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Books are the legacies that a great genius leaves to mankind, which are delivered down from generation to generation as presents to the posterity of those who are yet unborn.

Tags: Genius, Great  ✍ Author: Joseph Addison

Americans think African writers will write about the exotic, about wildlife, poverty, maybe AIDS. They come to Africa and African books with certain expectations.

Tags: Poverty, Write  ✍ Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but how many can get through to you.

Tags: Good, Point  ✍ Author: Mortimer Adler

I don't read books regularly, because I'm always writing them. I've written 30 books, thousands of pages.

Tags: Read, Writing  ✍ Author: Ferran Adria

Study nature, not books.

Tags: Nature, Study  ✍ Author: Louis Agassiz

I don't believe in personal immortality; the only way I expect to have some version of such a thing is through my books.

Tags: Expect, Personal  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

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

Tags: Show, Thoughts  ✍ Author: Abraham Lincoln

Isn't it strange that I who have written only unpopular books should be such a popular fellow?

Tags: Popular, Strange  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.

Tags: Shame, Show  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

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

Tags: Book, Moral  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

I cannot live without books.

Tags: Cannot  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.

Tags: Good, Read  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

It is only through books that we partake of the great harvest that is human civilization across the ages.

Tags: Great, Human  ✍ Author: Ibrahim Babangida

Literary imagination is an aesthetic object offered by a writer to a lover of books.

Tags: Lover, Writer  ✍ Author: Gaston Bachelard

Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.

Tags: Few, Others  ✍ Author: Francis Bacon

I'm obsessed with zombies. I like watching zombie movies and I read zombie books.

Tags: Movies, Read  ✍ Author: Kevin Bacon

Printed books usually outlive bookstores and the publishers who brought them out. They sit around, demanding nothing, for decades. That's one of their nicest qualities - their brute persistence.

Tags: Qualities, Sit  ✍ Author: Nicholson Baker

Americans like fat books and thin women.

Tags: Fat, Women  ✍ Author: Russell Baker

It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who had ever been alive.

Tags: Alive, Taught  ✍ Author: James A. Baldwin

By the usual reckoning, the worst books make the best films.

Tags: Best, Worst  ✍ Author: Iain Banks

I wouldn't like to be a character in one of my books!

Tags: Character  ✍ Author: Iain Banks

You and I do not see things as they are. We see things as we are.

Tags: Else, House  ✍ Author: Henry Ward Beecher

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

Tags: Everybody, Three  ✍ Author: Henry Ward Beecher

Books are not men and yet they stay alive.

Tags: Alive, Men  ✍ Author: Henry Ward Beecher

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

Tags: Reading, Worse  ✍ Author: Ray Bradbury
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My main wish is to get my books into other people's rooms, and to keep other people's books out of mine.

Tags: Keep, Wish  ✍ Author: Samuel Butler

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

Tags: Oldest, Read  ✍ Author: Samuel Butler

Books are like imprisoned souls till someone takes them down from a shelf and frees them.

Tags: Someone, Takes  ✍ Author: Samuel Butler

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

Tags: Devil, God  ✍ Author: Samuel Butler

One of the biggest motivations for me with writing my books is to offer girls some escapism, especially girls who really need it, like I did.

Tags: Biggest, Writing  ✍ Author: Meg Cabot

I've always had a soft spot for comic books.

Tags: Comic, Soft  ✍ Author: John Cage

I read books like mad, but I am careful to to let anything I read influence me.

Tags: Mad, Read  ✍ Author: Michael Caine

I often reread books I have written.

Tags: Often, Written  ✍ Author: Taylor Caldwell

I had my success too soon. Three books published with Scribner's in New York before I was 30.

Tags: Success, Three  ✍ Author: Morley Callaghan

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.

Tags: Reason, Truth  ✍ Author: Al Capp

I buy way too many books.

Tags: Buy  ✍ Author: Orson Scott Card

Laws against homosexual behavior should remain on the books.

Tags: Against, Behavior  ✍ Author: Orson Scott Card

All that mankind has done, thought or been: it is lying as in magic preservation in the pages of books.

Tags: Done, Thought  ✍ Author: Thomas Carlyle

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

Tags: Days, True  ✍ Author: Thomas Carlyle

One whose knowledge is confined to books and whose wealth is in the possession of others, can use neither his knowledge nor wealth when the need for them arises.

Tags: Knowledge, Others  ✍ Author: George Washington Carver

Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.

Tags: Mirror, Stupid  ✍ Author: George Washington Carver

A room without books is like a body without a soul.

Tags: Body, Soul  ✍ Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton

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, Book  ✍ Author: Paulo Coelho

I don't write that much horror. People tell me my books are scary, but they're not really; I don't go there.

Tags: Tell, Write  ✍ Author: Luciano De Crescenzo

I've read every one of Donald Goines' books. So as soon as I heard there was an opportunity for one of his novels to be turned into a movie, I jumped at the opportunity.

Tags: Movie, Read  ✍ Author: DMX

Besides, most of the books I like involve people I could never play in a million years.

Tags: Besides, Million  ✍ Author: Hugh Dancy

I don't write down my experiences, but I have a very decent memory. I have tons of books in which I write down phrases as they occur to me. That's how I write songs. I'll need a line and I'll go through the books and find it, the right rhyme and everything.

Tags: Memory, Write  ✍ Author: Evan Dando

The wise are above books.

Tags: Above, Wise  ✍ Author: Clifton Daniel

I'm a big believer in big books, and that doesn't necessarily mean long books.

Tags: Big, Mean  ✍ Author: Mark Z. Danielewski

'Lord of the Rings' was a set of books in which the world had been conceived before the characters were placed within that context.

Tags: Lord, Within  ✍ Author: Mark Z. Danielewski

I wish I had had my books when I was a kid, I do.

Tags: Kid, Wish  ✍ Author: Paula Danziger

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

Tags: Gone, Lucky  ✍ Author: Paula Danziger

The books are funny and sad, and that's what people respond to.

Tags: Funny, Sad  ✍ Author: Paula Danziger

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

Tags: Best, Far  ✍ Author: Charles Dickens

There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island.

Tags: Island, Treasure  ✍ Author: Walt Disney

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

Tags: Clever, Nonsense  ✍ Author: Benjamin Disraeli

In the dime stores and bus stations, people talk of situations, read books, repeat quotations, draw conclusions on the wall.

Tags: Read, Talk  ✍ Author: Bob Dylan

One person who has mastered life is better than a thousand persons who have mastered only the contents of books, but no one can get anything out of life without God.

Tags: God, Life  ✍ Author: Aaron Eckhart

As an adolescent I wrote comic books, because I read lots of them, and fantasy novels set in Malaysia and Central Africa.

Tags: Africa, Read  ✍ Author: Umberto Eco

If an army of monkeys were strumming on typewriters, they might write all the books in the British Museum.

Tags: Might, Write  ✍ Author: Arthur Eddington

I love my books.

Tags: Love  ✍ Author: Elizabeth Edwards

The way that Dickens structured his books has a form that we most readily recognize now from, say, the great T.V. series, like 'The Wire' or 'The Sopranos.' There's one central plot line, but then from that spin off all kinds of subplots.

Tags: Great, Off  ✍ Author: Jennifer Egan

When I was little, I wanted to be a doctor. I was really interested in gore. My grandfather was an orthopedic surgeon and he had a lot of books in his library that I would just pore over. A lot of them had really horrible pictures of deformities.

Tags: Library, Wanted  ✍ Author: Jennifer Egan

It's so easy to print in the Midwest. You're saving months in shipping and customs, so we have started printing a number of books there.

Tags: Easy, Started  ✍ Author: Dave Eggers

I don't mean to beat a made-in-America drum, but I would be lying if I said it doesn't feel somehow right to be printing books in the U.S.

Tags: Mean, Said  ✍ Author: Dave Eggers

I publish my own books, so there isn't a certain editor I owe the book to at a publishing house.

Tags: Book, House  ✍ Author: Dave Eggers

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

Tags: Last, Year  ✍ Author: Larry Elder

Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counsellors, and the most patient of teachers.

Tags: Friends, Patient  ✍ Author: Charles W. Eliot

Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.

Tags: Friends, Patient  ✍ Author: Charles William Eliot

All of my books come from pain.

Tags: Pain  ✍ Author: Bret Easton Ellis

I think my sensibility is very literary; all my books were built as books, and I wasn't thinking about them being movies.

Tags: Movies, Thinking  ✍ Author: Bret Easton Ellis

I have expressed my opinion through the written word through my books, that is all.

Tags: Opinion, Word  ✍ Author: Oriana Fallaci

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

Tags: Else, Mind  ✍ Author: William Feather

You know, I don't only play for the record books.

 ✍ Author: Roger Federer

I don't think I'm an unkind person, I don't think my books are unkind, and I don't think my readers are unkind.

Tags: Readers, Unkind  ✍ Author: Julian Fellowes

I used to have all the Goosebumps books as a kid too.

Tags: Kid, Used  ✍ Author: Tom Felton

There are a couple of carp fishing books I've been reading. I'm very interested in that line of books, because I think they write very well, carp anglers, about the general environment.

Tags: Reading, Write  ✍ Author: Tom Felton

I don't really read books. Wish I did.

Tags: Read, Wish  ✍ Author: Rebecca Ferguson

I hope that in my books there's an undertone of politics, basic tenets of how we should live.

Tags: Hope, Politics  ✍ Author: Jasper Fforde

I just write books, and I do it without any notion of what I should do or shouldn't do.

Tags: Notion, Write  ✍ Author: Jasper Fforde

I still feel threatened by academics, but my books have a lot of academic in-jokes and everybody assumes I went to university and studied English.

Tags: English, Everybody  ✍ Author: Jasper Fforde

People who read my books have an open mind when it comes to new, bizarre, interesting and exciting ideas.

Tags: Mind, Read  ✍ Author: Jasper Fforde

Speak to any editor and ask them what they turned down, and they'll have long lists of books.

Tags: Ask, Speak  ✍ Author: Jasper Fforde

There is a certain degree of 'steampunkishness' that creeps into my books.

Tags: Creeps, Degree  ✍ Author: Jasper Fforde

Henry Miller wrote novels, but he calls his protagonist Henry, often Henry Miller, and his books are in this gray area between memoir and novel.

Tags: Between, Often  ✍ Author: Leslie Fiedler

Read much, but not many books.

Tags: Read  ✍ Author: Gustave Flaubert

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.

Tags: Ourselves, Path  ✍ Author: E. M. Forster

At night, when the curtains are drawn and the fire flickers, my books attain a collective dignity.

Tags: Fire, Night  ✍ Author: E. M. Forster

I love comic books. I just do.

Tags: Comic, Love  ✍ Author: Megan Fox

History books that contain no lies are extremely dull.

Tags: History, Lies  ✍ Author: Anatole France

The books that everybody admires are those that nobody reads.

Tags: Everybody, Nobody  ✍ Author: Anatole France

Never lend books, for no one ever returns them; the only books I have in my library are books that other folks have left me.

Tags: Left, Library  ✍ Author: Anatole France

What progress we are making. In the Middle Ages they would have burned me. Now they are content with burning my books.

Tags: Making, Progress  ✍ Author: Sigmund Freud

I've always had great respect for Paddington because he is amusingly English and eccentric. He is a great British institution and my generation grew up with the books and then Michael Horden's animations.

Tags: Great, Respect  ✍ Author: Stephen Fry

Learning hath gained most by those books by which the printers have lost.

Tags: Learning, Lost  ✍ Author: Thomas Fuller

I basically only read books that are over 2,000 years old.

Tags: Old, Read  ✍ Author: Hans-Georg Gadamer

How some of the writers I come across get through their books without dying of boredom is beyond me.

Tags: Boredom, Dying  ✍ Author: William Gaddis

I go into Daunt Books in Marylebone every couple of weeks. My wife Sara demolishes books, but I only buy stuff occasionally. I like boys' things, spies and the Cold War.

Tags: War, Wife  ✍ Author: Noel Gallagher

I don't think that Slaughterhouse-Five was successful movie material. In fact, Vonnegut's books mostly I don't feel are movie material.

Tags: Fact, Successful  ✍ Author: Jerry Garcia

While I've worked on many topics and written many books, I have not abandoned my interest in multiple intelligences.

Tags: Interest, While  ✍ Author: Howard Gardner

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