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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 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)

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

The Book of Life is a Book of Riddles,
with its Real Lessons Writ Small in the Margins.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

In the book of life, the answers aren't in the back.
- Charles M. Schulz in his Peanuts cartoon

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

Life is a Book of Riddles,
with the Real Lessons Writ Small in its Margins.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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A closed mind is like a closed book;
just a block of wood.
- Chinese proverb

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

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

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

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

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

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]

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

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

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

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

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

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

Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
- Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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.
- Thomas Jefferson

Don't join the book burners.
Do not think you are going to conceal thoughts
by concealing evidence that they ever existed.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Each book first begins with a little idea.
- Dick Bruna

When I make a book, I make it for the child and not for the parent -
no jokes in it for the parents!
- Dick Bruna

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

I tell beginning readers to read a lot and write a lot.
If you want to write a book, find a subject that's
really worth the time and effort you'll put in.
- Tracy Kidder

To read a book, to think it over, and to write out
notes is a useful exercise;
a book which will not repay some hard thought is not worth publishing.
- Maria Mitchell

It's a discovery of a story when I write a book,
a case of inching ahead on each page and discovering
what's beyond in the darkness,
beyond where you're writing.
- Michael Ondaatje

My introduction to the Brady book was an attempt to
nail the exact same idea since Brady addressed the point.
And since I write pornography, naturally,
something of an obsession for me.
- Peter Sotos

When you read a classic, you do not see more in the
book than you did before;
you see more in you than there was before.
- Clifton Fadiman

No two persons ever read the same book.
- Edmund Wilson

A book may be compared to your neighbour:
if it be good it cannot last too long;
if bad,
you cannot get rid of it too early.
- Henry Brooke

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

I never learned anything at all in school and didn't
read a book for pleasure until I was 19 years old.
- Stanley Kubrick

Writing the book was itself a process of concealing and revealing.
- Rick Moody

Like many other women, I could not understand why every
man who changed a diaper has felt impelled,
in recent years, to write a book about it.
- Barbara Ehrenreich

This is perhaps the most profound meaning of the book of Job,
the best example of wisdom.
- Paul Ricoeur

The book tour has been really interesting and very gratifying.
I have not book toured before.
I've never had quite as much pleasure,
as much satisfaction.
- Leonard Nimoy

Men do not understand books until they have a certain amount of life,
or at any rate no man understands a deep book,
until he has seen and lived at least part of its contents.
- Ezra Pound

I believe that it is my job not only to write books
but to have them published.
A book is like a child.
You have to defend the life of a child.
- George Konrad

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

We never stop reading, although every book comes to an end,
just as we never stop living, although death is certain.
- Roberto Bolano

It was actually a very nice little book done by a gift book company.
They illustrated it with pictures from 1920s football,
before there were face guards.
- Gregg Easterbrook

The power of a book lies in its power to turn a solitary
act into a shared vision.
As long as we have books, we are not alone.
- Laura Bush

Mark Twain's Roughing It is a book that many people don't know about,
but I highly recommend to anybody at any age.
- Chuck Jones

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

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

I write about myself with the same pencil and in the
same exercise book as about him.
It is no longer I, but another whose life is just beginning.
- Samuel Beckett

Child!
Do not throw this book about; refrain from the unholy
pleasure of cutting all the pictures out.
- Hilaire Belloc

My book has a very simple surface, but there are layers
of irony and paradox all the way through it.
- Mark Haddon

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

Dreams are illustrations...
from the book your soul is writing about you.
- Marsha Norman

Book reviews have never helped me.
Most of them erred in their interpretations and their
work has been a waste of time.
- Manuel Puig

Collaboration on a book is the ultimate unnatural act.
- Tom Clancy

There are other options out there, after all,
like read a book, go on the Internet,
rent a movie.
- Dick Wolf

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

You can't just plain die.
You got to do it by the book.
- Richard McKenna

There is no less invention in aptly applying a thought found in a book,
than in being the first author of the thought.
- Pierre Bayle

Hold fast to the Bible.
To the influence of this Book we are indebted for all
the progress made in true civilization and to this
we must look as our guide in the future.
- Ulysses S. Grant


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