‘Excuse me’ to a parking meter or bashed your shins on a fireplug, you are probably wasting too much valuable reading time.
Author: Sherri Chasin Calvo

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In reading, a lonely quiet concert is given to our minds; all our mental faculties will be present in this symphonic exaltation.
Author: St?phane Mallarm?

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It often requires more courage to read some books than it does to fight a battle.
Author: Sutton Elbert Griggs

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In books lies the soul of the whole Past Time: the articulate audible voice of the Past, when the body and material substance of it has altogether vanished like a dream.
Author: Thomas Carlyle

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My test of a good novel is dreading to begin the last chapter.
Author: Thomas Helm

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To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life.
Author: W. Somerset Maugham

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The scholar only knows how dear these silent, yet eloquent, companions of pure thoughts and innocent hours become in the season of adversity. When all that is worldly turns to dross around us, these only retain their steady value.
Author: Washington Irving

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Books are delightful society. If you go into a room and find it full of books – even without taking them from the shelves they seem to speak to you, to bid you welcome.
Author: William Ewart Gladstone

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Books let us into their souls and lay open to us the secrets of our own.
Author: William Hazlitt

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As a rule reading fiction is as hard to me as trying to hit a target by hurling feathers at it. I need resistance to celebrate!
Author: William James

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I divide all readers into two classes; those who read to remember and those who read to forget.
Author: William Lyon Phelps

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A good book should leave you… slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading it.
Author: William Styron, interview, Writers at Work, 1958

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I would never read a book if it were possible for me to talk half an hour with the man who wrote it.
Author: Woodrow Wilson

Jun 162013
 

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With each book I write, I become more and more convinced that [the books] have a life of their own, quite apart from me.

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Woe be to him that reads but one book.

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Writers are the main landmarks of the past.

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Writers seldom choose as friends those self-contained characters who are never in trouble, never unhappy or ill, never make mistakes, and always count their change when it is handed to them.

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Writing about music is like dancing about architecture; it’s a really stupid thing to want to do.

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You are the same today that you are going to be in five years from now except for two things: the people with whom you associate and the books you read.

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You can cover a great deal of country in books.

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You can either read something many times in order to be assured that you got it all, or else you can define your purpose and use techniques which will assure that you have met it and gotten what you need.

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You can”t be brave if you”ve only had wonderful things happen to you.

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You can’t get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.

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You can’t tell a book by its movie.

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You don’t write a book to show off.- Anonymous

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You don’t write a book to show off.

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You know you”ve read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.

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You will be the same person in five as you are today except for the people you meet and the books you read.

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You will, I am sure, agree with me that… if page 534 only finds us in the second chapter, the length of the first one must have been really intolerable.

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You’ve really got to start hitting the books because it’s no joke out here.

Jun 162013
 

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When I step into this library, I cannot understand why I ever step out of it.

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When I write a book, I’m making it the best book I can.- Anonymous

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When I write a book, I’m making it the best book I can.

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When the book comes out it may hurt you — but in order for me to do it, it had to hurt me first. I can only tell you about yourself as much as I can face about myself.

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When they ask me at the Post Office if my package contains anything dangerous, I never know quite how to answer. It contains books, and if a book isn’t dangerous, then why was it written?

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When we read a story, we inhabit it. The covers of the book are like a roof and four walls. What is to happen next will take place within the four walls of the story. And this is possible because the story’s voice makes everything its own.

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When you have mastered numbers, you will in fact no longer be reading numbers, any more than you read words when reading books You will be reading meanings.

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When you publish a book, it”s the world”s book The world edits it

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When you read a classic you do not see in the book more than you did before. You see more in you than there was before. Anonymous quotes

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When you reread a classic, you do not see more in the book than you did before; you see more in you than there was before.

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When you sell a man a book, you don’t sell him 12 ounces of paper and ink and glue – you sell him a whole new life.

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

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Whenever you read a good book, it’s like the author is right there, in the room, talking to you, which is why I don’t like to read good books.’ Jack Handey

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Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?’

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Wherever they burn books, they will also, in the end, burn people.

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Who kills a man kills a reasonable creature, God’s image, but thee who destroys a goode booke, kills reason it selfe.

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Who learns most from a good book is the author

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Why are not more gems from our great authors scattered over the country? Great books are not in everybody’s reach; and though it is better to know them thoroughly than to know them only here and there, yet it is a good work to give a little to those who have not the time nor means to get more. Samuel Taylor Coleridge quotes

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Why, I’d like nothing better than to achieve some bold adventure, worthy of our trip.

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Wisdom is perishable. Unlike information or knowledge, it cannot be stored in a computer or recorded in a book. It expires with each passing generation. Anonymous quotes

Jun 162013
 

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We are as liable to be corrupted by books, as by companions.

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We are motivated by a keen desire for praise, and the better a man is the more he is inspired by glory. The very philosophers themselves, even in those books which they write in contempt of glory, inscribe their names. Marcus Tullius Cicero quotes

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We are talking now of summer evenings in Knoxville, Tennessee in the time that I lived there so successfully disguised to myself as a child.

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We are too civil to books. For a few golden sentences we will turn over and actually read a volume of four or five hundred pages.- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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We call some books immortal! Do they live? If so, believe me, Time hath made them pure. In Books, the veriest wicked rest in peace.

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We find little in a book but what we put there. But in great books, the mind finds room to put many things.

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We get no good By being ungenerous, even to a book, And calculating profits–so much help By so much reading. It is rather when We gloriously forget ourselves, and plunge Soul-forward, headlong, into a book’s profound, Impassioned for its beauty, and salt of truth– Tis then we get the right good from a book.

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We have talked long enough in this country about equal rights. … It is time now to write the next chapter-and to write it in the books of law.

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We ought to reverence books; to look on them as useful and mighty things. If they are good and true, whether they are about religion, politics, farming, trade, law, or medicine, they are the message of Christ, the maker of all things — the teacher of all truth.

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We should be as careful of the books we read, as of the company we keep. The dead very often have more power than the living.

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Wear the old coat and buy the new book.

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‘What is the use of a book,’ thought Alice, ‘without pictures or conversations?’

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What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.

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What makes a book great, a so-called classic, it its quality of always being modern, of its author, though he be long dead, continuing to speak to each new generation.

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What we become depends on what we read after all the professors have finished with us. The greatest university of all is the collection of books.’ Thomas Carlyle

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When a book raises your spirit, and inspires you with noble and manly thoughts, seek for no other test of its excellence. It is good, and made by a good workman.

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When I am attacked by gloomy thoughts, nothing helps me so much as running to my books. They quickly absorb me and banish the clouds from my mind.

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When I am dead, I hope it may be said: ‘His sins were scarlet, but his books were read.’

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When I get a little money, I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes.

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When I read a book I seem to read it with my eyes only, but now and then I come across a passage, perhaps only a phrase, which has a meaning for me, and it becomes part of me.

Jun 162013
 

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There’s nothing to match curling up with a good book when there’s a repair job to be done around the house.- Joe Ryan

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These are not books, lumps of lifeless paper, but minds alive on the shelves.

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This book is an agglomeration of lean-tos and annexes and there is no knowing how big the next addition will be, or where it will be put. At any point, I can call the book finished or unfinished.

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This paperback is very interesting, but I find it will never replace a hardcover book – it makes a very poor doorstop.

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This wise man reads both books and life itsplf.

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‘Tis pleasant, sure, to see one’s name in print; A book’s a book, although there’s nothing in it.

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To be a book-collector is to combine the worst characteristics of a dope fiend with those of a miser.

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To be a freshman is to be in possession of a wonderful thing: time. There is time to figure out what you want to do with your life, time to figure out what classes you want to take, what books you want to read. There is time to make friends. You could do poorly in a class and know you had time to improve. You could mess up in your relationship and have time to make things better. With four promising years ahead of you, time sat around like huge clumps of clay, waiting for you to shape them in whatever way you pleased. Anonymous quotes

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To feel most beautifully alive means to be reading something beautiful, ready always to apprehend in the flow of language the sudden flash of poetry.

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To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.

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To produce a mighty book, you must choose a mighty theme. No great and enduring volume can ever be written on the flea, though many there be that have tried it.

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‘To solve any problem, here are three questions to ask yourself: First, what could I do? Second, what could I read? And third, who could I ask?’

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To stretch his legs between consultations, Maclean escorted his last patient to Baker Street station.

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Today the discredit of words is very great. Most of the time the media transmit lies. In the face of an intolerable world, words appear to change very little. State power has become congenitally deaf, which is why –but the editorialists forget it –terrorists are reduced to bombs and hijacking.

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Tradition is but a meteor, which, if it once falls, cannot be rekindled. Memory, once interrupted, is not to be recalled. But written learning is a fixed luminary, which, after the cloud that had hidden it has passed away, is again bright in its proper station. So books are faithful repositories, which may be awhile neglected or forgotten, but when opened again, will again impart instruction.

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TV. If kids are entertained by two letters, imagine the fun they’ll have with twenty-six. Open your child’s imagination. Open a book. ~Author Unknown

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Unless their use by readers bring them to life, books are indeed dead things.

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Unlike other people, our reviewers are powerful because they believe in nothing.

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Variety is the source of joy below, From whence still fresh revolving pleasures flow. In books and love, the mind one end pursues, And only change th’ expiring flame renews.

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We all know that books burn – yet we have the greater knowledge that books cannot be killed by fire. People die, but books never die. No man and no force can abolish memory…..In this war, we know, books are weapons.

Jun 162013
 

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There are certain books in the world which every searcher for truth must know: the Bible, the Critique of Pure Reason, the Origin of Species, and Karl Marx’s Capital.

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‘There are men that will make you books, and turn them loose into the world, with as much dispatch as they would do a dish of fritters.’

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There are times when I think that the ideal library is composed solely of reference books. They are like understanding friends-always ready to change the subject when you have had enough of this or that.

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There are too many books I haven’t read, too many places I haven’t seen, too many memories I haven’t kept long enough. Anonymous quotes

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There are two motives for reading a book: one, that you enjoy it; the other, that you can boast about it.- Bertrand Russell

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There are very many people who read simply to prevent themselves from thinking.

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There are words which sever hearts more than sharp swords; there are words the point of which sting the heart through the course of a whole life.

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There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.

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There is a set of religious, or rather moral, writings which teach that virtue is the certain road to happiness, and vice to misery in this world. A very wholesome and comfortable doctrine, and to which we have but one objection, namely, that it is not true.

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There is but one way left to save a classic: to give up revering him and use him for our own salvation.

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There is creative reading as well as creative writing.

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There is no Frigate like a book to take us lands away nor any coursers like a page of prancing Poetry.

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There is no frigate like a book. To take us lands away.- Emily Dickinson

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There is no mistaking a real book when one meets it. It is like falling in love.

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There is no past, as long as books shall live. Books make the past our heritage and our home.

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There is no Past, so long as Books shall live!

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There is no remedy so easy as books, which if they do not give cheerfulness, at least restore quiet to the most troubled mind.

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There was a time when the world acted on books; now books act on the world.

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There were epochs in the history of the humanity in which the writer was a sacred person. He wrote the sacred books, universal books, the codes, the epic, the oracles. Sentences inscribed on the walls of the crypts; examples in the portals of the temples. But in those times the writer was not an individual alone; he was the people.

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There’s a certain kind of conversation you have from time to time at parties in New York about a new book. The word ‘banal’ sometimes rears its by-now banal head; you say ‘underedited,’ I say ‘derivative.’ The conversation goes around and around various literary criticisms, and by the time it moves on one thing is clear: No one read the book; we just read the reviews.

Jun 162013
 

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The possession of a book becomes a substitute for reading it

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The power of a text is different when it is read from when it is copied out. Only the copied text thus commands the soul of him who is occupied with it, whereas the mere reader never discovers the new aspects of his inner self that are opened by the text, that road cut through the interior jungle forever closing behind it: because the reader follows the movement of his mind in the free flight of day-dreaming, whereas the copier submits it to command.

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The praise of ancient authors proceeds not from the reverence of the dead, but from the competition and mutual envy of the living.

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The principle of procrastinated rape is said to be the ruling one in all the great bestsellers.

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The public library is the most dangerous place in the town.

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The reading or non-reading a book will never keep down a single petticoat.

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The rules have changed. True power is held by the person who possesses the largest bookshelf, not gun cabinet or wallet. Anthony J. D’Angelo quotes

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The successful Accelerated Reader is able to read larger than normal blocks or bites of the printed page with each eye stop. He has accepted, without reservation, the philosophy that the most important benefit of reading is the gaining of information, ideas, mental picture and entertainment-not the fretting over words. He has come to the realization that words in and of themselves are for the most part insignificant.

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The test of literature is, I suppose, whether we ourselves live more intensely for the reading of it.- Elizabeth Drew

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The tools I need for my work are paper, tobacco, food, and a little whiskey.

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The true university of these days in a collection of books.

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The unread story is not a story; it is little black marks on wood pulp. The reader, reading it, makes it live: a live thing, a story.

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The Wise Minstrel or Sage, out of their books are clay; But in their books, as from their graves they rise. Angels–that, side by side, upon our way, Walk with and warn us!

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The wise weigh their words on a scale with gold.

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The words of the world want to make sentences.

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The world may be full of fourth-rate writers but it’s also full of fourth-rate readers.

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The world of books is the most remarkable creation of man nothing else that he builds ever lasts monuments fall; nations perish; civilization grow old and die out; new races build others. But in the world of books are volumes that have seen this happen again and again and yet live on. Still young, still as fresh as the day they were written, still telling men’s hearts, of the hearts of men centuries dead.

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The world’s a book, writ by the eternal art – Of the great author printed in man’s heart, ‘Tis falsely printed, though divinely penned, And all the errata will appear at the end.

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The worst thing about new books is that they keep us from reading the old ones.

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There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.

Jun 162013
 

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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

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The last book I read I will talk about would be Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier.

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The light that radiates from the great novels time can never dim, for human existence is perpetually being forgotten by man and thus the novelists discoveries, however old they may be, will never cease to astonish.

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The love of learning, the sequestered nooks, And all the sweet serenity of books.

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The man who doesn’t read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them.

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The man who is fond of books is usually a man of lofty thought, and of elevated opinions.

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The morning was as dark and cold as city snow could make it–a dingy whirl at the window; a smoky gust through the fire-place; a shadow black as a bear’s cave under the table. Nothing in all the cavernous room, loomed really warm or familiar except a glass of stale water, and a vapid, half-eaten grape-fruit.

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The mortality of all inanimate things is terrible to me, but that of books most of all.

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The most foolish kind of a book is a kind of leaky boat on the sea of wisdom; some of the wisdom will get in anyhow.

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The multitude of books is making us ignorant.

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The new church of St. John’s, on Fifth Avenue, was thronged the morning of the last Sunday of October, in the year 1880. Sitting in the gallery, beneath the unfinished frescoes, and looking down the nave, one caught an effect of autumn gardens, a suggestion of chrysanthemums and geraniums, or of October woods, dashed with scarlet oaks and yellow maples.

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The newest books are those that never grow old.

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The novel can’t compete with cars, the movies, television, and liquor. A guy who’s had a good feed and tanked up on good wine gives his old lady a kiss after supper and his day is over. Finished.

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The oldest books are only just out to those who have not read them. Samuel Butler quotes

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The only books that influence us are those for which we are ready, and which have gone a little farther down our particular path than we have yet got ourselves.

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The only obligation to which in advance we may hold a novel, without incurring the accusation of being arbitrary, is that it be interesting.

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The only way to write a book is to sit in chair.

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The only words that ever satisfied me as describing Nature are the terms used in fairy books, charm, spell, enchantment. They express the arbitrariness of the fact and its mystery.’ G K Chesterton

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The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.

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The pleasure of all reading is doubled when one lives with another who shares the same books.- Katharine Mansfield

Jun 162013
 

Comprehensive collection of Books Quotes. The compilation includes some good quality text submitted by users. Browse through our nice repository of Books Quotes with latest and new quotes being added quite often. You will find unique quotes and sayings which you can rate and review. Explore best and rare collection of Books Quotes here, select any text from the wide range and share or send using mobile. Apart from general Books Quotes, the collection also includes some popular Books Quotes. You can help us to enrich this collection of Books Quotes by sending and submitting more messages from your collection to us and by providing nice ideas. This is Part – 24 of Books Quotes.

The book is here to stay. What we’re doing is symbolic of the peaceful coexistence of the book and the computer.

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The Book of Life begins with a man and a woman in a garden.

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The book salesman should be honored because he brings to our attention, as a rule, the very books we need most and neglect most.

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The book to read is not the one which thinks for you, but the one which makes you think. No book in the world equals the Bible for that.

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The books that everybody admires are those that nobody reads.

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The books we read should be chosen with great care, that they may be, as an Egyptian king wrote over his library, The medicines of the soul.

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The Brahmins say that in their books there are many predictions of times in which it will rain. But press those books as strongly as you can, you can not get out of them a drop of water. So you can not get out of all the books that contain the best precepts the smallest good deed. Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy quotes

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The classics are only primitive literature. They belong to the same class as primitive machinery and primitive music and primitive medicine.

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The closest thing we will ever come to an orderly universe is a good library.

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The comic book [is] the marijuana of the nursery, the bane of the bassinet, the horror of the home, the curse of the kids and a threat to the future.

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The covers of this book are too far apart.

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The difference between literature and journalism is that journalism is unreadable and literature is not read.- Oscar Wilde

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The experience to be gathered from books, Though often valuable, is but of the nature of learning; Whereas the experience gained from actual life, Is of the nature of wisdom; And a small store of the latter Is worth vastly more than a stock of the former.’ Samuel Smiles

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The fact is, the public make use of the classics of a country as a means of checking the progress of Art. They degrade the classics into authorities. They use them as bludgeons for preventing the free expression of Beauty in new forms.

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The failure to read good books both enfeebles the vision and strengthens our most fatal tendency – the belief that the here and now is all there is

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The first time I read an excellent work, it is to me just as if I gained a new friend; and when I read over a book I have perused before, it resembles the meeting of an old one.

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The good of a book lies in its being read. A book is made up of signs that speak of other signs, which in their turn speak of things. Without an eye to read them, a book contains signs that produce no concepts; therefore it is dumb.

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The good parts of a book may be only something a writer is lucky enough to overhear or it may be the wreck of his whole damn life –and one is as good as the other.

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The greatest gift is the passion for reading. It is cheap, it consoles, it distracts, it excites, it gives you knowledge of the world and experience of a wide kind. It is a moral illumination.

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The human mind is not capable of grasping the Universe. We are like a little child entering a huge library. The walls are covered to the ceilings with books in many different tongues. The child knows that someone must have written these books. It does not know who or how. It does not understand the languages in which they are written. But the child notes a definite plan in the arrangement of the books—a mysterious order which it does not comprehend, but only dimly suspects. Albert Einstein quotes

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‘Tell me what you read and I’ll tell you who you are’ is true enough, but I’d know you better if you told me what you reread.
Author: Fran?ois Mauriac

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A book must be an ice-axe to break the seas frozen inside our soul.
Author: Franz Kafka

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What holy cities are to nomadic tribes – a symbol of race and a bond of union – great books are to the wandering souls of men: they are the Meccas of the mind.
Author: G.E. Woodberry

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I know every book of mine by its smell, and I have but to put my nose between the pages to be reminded of all sorts of things.
Author: George Robert Gissing

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Books – the best antidote against the marsh-gas of boredom and vacuity.
Author: George Steiner

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I find television to be very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go in the other room and read a book.
Author: Groucho Marx

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The book of the moment often has immense vogue, while the book of the age, which comes in its company from the press, lies unnoticed; but the great book has its revenge. It lives to see its contemporary pushed up shelf by shelf until it finds its final resting-place in the garret or the auction room.
Author: Hamilton Wright Mabie

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From every book invisible threads reach out to other books; and as the mind comes to use and control those threads the whole panorama of the world’s life, past and present, becomes constantly more varied and interesting, while at the same time the mind’s own powers of reflection and judgment are exercised and strengthened.
Author: Helen E. Haines

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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.
Author: Henry David Thoreau

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Books, not which afford us a cowering enjoyment, but in which each thought is of unusual daring; such as an idle man cannot read, and a timid one would not be entertained by, which even make us dangerous to existing institution – such call I good books.
Author: Henry David Thoreau

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A book is a garden, an orchard, a storehouse, a party, a company by the way, a counsellor, a multitude of counsellors.
Author: Henry Ward Beecher

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Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house.
Author: Henry Ward Beecher

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There is a temperate zone in the mind, between luxurious indolence and exacting work; and it is to this region, just between laziness and labor, that summer reading belongs.
Author: Henry Ward Beecher

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A good book is always on tap; it may be decanted and drunk a hundred times, and it is still there for further imbibement.
Author: Holbrook Jackson

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A large, still book is a piece of quietness, succulent and nourishing in a noisy world, which I approach and imbibe with ‘a sort of greedy enjoyment,’ as Marcel Proust said of those rooms of his old home whose air was ‘saturated with the bouquet of silence.’
Author: Holbrook Jackson

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The time to read is any time: no apparatus, no appointment of time and place, is necessary. It is the only art which can be practised at any hour of the day or night, whenever the time and inclination comes, that is your time for reading; in joy or sorrow, health or illness.
Author: Holbrook Jackson

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The stories of childhood leave an indelible impression, and their author always has a niche in the temple of memory from which the image is never cast out to be thrown on the rubbish heap of things that are outgrown and outlived.
Author: Howard Pyle

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Most books, like their authors, are born to die; of only a few books can it be said that death hath no dominion over them; they live, and their influence lives forever.
Author: J. Swartz

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The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it.
Author: James Bryce

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Books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind.
Author: James Russell Lowell