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#1. Where books had been a comfort before, they became a necessity, old books best of all: thick heavy tomes with stories that spread and twisted through other worlds, where he could walk like a ghost in the footsteps of other lives. - Author: Alexia Casale
Books quotes by Alexia Casale
#2. I tend to turn down books originally published as e-books. As for selling books directly to e-book publishers, I would do so only if all traditional publishers had turned them down. - Author: Richard Curtis
Books quotes by Richard Curtis
#3. But I do think it's important to remember that writers do not have a monopoly of wisdom on their books. They can be wrong about their own books, they can often learn about their own books. - Author: China Mieville
Books quotes by China Mieville
#4. You will always be remember for how you finish - Author: Jonah Books.com
Books quotes by Jonah Books.com
#5. Anyone can take an adventure even if it's only in your own backyard. Let your imagination be your adventure and see where it takes you. - Author: Carmela Dutra
Books quotes by Carmela Dutra
#6. Men of learning are those who have read the contents of books. Thinkers, geniuses, and those who have enlightened the world and furthered the race of men, are those who have made direct use
of the book of the world. - Author: Arthur Schopenhauer
Books quotes by Arthur Schopenhauer
#7. Two dads have sent me letters that said my books changed their daughters' lives. I send them packages with T-shirts and posters because, come on ... that's the coolest. - Author: Simone Elkeles
Books quotes by Simone Elkeles
#8. This is fucking magic, she thought. This isn't some story out of one of Tommy's books. This isn't something you can experiment with in the bathroom. This is not natural, and whatever I am, it isn't natural. A vampire is magic, not science. - Author: Christopher Moore
Books quotes by Christopher Moore
#9. She felt something similar, but worse in a way, about hundreds and hundreds of books she'd read, novels, biographies, occasional books, about music and art - she could remember nothing about them at all, so that it seemed rather pointless even to say that she had read them; such claims were things people set great store by but she hardly supposed they recalled any more than she did. Sometimes a book persisted as a coloured shadow at the edge of sight, as vague and unrecapturable as something seen in the rain from a passing vehicle; looked at directly it vanished altogether. Sometimes there were atmospheres, even the rudiments of a scene; a man in an office looking over Regent's Park, rain in the street outside - a little blurred etching of a situation she would never, could never, trace back to its source in a novel she had read some time, she thought, in the past thirty years. - Author: Alan Hollinghurst
Books quotes by Alan Hollinghurst
#10. The art of medicine cannot be inherited, nor can it be copied from books - Author: Paracelsus
Books quotes by Paracelsus
#11. I'd say that what I do is like a crack in the mirror. If you go back over the books from Carrie on up, what you see is an observation of ordinary middle-class American life as it's lived at the time that particular book was written. In every life you get to a point where you have to deal with something that's inexplicable to you, whether it's the doctor saying you have cancer or a prank phone call. So whether you talk about ghosts or vampires or Nazi war criminals living down the block, we're still talking about the same thing, which is an intrusion of the extraordinary into ordinary life and how we deal with it. What that shows about our character and our interactions with others and the society we live in interests me a lot more than monsters and vampires and ghouls and ghosts. - Author: Stephen King
Books quotes by Stephen King
#12. I travel because I become uncomfortable being too comfortable. - Author: Carew Papritz
Books quotes by Carew Papritz
#13. I'm a Christian, and those beliefs occasionally come out in the books. - Author: John Grisham
Books quotes by John Grisham
#14. We all travelled light, taking with us only what we considered to be the bare essentials of life. When we opened our luggage for Customs inspection, the contents of our bags were a fair indication of character and interests. Thus Margo's luggage contained a multitude of diaphanous garments, three books on slimming, and a regiment of small bottles each containing some elixir guaranteed to cure acne. Leslie's case held a couple of roll-top pullovers and a pair of trousers which were wrapped round two revolvers, an air-pistol, a book called Be Your Own Gunsmith, and a large bottle of oil that leaked. Larry was accompanied by two trunks of books and a brief-case containing his clothes. Mother's luggage was sensibly divided between clothes and various volumes on cooking and gardening. I travelled with only those items that I thought necessary to relieve the tedium of a long journey: four books on natural history, a butterfly net, a dog, and a jam-jar full of caterpillars all in imminent danger of turning into chrysalids. Thus, by our standards fully equipped, we left the clammy shores of England. - Author: Gerald Durrell
Books quotes by Gerald Durrell
#15. I didn't want to rush into things, or move ahead when we were both drunk on the essence of such a highly exotic moment. - Author: Sana Khatri
Books quotes by Sana Khatri
#16. Outsong in the Jungle

[Baloo:] For the sake of him who showed
One wise Frog the Jungle-Road,
Keep the Law the Man-Pack make
For thy blind old Baloo's sake!
Clean or tainted, hot or stale,
Hold it as it were the Trail,
Through the day and through the night,
Questing neither left nor right.
For the sake of him who loves
Thee beyond all else that moves,
When thy Pack would make thee pain,
Say: "Tabaqui sings again."
When thy Pack would work thee ill,
Say: "Shere Khan is yet to kill."
When the knife is drawn to slay,
Keep the Law and go thy way.
(Root and honey, palm and spathe,
Guard a cub from harm and scathe!)

Wood and Water, Wind and Tree,
Jungle-Favour go with thee!

[Kaa:] Anger is the egg of Fear--
Only lidless eyes see clear.
Cobra-poison none may leech--
Even so with Cobra-speech.
Open talk shall call to thee
Strength, whose mate is Courtesy.
Send no lunge beyond thy length.
Lend no rotten bough thy strength.
Gauge thy gape with buck or goat,
Lest thine eye should choke thy throat.
After gorging, wouldst thou sleep ?
Look thy den be hid and deep,
Lest a wrong, by thee forgot,
Draw thy killer to the spot.
East and West and North and South,
Wash thy hide and close thy mouth.
(Pit and rift and blue pool-brim,
Middle-Jungle follow him!)

Wood and Water, W - Author: Rudyard Kipling
Books quotes by Rudyard Kipling
#17. It's the books I love best that are the hardest to write about. I don't want to take one angle on them, I want to dive into them and quote huge chunks and tell you everything about them, and it just isn't possible. - Author: Jo Walton
Books quotes by Jo Walton
#18. I read everything aloud, novels as well as picture books. I believe the eye and ear are different listeners. So as writers, we have to please both. - Author: Jane Yolen
Books quotes by Jane Yolen
#19. You need books to read and readers for books. - Author: Margaret Stohl
Books quotes by Margaret Stohl
#20. The books that help you most are those which make you think the most. A great book that comes from a great thinker is a ship of thought, deep freighted with truth and beauty.
1810-1860, Minister - Author: Theodore Parker
Books quotes by Theodore Parker
#21. I'd hate to read all these books ... that much reading could put your eyes out. - Author: Larry McMurtry
Books quotes by Larry McMurtry
#22. All I could do was scream, "How dare you! What have you DONE?! Put my books back! - Author: Mary Ann Shaffer
Books quotes by Mary Ann Shaffer
#23. Fast reading of a great novel will get us the plot. It will get us names, a shadowy idea of characters, a sketch of settings. It will not get us subtleties, small differentiations, depth of emotion and observation, multilayered human experience, the appreciation of simile and metaphor, any sense of context, any comparison with other novels, other writers. Fast reading will not get us cadence and complexities of style and language. It will not get us anything that enters not just the conscious mind but the unconscious. It will not allow the book to burrow down into our memory and become part of ourselves, the accumulation of knowledge and wisdom and vicarious experience which helps to form us as complete human beings. It will not develop our awareness or add to the sum of our knowledge and intelligence. Read parts of a newspaper quickly or an encyclopaedia entry, or a fast-food thriller, but do not insult yourself or a book which has been created with its author's painstakingly acquired skill and effort, by seeing how fast you can dispose of it. - Author: Susan Hill
Books quotes by Susan Hill
#24. For years I've gathered various books, sources. When I was little it might have been Tolkien, and so I would have just four books around me. I couldn't afford many books at the time, so I'd have what I had. Maybe I'd tear out ten or twenty pictures from magazines because I couldn't afford art books. I would check out library books and try to keep them as long as I could, but I couldn't jot my notes in them. For any particular song, I can't tell you the books that were on the floor, the photographs on the floor. I don't let anybody keep a record of that. Those are the secret ingredients. - Author: Tori Amos
Books quotes by Tori Amos
#25. Books don't just go with you, they take you where you've never been. - Author: Anonymous
Books quotes by Anonymous
#26. There was an abyss. And books contained magical incantations to raise what was hidden there, all the great mysteries. - Author: Stephen King
Books quotes by Stephen King
#27. My books are based on the "what if" principle. "What if you became invisible?" or "What if you did change into your mother for one day?" I then take it from there. Each book takes several months in the long process of writing, rewriting, writing, rewriting, and each has its own set of problems. The one thing I dislike about the writing process is the sometimes-loneliness of it all. Readers only get to see the glamour part of a bound book, not some of the agonizing moments one has while constructing it. - Author: Mary Rodgers
Books quotes by Mary Rodgers
#28. It is so vast an alleviation to be able to point for another to look at. And then not to talk. To follow the dark paths of the mind and enter the past, to visit books, to brush aside their branches and break off some fruit. - Author: Virginia Woolf
Books quotes by Virginia Woolf
#29. Do you think any of us know how to love?! Do you think anybody would ever do anything if they waited until they knew how to love?! Do you think that babies would ever get made or meals cooked or crops planed or books written or what God-damn-have-you? Do you think people would even get out of bed in the morning if they waited until they knew how to love? You have had too much therapy. Or not enough. God knows how to love, kiddo. The rest of us are only good actors.
Forget love. Try good manners. - Author: Rebecca Wells
Books quotes by Rebecca Wells
#30. The problem with people who live in a world of speeches and books and theories is they don't know how to fix things in the real world when they go wrong. They feign ignorance, blame others, and make another eloquent speech. - Author: Kathleen Troia McFarland
Books quotes by Kathleen Troia McFarland
#31. Ultimately, nobody can get more out of things, including books, than he already knows. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
Books quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche
#32. People lose a lot of time being afraid... People lose a lot of time in hating others, and there's no fun in it at all. - Author: L. Frank Baum
Books quotes by L. Frank Baum
#33. I admire the world of the books and the characters that she's created, but I'm not an addict of Harry Potter. I don't feel possessive about it. - Author: Ralph Fiennes
Books quotes by Ralph Fiennes
#34. Since Monday, it has been raining buoyant summer rain shot through with sun, but dark at night and full of sound, full of dripping leaves, watery chimings, sleepless scuttlings. Billy Bob is wide-awake, dry-eyed, though everything he does is a little frozen and his tongue is as stiff as a bell tongue. It has not been easy for him, Miss Bobbit's going. Because she'd meant more than that. Than what? Than being thirteen years old and crazy in love. She was the queer things in him, like the pecan tree and liking books and caring enough about people to let them hurt him. She was the things he was afraid to show anyone else. And in the dark the music trickled through the rain: won't there be nights when we will hear it just as though it were really there? And afternoons when the shadows will be all at once confused, and she will pass before us, unfurling across the lawn like a pretty piece of ribbon? - Author: Truman Capote
Books quotes by Truman Capote
#35. Sometimes when Rose was reading, she would catch a whiff of the musty smell of her book. She put her nose down in the fold and inhaled deeply so that wonderful smell, the smell of adventure in faraway lands, would fill her up. She rubbed her hand across the pages to feel the velvety surface of the paper. When she closed her eyes, her fingertips could even feel the words that were printed there, each letter raised just a little, almost like the special language that her blind aunt Mary could read.
To Rose, a book was as real and alive as if it breathed and walked and spoke. - Author: Roger Lea MacBride
Books quotes by Roger Lea MacBride
#36. A young person wanting to become an artist might simply go purposefully and dedicatedly to his or her room with a few books and a thousand blank canvases for four years. - Author: Robert Genn
Books quotes by Robert Genn
#37. Books,' I say sleepily. 'They don't change either. If you read a book and look at it again later on, it's still the same thing. But it's exciting all over again. - Author: Truus Matti
Books quotes by Truus Matti
#38. The weapons were pens, books, chalks and blackboards, the heroes simple teachers - Author: Nadifa Mohamed
Books quotes by Nadifa Mohamed
#39. People talk about nightfall, or night falling, or dusk falling, and it's never seemed right to me. Perhaps they once meant befalling. As in night befalls. As in night happens. Perhaps they, whoever they were, thought of a falling sun. That might be it, except that that ought to give us dayfall. Day fell on Rupert the Bear. And we know, if we've ever read a book, that day doesn't fall or rise. It breaks. In books, day breaks, and night falls.
In life, night rises from the ground. The day hangs on for as long as it can, bright and eager, absolutely and positively the last guest to leave the party, while the ground darkens, oozing night around your ankles, swallowing for ever that dropped contact lens, making you miss that low catch in the gully on the last ball of the last over. - Author: Hugh Laurie
Books quotes by Hugh Laurie
#40. You must be compelled by an inner force to read books, listen to music, and view films which serve only to send you spiraling deeper into the bottomless pit of frustration. - Author: Gary Reilly
Books quotes by Gary Reilly
#41. Evolution writ large is the belief that a cloud of hydrogen will spontaneously invent extreme-ultraviolet lithography, perform Swan Lake, and write all the books in the British Museum. - Author: Fred Reed
Books quotes by Fred Reed
#42. Books and all forms of writing have always been objects of terror to those who seek to suppress the truth. - Author: Wole Soyinka
Books quotes by Wole Soyinka
#43. Perhaps I was drawn to stories in which people found their true desires because I was a stranger to myself. - Author: Alice Hoffman
Books quotes by Alice Hoffman
#44. I used to think then that all the tragic events of life were written down in books and that what went on outside was just diluted crap. - Author: Henry Miller
Books quotes by Henry Miller
#45. There's nothing like the feel of an old book in your hands. - Author: Kathryn Shay
Books quotes by Kathryn Shay
#46. I stay in contact with kids, and that is a lot of fun for me, not only to get their letters but to meet them in schools and see that the books really have engaged their hearts and imaginations. That's what makes it so worthwhile. - Author: Will Hobbs
Books quotes by Will Hobbs
#47. I read Claire Messud's 'The Emperor's Children,' I read Joseph O'Neill's 'Netherland' - but to me, they're not 9/11 novels. In 'The Emperor's Children,' 9/11 felt to me like a piece of the plot; the novel wasn't wrestling with what 9/11 meant. And 'Netherland' felt the same way. I liked both books a lot but I don't see them as 9/11 novels. - Author: Amy Waldman
Books quotes by Amy Waldman
#48. His account books reflect a concern with fashion, as shown by periodic visits to a French tailor, and his sartorial elegance is confirmed in portraits. In one painting, he wears a double-breasted coat with brass buttons and gilt-edged lapels, his neck swathed delicately in a ruffled lace jabot. - Author: Ron Chernow
Books quotes by Ron Chernow
#49. That's all books are. Escapism borne of wonderfully crafted words that describe far off lands. Sentences that ask and answer within seconds. Paragraphs that slay dragons and ride horses into the midnight sky. Chapters that describe the sensation of pounding hearts and consuming desire, each feeling chronicling the incredible sensation of falling in love. - Author: Emma Hart
Books quotes by Emma Hart
#50. It is as heroic as he makes it sound. "Why have I never heard anything about all this - and not just from you? Sophie never said a word. Hell, I didn't even know that people escaped over the mountains or that there was a concentration camp just for women who resisted the Nazis." "Men tell stories," I say. It is the truest, simplest answer to his question. "Women get on with it. For us it was a shadow war. There were no parades for us when it was over, no medals or mentions in history books. We did what we had to during the war, and when it was over, we picked up the pieces and started our lives over. Your sister was as desperate to forget it as I was. Maybe that was another mistake I made - letting her forget. Maybe we should have talked about it. - Author: Kristin Hannah
Books quotes by Kristin Hannah
#51. If I had waited long enough I probably never would have written anything at all since there is a tendency when you really begin to learn something about a thing not to want to write about it but rather to keep on learning about it always and at no time, unless you are very egotistical, which, of course, accounts for many books, will you be able to say: now I know all about this and will write about it. - Author: Ernest Hemingway,
Books quotes by Ernest Hemingway,
#52. As much as possible, connect your offer to the direct benefits customers will receive. Like the Alaska coupon books, a compelling offer pays for itself by making a clear value proposition. What people want and what they say they want are not always the same thing; your job is to figure out the difference. When developing an offer, think carefully about the objections and then respond to them in advance. Provide a nudge to customers by getting them to make a decision. The difference between a good offer and a great offer is urgency (also known as timeliness): Why should people act now? Offer reassurance and acknowledgment immediately after someone buys something or hires you. Then find a small but meaningful way to go above and beyond their expectations. - Author: Anonymous
Books quotes by Anonymous
#53. Ecclesiastes calls you the All-powerful; the Maccabees call you the Creator; the Epistle to the Ephesians calls you liberty; Baruch calls you Immensity; the Psalms call you Wisdom and Truth; John calls you Light; the Books of Kings call you Lord; Exodus calls you Providence; Leviticus, Sanctity; Esdras, Justice; the creation calls you God; man calls you Father; but Solomon calls you Compassion, and that is the most beautiful of all your names. - Author: Victor Hugo
Books quotes by Victor Hugo
#54. Spoken like a true Nipponese," Enoch says bitterly. "You never change." "Please make me understand what you are saying." "What of the man who cannot get out of bed and work, because he has no legs? What of the widow who has no husband to work, no children to support her? What of children who cannot improve their minds because they lack books and schoolhouses?" "You can shower gold on them," Goto Dengo says. "Soon enough, it will all be gone." "Yes. But some of it will be gone into books and bandages. - Author: Neal Stephenson
Books quotes by Neal Stephenson
#55. I was standing amid floor-to-ceiling shelves of books in wonder and awe when my view of stories suddenly and forever changed. There were enormous piles of books lying in corners. Books covered the walls. Books even lined the staircases as you went up from one floor to the next. It was as if this used bookstore was not just a place for selling used books; it was like the infrastructure itself was made up of books. There were books to hold more books, stories built out of stories.

I was standing in Daedalus Books in Charlottesville, Virginia, and I had recently read Mortimer J. Adler's How to Read a Book. I was alive with the desire to read. But at that particular moment, my glee turned to horror. For whatever reason, the truth of the numbers suddenly hit me. The year before, I had read about thirty books. For me, that was a new record. But then I started counting. I was in my early twenties, and with any luck I'd live at least fifty more years. At that rate, I'd have about 1,500 books in me, give or take.

There were more books than that on the single wall I was staring at.

That's when I had a realization of my mortality. My desire outpaced reality. I simply didn't have the life to read what I wanted to read.

Suddenly my choices in that bookstore became a profound act of deciding. The Latin root of the word decide - cise or cide - is to "cut off' or "kill." The idea is that to choose anything means to kill off other options you m - Author: Justin Whitmel Earley
Books quotes by Justin Whitmel Earley
#56. I love character and voice, and my favourite books have been the ones in which I've become completely absorbed. - Author: Helen Oyeyemi
Books quotes by Helen Oyeyemi
#57. I suffered most inconvenience from the difficulty of getting news from the civilised world down river, from the irregularity of receipt of letters, parcels of books and periodicals, and towards the latter part of my residence from ill health arising from bad and insufficient food. - Author: Henry Walter Bates
Books quotes by Henry Walter Bates
#58. [On the British Museum:] It was manifestly impossible to read all the books in that huge, gloomy structure, but I made a good try and accumulated a fund of useless information guaranteed to cast a pall over any dinner table. - Author: Elsa Maxwell
Books quotes by Elsa Maxwell
#59. I have built a city from the books I've read. A good book sings a a timeless music that is heard in the choir lofts, and balconies, and theaters that thrived within that secret city inside me. - Author: Pat Conroy
Books quotes by Pat Conroy
#60. Love : so many people read about it in books and research on it in libraries yet so few discover the real feeling of it! - Author: Avijeet Das
Books quotes by Avijeet Das
#61. The impulse to dream was slowly beaten out of me by experience. Now it surged up again and I hungered for books, new ways of looking and seeing. - Author: Richard Wright
Books quotes by Richard Wright
#62. She passed her New York Reviews on to Troy without giving them a glance; she told him she thought there was something perverted about book reviews that were longer than the books they were reviewing. - Author: Anne Tyler
Books quotes by Anne Tyler
#63. Take no heed of her.... She reads a lot of books. - Author: Jasper Fforde
Books quotes by Jasper Fforde
#64. In books there were limitless worlds, there was truth, sometimes brutal and ugly, and sometimes happy and soothing. - Author: Hector Tobar
Books quotes by Hector Tobar
#65. Most of what makes a book 'good' is that we are reading it at the right moment for us. - Author: Alain De Botton
Books quotes by Alain De Botton
#66. So you have chosen aloneness. You have chosen the security and the relative freedom of solitude, because there is no risk involved. You can stay up every night and watch your TV shows and eat ice cream out of the box and scroll through your Tumblr and never let your brain sit still, not even for a moment. You can fill your days up with books and coffees and trips to the store where you forget what you wanted the second you walk in the automatic sliding door. You can do so many little, pointless things throughout the day that all you can think of is how badly you want to sleep, how heavy your whole body is, how much your feet hurt. You can wear yourself out again and again on the pavement, and you do, and it feels good. No one will ever bridge that gap and point to your stomach or your hair or your eyes in the mirror and magically make you see the wonderful things about getting to be next to you. And maybe that's it, after all, this fear that no one will ever truly feel about you the way you want to be felt about. Maybe what you want is someone to make you love yourself, to put sense into all that positive rhetoric, to make it so the aloneness of TV and blasting music in your ears at all times isn't the most happy place you can think of. Maybe you want someone who makes you so sure of how wonderful things are that you cannot help but to tell them your feelings first, even at the risk of being humiliated. Because you will know that, when you're telling them you love them, what - Author: Chelsea Fagan
Books quotes by Chelsea Fagan
#67. Nice try, mister, but being cute won't save you. - Author: C.J. Milbrandt
Books quotes by C.J. Milbrandt
#68. I've always been drawn to writing for young readers. The books that I read growing up remain in my mind very strongly. - Author: Meg Wolitzer
Books quotes by Meg Wolitzer
#69. Wealth, knowledge and trust. They loved each other dearly. They lived together. Once God called them, and said for the betterment of the society you three will have to live separately. They didn't want to go away from each other, but for the betterment of society they accepted God's proposal. They decided to live separately. On their separation party, God said that you three friends can decide the place where you can meet each other easily. Wealth said to his two good friends that they can meet him at the rich person's house. Knowledge said that they can meet him at school, college, temple, mosque, church or books. Trust didn't answer anything. Knowledge and wealth asked him again that where they can meet Trust. Trust said you won't be able to find or meet me again. Once I am gone. I am gone forever, - Author: Nisha B. Thakur
Books quotes by Nisha B. Thakur
#70. Long historical books get written by women, but not contemporary experiments, which still seems to be a very male-dominated field. - Author: Eleanor Catton
Books quotes by Eleanor Catton
#71. You have to create your own space which has a lot of silence in it and a lot of books. - Author: Susan Sontag
Books quotes by Susan Sontag
#72. He was thirty-six years old, and six foot three. He spoke English to people and French to cats, and Latin to the birds. He had once nearly killed himself trying to read and ride a horse at the same time. - Author: Katherine Rundell
Books quotes by Katherine Rundell
#73. I spend a frightening amount of money on books. - Author: Kevin McCloud
Books quotes by Kevin McCloud
#74. If you feel that your happiness is attached with someone....
Keep remember that the happiness never be yours. - Author: Giridhar Alwar
Books quotes by Giridhar Alwar
#75. One of the purest souls ever to live on this fallen planet was Nicholas Herman, known as Brother Lawrence. He wrote very little, but what he wrote has seemed to several generations of Christians to be so rare and so beautiful as to deserve a place near the top among the world's great books of devotion. The writings of Brother Lawrence are the ultimate in simplicity; ideas woven like costly threads to make a pattern of great beauty. - Author: A.W. Tozer
Books quotes by A.W. Tozer
#76. Much has been written on the subject of bed-books. The general consensus of opinion is that a gentle, slow-moving story makes the best opiate - Author: P.G. Wodehouse
Books quotes by P.G. Wodehouse
#77. Make a new friend by picking up a book and getting to know it! - Author: Carmela Dutra
Books quotes by Carmela Dutra
#78. MY ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS BECAUSE WHILE I STAND STILL MY VIBRATIONS STILL MOVE YOU - Author: Qwana Reynolds-Frasier
Books quotes by Qwana Reynolds-Frasier
#79. My father had inklings of my cultural aspirations. He would take me to the library, things like that. But he wasn't one of those dads who had read George Orwell and was a member of the Communist party. We had no books at home. - Author: Gary Kemp
Books quotes by Gary Kemp
#80. Again she repeated that she would never get married, never ever. She said that for her a man always existed in books, that she would spend the rest of her life with Mr. Darcy - even in the books, there were few men for her. - Author: Azar Nafisi
Books quotes by Azar Nafisi
#81. We encounter the grinding wheels that sharpen our mental blades many places in life. Adversity, school, parents, spiritual guides, books, experience are all sharpening teachers. As we grow older, to stay sharp we must find new grindstones to whet and sharpen our potential and keep us at our brightest, most penetrating best. - Author: Rob Kall
Books quotes by Rob Kall
#82. Then why do they hate me?
No, they don't. They are just confused. Something different always confuses others. It makes them feel uncomfortable. - Author: E. Mellyberry
Books quotes by E. Mellyberry
#83. Books are not life, only its ashes. - Author: Marguerite Yourcenar
Books quotes by Marguerite Yourcenar
#84. I don't care if my books don't sell abroad; we have a large enough market in our country. I write for Indian readers. - Author: Ashwin Sanghi
Books quotes by Ashwin Sanghi
#85. The world's leaders should be forced to take a reader's license. Only when they have read five thousand - no, make that ten thousand - books will they be anywhere near qualified to understand humans and how they behave. - Author: Nina George
Books quotes by Nina George
#86. Live a while in these books, learn from them what seems to you worth learning, but above all, love them. - Author: Rainer Maria Rilke
Books quotes by Rainer Maria Rilke
#87. Students and scholars of all kinds and of every age aim, as a rule, only at information, not insight. They make it a point of honour to have information about everything, every stone, plant, battle, or experiment and about all books, collectively and individually. It never occurs to them that information is merely a means to insight, but in itself is of little or no value. - Author: Arthur Schopenhauer
Books quotes by Arthur Schopenhauer
#88. I hate lending, or borrowing - if you want me to read a book, tell me about it, or buy me a copy outright. Your loaned edition sits in my house like a real grievance. And in lieu of lending books, I buy extra copies of those I want to give away, which gives me the added pleasure of buying books I love again and again.
Jonathan Lethem - Author: Leah Price
Books quotes by Leah Price
#89. My dream is that all South Africans from all walks of life will have the opportunity to read my books and use the information therein to successfully invest in property - Author: Jason Lee
Books quotes by Jason Lee
#90. What's in a fairytale? Shadows and light, good and true, vile and ugly, frightening and comforting, heroes and heroines who know that belief in their own magic spurs them on. It is their own faith and courage as they reach for an unwritten Destiny that grants their deepest hopes and makes dreams, as if by magic, come true. - Author: Suzy Davies
Books quotes by Suzy  Davies
#91. Finally, I couldn't imagine how I could live without books, and I stopped dreaming about marrying that Chinese prince ... - Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Books quotes by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
#92. So many lifetimes can be lead within the covers of books, - Author: Victoria Connelly
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#93. When someone has been mean to you, why would you want to be good to them?' 'You wouldn't want to. That's what makes it hard. You do it anyway. Being good is hard. Much harder than being bad. - Author: Jeanne DuPrau
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#94. Ignorance must be prosecuted when arrested. The only way for its arrest is by information and the only way for prosecution is through reading and learning of new things. - Author: Israelmore Ayivor
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#95. My history writing was based on what I saw in strange, exotic places rather than just reading books. - Author: Tony Judt
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#96. When I was a kid, I lived in this small town way out in the country. We had three TV channels and one radio station. I couldn't even get my hands on good comic books. My aunt, who is a librarian, gave me Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings," Laura Ingalls Wilder's "Little House on the Prairie," and Lewis's "The Chronicles of Narnia." They were such incredible treasures to have in my somewhat mundane country life. - Author: Nick Offerman
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#97. Has it ever happened, you've seen a striking film, beautifully written and acted and photographed, that you walk out of the theater glad to be a human being and you say to yourself I hope they make a lot of money from that? I hope the actors, I hope the director earns a million dollars for what they've done, what they've given me tonight? And you go back and see the movie again and you're happy to be a tiny part of the system that is rewarding those people with every ticket ... the actors I see on the screen, they'll get twenty cents of this very dollar I'm paying now; they'll be able to buy an ice cream cone any flavor they want from their share of my ticket alone. Glorious moments in art in books and films and dance, they're delicious because we see ourselves in glory's mirror. - Author: Richard Bach
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#98. And books! ... she would buy them all over and over again; she would buy up every copy, I believe, to prevent their falling into unworthy hands; and she would have every book that tells her how to admire an old twisted tree. - Author: Jane Austen
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#99. 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. - Author: Irwin Shaw
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#100. There can be funny moments during sad stories - Author: Ammon Shea
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#101. Amazing what people will believe just because they read it in a book. - Author: Marty Rubin
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#102. By the time we were knit in our mothers' wombs, our lives were like open books before Him
every sentence read, every paragraph indented, every chapter titled, every page numbered. He knew it all in advance
all the sin, all the selfishness, every weakness. Yet He chose to love us
lavishly. - Author: Beth Moore
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#103. The problem is we don't know what the climate is doing. We thought we knew 20 years ago. That led to some alarmist books - mine included - because it looked clear-cut, but it hasn't happened. - Author: James Lovelock
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#104. If you think that I am mad now, then take away my books, and you'll find I've completely gone insane! - Author: Jen Selinsky
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#105. The moon is dark, and the gods dance in the night; there is terror in the sky, for upon the moon hath sunk an eclipse foretold in no books of men or of earth's gods. - Author: H.P. Lovecraft
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#106. The act of underlining always contains an element of self-recognition. - Author: Eric Weiner
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#107. I got beat up by the comic-book kids when I was younger! They were cooler than me. Talk about levels of geekdom, I was a couple rungs below the kids who read comic books. Yeah. Not so cool, man. - Author: James Badge Dale
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#108. She was a great and insatiable reader, surprisingly well acquainted with the classics of literature, and unexpectedly lavish in the purchase of books. Her neighbours never forgot to mention, in describing her, the awe-inspiring fact that she 'took in the English Times and the Saturday Review, and read every word of them,' but it was hinted that the bookshelves that her own capable hands had put up in her bedroom held a large proportion of works of fiction of a startlingly advanced kind, 'and,' it was generally added in tones of mystery, 'many of them French. - Author: Edith Somerville
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#109. My life is more than a waiting period; it is an expedition. How I perceive it, and how I improve upon it is solely up to me. - Author: Celeste Cooper
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#110. Those books of mine really got under their skin. Ironically, they thought I was inhuman because of the way I churned through library books.
How do you know how to pick them? Who tells you?' Daved asked me once.
I explained that there was a line. 'If you read Dostoyevsky, he mentions Pushkin, and so you go and read Pushkin and he mentions Dante, and so you go and read Dante and
'
All right!'
All books are in some way about other books.'
I get it! - Author: Steve Toltz
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#111. People always ask what a book is about, as if it has to be about something. I don't want to write books that lend themselves to that sort of description. My books are more a kind of breaking-down. - Author: Jonathan Safran Foer
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#112. Unfair," I said as Captain Goode opened a door to reveal a beautiful library. The room seemed to stretch on forever. Bookshelves lined all the walls. Hundreds, thousands of volumes. The air carried that wonderfully comfortable and musty scent of dust, age, and wisdom that only worn books can emit. - Author: Tarun Shanker
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#113. The word 'NO' is the best motivation there is for the storyteller in you. - Author: A.K. Kuykendall
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#114. Books that do a tenth of what Left Behind has done are smashing successes. - Author: Jerry B. Jenkins
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#115. You will find something more in woods than in books. Trees and stones will teach you that which you can never learn from masters. - Author: Bernard Of Clairvaux
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#116. I don't read books. I read the Daily Express and The Star. - Author: Tim Sherwood
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#117. Betsy was so full of joy that she had to be alone. She went upstairs to her bedroom and sat down on Uncle Keith's trunk. Behind Tacy's house the sun had set. A wind had sprung up and the trees, their color dimmed, moved under a brooding sky. All the stories she had told Tacy and Tib seemed to be dancing in those trees, along with all the stories she planned to write some day and all the stories she would read at the library. Good stories. Great stories. The classics. Not Rena's novels. - Author: Maud Hart Lovelace
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#118. I have read 391 books... please

- Enlight Me
- Enlight Me
- Enlight Me
- Enlight Me
- Enlight Me
- Enlight Me - Author: Deyth Banger
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#119. When you keep a strong image of what you want in your mind, and possess the conviction that it is yours by right, you send out powerful vibrations to the farthest reaches of the universe. - Author: Stephen Richards
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#120. Books are our true but not our truest of companions, they know only to enrich but takes away nothing. - Author: Ashutosh Gupta
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#121. Growing up, I loved the tale of Peter Rabbit and also books on Pippi Longstocking. Pippi was a girl who had so much fun and was very daring. My sons loved all the Dr. Seuss books - Author: Soraya Diase Coffelt
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#122. We don't have to destroy the library of the past. We just need to give it a face-lift. - Author: Scott Douglas
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#123. Why is every mom's concern about sex? There are more important things in life, like school, careers, poetry, books, ice cream, or learning how to make the perfect chocolate cake. It's so damn frustrating. - Author: Isabel Quintero
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#124. And best of all, the wilderness of books, in which she could wander, where she liked, made the library a region of bliss to her. - Author: Louisa May Alcott
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#125. People aren't like books - they're not like books at all. Books make sense. People don't. - Author: Benjamin Alire Saenz
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#126. If you ask me, it's all that schooling. It takes the fun out of life, being cooped up like that day after day ... Books, now that's different. There's nothing like a book to keep you company of a long voyage. - Author: Elizabeth George Speare
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#127. Feminism was good for me, as were any number of causes, but as I developed as a thinking person, the truisms and dogmas of every ideology became as worn as that book's cover. - Author: Siri Hustvedt
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#128. Female authors were still using male names when I was young, or they were neatly shoehorned into 'women's books' except for those few that men could always point at when the disparity was pointed out. - Author: Sherwood Smith
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#129. Standing there, staring at the long shelves crammed with books, I felt myself relax and was suddenly at peace. - Author: Helene Hanff
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#130. What did it say when a man had fewer clothes than books? - Author: Abraham Verghese
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#131. I think I am actually humble. I'm much more humble than you would understand - Author: Donald Trump Donald Trump Books
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#132. My books are a subject of much discussion. They pour from shelves onto tables, chairs and the floor, and Chaz observes that I haven't read many of them and I never will. You just never know. One day I may - need is the word I use - to read Finnegans Wake, the Icelandic sagas, Churchill's history of the Second World War, the complete Tintin in French, 47 novels by Simenon, and By Love Possessed. - Author: Roger Ebert
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#133. Part of the brilliance of Stieg Larsson's books is that they are so complex, so many different facets coming together. - Author: David Lagercrantz
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#134. Movements in literature were not caricatures - in the sense that they actually functioned as an ideology in politics does. As now a monopolistic ideology in politics prevails in the literature as well a single movement prevails: that of networking as a literary quality. Quality = networking is the magic formula: take a Krijn Peter Hesselink, never managed to score a positive review but reviews are old news: it is only referential authority trickling down from that network pyramid that counts. Thus, nowadays its perfectly possible to be on top of the Pyramid without ever getting a positive review, or - even worse - I even see people rising in literary ranks that have never written any books at all. Ergo, your point that another ideology would make a 'caricature' of literary history is exactly the same reasoning used by neoliberals to deconstruct any political change: another ideology? Impossible, because they no longer exist, only we still exist.

In this way you get a pyramid shape you also see in popular music. It's still the bands from the 70's and 80's who earn the big money. New talent can't really play ball anymore. This of course embedded in a sauce of eternal talent shows, because the incumbent males have to just keep pretending they are everyone's benefactors. In the literature its the same: it is still Pfeijffer that gets the large sums of money from the Foundation of Literature, and it's still Samuel Vriezen pretending that that doesn't matter.

Author: Martijn Benders
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#135. To explain the Use of Education, no Method can be more effectual, than to shew what dull Mistakes and silly Notions Men are apt to be led into for Want of it. These Mistakes are so numerous, that if we were to undertake to divulge all the Errors that Men of no Knowledge in the Sciences labour under, the shortest Way would be to publish a compleat System of Natural Philosophy, which Learning, as it may be acquired by reading the different Books, which have already been wrote upon that Subject, in this Aera of the Sciences, such an Undertaking would be quite needless at this Time, even supposing the Author capable of that laborious Work. If the following Sheets do but serve to divest Men of some of those unreasonable Obstinacies with which they and their Forefathers have long been prepossessed, the Time will be well laid out, both of the Writer and Reader. - Author: Stephen Fovargue
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#136. I was a very sickly kid. While I was in the hospital at age 7, my Dad brought me a stack of comic books to keep me occupied. I was hooked. - Author: Len Wein
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#137. Know yourself and go in swinging, if it hurts when you hit, it might be real, too. - Author: Patrick Ness
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#138. I came to see soldiers as men willing to lay down their lives for the sake of others. They fight for themselves and the generation under immediate attack, but certainly they fight for the futures of free peoples. Decades beyond World War II, I am one who benefited. That I can vote in presidential elections and not bend my knee to Hirohito's grandson is testament to the enduring work of the veterans of World War II. That I can write books for a living instead of sweating in a Third Reich factory is a product of Allied triumph. - Author: Marcus Brotherton
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#139. I first heard the term "meta-novel" at a writer's conference in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The idea is that even though each book in a series stands alone, when read collectively they form one big ongoing novel about the main character. Each book represents its own arc: in book one of the series we meet the character and establish a meta-goal that will carry him through further books, in book two that meta-goal is tested, in book three - you get the picture. - Author: Carolyn Wheat
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#140. Book-publishing is all about politics. Agents, editors, which books will be puffed, which ignored, etc. - Author: Alexander Theroux
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#141. I'm an enormous fan of Thomas Bernhard's books, and I like the relentless feeling in his work - the pursuit of darkness, the negative - and I think in some sense I've internalised that as what one is supposed to do. - Author: Ben Marcus
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#142. Our goal as adults is not to love all books alike, or as few as possible, but rather to love as widely and as well as our limited selves will allow. - Author: Alan Jacobs
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#143. I'm a huge science fan; I read a lot of science books. But I'm not a scientist, my interest in science is I love the facts, but I like to interpret those facts. They become the raw materials for stories and paintings and things. - Author: Dave McKean
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#144. 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. - Author: Dave Eggers
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#145. ...the book had been written with winter nights in mind. Without a doubt, it was a book for when the birds had flown south, the wood was stacked by the fireplace, and the fields were white with snow; that is, for when one had no desire to venture out and one's friends had no desire to venture in. - Author: Amor Towles
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#146. I have travel to sacred places through the pages of books. - Author: Lailah Gifty Akita
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#147. In solitude, struggles occur that no one else knows about. Inner battles are fought here that seldom become fodder for sermons or illustrations for books. God, who probes our deepest thoughts during protracted segments of solitude, opens our eyes to things that need attention. It is here He makes us aware of those things we try to hide from others. - Author: Charles R. Swindoll
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#148. I do not think consciously of children [when writing] … I do know that children read me more intelligently than adults do. - Author: Alan Garner
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#149. The sign above the door was written in French. It read: ARRÊTE ! C'EST ICI L'EMPIRE DE LA MORT.
"That means," he explained to Gini, "'Stop! It is here the Empire of Death. - Author: Paul Aertker
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#150. Literature supplements the lives of people and enables us to feel connected with the world. Shared stories blunt a sense of tragic aloneness, and endow us with the tools to understand our humanness. Reading about the lives of other people acquaints us with the hardships of other people. The authorial voices of narrative prose express our shared feelings of deprivation - Author: Kilroy J. Oldster
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#151. We need leadership books that offer information as well as inspiration. Pop leadership is one of the most destructive forces today. - Author: Paul Gibbons
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#152. Wildland firefighters do not enjoy the cultural prestige that structural firefighters do. They do not wax their fire engines and cruise down the local parade route, lights flashing; they are not the subject of countless popular books and movies; major politicians do not honor their sacrifices on the Senate floor or from the Rose Garden; they do not have bagpipe bands, fancy equipment, enduring icons, or other signifiers of honor verifying the importance of their activity. - Author: Matthew Desmond
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#153. that was how plenty of people felt in 634 BC in Rome, as well, when they were convinced that the city was destined to collapse after 120 years of existence. It is how people have felt at countless points in history since then. Try searching Google's library of digitised manuscripts for the phrase 'these uncertain times', and you'll find that it occurs over and over, in hundreds of journals and books, in virtually every decade the database encompasses, reaching back to the seventeenth century. 'As a matter of fact,' Watts insisted, 'our age is no more insecure than any other. Poverty, disease, war, change and death are nothing new. - Author: Oliver Burkeman
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#154. My priority is my books, at least at this point. What I have to do is write the narrative of this time. - Author: Haruki Murakami
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#155. Life can be stressful! When the world Shouts "Chaos" God's messages of Love whisper "Seek My Peace" Encourage Children to search out God's Blessings in life! - Author: Dianna Wyles
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#156. I don't condemn and I don't convert. I've been searching through books and bibles to find what this life is worth, and I've made up my mind: Love is my religion. You can take it or leave it, and you don't have to believe it. Love is my religion - Author: Ziggy Marley
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#157. You don't go to other books and take little pieces because although say a romantic scene may have been many times before all the details of who it is, where it is, are so intertwined in that text that it's easier to write it from scratch. - Author: Bill Gates
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#158. Books were a closed book to Moist. - Author: Terry Pratchett
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#159. Eve was tall. Her face had cheekbones. Her shoulders slumped when she walked. The shelves in her living room were bent beneath the books. She worked for a publisher; oh, you've heard of him, she said.
Her life was one in which everything was left undone - letters unanswered, bills on the floor, the butter sitting out all night. Perhaps that was why her husband had left her; he was even more hopeless than she. At least she was gay. She stepped from her littered doorway in pretty clothes, like a woman who lives in the barrio walking to a limousine, stray dogs and dirt on the way. - Author: James Salter
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#160. It was the first time that he'd cried in a very long time. All of his emotions poured out now, in a great rush of release: it was sadness tinged with bitterness, but mostly an intensely deep feeling of loss. - Author: EXO Books
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#161. Whereever a poet is born enduring
depends on the frailest of chances:
Who listened to your murmuring
over your little rubbish who let you be
who gave you the books
who let you know you were not
alone - Author: Adrienne Rich
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#162. Don't underestimate the power of humor and the ability to laugh at yourself to deliver peace and serenity. - Author: Charles F. Glassman
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#163. She took out an Ian McEwan book, flicked through it and said, 'I love this. I can't bear people who don't read. I think they must have something wrong with them, don't you?' 'I guess so.' 'Books, music, art, films.' She held up her glass. 'Good wine. It's what life's all about.' I held up my own glass. 'To books, music, art, films and wine. - Author: Mark Edwards
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#164. Great books can be ruined by bad writers. - Author: Travis Simmons
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#165. The best life for a writer is the life which helps him write the best books he can. - Author: Julian Barnes
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#166. What's the matter?" said the old man. "Can't you make up your mind what kind you want?"
The kid laughed. "I want them all." He threw his hands out. "I'm learning everything!"
He opened one of the books. "Look ... geometry ... triangles ... - Author: Jerry Spinelli
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#167. It's not just the books Alba craves, it's standing inside a place that houses millions of them. Libraries are Alba's churches, and the university library, containing one edition of every book ever published in England, is her cathedral. - Author: Menna Van Praag
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#168. There is nothing else for it, I shall have to solve my own problems. I always get the feeling that when I solve them for myself I shall have also solved them for a thousand other women. For that very reason, I must come to grips with myself.

All this devouring of books from early youth has been nothing but laziness on my part. I allow others to formulate what I ought to be formulating myself. I keep seeking outside confirmation of what is hidden deep inside me, when I know that I can only reach clarity by using my own words. I really must abandon all that laziness, and particularly my inhibitions and insecurity, if I am ever to find myself, and through myself, find others. I must have clarity, and I must learn to accept myself. Everything feels so heavy inside me, and I want so much to feel light. For years I have bottled everything up, it all goes into some great reservoir, but it will have to come out again, or I shall know that I have lived in vain, that I have taken from mankind and given nothing back. I sometimes feel I am a parasite and that depresses me and makes me wonder if I lead any kind of useful life.

Perhaps my purpose in life is to come to grips with myself, properly to grips with myself, with everything that bothers and tortures me and clamors for inner solution and formulation. For these problems are not just mine alone. And if at the end of a long life I am able to give some form to the chaos inside me, I may well have fulfilled my ow - Author: Etty Hillesum
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#169. Poetry should be common in experience but uncommon in books. - Author: Robert Frost
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#170. We don't need lists of rights and wrongs, tables of do's and don'ts: we need books, time, and silence. - Author: Philip Pullman
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#171. the partition was rolled up for ventilation, and she was lying in her hammock reading one of the books Vernon had brought, a thriller called utopia. - Author: Douglas Preston
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#172. He was aware that darkness could take root in pristine gardens, and even good men could fall to shadow. - Author: Ella Rose Carlos
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#173. I made so many promises when I arrived here.
Now I'm not so sure. Now I'm worried. Now my mind is a traitor because my thoughts crawl out of bed every morning with darting eyes and sweating palms and nervous giggles that sit in my chest, build in my chest, threaten to burst through my chest, and the pressure is tightening and tightening and tightening
Life around here isn't what I expected it to be. - Author: Tahereh Mafi
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#174. It was a complete dream to work with David LaChapelle. I collected his books as a teenager, and I fantasised that he would direct the video for 'Spectrum' from the moment the song was written. I still cant believe it actually happened, and I'm completely overjoyed that he felt such a connection with the song. - Author: Florence Welch
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#175. You're getting to know who the great chefs are through their books. - Author: Thomas Keller
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#176. You've got to do something with all the books you've read, so you might as well imagine you've optioned them. - Author: Natasha Lyonne
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#177. Films and gramophone records, music, books and buildings show clearly how vigorously a man's life and work go on after his 'death,' whether we feel it or not, whether we are aware of the individual names or not. There is no such thing as death according to our view! - Author: Martin Bormann
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#178. There is no such thing as a bad book, I just like some books more than others ... - Author: Chris Geiger
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#179. I read much more that I do anything else. I don't watch too much television, because I like books. - Author: Anjelica Huston
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#180. That's why I've just gone on … collecting this particular kind of stuff – what you might call riff-raff. There's not a book here, Lawford, that hasn't at least a glimmer of the real thing in it – just Life, seen through a living eye, and felt. As for literature, and style, and all that gallimaufry, don't fear for them if your author has the ghost of a hint of genius in his making. - Author: Walter De La Mare
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#181. The wonderful thing about books is that they allow us to enter imaginatively into someone else's life. And when we do that, we learn to sympathize with other people. But the real surprise is that we also learn truths about ourselves, about our own lives, that somehow we hadn't been able to see before. - Author: Katherine Paterson
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#182. 'The New 52,' I was really excited that new people got to jump in on books. In particular, on 'Aqua Man.' - Author: Geoff Johns
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#183. And yet one did not find in the speech of Bergotte a certain luminosity which in his books, as in those of some other writers, often modified in the written phrase the appearance of its words. This was doubtless because that light issues from so profound a depth that its rays do not penetrate to our spoken words in the hours in which, thrown open to others by the act of conversation, we are to a certain extent closed against ourselves. - Author: Marcel Proust
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#184. I literally fell into this business. I never came down one day and said, "Atticus' thought of the day ... I want to be an actor!" My mom and I would always read story books out loud together and I loved doing character voices and playing with my voice. - Author: Atticus Shaffer
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#185. Conservatism is affluent and openhanded, but there is a cunning juggle in riches. I observe that they take somewhat for everythingthey give. I look bigger, but am less; I have more clothes, but am nit so warm; more armor, but less courage; more books, but less wit. - Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
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#186. I have a passion for teaching kids to become readers, to become comfortable with a book, not daunted. Books shouldn't be daunting, they should be funny, exciting and wonderful; and learning to be a reader gives a terrific advantage. - Author: Roald Dahl
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#187. People listening to songs are like people reading novels: for a few minutes, for a few hours, someone else gets to come in and hijack that part of your brain that's always thinking. A good book or song kidnaps your interior voice and does all the driving. With the artist in charge you're free for a little while to leave your body and be someone else. - Author: Douglas Coupland
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#188. Until we consider animal life to be worthy of the consideration and reverence we bestow upon old books and pictures and historic monuments, there will always be the animal refugee living a precarious life on the edge of extermination, dependent for existence on the charity of a few human beings. - Author: Gerald Durrell
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#189. Allegedly, allegedly I say, the R.G.A. were extremely miffed of portrait painted of their monarch, King Tingaling XX, by Master. Portrait apparently, as it's yet t'be unveiled, depicts King Tingaling XX in rather compromisin' position with a pineapple, a wad of cash and his favourite pig, Buttercup. - Author: Elias Zapple
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#190. You can't keep living without breathing; don't keep living without reading! - Author: Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
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#191. I remember when I first started being in magazines, I had pretty thin skin. I was this nerd that read books and stayed home and didn't go out. - Author: Winona Ryder
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#192. To librarians, booksellers, and collectors there is nothing limited in the subject of books about books. - Author: Leona Rostenberg
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#193. I love this planet because Inspiration comes from everywhere. I named one of my books after a verse in a song I heard in my friend's car. - Author: Mahmoud Shaker
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#194. The words and sentences you take into your body from books are no less sacred and healing than communion. Surely at least one such person lives in your zip code. - Author: Mary Karr
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#195. ... * to learn that money makes life smooth in some ways, and to feel how tight and threadbare life is if you have too little. * to despise money, which is a farce, mere paper, and to hate what you have to do for it, and yet to long to have it in order to be free from slaving for it. * to yearn toward art, music, ballet and good books, and get them only in tantalizing snatches. - Author: Sylvia Plath
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#196. The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it - Author: James Bryce
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#197. I like Mr. Dickens' books much better than yours, Papa. Said one of Thackeray's daughters. - Author: David Markson
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#198. Books can create a depth of story, a background of information and ideas, that televison and movies can't. Sure, the television shows may shock, but only on a superficial level. They'd never risk market share to really explore the issues. They report, but don't analyze or suggest any new ways for living our lives. - Author: Chuck Palahniuk
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#199. I'd always thought it was gaudy, but standing there watching him beside the gold and glass shrine, I realised that his was a candlelight faith. It didn't work in the clear unforgiving light in London or Scandinavia, where even the dust in the cathedrals showed. But in the warm dimness and the shadows, what would have been tasteless at home made sense. The shrine looked like an oil painting made into real substance. So did he. England's was a reading religion, one it was difficult to understand at the bleak unimpressive first glance, one that needed books to explain itself. But his was images and images, the same as the old stages, in a place where not everyone could read and good light was expensive. - Author: Natasha Pulley
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#200. All of my books are based in some way on my personal experiences, or the experiences of members of my family, or the stories kids would tell me in school. - Author: Patricia Reilly Giff
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