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Books Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Books.

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

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

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

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

 

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

Books are mirrors:
you only see in them what you already have inside you.
- Carlos Ruiz Zafon

You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture.
Just get people to stop reading them.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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Books and friends should be few but good.
- Anonymous

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

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

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

More books, more racing and more foolishness with cars
and motorcycles are in the works.
- Brock Yates

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I live alone, with cats, books, pictures,
fresh vegetables to cook, the garden,
the hens to feed.
- Jeanette Winterson

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

Books are the treasured wealth of the world
and the fit inheritance of generations and nations.
- Henry David Thoreau

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

These days, there are many people around the world
who listen to the songs that made me infamous and read
the books that made me respectable.
- Kinky Friedman

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

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

I love to both give and receive very old books.
- Augusten Burroughs

But a girl of seventeen is not always thinking of books,
especially in the Oxford summer term.
- Mary A. Ward

I think God destined that I play.
I think it's all in the books already.
- Michelle Wie

I read one or two other books which gave me a background
in mathematics other than logic.
- Stephen Cole Kleene

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

I don't think any good book is based on factual experience.
Bad books are about things the writer already knew before he wrote them.
- Carlos Fuentes

The new spirituality will bring about what I'm calling the 'end of better.'
And that is in fact what is called for in the next
of the series of books that I've been writing.
- Neale Donald Walsch

Oh, I think every author is inspired by all of the books that she reads.
- Cornelia Funke

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

Books choose their authors; the act of creation is
not entirely a rational and conscious one.
- Salman Rushdie

The more books we read, the clearer it becomes that
the true function of a writer is to produce a masterpiece
and that no other task is of any consequence.
- Cyril Connolly

A lot of my characters in all of my books have a self-destructive urge.
They'll do precisely the thing that they know is wrong,
take a perverse delight in doing the wrong thing.
- Richard Russo

Television is actually closer to reality than anything in books.
The madness of TV is the madness of human life.
- Camille Paglia

Yes, in my books I do edit myself to keep from becoming the Village Explainer.
- Thomas Perry

Ulysses could have done with a good editor.
You know people are always putting Ulysses in the top
10 books ever written but I doubt that any of those
people were really moved by it.
- Roddy Doyle

Mistresses are like books; if you pore upon them too much,
they doze you and make you unfit for company;
but if used discreetly,
you are the fitter for conversation by em.
- William Wycherley

If the First Amendment means anything,
it means that a state has no business telling a man,
sitting alone in his house, what books he may read
or what films he may watch.
- Thurgood Marshall

It was 1966 by the time I started taking pictures seriously and books,
newspapers and magazines of the time were full of great
pictures that helped to inspire me.
- Fay Godwin

I've always felt, in all my books, that there's a deep
decency in the American people and a native intelligence -
providing they have the facts,
providing they have the information.
- Studs Terkel

Movies can't ruin books.
They can only ruin movies.
- S. E. Hinton

The things I want to know are in books;
my best friend is the man who'll get me a book I ain't read.
- Abraham Lincoln

The advice of the elders to young men is very apt to
be as unreal as a list of the hundred best books.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

I've always loved words.
I ate up all the books I could get my hands on,
and when I couldn't get books, I read candy wrappers
and labels on cereal and toothpaste boxes.
- Judy Holliday

I have written two nonfiction books,
I'm embarrassed to say.
- Dirk Benedict

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

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

Books minister to our knowledge, to our guidance,
and to our delight, by their truth, their uprightness,
and their art.
- George Henry Lewes

I think of my books as mainstream and that's were most
people who read them look for them in book stores.
- Jean M. Auel

Always in my books, I like to throw that rogue element
into a stable situation and then see what happens.
- Jeanette Winterson

Reading is a conversation.
All books talk.
But a good book listens as well.
- Mark Haddon

I take refuge in my books.
- Julia Ward Howe

A house without books is like a room without windows.
No man has a right to bring up his children without
surrounding them with books,
if he has the means to buy them.
- Horace Mann

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.
- Chanakya

There's a series of children's books called A Series of Unfortunate Events,
which is like an incredibly dark version of Roald Dahl.
I hope to start directing it.
- Barry Sonnenfeld

I love everything that's old, - old friends,
old times, old manners, old books, old wine.
- Oliver Goldsmith

As a strong supporter of our 2nd Amendment rights,
I believe tougher enforcement of our nation's existing
gun laws must be done before any more laws are enacted and put on the books.
- Jeff Miller

People in my books tend to get their just deserts,
even if not at the hands of the police.
- Antonia Fraser


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