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I wrote in the book very specifically what I wanted to write about, period, and left it at.

Tags: Wanted, Write  ✍ Author: Kate Adie

When I was writing 'The White Tiger' I lived in a building pretty much exactly like the one I described in this novel, and the people in the book are the people I lived with back then. So I didn't have to do much research to find them.

Tags: Pretty, Writing  ✍ Author: Aravind Adiga

If you never ask yourself any questions about the meaning of a passage, you cannot expect the book to give you any insight you do not already possess.

Tags: Give, Yourself  ✍ Author: Mortimer Adler

The telephone book is full of facts, but it doesn't contain a single idea.

Tags: Idea, Single  ✍ Author: Mortimer Adler

I have also written a book about the Giving of the Torah, and a book on the Days of Awe, and a book on the books of Israel that have been written since the day the Torah was given to Israel.

Tags: Days, Giving  ✍ Author: Shmuel Yosef Agnon

When I first began to combine letters other than Hebrew, I read every book in German that came my way, and from these I certainly received according to the nature of my soul.

Tags: Nature, Soul  ✍ Author: Shmuel Yosef Agnon

Whenever I go to Germany I find that my readers have T-shirts with my book covers printed on them. They come to all the events, they have gifts and they come with their families. They are always very open to sharing their personal stories.

Tags: Open, Personal  ✍ Author: Cecelia Ahern

There's my education in computers, right there; this is the whole thing, everything I took out of a book.

Tags: Computers, Education  ✍ Author: Howard Aiken

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.

Tags: Deep, Good  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

Beware of the person of one book.

Tags: Beware  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

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

Tags: Read, Travel  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

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

Tags: Big, Enough  ✍ Author: C. S. Lewis

Literature is my Utopia. Here I am not disenfranchised. No barrier of the senses shuts me out from the sweet, gracious discourses of my book friends. They talk to me without embarrassment or awkwardness.

Tags: Friends, Talk  ✍ Author: Helen Keller

'Classic.' A book which people praise and don't read.

Tags: Praise, Read  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

Ideally a book would have no order to it, and the reader would have to discover his own.

Tags: Discover, Order  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.

Tags: Cannot, Enjoy  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written.

Tags: Books, Moral  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

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.

Tags: America, Become  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

Books constitute capital. A library book lasts as long as a house, for hundreds of years. It is not, then, an article of mere consumption but fairly of capital, and often in the case of professional men, setting out in life, it is their only capital.

Tags: Life, Men  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.

Tags: Honesty, Wisdom  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

All through my life, I was hated on. When I was in middle school, they used to write in my rhyme book, 'You suck' or 'This sucks.'

Tags: Life, School  ✍ Author: B.o.B

With each new book, the march of our national history takes a step forward. When one is present at a book launch, one is bearing witness to the birth of a new body of ideas, to the coming into being of another testimony of history.

Tags: Forward, History  ✍ Author: Ibrahim Babangida

What that book does for me is give me the tools in the same way that I had the tools when I learned the regular scales or the alphabet. If you give me the tools, the syntax, and the grammar, it still doesn't tell me how to write Ulysses.

Tags: Give, Learned  ✍ Author: Colin Baker

One's head is finite. You pour more and more things into it - surnames, chronologies, affiliations - and it packs them away in its tunnels, and eventually you find that you have a book about something that you publish.

Tags: Away, Head  ✍ Author: Nicholson Baker

I've never been a fast reader. I'm fickle; I don't finish books I start; I put a book aside for five, ten years and then take it up again.

Tags: Put, Start  ✍ Author: Nicholson Baker
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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.

Tags: Black, Life  ✍ Author: Ray Stannard Baker

I called the doctor, during writing the book, the psychiatrist who treated me at that time, Dr. Jackson. And I said, Dr. Jackson, whole pieces are missing. I don't understand what happened to me.

Tags: Time, Writing  ✍ Author: Jim Bakker

I write about it in the book and, you know, explain that. But that was the technicality that actually got my sentence reduced - that Alan Dershowitz used to have my sentence - it came down eventually to eight years.

Tags: Used, Write  ✍ Author: Jim Bakker

In the book of Colossians, it talks about that because of what Christ did, we are pure. We are without judgment on ourselves. And only through him can we do something like this.

Tags: Him, Ourselves  ✍ Author: Jim Bakker

People have given me classified information, but always with the disclaimer 'This can never end up in a book.' And it never does.

Tags: Classified, End  ✍ Author: David Baldacci

Some people take 10 years to write a book and some can do one in under a year.

Tags: Write, Year  ✍ Author: David Baldacci

Television viewing has become for me a completely different experience, because I don't watch shows on a weekly basis. I wait until the DVD or I TiVo everything and wait until the end of a season and watch it all over a weekend. For me that's a really satisfying experience, like reading a book.

Tags: End, Experience  ✍ Author: Alan Ball

Everything in the world exists to end up in a book.

Tags: End, Exists  ✍ Author: Hosea Ballou

Whenever people say they didn't like the main character of a book, they mean they didn't like the book. The main character has to be a friend? I don't get that.

Tags: Character, Friend  ✍ Author: Lester Bangs

'Dead Air' is full of rants; it's a rant-based book. Yes, it's self-indulgence. I plead guilty; mea culpa.

Tags: Dead, Guilty  ✍ Author: Iain Banks

I still have some of my old University essays, and I do still have my drawing book from primary year seven.

Tags: Old, Year  ✍ Author: Iain Banks

As long as a film stays unmade, the book is entirely yours, it belongs to the writer. As soon as you make it into a film, suddenly more people see it than have ever read the book.

Tags: Film, Read  ✍ Author: Iain Banks

I don't really do themes. I might accidentally, but themes are an emergent phenomena of the writing of the book, of just trying to get a story out there.

Tags: Trying, Writing  ✍ Author: Iain Banks

I enjoy it too much - even if I knew I'd never get a book published, I would still write. I enjoy the experience of getting thoughts and ideas and plots and characters organised into this narrative framework.

Tags: Enjoy, Experience  ✍ Author: Iain Banks

The story grew, got way bigger than the contest rules called for, and next thing I knew I had a book.

Tags: Next, Story  ✍ Author: Leslie Banks

I much prefer working with kids whose life could be completely upended by a reading of a book over a weekend. You give them a book to read - they go home and come back a changed person. And that is so much more interesting and exciting.

Tags: Home, Life  ✍ Author: Russell Banks

One of the things I have tried to do with this book and with all of them really is avoid that simple, easy, reductionist view of motivation and to show we do things for a complex net of reasons, a real braid of reasons.

Tags: Real, Simple  ✍ Author: Russell Banks

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

Tags: Company, Good  ✍ Author: Henry Ward Beecher

Erudition - dust shaken out of a book into an empty skull.

Tags: Dust, Empty  ✍ Author: Ambrose Bierce

The covers of this book are too far apart.

Tags: Apart, Far  ✍ Author: Ambrose Bierce

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.

Tags: Getting, Medical  ✍ Author: Erma Bombeck

A book has got smell. A new book smells great. An old book smells even better. An old book smells like ancient Egypt.

Tags: Great, Old  ✍ Author: Ray Bradbury

My personal telephone book is a book of the dead now. I'm so old. Almost all of my friends have died, and I don't have the guts to take their names out of the book.

Tags: Friends, Old  ✍ Author: Ray Bradbury

'Tis pleasant, sure, to see one's name in print. A book's a book, although there's nothing in 't.

Tags: Name, Sure  ✍ Author: Lord Byron

I like to think of my books and the movies of my books living in two separate universes. Each is very nice, but only one is correct - the book. But that doesn't mean you can't enjoy the other versions, and I always do.

Tags: Movies, Nice  ✍ Author: Meg Cabot

I love for the latest on fashion, style, and celebrity gossip. I also love for New York celebrity sightings, and and for book news.

Tags: Gossip, Love  ✍ Author: Meg Cabot

I think you get so wrapped up in the book you're currently writing, it's hard to think about anything else. But I know as soon as I'm done with this book, I'll move on to something else.

Tags: Hard, Writing  ✍ Author: Meg Cabot

For each book, I do end up making a kind of playlist to fit the characters.

Tags: End, Making  ✍ Author: Meg Cabot

My favorite book of all time is Cold Comfort Farm, by Stella Gibbons.

Tags: Cold, Time  ✍ Author: Meg Cabot

Growing up, I mostly read comic books and sci-fi. Then I discovered the book 'Jane Eyre' by Jane Austen. It introduced me to the world of romance, which I have since never left. Also, the world of the first-person narrative.

Tags: Read, Since  ✍ Author: Meg Cabot

My first book was called 'Buried Dreams,' about a serial-killer, which was probably about ten years ahead of the serial-killer curve. It was a national bestseller, but it was three years of living in the sewer of this guy's mind.

Tags: Dreams, Mind  ✍ Author: James Cagney

A great book is like great evil.

Tags: Evil, Great  ✍ Author: Sarah Wayne Callies

Whoever you are, you will not write this book. I can tell you nothing. Do not call me again. Ever.

Tags: Again, Tell  ✍ Author: Roberto Calvi

A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say.

Tags: Finished, Saying  ✍ Author: Italo Calvino

When it was suggested that I write a memoir I said, 'I'm not old enough. I'm not distinguished enough.' But I went home and sat down to write, and the material for the book just came flooding into my hands.

Tags: Enough, Home  ✍ Author: Julia Cameron

I came in on the decline. Phil Elliot was in first, he got his book out, he sold thirteen thousand, I think he got two issues out before I got mine in, this was March '87. He was out in December '86.

Tags: December, Mine  ✍ Author: Eddie Campbell

I thought, well I can do that. I couldn't be bothered writing a book review, because I'd have to read the book, I haven't got time to read a whole book for a fifty dollar write-up.

Tags: Time, Writing  ✍ Author: Eddie Campbell

I worked from 10 p.m. until 1 a.m. every night for a year to write the first 'Chicken Soup for the Soul' book.

Tags: Night, Soul  ✍ Author: Jack Canfield

'The Chicken Soup for the Soul' books are the result of over 20 years of teaching seminars and giving speeches. The first book contains all of the stories that I used in my seminars to illustrate the points that I wanted to make.

Tags: Giving, Soul  ✍ Author: Jack Canfield

I like to hold a book. When someone sends me a script, I ask for a hard copy or print one out.

Tags: Hard, Someone  ✍ Author: Mario Cantone

Finishing a book is just like you took a child out in the back yard and shot it.

Tags: Child, Took  ✍ Author: Truman Capote

Sometimes when I think how good my book can be, I can hardly breathe.

Tags: Good, Sometimes  ✍ Author: Truman Capote

My favourite all-time work of fiction: Lord of the Rings. My favourite all-time nonfiction book: Guns, Germs, and Steel. Ask me again next week, you'll get a different answer.

Tags: Again, Work  ✍ Author: Orson Scott Card

Once I moved to Chicago and started trying to get acting jobs, I just tended to book more things that were comedically based than anything else. I never had the preconceived notion, 'I will be a comedic actor.' I just thought, 'I'll go into acting and see what kind of work I can get.'

Tags: Trying, Work  ✍ Author: Steve Carell

Reading a book, watching a movie, going to a play, it's transporting, and very, very exciting. And to be a part of that, creating things with your imagination, whoa.

Tags: Movie, Reading  ✍ Author: Steve Carell

I went to work in 1962, and by '64 I was writing all the time, every night and every weekend. It didn't occur to me that, having read nothing and knowing nothing, I was in no position to write a book.

Tags: Time, Work  ✍ Author: Peter Carey

The ideas I stand for are not mine. I borrowed them from Socrates. I swiped them from Chesterfield. I stole them from Jesus. And I put them in a book. If you don't like their rules, whose would you use?

Tags: Jesus, Put  ✍ Author: Dale Carnegie

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

Tags: Pictures, Thought  ✍ Author: Lewis Carroll

There is a great deal of difference between an eager man who wants to read a book and the tired man who wants a book to read.

Tags: Great, Tired  ✍ Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton

It took me 40 years to write my first book.

Tags: Took, Write  ✍ Author: Paulo Coelho

It's very difficult to read a book on your computer.

Tags: Difficult, Read  ✍ Author: Paulo Coelho

Publishers see free downloads as threatening the sales of the book.

Tags: Free, Sales  ✍ Author: Paulo Coelho

You cannot open a book without learning something.

Tags: Cannot, Learning  ✍ Author: Paulo Coelho

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

Tags: Attention, Books  ✍ Author: Paulo Coelho

An autobiography is a book a person writes about his own life and it is usually full of all sorts of boring details.

Tags: Boring, Life  ✍ Author: Roald Dahl

'Gone With The Wind' is one of the all-time greats. Read Margaret Mitchell's book and watch the film again; it's a soap opera in all its glory. It is superb and memorable.

Tags: Again, Wind  ✍ Author: Timothy Dalton

I think for anybody reading the book they're going to get an idea in their heads of all those characters, and I think that once that gets fixed, it's quite hard to shake.

Tags: Hard, Once  ✍ Author: Hugh Dancy

I have this book club, and we don't read one book; we offer up a few suggestions and create a library over time.

Tags: Few, Time  ✍ Author: Claire Danes

I didn't expect to be doing a whole bunch of Amber Browns. And because it was just one book, and the father had moved away, I didn't realize I was going to have to deal more with shared custody, divorce and all those issues.

Tags: Away, Father  ✍ Author: Paula Danziger

When my father would yell at me, I told myself someday I'd use it in a book.

Tags: Father, Someday  ✍ Author: Paula Danziger

I am a struggling writer. A middle-aged man with two little kids and I'm just trying to earn a living. So buy this book - or my kids will have to go to foster care.

Tags: Care, Trying  ✍ Author: Christopher Darden

I don't know how the editors are going to take it or how it may be received. But to some extent I'm hoping that with the next book, when people pick it up and read it, it will scare the pants off of them.

Tags: May, Off  ✍ Author: Christopher Darden

The worst advice I ever received from my dad was to play by the book.

Tags: Advice, Dad  ✍ Author: Dimebag Darrell

The worst advice I ever received from my dad was to play by the book. My old man used to flip out whenever I would try to branch out and do something different. Although he didn't do it on purpose, he really held me back in the beginning.

Tags: Dad, Try  ✍ Author: Dimebag Darrell

Someday I hope to write a book where the royalties will pay for the copies I give away.

Tags: Give, Hope  ✍ Author: Clarence Darrow

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

Tags: Nature, Work  ✍ Author: Charles Darwin

When a writer declares that his first book is his best, that is bad. I progress successively from book to book.

Tags: Bad, Best  ✍ Author: Mahmoud Darwish

Don't ever let the other stuff get in the way of your inherent skills as a kick-butt storyteller. Move the reader, make them happy and sad and excited and scared. Make them stare into space after they've put the book down, thinking about the tale that's become a part of them.

Tags: Happy, Sad  ✍ Author: James Dashner

It's all about people. It's about networking and being nice to people and not burning any bridges. Your book is going to impress, but in the end it is people that are going to hire you.

Tags: End, Nice  ✍ Author: John Davidson

You apply the skills you use to produce your own book to make an anthology. Shaping. Rhythm.

Tags: Rhythm, Skills  ✍ Author: Robyn Davidson

Its highest point was The Worst Journey in the World. Then you see this decline, and this harking back, using the 19th-century form when we're not in the 19th century. That way of writing a book about the world out there - you just can't do it anymore.

Tags: Point, Writing  ✍ Author: Robyn Davidson

Normally I would not recommend a book that tells you how to make money in the stock market. Most of these books are aimed at gullible folk, and they usually make much more money for their authors than they do for the investing public.

Tags: Money, Public  ✍ Author: Gavyn Davies

Religious fanatics want people to switch off their own minds, ignore the evidence, and blindly follow a holy book based upon private 'revelation'.

Tags: Ignore, Off  ✍ Author: Richard Dawkins

I don't go by the rule book... I lead from the heart, not the head.

Tags: Head, Heart  ✍ Author: Princess Diana

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

Tags: Away, Poetry  ✍ Author: Emily Dickinson
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