Louis Agassiz - I write sets of books, but I've also written a lot of orphans.
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Giovanni Agnelli - I'm one of those writers who, when writing, believes she's god-and that she hasn't bestowed free will on any of her characters. In that sense there are no surprises in any of my books.
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Roger Ailes - When I'm not writing or tweaking my computer, I do embroidery. When I'm not plunging into the past, tweaking, or embroidering, I'm reading books about history, computers, or embroidery.
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Yuri Andropov - With Shakespeare and poetry, a new world was born. New dreams, new desires, a self consciousness was born. I desired to know to know myself in terms of the new standards set by these books.
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Carmelo Anthony - I am really impressed by lawyers who write books and tell us that they never lost a case. Most lawyers who have never lost a case have not had enough hard cases. But there are very difficult cases out there.
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Katharine Anthony - I just had the sense that at least the books that I had read about law just didn't really have enough of that.
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Jane Asher - I understand that when people read my books that there's something there - but I don't identify with it.
[ Books Identify Read Something Understand]
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Miriam Beard - Well I guess the plan was to write poetry and publish books and make a living from writing poetry. That was a pretty ambitious plan I guess.
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Franz Beckenbauer - 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.
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Albert J. Beveridge - 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.
[ Books Case Get Good How Many Point See Them Through]
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Lester Bowie - Study nature, not books.
[ Books Nature Study]
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Jeb Bradley - I have also written a book about the Giving of the Torah, and a book on the Days of Awe, and a book on the books of Israel that have been written since the day the Torah was given to Israel.
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James Brady - The fate of the singers who, like my songs, went up in flame was also the fate of the books which I later wrote. All of them went up in flame to Heaven in a fire which broke out one night at my home in Bad Homburg as I lay ill in a hospital.
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John Burns - Observation more than books and experience more than persons, are the prime educators.
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Carter Burwell - Good books, like good friends, are few and chosen; the more select, the more enjoyable.
[ Books Chosen Enjoyable Few Friends Good More Select]
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Montserrat Caballe - Books that have become classics - books that have had their day and now get more praise than perusal - always remind me of retired colonels and majors and captains who, having reached the age limit, find themselves retired on half pay.
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Jose Canseco - If writers learn more from their books than do readers, perhaps I may have begun to learn.
[ Begun Books Learn May More Perhaps Readers Than Their Writers]
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Eric Cantona - Most of my books have been written in the form of fantasy.
[ Been Books Fantasy Form Most Written]
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Dane Cook - Heart is what drives us and determines our fate. That is what I need for my characters in my books: a passionate heart. I need mavericks, dissidents, adventurers, outsiders and rebels, who ask questions, bend the rules and take risks.
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Eric Allin Cornell - When I was growing up, I always read horror books, while my sister read romance novels.
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Donald Cram - The Dick, Jane, and Spot primers have gone to that bookshelf in the sky. I have, in some ways, a tender feeling toward them, so I think it's for the best.
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Keith David - My mother used to take my brother and me to get any books we wanted, but they were second hand books published in the '30s and '40s. I liked scary books.
[ Any Books Brother Get Hand Liked Mother Published Scary Second Take Used Wanted Were]
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Dan Devine - I am grateful for - though I can't keep up with - the flood of articles, theses, and textbooks that mean to share insight concerning the nature of poetry.
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Phyllis Diller - That by listening to some music, by reading some books, by looking at paintings, and most important by hanging out with one another - by collaborating with one another and creating your own network - you can achieve something that is much better than what is out there.
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Isak Dinesen - When today's generation reads Jack's books or they listen to the music created by some of us, I believe that they see there is a different way of approaching today's life and today's sometimes seeming hopelessness that can provide answers.
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Raymond Duncan - I always turn in my books on time, so you can always count on a book coming out when it's supposed to.
[ Always Book Books Coming Count Out Supposed Time Turn]
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Alan Dundes - I mean, I wasn't stupid. I knew we'd make money and sell a lot of Dune books.
[ Books Dune Knew Lot Make Mean Money Sell Stupid]
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Joey Dunlop - I wanted the feel in these books to be like an epic fantasy, with kings, queens, dukes and court politics, but of course like what I was explaining before, about making the science make sense, you have to make the politics make sense, too.
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Cassandra Dunn - If I could go back in time and tell my younger self that eventually that I'd become very successful writing Dune books after Frank Herbert's death, I would have laughed myself silly, I think, at how strange that prospect would be.
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Adam Duritz - I have written a few children's books. The first book that I wrote was for children. It was called "The Package", and it was a mystery story in pictures. It had no words.
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Gerald Durrell - I really like books that you can kind of hear as much as think about, that are so graphic and visual.
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Andrew Eldritch - What five books would I like to be remembered for? Well... Tau Zero, I like that one especially. It was somewhat of a tour de force, and I think it got across what I was trying for.
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Clifton Paul Fadiman - And after I compose my programs, but it is very easy because I look to the music in a very natural way without fuss, and so I look always music, in my home, like books and books and books, choose books and you read the pages, so I do this with music, and I make programs.
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Rainer W. Fassbinder - As far as I knew white women were never lonely, except in books. White men adored them, Black men desired them and Black women worked for them.
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Steve Finley - It was an hour and a half plane ride, so I slept. I try to sleep because that's probably the only time I get to get my real sleep. When I can't sleep I read books or watch movies.
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Henry Ford - Life is a wonderful thing to talk about, or to read about in history books - but it is terrible when one has to live it.
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Pete Fountain - As for collaboration - I have done a lot, 26 books, and found publishers increasingly resistive to them. It's not that the books are bad; editors won't even read them.
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Dana Fox - I maintain an ongoing survey of Internet Publishing and self publishing, so that it is now possible for any writer with a book to get it published at nominal cost or free, and to have it on sale at booksellers like Amazon.com.
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Jim Gerlach - Listen, my day job is also Chief Creative Officer for Marvel, and it's a very painful job because we publish a lot of books, and there are things I see where I can punch people out. Therefore, we have some new people now, and the kids are going to read our books.
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Hugo Gernsback - No one bothered reading the books and understanding - and again, I'm not being high-falutin' about it - but I think our books are great literature with great metaphors of real life dealing with fears and hopes.
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Boutros Boutros-Ghali - I demand that my books be judged with utmost severity, by knowledgeable people who know the rules of grammar and of logic, and who will seek beneath the footsteps of my commas the lice of my thought in the head of my style.
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Leeza Gibbons - I'd love to do a whole series of stories and have them collected into books.
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Frank Gifford - I read true crime books, and I read when people do case studies of stuff. I'm into books like that. Case studies or forensics or murder - all that good stuff.
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Jared Harris - Comic books and graphic novels are a great medium. It's incredibly underused.
[ Books Comic Graphic Great Incredibly Medium Novels]
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S. I. Hayakawa - In our fathers' time nothing was read but books of feigned chivalry, wherein a man by reading should be led to none other end, but only to manslaughter and bawdry.
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Thor Heyerdahl - Comic books and The Chronicles of Narnia. My mother used to read those to me and my twin brother growing up.
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Joe Hill - I don't believe in personal immortality; the only way I expect to have some version of such a thing is through my books.
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William Ernest Hocking - We're kidding on that. One of the things I insisted upon when we went into this project was that we are full partners, going fifty-fifty, both on the money and on the say of what's going on with the books.
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Yahya Jammeh - Some books are undeservedly forgotten; none are undeservedly remembered.
[ Books Forgotten None Remembered Some Undeservedly]
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Eugene Jarvis - How could I make a little book, when I have seen enough to make a dozen large books?
[ Book Books Could Dozen Enough How Large Little Make Seen]
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Roy Jenkins - I don't write for publishers, certainly not for critics, and not for readers, But I am delighted that so many people have found my books enjoyable and want to continue to read them.
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William L. Jenkins - I have been a reader of Science Fiction and Fantasy for a long time, since I was 11 or 12 I think, so I understand it and I'm not at all surprised that readers of the genre might enjoy my books.
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Tom Jenkinson - I have heard Science Fiction and Fantasy referred to as the fiction of ideas, and I like that definition, but it's the mainstream public that chooses my books for the most part.
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Ken Jennings - I think of my books as mainstream and that's were most people who read them look for them in book stores.
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St. Jerome - Though my books are written from a historical perspective, I have goon so far back that I am in the realm of prehistorical speculation rather than simple historical fact to weave my stories around.
[ Am Around Back Books Fact Far Historical Perspective Rather Realm Simple Speculation Stories Than Though Weave Written]
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Glynis Johns - Although most products will soon be too costly to purchase, there will be a thriving market in the sale of books on how to fix them.
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Leon Kass - Men have had every advantage of us in telling their own story. Education has been theirs in so much higher a degree; the pen has been in their hands. I will not allow books to prove anything.
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Charles Keating - I don't know if she should worry too much, I mean some of our greatest writers have had movies made of their books, lots of Hemingway novels were turned into movies, it doesn't hurt the book.
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Christine Keeler - You see, the interesting thing about books, as opposed, say, to films, is that it's always just one person encountering the book, it's not an audience, it's one to one.
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Alan King - We had literary references, so we knew what we were talking about. We could quote things, talk about books we'd read; you can say something, you don't have to explain it.
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Bill Klem - It is only through books that we partake of the great harvest that is human civilization across the ages.
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Jurgen Klinsmann - The reason is that till date, in spite of advances in information technology and strategies of information, the written word in the form of books still remains one of humanity's most enduring legacies.
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Jonny Lang - Literary imagination is an aesthetic object offered by a writer to a lover of books.
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Bill Lear - Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.
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Gabriel Lippmann - The reason that there are so few good books written is that so few people who write know anything.
[ Anything Books Few Good Know Reason Write Written]
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Walter Lippmann - The reason why so few good books are written is that so few people who can write know anything.
[ Anything Books Few Good Know Reason Why Write Written]
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Agnes Macphail - Americans like fat books and thin women.
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Yukihiro Matsumoto - 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.
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Bobby McFerrin - That difficult start drove me on to inspire children and let them know that it is never to late to repair a bad experience at school, and once you get your head down and start to read books, you can really achieve.
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Terence McKenna - I'm a geophysicist and all my earth science books when I was a student, I had to give the wrong answer to get an A. We used to ridicule continental drift. It was something we laughed at. We learned of Marshall Kay's geosynclinal cycle, which is a bunch of crap.
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John Monash - By the usual reckoning, the worst books make the best films.
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Walter F. Mondale - I wouldn't like to be a character in one of my books!
[ Books Character]
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Charles de Montesquieu - Lists of books we reread and books we can't finish tell more about us than about the relative worth of the books themselves.
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Knute Nelson - Oh, I was super serious about practicing and rudiments, and still am. I still have all my books.
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Oliver North - Books say: she did this because. Life says: she did this. Books are where things are explained to you, life where things aren't.
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Ellis Peters - The bastard form of mass culture is humiliated repetition... always new books, new programs, new films, news items, but always the same meaning.
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Henry Porter - Old books that have ceased to be of service should no more be abandoned than should old friends who have ceased to give pleasure.
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Charley Pride - So we want an Islamic state where Islamic law is not just in the books but enforced, and enforced with determination. There is no space and no room for democratic consultation. The Shariah is set and fixed, so why do we need to discuss it anymore? Just implement it!
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Margaret Lee Runbeck - Americans are paying for our lack of an energy policy with their jobs and out of their pocketbooks.
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Mark Rylance - But I read comic books. I read things like Richie Rich and Little Lulu.
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Alain Rene Le Sage - When I was growing up in the 1960s, there was starting to be more books geared towards young adults.
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Peter Sellers - Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house.
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Hans Selye - Books are not men and yet they stay alive.
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Del Shannon - There are three schoolmasters for everybody that will employ them - the senses, intelligent companions, and books.
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William Shatner - Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?
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Christina Hoff Sommers - When I am dead, I hope it may be said: His sins were scarlet, but his books were read.
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Thomas Spence - I don't keep any copy of my books around... they would embarass me. When I finish writing my books, I kick them in the belly, and have done with them.
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Edwin Starr - I love meeting fans. The people who are fans of my books are really smart and dedicated, because some independent comics are hard to get. I will drive all the way to Pittsburgh or Detroit to put it in their hands.
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Barbara Steele - I have written two nonfiction books, I'm embarrassed to say.
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Richard Steele - I write from my imagination, not from what I've read in books or seen on TV or to make money. I wrote from an idea I was passionate about.
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Patrick Stewart - Books and harlots have their quarrels in public.
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Joseph Stiglitz - Of all the ways of acquiring books, writing them oneself is regarded as the most praiseworthy method. Writers are really people who write books not because they are poor, but because they are dissatisfied with the books which they could buy but do not like.
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Randall Terry - I had already done a lot of research for Rough Riders, keeping notebooks and old photographs. Some of the books were antiques for that time period, with the covers falling off.
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Larry Wachowski - You will find something more in woods than in books. Trees and stones will teach you that which you can never learn from masters.
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Michael Welch - Censorship is a strange situation. There was times when people would burn books because they didn't like what people were doing.
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Dan White - The fear of failure is so great, it is no wonder that the desire to do right by one's children has led to a whole library of books offering advice on how to raise them.
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Burt Young - Right up to the middle of this century all perceptions of the world around us were delivered via the bookshelf or the paper route.
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- An ordinary man can surround himself with two thousand books and thenceforward have at least one place in the world in which it is possible to be happy.
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- Given Pounds and five years, and an ordinary man can in the ordinary course, without any undue haste or putting any pressure upon his taste, surround himself with books, all in his own language, and thence forward have at least one place in the world.
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- Books, I found, had the power to make time stand still, retreat or fly into the future.
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- I love coloring books. I keep some by my bed.
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- The failure to read good books both enfeebles the vision and strengthens our most fatal tendency - the belief that the here and now is all there is.
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- I think the government should do everything they possibly can to, to bring this crisis to an end; and that means going after BP, enforcing the laws that are on the books, and restoring the gulf to its original condition.
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- When you have mastered numbers, you will in fact no longer be reading numbers, any more than you read words when reading books You will be reading meanings.
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- I get up in the morning, do my e-mail, I check my e-mails all day. I'll go online and I'll buy my books at Amazon.com, but I don't want to buy all of them because I want to go to Duttons and I want to buy books from another human being.
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- At many points during our nation's history, there have been times - known in our history textbooks as "panics" - when adverse conditions affecting the financial and economic sectors of the country have caused individuals to hoard more than they need.
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- Books! I dunno if I ever told you this, but books are the greatest gift one person can give another.
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- The best translations cannot convey to us the strength and exquisite delicacy of thought in its native garb, and he to whom such books are shut flounders about in outer darkness.
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- 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!
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- Booksellers are the most valuable destination for the lonely, given the numbers of books that were written because authors couldn't find anyone to talk to.
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- It's clear to me that there is no good reason for many philosophy books to sound as complicated as they do.
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- I love old books. They tell you stories about their use. You can see where the fingerprints touched the pages as they held the book open. You can see how long they lingered on each page by the finger stains.
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- The most colorful section of a bookstore is the display of SF books, with art by people like Wayne Barlow, who is a terrific artist.
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- There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.
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- You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.
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- Negative humor is forgotten immediately. It's the stuff that makes us feel better about our lives that lives long. Much more satisfying. Enter children's books.
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- I've only read two books in my life: Baseball Sparkplug and Love Story.
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- Finding people who get enormous pleasure from reading books is a more and more unusual experience, and so writers just so much want to be heard.
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- I had a hard time publishing my books in the beginning of my career, because editors were afraid what people would think of THEM, personally, if their name was associated with me.
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- I don't read books.
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- There are people who must spend huge amounts of time composing these online diatribes against me, all about how disgusting and terrible I am and how no one should ever read my books, and it's not enough for them to hate me, they can't stand the fact that ANYONE likes me!
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- The response to 'The Greatest Generation' and the books that followed has been one of the most satisfying experiences of my life.
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- The lessons taught in great books are misleading. The commerce in life is rarely so simple and never so just.
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- Anyway, several rewrites later, Del Rey Books did publish my first novel, and it did become the first work of fiction on the New York Times trade paperback bestseller list.
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- I have learned to do more with less, so you don't see the big books anymore.
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- I haven't made up my mind about doing anymore Landover books.
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- The American mind, unlike the English, is not formed by books, but, as Carl Sandburg once said to me... by newspapers and the Bible.
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- Today the U.S. is farther from being nourished by poetry than it was a hundred years ago, when books of poems were best-sellers.
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- I think the thinking is, in the comic books, I should pack as much onto a page as possible, because, you know, it's kind of the cheaper format, and you want to give readers as much as you can for their dollar.
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- I have a good collection of cookery books. This is not so much because I like cooking, but because I like eating.
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- The importance and influence of books on me has been cumulative: the result of hearing and reading lots of stories about interesting people and places.
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- Many of the less prolific killers' stories go unheard because they simply don't make good books.
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- Serial killers are everywhere! Well, perhaps not in our neighborhood, but on our television screens, at the movie theatres, and in rows and rows of books at our local Borders or Barnes and Noble Booksellers.
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- I love to read. I love to stretch. In the morning, I get up, and if I'm not in a hurry, I will lie on the floor on a rug, look through some books and magazines, and maybe listen to music and try to do stretching exercises to tune up.
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- I did about 2000 covers altogether, for all sorts of books - from Shakespeare to James Bond - and I always had the idea that I must give 100%, no matter who the author was.
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- Miffy has changed quite a lot since the early books, although I never realised it at the time.
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- Now, I had been drawing all this time - especially in France of course - so, when I came back, my father gave me the chance to do a cover for one of the books he published.
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- Then one day I thought it would be wonderful to make a whole book, to make my text and my drawings together, and that's how I started doing children's books.
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- Master books, but do not let them master you. Read to live, not live to read.
[ Books Live Master Read Them]
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- Books in a large university library system: 2,000,000. Books in an average large city library: 10,000. Average number of books in a chain bookstore: 30,000. Books in an average neighborhood branch library: 20,000.
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- I was supposed to go to drama school and then go to New York and do theatre. But I grew up on all those fabulous movies and had read all the bold Hollywood books, and I thought I just had to take a look.
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- Books are a real solace, friendships are good but action is better than all.
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- I knew that if I wrote a new book every six months or every year, if I continued to read great books, eventually I would write something worthy of publication. I understood I might be in my forties or my fifties or even my sixties, but I felt confident that it would happen.
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- I love to both give and receive very old books.
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- 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.
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- I always wanted to go to the Chavez school but I could never afford it when I was growing up so a lot of my learning came from magic books and watching other magicians. I was also very lucky that I had a couple of really good magic teachers.
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- We didn't have a whole lot of money when I was growing up either. I would always ask for magic books or magic tricks for my birthday or for Christmas and the rest of the year I either had to mow lawns or find part time jobs to help supplement the cost of doing magic.
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- They lard their lean books with the fat of others work.
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- A love of books, of holding a book, turning its pages, looking at its pictures, and living its fascinating stories goes hand-in-hand with a love of learning.
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- 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.
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- I was a total education geek. I loved school. I loved learning. I loved doing homework. All of my books and notebooks from high school are underlined and highlighted and there are notes all over the margins. And you know, I was a theater kid too. I was all over the place.
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- While Fledging is a different type of book, The Parable series serve as cautionary tales. I wrote the Parable books because of the direction of the country. You can call it save the world fiction, but it clearly doesn't save anything.
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- An apology for the devil: it must be remembered that we have heard one side of the case. God has written all the books.
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- Books are like imprisoned souls till someone takes them down from a shelf and frees them.
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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.
[ Books Get Into Keep Main Mine Other Out Rooms Wish]
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- The oldest books are only just out to those who have not read them.
[ Books Just Oldest Only Out Read Them Those]
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- I read books like mad, but I am careful to to let anything I read influence me.
[ Am Anything Books Careful Influence Mad Read]
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- I often reread books I have written.
[ Books Often Reread Written]
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- This is a feminist bookstore. There is no humor section.
[ Bookstore Feminist Humor Section]
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- We're competing with everything: the beach, the mall, bookstores. Libraries are in a transition right now, caught between two forces, the old ways and technology. Libraries are under a lot of pressure to provide both.
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- I get sent a lot of scripts which feature him as a kind of all-purpose Victorian literary character and really understand little, if anything, about him, his life or his books.
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Topic:
- After all manner of professors have done their best for us, the place we are to get knowledge is in books. The true university of these days is a collection of books.
[ After Best Books Collection Days Done Get Knowledge Manner Place Professors Their These True University Us]
Topic:
- They offered me millions and millions and millions of dollars to write books about Cary. That was between us. That was private. I'll always love him.
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- I don't want to wait more than a year and a half or two years between books.
[ Between Books Half More Than Two Wait Want Year Years]
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- 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.
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- I buy way too many books.
[ Books Buy Many Too Way]
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- Laws against homosexual behavior should remain on the books.
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- I went to a bookstore and asked the saleswoman, "Where's the self-help section?" She said if she told me, it would defeat the purpose.
[ Asked Bookstore Defeat Purpose Said Section Self-Help She Told Went Where Would]
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- All that mankind has done, thought or been: it is lying as in magic preservation in the pages of books.
[ Been Books Done Lying Magic Mankind Pages Preservation Thought]
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- In books lies the soul of the whole past time.
[ Books Lies Past Soul Time Whole]
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- The true university of these days is a collection of books.
[ Books Collection Days These True University]
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- What we become depends on what we read after all of the professors have finished with us. The greatest university of all is a collection of books.
[ After Become Books Collection Depends Finished Greatest Professors Read University Us]
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- Quentin and I were constantly finding something new that we had in common and comic books were one of them. I think we were talking about comic books much earlier in our relationship, before I had the part.
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- Well you know I've been fan of Tony Hillerman's books for years.
[ Been Books Fan Know Tony Well Years]
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- At a Boston signing, someone from the audience asked why I was so obsessed with furniture in my books. The question rattled around in my head. I had no idea that I was obsessed with furniture.
[ Around Asked Audience Books Boston Furniture Had Head Idea Obsessed Question Rattled Signing Someone Why]
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- I don't care how I got here. In the books, when you look at it 10 or 20 years from now, it's not going say how he got here, it's going to say he's here and he represented the team.
[ Books Care Going Got Here How Look Now Represented Say Team Years]
Topic:
- 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.
[ Books Carefully Fine God Learn Listens More Nature Person Reading Speak Than Voice Walks Woods]
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- In our house we repeated the pattern of thousands of other homes. There were a few books and a lot of music. Our food and our furniture were no different from our neighbors'.
[ Books Different Few Food Furniture Homes House Lot Music Neighbors Other Our Pattern Repeated Thousands Were]
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- Comic books were just the means for me to tell the story.
[ Books Comic Just Means Story Tell Were]
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- The things I keep going back to, rereading, maybe they say more about me as a reader than about the books. Love in the Time of Cholera, Pale Fire.
[ Back Books Cholera Fire Going Keep Love Maybe More Pale Reader Rereading Say Than Things Time]
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- First, people don't read novels off screens, and they don't have a tendency to shell out real money for books when they don't retain anything physically for their money.
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Topic:
- No, I don't autograph blank slips, checks, or stickers, and certainly no books without me in them.
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- Books are the blessed chloroform of the mind.
[ Blessed Books Chloroform Mind]
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- Books are standing counselors and preachers, always at hand, and always disinterested; having this advantage over oral instructors that they are ready to repeat their lessons as often as we please.
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- Books are the blessed chloroform of the mind.
[ Blessed Books Chloroform Mind]
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- Most books today seemed to have been written overnight from books read the day before.
[ Been Before Books Day Most Overnight Read Seemed Today Written]
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- Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.
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- 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.
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- If my books had been any worse, I should not have been invited to Hollywood, and if they had been any better, I should not have come.
[ Any Been Better Books Come Had Hollywood Invited Should Worse]
Topic:
- The whole story of the comfort women, the system of forced sexual slavery, the medical experiments of Unit 731, is not something that is in the US psyche. That is changing because many books are coming out.
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- God be thanked for books; they are the voices of the distant and the dead, and make us heirs of the spiritual life of past ages.
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- It is chiefly through books that we enjoy intercourse with superior minds. In the best books, great men talk to us, give us their most precious thoughts, and pour their souls into ours.
[ Best Books Chiefly Enjoy Give Great Intercourse Into Men Minds Most Ours Pour Precious Souls Superior Talk Their Thoughts Through Us]
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- The best books for a man are not always those which the wise recommend, but often those which meet the peculiar wants, the natural thirst of his mind, and therefore awaken interest and rivet thought.
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Topic:
- I had still never read one of the Bond books when the movie Dr. No came out.
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Topic:
- Real education should consist of drawing the goodness and the best out of our own students. What better books can there be than the book of humanity?
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- Learning is acquired by reading books, but the much more necessary learning, the knowledge of the world, is only to be acquired by reading men, and studying all the various facets of them.
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- A room without books is like a body without a soul.
[ Body Books Room Soul Without]
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- You come to work because the office is a resource: The office is a place where you can meet with other people, and the office has libraries of books and information on CD-ROM that might help you with your work.
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- I think my books come out very visual, which is an obvious consequence.
[ Books Come Consequence Obvious Out Think Very Visual Which]
Topic:
- The Bible is one of the most genocidal books in history.
[ Bible Books Genocidal History Most]
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- As I have studied the Bible and the Book of Mormon, I have come to know through the power of the Spirit of God, that these books contain the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
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Topic:
- Because we do not sell photographs, we have no royalties on books, posters, postcards.
[ Because Books Photographs Postcards Posters Royalties Sell]
Topic:
- The directors thought, They understand nothing in the real economy, in real life. They read some stupid books, and they came from the moon to the earth, and maybe in one month they will disappear.
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- It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
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- A home without books is a body without soul.
[ Body Books Home Soul Without]
Topic:
- We are motivated by a keen desire for praise, and the better a man is the more he is inspired by glory. The very philosophers themselves, even in those books which they write in contempt of glory, inscribe their names.
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Topic:
- Write books only if you are going to say in them the things you would never dare confide to anyone.
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- I thought a dignified thing to do would be to live in the country by the time I'm 50 and write books.
[ Books Country Dignified Live Thing Thought Time Would Write]
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- I feel sometimes that in children's books there are more and more grim problems, but I don't know that I want to burden third- and fourth-graders with them.
[ Books Burden Children Feel Grim Know More Problems Sometimes Them Want]
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- I had a very wise mother. She always kept books that were my grade level in our house.
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Topic:
- I read my books aloud before they were published.
[ Aloud Before Books Published Read Were]
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- I was a very observant child. The boys in my books are based on boys in my neighborhood growing up.
[ Based Books Boys Child Growing Neighborhood Observant Up Very]
Topic:
- My mother would read aloud to my father and me in the evening. She read mainly travel books.
[ Aloud Books Evening Father Mainly Mother Read She Travel Would]
Topic:
- Otis was inspired by a boy who sat across the aisle from me in sixth grade. He was a lively person. My best friend appears in assorted books in various disguises.
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- People are usually surprised to hear this, but I don't really read children's books.
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Topic:
- Quite often somebody will say, What year do your books take place? and the only answer I can give is, In childhood.
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Topic:
- With twins, reading aloud to them was the only chance I could get to sit down. I read them picture books until they were reading on their own.
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Topic:
- I like all things grammatical, and I had already written several books about parts of speech, and even the alphabet, so everything that makes up a sentence and even a word was covered except for punctuation.
[ Alphabet Already Books Covered Even Everything Except Grammatical Had Makes Parts Punctuation Sentence Several Speech Things Up Word Written]
Topic:
- These are books that want to be read out loud. These are books kids share with each other, and I think that's important.
[ Books Each Important Kids Loud Other Out Read Share These Think Want]
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- You want a story? Read 'Gone With the Wind'. These aren't stories. They're joke books. The whole thing of a beginning, a middle and an end has been done to death.
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- The Twist was a guided missile launched from the ghetto into the heart of suburbia. The Twist succeeded, as politics, religion and law could never do, in writing in the heart and soul what the Supreme Court could only write on the books.
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- We were fortunate enough to have several good books detailing the camps and the women. Some were by the survivors. I also got to talk to some of the women who had been in the camp, survivors.
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- It's embarrassing to be involved in the same business as the mainstream comic thing. It's still very embarrassing to tell other adults that I draw comic books - their instant, preconceived notions of what that means.
[ Adults Books Business Comic Draw Embarrassing Instant Involved Mainstream Means Notions Other Preconceived Same Still Tell Their Thing Very]
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- The Pentagon can't even audit its own books. It doesn't even know where its money is going. And we refuse to have the tough forces go on the Pentagon so that at least they are efficient with the money they're spending.
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- As the books grew bigger and more ambitious, the situations in question sometimes became political ones, and so it became necessary to start painting in the social background on a scale which eventually became panoramic.
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- But at the same time, I have trouble keeping things out of books, which is why I don't write short stories because they turn into novels.
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- But you can try to read books at the wrong time or for the wrong reasons.
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- My only regret is that I signed away the world rights and in America they've been far and away my most successful books, but I never saw a cent from any of it.
[ America Any Away Been Books Cent Far Most Never Only Regret Rights Saw Signed Successful World]
Topic:
- The biggest markets for my books outside the UK are France and Italy, and those are the two countries where I also have the closest personal relationships with my translators - I don't know whether that's a coincidence, or if there's something to be learned from it.
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- The writer I feel the most affinity with - you said you felt my books are 19th century novels, I think they're 18th century novels - is Fielding, Henry Fielding, he's the guy who does it for me.
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- I don't like books, they're all fact, no heart.
[ Books Fact Heart]
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- Books support us in our solitude and keep us from being a burden to ourselves.
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- All of my books have the potential to become movies, it's just a question of finding a studio who wants to get behind me and put up the money to make the movie.
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- Authors change publishers because it's like being married for a long time and suddenly you want to go out and have a wild affair! No, not seriously, sometimes the deal is more interesting with a new publisher, and other times they have more enthusiasm for your books.
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- I have written 20 books, and each one is like having a baby. Writing is not easy; some people want to write books but just can't put a story together. I can put together a story that interests both me and my readers.
[ Baby Books Both Each Easy Having Interests Just Put Readers Some Story Together Want Write Writing Written]
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- I know that I am very popular in Holland, in fact I have visited Amsterdam several times to publicize my books. I have a great publisher in Holland and they have published all of my books in Dutch.
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- The biggest critics of my books are people who never read them.
[ Biggest Books Critics Never Read Them]
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- And I think of that again as I've written in several of my beauty books, a lot of health comes from the proper eating habits, which are something that - you know, I come from a generation that wasn't - didn't have a lot of food.
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- Well I've written four beauty books as well.
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- Books, like friends, should be few and well chosen. Like friends, too, we should return to them again and again for, like true friends, they will never fail us - never cease to instruct - never cloy.
[ Again Books Cease Chosen Fail Few Friends Instruct Never Return Should Them Too True Us Well Will]
Topic:
- He who studies books alone will know how things ought to be, and he who studies men will know how they are.
[ Alone Books How Know Men Ought Studies Things Will]
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- Many books require no thought from those who read them, and for a very simple reason; they made no such demand upon those who wrote them.
[ Books Demand Made Many Read Reason Require Simple Such Them Those Thought Upon Very Wrote]
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- Next to acquiring good friends, the best acquisition is that of good books.
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- I knew it was going to be enormous because of the number of people who bought the books, but, to be honest, I never thought it would be bigger than Bond. Never in a million years.
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- The book salesman should be honored because he brings to our attention, as a rule, the very books we need most and neglect most.
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- I think the only boundaries are individual and personal. A writer should be free to write about anything he or she wants to, including the twin towers. I have made small references to 9/11 in my past two books.
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- 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.
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- Actually my first eight books were historical novels, but they were never published.
[ Actually Books Eight First Historical Never Novels Published Were]
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- I believe my voice is pretty much the same. I've written 75 books, so I'm better at it now than I was earlier in my career.
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- I get letters from readers who say that they have always hated reading, but somebody suggested one of my books, they actually finished the book and enjoyed it, and they're going on to read another book. I'm thrilled that they have figured out that reading is fun.
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- I'd never have written the big books in London.
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- So he said 'I'm going to chop off the bottom of one of your trouser legs and put it in a library.' I thought 'That's a turn-up for the books.'
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Topic:
- Magic came very easy for me when I was a kid. When I was 8 years old I started doing it, and by the time I was 12, I was already published in magic books.
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- I've had aunts and uncles who not only haven't read my books but could hardly believe that I was a writer.
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- And yes, there's a simplicity to writing books because you're not a member of a team, so you make all the decisions yourself instead of deferring to a committee.
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- I'm fortunate that the books sell, but even more fortunate to live in Chatham, to be very happily married and to have, on the whole, a fairly clear conscience.
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- So far it's 43 books in 25 years.
[ Books Far Years]
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- So the books have a greater appeal to a British audience, but that hasn't stopped them making best-seller lists in places like Brazil, Japan and at least a dozen other countries.
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- What I mean by that is that the point of life, as I see it, is not to write books or scale mountains or sail oceans, but to achieve happiness, and preferably an unselfish happiness.
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- A man in a bookstore buys a book on loneliness and every woman in the store hits on him. A woman buys a book on loneliness and the store clears out.
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- Never loan a book to someone if you expect to get it back. Loaning books is the same as giving them away.
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- It's a fact that more people watch television and get their information that way than read books. I find new technology and new ways of communication very exciting and would like to do more in this field.
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- Meditation here may think down hours to moments. Here the heart may give a useful lesson to the head and learning wiser grow without his books.
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- Next, in importance to books are their titles.
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- Books aren't written - they're rewritten. Including your own. It is one of the hardest things to accept, especially after the seventh rewrite hasn't quite done it.
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- It is one of the more striking generalizations of biochemistry - which surprisingly is hardly ever mentioned in the biochemical textbooks - that the twenty amino acids and the four bases, are, with minor reservations, the same throughout Nature.
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- The things that are really important to me are my man, my animals and my books. I don't need anything else.
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- Books are the ever burning lamps of accumulated wisdom.
[ Accumulated Books Burning Ever Lamps Wisdom]
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- Actually, the books were never a planned career path.
[ Actually Books Career Never Path Planned Were]
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- Being an actor, you are recognized for being somebody else, whereas these books are distilled from me.
[ Actor Being Books Distilled Else Recognized Somebody These Whereas]
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- Again, we turn down most books that have been self-published unless they have a special track record. We have taken a small number on, however, and sold them to major publishers for a nice sum. But that is an exception to the rule.
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- I do send out information about my books. Very few people buy the books that way, but I always feel that if they want to know more about the process, they can get the information from my books.
[ Always Books Buy Feel Few Get Information Know More Out Process Send Very Want Way]
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- I have no problem selling books to media franchises and we do it all the time. The author must understand that he/she is a writer for hire and has no control over copyright or over editorial changes made to the text.
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- 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.
[ Books Directly Down Had Only Originally Published Publishers Selling Tend Them Traditional Turn Turned Would]
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- We are forced by the major publishers to include electronic rights in the contracts we make with publishers for new books. And there's very little we can do about that.
[ Books Contracts Electronic Forced Include Little Major Make New Publishers Rights Very]
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- The rules have changed. True power is held by the person who possesses the largest bookshelf, not gun cabinet or wallet.
[ Bookshelf Cabinet Changed Gun Held Largest Person Possesses Power Rules True Wallet]
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- It's like why people read scary books or go see scary movies. Because it creates a distance. They're scared, but they're not going to get hurt.
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- I have had fans make me the big picture collages of the photo books; I have had fans send me birthday cakes... sing to me on my voicemail. I have had fans flash me. I have had older fans give me their bras and underwear onstage.
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- Besides, most of the books I like involve people I could never play in a million years.
[ Besides Books Could Involve Million Most Never Play Years]
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- 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.
[ Books Decent Down Everything Experiences Find Go How Line Memory Need Occur Phrases Rhyme Right Songs Through Tons Very Which Write]
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- The wise are above books.
[ Above Books Wise]
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- We probably put about four or five comic books out a year and probably about two or three art books and various trade paperbacks - maybe four or five of those a year - and that's what we do now.
[ Art Books Comic Five Four Maybe Now Out Paperbacks Probably Put Those Three Trade Two Various Year]
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- We still have pretty good sales, especially for the art books.
[ Art Books Especially Good Pretty Sales Still]
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- I think my books talk about kids learning to like and respect themselves and each other. You can't write a message book; you just tell the best story you know how to tell.
[ Best Book Books Each How Just Kids Know Learning Message Other Respect Story Talk Tell Themselves Think Write]
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- I wish I had had my books when I was a kid, I do.
[ Books Had Kid Wish]
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- I'm very lucky. I'm very fortunate that my books have never gone out of print - none of them.
[ Books Fortunate Gone Lucky Never None Out Print Them Very]
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- In my next life, I want to be tall and thin, parallel park and make good coffee. But for now, I have lots of stuff to work out in my life, but I'll have that until the day I die. I want to write more books.
[ Books Coffee Day Die Good Life Lots Make More Next Now Out Parallel Park Stuff Tall Thin Until Want Work Write]
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- The books are funny and sad, and that's what people respond to.
[ Books Funny Respond Sad]
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- Do not suppose, however, that I intend to urge a diet of classics on anybody. I have seen such diets at work. I have known people who have actually read all, or almost all, the guaranteed Hundred Best Books. God save us from reading nothing but the best.
[ Actually Almost Anybody Best Books Classics Diet Diets God Guaranteed However Hundred Intend Known Nothing Read Reading Save Seen Such Suppose Urge Us Work]
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- I never heard of anyone who was really literate or who ever really loved books who wanted to suppress any of them.
[ Any Anyone Books Ever Heard Literate Loved Never Really Suppress Them Wanted]
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- But for me, being an editor I've been an editor of all kinds of books being an editor of poetry has been the way in which I could give a crucial part of my time to what I love most.
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- The man who is fond of books is usually a man of lofty thought, and of elevated opinions.
[ Books Elevated Fond Lofty Man Opinions Thought Usually]
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- Jewish villages were built in the place of Arab villages. You do not even know the names of these Arab villages, and I do not blame you because geography books no longer exist.
[ Arab Because Blame Books Built Even Exist Geography Jewish Know Longer Names Place These Villages Were]
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- Generally my typical books have lots of twists and turns a big surprise ending and then usually another surprise at the end and ideally, as in Garden of Beasts, we get to the very end and we find at the last few pages that there's yet another surprise.
[ Another Beasts Big Books End Ending Few Find Garden Generally Get Ideally Last Lots Pages Surprise Then Turns Twists Typical Usually Very Yet]
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- Hardcover books are fairly expensive these days and to read one requires a significant commitment of time in our busy society. So I want to make sure that when readers buy one of my books they get something they're familiar with.
[ Books Busy Buy Commitment Days Expensive Fairly Familiar Get Hardcover Make Our Read Readers Requires Significant Society Something Sure These Time Want]
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- In other words, the people who populate my books are more than caricatures.
[ Books Caricatures More Other Populate Than Words]
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- My books are primarily plot driven but the best plot in the world is useless if you don't populate them with characters that readers can care about.
[ Best Books Care Characters Driven Plot Populate Primarily Readers Them Useless World]
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- Readers are paramount. I live to write books for them.
[ Books Live Paramount Readers Them Write]
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- Trying to write books with a subject matter or in a genre or style you're not familiar with is the best way to find the Big Block looming.
[ Best Big Block Books Familiar Find Genre Looming Matter Style Subject Trying Way Write]
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- The first book that they gave me was Jeannie, a young teenager. I went on with her maybe ten books.
[ Book Books First Gave Her Maybe Teenager Ten Went Young]
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- About 75 percent of the crude oil marketed here is sold off the books, and they are doing trades that would be illegal if it was a regulated market, and of course they do not want to regulate it.
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- I think the reason working-class people don't write books is because they are encouraged to believe that only certain people are permitted to write books.
[ Because Believe Books Certain Encouraged Only Permitted Reason Think Working-Class Working-Class Write]
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- The language of my books has shaped me as a man.
[ Books Language Man Shaped]
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- Books should to one of these fours ends conduce, for wisdom, piety, delight, or use.
[ Books Delight Ends Fours Piety Should These Use Wisdom]
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- Currently I am working on another three books, doing a lot of magazine work, am shooting for fifteen stock agencies, plus my own photo library - all this keeps me quite busy!
[ Agencies Am Another Books Busy Currently Doing Fifteen Keeps Library Lot Magazine Own Photo Plus Quite Shooting Stock Three Work Working]
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- The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries.
[ Books Centuries Conversation Finest Good Minds Past Reading]
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- November is Jewish book month, so Jewish Community Centers all around the country have book fairs where they invite authors and sell books in advance of the holidays.
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- The more I do bookstores, the more people come up to me from church groups. I spoke at Pittsburg State College and had 2 or 3 ministers and book groups from a couple of churches.
[ Book Bookstores Church Churches College Come Couple Groups Had Ministers More Spoke State Up]
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- The main thing that gives me hope is the media. We have radio, TV, magazines, and books, so we have the possibility of learning from societies that are remote from us, like Somalia. We turn on the TV and see what blew up in Iraq or we see conditions in Afghanistan.
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- Every well-written book is a light for me. When you write, you use other writers and their books as guides in the wilderness.
[ Book Books Every Guides Light Other Their Use Well-Written Wilderness Write Writers]
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- I didn't start working on children's books until I got a job at a book warehouse on the children's floor. When I started reading some of the books, I was so impressed.
[ Book Books Children Floor Got Impressed Job Reading Some Start Started Until Warehouse Working]
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- I work full-time in a used bookstore. I get up. I drink a cup of coffee. I think, The last thing I want to do is write. Then I go to the computer and write.
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- My goal is two pages a day, five days a week. I never want to write, but I'm always glad that I have done it. After I write, I go to work at the bookstore.
[ After Always Bookstore Day Days Done Five Glad Go Goal Never Pages Two Want Week Work Write]
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- There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.
[ Backs Best Books Covers Far Parts Which]
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- Self-help books are for the birds. Self-help groups are where it's at.
[ Birds Books Groups Self-Help Where]
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- The future? Like unwritten books and unborn children, you don't talk about it.
[ Books Children Future Talk Unborn Unwritten]
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- Living wild species are like a library of books still unread. Our heedless destruction of them is akin to burning the library without ever having read its books.
[ Akin Books Burning Destruction Ever Having Heedless Library Living Our Read Species Still Them Unread Wild Without]
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- There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island.
[ Books Island More Pirate Than Treasure]
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- I can now focus on a huge audience through TV, books, cookware and foods.
[ Audience Books Focus Foods Huge Now Through Tv]
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- An author who speaks about their own books is almost as bad as a mother who speaks about her own children.
[ Almost Author Bad Books Children Her Mother Own Speaks Their]
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- Nine-tenths of the existing books are nonsense and the clever books are the refutation of that nonsense.
[ Books Clever Existing Nine-Tenths Nonsense]
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- We cannot learn men from books.
[ Books Cannot Learn Men]
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- Not as ours the books of old - Things that steam can stamp and fold; Not as ours the books of yore - Rows of type, and nothing more.
[ Books Fold More Nothing Old Ours Rows Stamp Steam Things Type]
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- It's weirder and more surprising than the other books. I think there are more places where it's just more reality bending, deliberately so. I think it's a lot more emotionally raw.
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- Well, I don't know. It's long, it's longer than both of the other books put together, so it's more ambitious. I think I get under the skin of the people a lot more than in the other books.
[ Ambitious Books Both Get Know Long Longer Lot More Other Put Skin Than Think Together Under Well]
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- I can walk into a bookstore and hand over my credit card and they don't know who the hell I am. Maybe that says something about bookstore clerks.
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- I write reviews of science books for the Boston Globe, so I like to give science books.
[ Books Boston Give Globe Reviews Science Write]
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- Today's gasoline prices are taking a severe toll on Americans' pocketbooks. Consumers are anxious.
[ Americans Anxious Consumers Gasoline Pocketbooks Prices Severe Taking Today Toll]
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- I've read some scripts, but I don't read as many books as I should.
[ Books Many Read Scripts Should Some]
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- 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.
[ Always Any Books Could Done Doubt Editor Ever Good Know Moved Putting Really Those Top Ulysses Were Written]
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- I'll be left writing picture books and fairy tales.
[ Books Fairy Left Picture Tales Writing]
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- I have two books that were published quite some time ago. I start to read about three sentences. I have to close it. I am so self-conscious. Who did I think I was?
[ Ago Am Books Close Did Published Quite Read Self-Conscious Sentences Some Start Think Three Time Two Were]
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- Children will not pretend to be enjoying books, and they will not read books because they have been told that these books are good. They are looking for delight.
[ Because Been Books Children Delight Enjoying Good Looking Pretend Read These Told Will]
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- I hope that readers will tear through my books because they can't stop themselves - and then, maybe, read them again and find new things there.
[ Again Because Books Find Hope Maybe New Read Readers Stop Tear Them Themselves Then Things Through Will]
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- My first collection of poems was published by Bloodaxe Books, which was then a very new imprint.
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- Writing children's books gives a writer a very strong sense of narrative drive.
[ Books Children Drive Gives Narrative Sense Strong Very Writer Writing]
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- My father is a well known artist, Ted Dyer, who has been painting for many years. Our work is very different, but growing up surrounded by paintings, paints, easels and art books does have an effect.
[ Art Artist Been Books Different Does Effect Father Growing Known Many Our Painting Paintings Paints Surrounded Ted Up Very Well Work Years]
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- In the dime stores and bus stations, people talk of situations, read books, repeat quotations, draw conclusions on the wall.
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- 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.
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- A book is a fragile creature, it suffers the wear of time, it fears rodents, the elements and clumsy hands. so the librarian protects the books not only against mankind but also against nature and devotes his life to this war with the forces of oblivion.
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- If an army of monkeys were strumming on typewriters, they might write all the books in the British Museum.
[ Army Books British Might Monkeys Museum Typewriters Were Write]
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- We should be as careful of the books we read, as of the company we keep. The dead very often have more power than the living.
[ Books Careful Company Dead Keep Living More Often Power Read Should Than Very]
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- In the last 1,000 years, the Arabs have translated as many books as Spain translates in just one year.
[ Arabs Books Just Last Many Spain Translated Translates Year Years]
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- Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counsellors, and the most patient of teachers.
[ Accessible Books Constant Counsellors Friends Most Patient Quietest Teachers Wisest]
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- Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.
[ Accessible Books Constant Counselors Friends Most Patient Quietest Teachers Wisest]
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- And they write innumerable books; being too vain and distracted for silence: seeking every one after his own elevation, and dodging his emptiness.
[ After Being Books Distracted Dodging Elevation Emptiness Every His Innumerable Own Seeking Silence Too Vain Write]
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- Every one of my books is written from the viewpoint of cops, with the exception of my book Killer on the Road, which is written from the viewpoint of a serial killer.
[ Book Books Cops Every Exception Killer Road Serial Viewpoint Which Written]
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- I've been tremendously moved by a bunch of odd books. Ross McDonald is very important to me. I love the Lew Archer books.
[ Been Books Bunch Important Love Mcdonald Moved Odd Ross Tremendously Very]
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- I'm sure you're aware, with the time it takes to put these books together, everything can suddenly start coming out at once even though I wrote anything between one and five years ago.
[ Ago Anything Aware Between Books Coming Even Everything Five Once Out Put Start Suddenly Sure Takes These Though Time Together Wrote Years]
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- It's nice to be in a situation where the two books that I write for a sort of regular monthly income are also works that I enjoy immensely, rather than them being some kind of bread and butter, do it because you have to do it.
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- Most regular superhero books are designed to go on forever; of course, very few of them do, but the point is they are trying to throw mud against the wall and hope it will stick, and most of it slides off.
[ Against Books Course Designed Few Forever Go Hope Most Mud Off Point Regular Slides Stick Superhero Them Throw Trying Very Wall Will]
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- By burning Luther's books you may rid your bookshelves of him, but you will not rid men's minds of him.
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- When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes.
[ Any Books Buy Clothes Food Get Left Little Money]
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- However, I survived and started to read all chemistry books that I could get a hand on, first some 19th century books from our home library that did not provide much reliable information, and then I emptied the rather extensive city library.
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- 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.
[ Best Books Done Everything Government Lets Painting Tell Them Written Yet Young]
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- There's the typical books, Moby Dick and, I guess in my adult life I began to read biographies more than fiction. I started to want to relate to other people's lives, things that had really happened.
[ Adult Began Biographies Books Fiction Guess Had Happened Life Lives Moby More Other Read Really Relate Started Than Things Typical Want]
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- I feel less alone when I read the books of Ratzinger.
[ Alone Books Feel Less Read]
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- Textbooks are Soviet propaganda.
[ Propaganda Soviet Textbooks]
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- It is my aim, and every effort bent, that the sum and history of my life, which in the same sentence is my obit and epitaph too, shall be them both: He made the books and he died.
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- Perhaps they were right in putting love into books... Perhaps it could not live anywhere else.
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- Books open your mind, broaden your mind, and strengthen you as nothing else can.
[ Books Broaden Else Mind Nothing Open Strengthen Your]
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- I used to have all the Goosebumps books as a kid too.
[ Books Goosebumps Kid Too Used]
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- 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.
[ Because Been Books Carp Couple Environment Fishing General Interested Line Reading Think Very Well Write]
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- Don't patronize the chain bookstores. Every time I see some author scheduled to read and sign his books at a chain bookstore, I feel like telling him he's stabbing the independent bookstores in the back.
[ Author Back Books Bookstore Bookstores Chain Every Feel Him His Independent Patronize Read Scheduled See Sign Some Stabbing Telling Time]
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- We were just a one-room bookstore; we didn't have any money for lawyers.
[ Any Bookstore Just Lawyers Money Were]
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- Books that distribute things... with as daring a freedom as we use in dreams, put us on our feet again.
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- 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.
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- Of the female black authors, I really like Morrison's early books a lot. But she's really become so much a clone of Faulkner. He did it better.
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- We are as liable to be corrupted by books, as by companions.
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- I've got a vendetta to destroy the Net, to make everyone go to the library. I love the organic thing of pen and paper, ink on canvas. I love going down to the library, the feel and smell of books.
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- 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.
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- The tendency of modern scientific teaching is to neglect the great books, to lay far too much stress upon relatively unimportant modern work, and to present masses of detail of doubtful truth and questionable weight in such a way as to obscure principles.
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- Read much, but not many books.
[ Books Many Much Read]
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- I have said repeatedly that in this country we track library books better than we do sex offenders.
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- Without books I would not have become a vivacious reader, and if you are not a reader you are not a writer.
[ Become Books Reader Without Would Writer]
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- In my books, women often solve the problem. Even if the woman is not the hero, she's a strong character. She does change the plot. She'll often rescue the male character from some situation.
[ Books Change Character Does Even Hero Male Often Plot Problem Rescue She Situation Solve Some Strong Woman Women]
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- Thrillers have been traditionally very masculine books; the women characters often rather decorative.
[ Been Books Characters Decorative Masculine Often Rather Thrillers Traditionally Very Women]
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- Getting close to books, and spending time by myself, I was obliged to think about things I would never have thought about if I was busy romping around with a brother and sister.
[ Around Books Brother Busy Close Getting Myself Never Obliged Sister Spending Things Think Thought Time Would]
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- Most of my inspiration, if that's the word, came from books themselves.
[ Books Came Inspiration Most Themselves Word]
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- Books are like a mirror. If an ass looks in, you can't expect an angel to look out.
[ Angel Ass Books Expect Look Looks Mirror Out]
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- Books are only the shadow and life the real thing. I believe this as strongly as any belief I hold.
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- I teethed on books of heroes such as Winston Churchill, Abraham Lincoln and King David.
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- I have personally seen statements that were longer than some books I have read.
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- When I die there may be a paragraph or two in the newspapers. My name will linger in the British Museum Reading Room catalogue for a space at the head of a long list of books for which no one will ever ask.
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- At night, when the curtains are drawn and the fire flickers, my books attain a collective dignity.
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- 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.
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- Few are sufficiently sensible of the importance of that economy in reading which selects, almost exclusively, the very first order of books. Why, except for some special reason, read an inferior book, at the very time you might be reading one of the highest order?
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- For books are more than books, they are the life, the very heart and core of ages past, the reason why men lived and worked and died, the essence and quintessence of their lives.
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- I'm the biggest nerd - I love comic books and stuff like that! I don't have any friends who are actresses. I only had one girlfriend when I was growing up. Most of my friends were boys. I was such a tomboy. I enjoyed doing guy things.
[ Actresses Any Biggest Books Boys Comic Doing Enjoyed Friends Girlfriend Growing Guy Had Love Most Nerd Only Stuff Such Things Tomboy Up Were]
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- History books that contain no lies are extremely dull.
[ Books Contain Dull Extremely History Lies]
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- 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.
[ Books Ever Folks Left Lend Library Never Only Other Returns Them]
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- The books that everybody admires are those that nobody reads.
[ Admires Books Everybody Nobody Reads Those]
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- We must go beyond textbooks, go out into the bypaths and untrodden depths of the wilderness and travel and explore and tell the world the glories of our journey.
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- I wrote two plotted books, got some of the fundamentals of storytelling down, then... it's sort of like taking the training wheels off, trying to write a book that's fun in the same way without relying on quite such mechanical or external beats.
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- People in my books tend to get their just deserts, even if not at the hands of the police.
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- The concentration in my book on Marie Antoinette's childhood and on her family influences. It is surprising how some books actually start with her arrival in France!
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- My books are water; those of the great geniuses are wine - everybody drinks water.
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- What progress we are making. In the Middle Ages they would have burned me. Now they are content with burning my books.
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- 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.
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- I am a writer of books in retrospect. I talk in order to understand; I teach in order to learn.
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- 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.
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- 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.
[ Already Any Bad Based Before Book Books Experience Factual Good Knew Them Things Think Writer Wrote]
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- Learning hath gained most by those books by which the printers have lost.
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- Every reader knows about the feeling that characters in books seem more real than real people.
[ Books Characters Every Feeling Knows More Reader Real Seem Than]
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- I always thought it hadn't influenced me very much, but I heard from many people from England that many motives from German fairytales are to be found in my books.
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- I will try to write books until I drop dead.
[ Books Dead Drop Try Until Will Write]
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- Oh, I think every author is inspired by all of the books that she reads.
[ Author Books Every Inspired Oh Reads She Think]
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- Second, there are so many magical places in books that you can't go to, like Hogwarts and Middle Earth, so I wanted to set a story in a place where children can actually go.
[ Actually Books Children Earth Go Magical Many Middle Place Places Second Set Story Wanted Where]
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- I basically only read books that are over 2,000 years old.
[ Basically Books Old Only Over Read Years]
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- How some of the writers I come across get through their books without dying of boredom is beyond me.
[ Across Beyond Books Boredom Come Dying Get How Some Their Through Without Writers]
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- A bad book is the worse that it cannot repent. It has not been the devil's policy to keep the masses of mankind in ignorance; but finding that they will read, he is doing all in his power to poison their books.
[ Bad Been Book Books Cannot Devil Doing Finding His Ignorance Keep Mankind Masses Poison Policy Power Read Repent Their Will Worse]
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- I don't think that Slaughterhouse-Five was successful movie material. In fact, Vonnegut's books mostly I don't feel are movie material.
[ Books Fact Feel Material Mostly Movie Successful Think]
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- Also, if nothing else, writing this book has really changed the way I experience bookstores. I have a whole different appreciation for the amount of work packed into even the slimmest volume on the shelves.
[ Also Amount Appreciation Book Bookstores Changed Different Else Even Experience Into Nothing Packed Really Shelves Volume Way Whole Work Writing]
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- My office has been one of the most scrupulous in the country with regard to the protection of individual rights. I've been on record for years in law journals and books as championing the rights of the individual against the oppressive power of the state.
[ Against Been Books Country Individual Journals Law Most Office Oppressive Power Protection Record Regard Rights Scrupulous State Years]
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- Books follow morals, and not morals books.
[ Books Follow Morals]
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- This hand is not very active always, because it was in this hand that I carried my books. My carrying hand was always my strongest. Now I think my other hand has developed more muscles from signing all those autographs.
[ Active Always Autographs Because Books Carried Carrying Developed Hand More Muscles Now Other Signing Strongest Think Those Very]
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- I'm writing a review of three books on feminism and science, and it's about social constructionism. So I would say I'm a social constructionist, whatever that means.
[ Books Feminism Means Review Say Science Social Three Whatever Would Writing]
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- I've written a lot of books which are written from the moon - the view from nowhere.
[ Books Lot Moon Nowhere View Which Written]
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- So, I am independently well-off and don't have to do anything, but I still do. I write books, lecture around the world, work with scientists and governments.
[ Am Anything Around Books Governments Independently Lecture Scientists Still Work World Write]
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- And Michael likes to read a lot. People don't realize that about him but he reads a number of books per week and he's fascinated just about every subject.
[ Books Every Fascinated Him Just Likes Lot Michael Number Per Read Reads Realize Subject Week]
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- I was in Paris at an English-language bookstore. I picked up a volume of Dickinson's poetry. I came back to my hotel, read 2,000 of her poems and immediately began composing in my head. I wrote down the melodies even before I got to a piano.
[ Back Before Began Bookstore Came Composing Down Even Got Head Her Hotel Immediately Melodies Paris Piano Picked Poems Poetry Read Up Volume Wrote]
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- Books, like proverbs, receive their chief value from the stamp and esteem of the ages through which they have passed.
[ Ages Books Chief Esteem Passed Proverbs Receive Stamp Their Through Value Which]
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- You can read all the textbooks and listen to all the records, but you have to play with musicians that are better than you.
[ Better Listen Musicians Play Read Records Textbooks Than]
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- Books are those faithful mirrors that reflect to our mind the minds of sages and heroes.
[ Books Faithful Heroes Mind Minds Mirrors Our Reflect Sages Those]
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- A friend in the War Office warned me that I was in Kitchener's black books, and that orders had been given for my arrest next time I appeared in France.
[ Appeared Arrest Been Black Books France Friend Given Had Next Office Orders Time War Warned]
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- There are several books out on punk history, but I haven't read any of them. I was there.
[ Any Books Haven History Out Punk Read Several Them]
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- In a Glasser Quality School there is no such thing as a closed book test. Students are told to get out their notes and open their books. There is no such thing as being forbidden to ask the teacher or another student for help.
[ Another Ask Being Book Books Closed Forbidden Get Help Notes Open Out Quality School Student Students Such Teacher Test Their Thing Told]
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- I obtained a job at the Library of Congress. I loved books, so I felt at home. I was going to end up, I thought, majoring in English and teach at the college level.
[ Books College Congress End English Felt Going Home Job Level Library Loved Obtained Teach Thought Up]
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- If books were Persian carpets, one would not look only at the outer side. because it is the stitch that makes a carpet wear, gives it its life and bloom.
[ Because Bloom Books Carpet Gives Life Look Makes Only Outer Persian Side Stitch Wear Were Would]
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- 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.
[ Books Full Great Helped Inspire Magazines Newspapers Pictures Seriously Started Taking Time Were]
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- Look at lots of exhibitions and books, and don't get hung up on cameras and technical things. Photography is about images.
[ Books Cameras Exhibitions Get Hung Images Look Lots Photography Technical Things Up]
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- Read books. They are good for us.
[ Books Good Read Us]
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- And, uh, I've got about six thousand cartoons up there, also books and papers.
[ Also Books Cartoons Got Papers Six Thousand Uh Up]
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- One way an author dies a little each day is when his books go out of print.
[ Author Books Day Dies Each Go His Little Out Print Way]
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- I love everything that's old, - old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wine.
[ Books Everything Friends Love Manners Old Times Wine]
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- My wife and I love to read. We're going to have to move out to make room for the books! And we have our dogs.
[ Books Dogs Going Love Make Move Our Out Read Room Wife]
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- Books are like movies of the mind and it's better to leave Kinsey where she is.
[ Better Books Kinsey Leave Mind Movies She Where]
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- I don't want to write formula. I don't want to crank these books out like sausages. Every book is different, which takes a hell of a lot of ingenuity on my part.
[ Book Books Crank Different Every Formula Hell Ingenuity Lot Out Part Sausages Takes These Want Which Write]
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- I'm not sure Kinsey has changed in these first twelve books. I think the reader learns more about her, but from Kinsey's perspective, only three years have passed while the rest of us have been getting older at a much faster clip.
[ Been Books Changed Clip Faster First Getting Her Kinsey Learns More Much Older Only Passed Perspective Reader Rest Sure These Think Three Twelve Us While Years]
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- Even bad books are books and therefore sacred.
[ Bad Books Even Sacred Therefore]
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- Prose books are the show dogs I breed and sell to support my cat.
[ Books Breed Cat Dogs Prose Sell Show Support]
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- We may take it to be the accepted idea that the Mosaic books were not handed down to us for our instruction in scientific knowledge, and that it is our duty to ground our scientific beliefs upon observation and inference, unmixed with considerations of a different order.
[ Accepted Beliefs Books Considerations Different Down Duty Ground Handed Idea Inference Instruction Knowledge May Mosaic Observation Order Our Scientific Take Unmixed Upon Us Were]
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- I don't really have a lot of hobbies. I listen to a lot of spoken word. I get books on tape.
[ Books Get Hobbies Listen Lot Really Spoken Tape Word]
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- Let us hope that good authors who are bad Christians will find salvation through the books they write.
[ Authors Bad Books Christians Find Good Hope Salvation Through Us Will Write]
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- One of the books we read a few years ago that had a big effect on us was Repeated Takes by Michael Chanan.
[ Ago Big Books Effect Few Had Michael Read Repeated Takes Us Years]
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- We used to root for the Indians against the cavalry, because we didn't think it was fair in the history books that when the cavalry won it was a great victory, and when the Indians won it was a massacre.
[ Against Because Books Cavalry Fair Great History Indians Massacre Root Think Used Victory Won]
Topic: History
- But I like all the books. You've got to read them all to get the complete Harry Potter experience.
[ Books Complete Experience Get Got Harry Potter Read Them]
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- I am a really big Harry Potter fan and I've seen all the sets, I've lived Harry Potter and I don't think it's destroyed the books at all, I think it's really spot on.
[ Am Big Books Destroyed Fan Harry Lived Potter Really Seen Sets Spot Think]
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- Well, before I knew there was going to be a film. I was the biggest Harry Potter fan. I read all the books.
[ Before Biggest Books Fan Film Going Harry Knew Potter Read Well]
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- Books won't stay banned. They won't burn. Ideas won't go to jail.
[ Banned Books Burn Go Ideas Jail Stay Won]
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- I love the idea that we put in jokes the kids don't get. And that later, when they grow up and read a few books and go to college and watch the show again, they can get it on a completely different level.
[ Again Books College Completely Different Few Get Go Grow Idea Jokes Kids Later Level Love Put Read Show Up Watch]
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- I've loved science fiction ever since I was a little kid, mainly from looking at the covers of science-fiction magazines and books, and I've read quite extensively as an adult.
[ Adult Books Covers Ever Extensively Fiction Kid Little Looking Loved Magazines Mainly Quite Read Science Science-Fiction Science-Fiction Since]
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- Then I found books that were written much later, as late as 15 years ago. It was very superficial material, but enough to tell me that the genesis of this story was worth exploring.
[ Ago Books Enough Exploring Found Genesis Late Later Material Much Story Superficial Tell Then Very Were Worth Written Years]
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- Every ceremony or rite has a value if it is performed without alteration. A ceremony is a book in which a great deal is written. Anyone who understands can read it. One rite often contains more than a hundred books.
[ Alteration Anyone Book Books Ceremony Contains Deal Every Great Hundred More Often Performed Read Rite Than Understands Value Which Without Written]
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- Writing became an obsessive compulsive habit but I had almost no money so I thought about being an urban firefighter and having lots of free time in which to write or becoming an English teacher and thinking about books and writers on a daily basis. That swayed me.
[ Almost Basis Became Becoming Being Books Compulsive Daily English Firefighter Free Habit Had Having Lots Money Obsessive Swayed Teacher Thinking Thought Time Urban Which Write Writers Writing]
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- Preachers in pulpits talked about what a great message is in the book. No matter what you do, somebody always imputes meaning into your books.
[ Always Book Books Great Into Matter Meaning Message Preachers Somebody Talked Your]
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- I really hate those books where the murderer turns out to be somebody you never heard of who pops up in the last chapter.
[ Books Chapter Hate Heard Last Murderer Never Out Pops Really Somebody Those Turns Up Where]
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- I tend to come up with people more than situations - most of my books start with a character.
[ Books Character Come More Most Situations Start Tend Than Up]
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- I loved to read when I was a kid, and as soon as I realized that an actual person got to make up the books I loved so much, I decided that that was the job for me.
[ Actual Books Decided Got Job Kid Loved Make Much Person Read Realized Soon Up]
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- I think I learned a lot from reading in general - even from reading badly written books.
[ Badly Books Even General Learned Lot Reading Think Written]
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- The deadlines are much, much longer with books. When I was a reporter, a lot of times I'd come in at 8:30 a.m., get an assignment right away, interview somebody, turn the story in by 9:30, and have the finished story in the paper that landed on my desk by noon.
[ Assignment Away Books Come Deadlines Desk Finished Get Interview Landed Longer Lot Much Noon Paper Reporter Right Somebody Story Times Turn]
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- There's something about each of my books that I'm really proud of, and there's something about each of my books that I cringe over.
[ Books Cringe Each Over Proud Really Something]
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- Children simply don't make the distinction; a book is either good or bad. And some of the books they think are good are very, very bad indeed.
[ Bad Book Books Children Distinction Either Good Indeed Make Simply Some Think Very]
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- I started writing books for children because I could illustrate them myself and because, in my innocence, I thought they'd be easier.
[ Because Books Children Could Easier Illustrate Innocence Myself Started Them Thought Writing]
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- I've written 16 children's books and five unpublished novels. Some of the latter were breathtakingly bad.
[ Bad Books Children Five Latter Novels Some Unpublished Were Written]
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- Jane Austen was writing about boring people with desperately limited lives. We forget this because we've seen too many of her books on screen.
[ Austen Because Books Boring Desperately Forget Her Jane Limited Lives Many Screen Seen Too Writing]
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- Reading is a conversation. All books talk. But a good book listens as well.
[ Book Books Conversation Good Listens Reading Talk Well]
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- Writing for children is bloody difficult; books for children are as complex as their adult counterparts, and they should therefore be accorded the same respect.
[ Accorded Adult Bloody Books Children Complex Counterparts Difficult Respect Same Should Their Therefore Writing]
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- I look at my books the way parents look at their children. The fact that one becomes more successful than the others doesn't make me love the less successful one any less.
[ Any Becomes Books Children Fact Less Look Love Make More Others Parents Successful Than Their Way]
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- I took up a sort of a hobby of just hanging around the local library. I'd pick out an author and I would read all their books.
[ Around Author Books Hanging Hobby Just Library Local Out Pick Read Sort Their Took Up Would]
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- When I talked to my medical friends about the strange silence on this subject in American medical magazines and textbooks, I gained the impression that here was a subject tainted with Socialism or with feminine sentimentality for the poor.
[ American Feminine Friends Gained Here Impression Magazines Medical Poor Sentimentality Silence Socialism Strange Subject Tainted Talked Textbooks]
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- I try not to worry about rewriting books that worked well the first time. I'm too busy writing new books to worry about things that are already in print.
[ Already Books Busy First New Print Rewriting Things Time Too Try Well Worked Worry Writing]
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- Two things I do well in books are sex and violence, but I don't want gratuitous sex or violence. The sex and violence are only as graphic as need be. And never included unless it furthers the plot or character development.
[ Books Character Development Furthers Graphic Gratuitous Included Need Never Only Plot Sex Things Two Unless Violence Want Well]
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- If there was no Bible, it would be no matter whether you could read or not. Reading other books would do you no good.
[ Bible Books Could Good Matter Other Read Reading Whether Would]
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- You are welcome to your intellectual pastimes and books and art and newspapers; welcome, too, to your bars and your whisky that only makes me ill. Here am I in the forest, quite content.
[ Am Art Bars Books Content Forest Here Ill Intellectual Makes Newspapers Only Quite Too Welcome Whisky Your]
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- I may be only a fish and chip shop lady, but some of these economists need to get their heads out of the textbooks and get a job in the real world. I would not even let one of them handle my grocery shopping.
[ Chip Economists Even Fish Get Grocery Handle Heads Job Lady May Need Only Out Real Shop Shopping Some Textbooks Their Them These World Would]
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- Books give not wisdom where none was before. But where some is, there reading makes it more.
[ Before Books Give Makes More None Reading Some Where Wisdom]
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- Young men should prove theorems, old men should write books.
[ Books Men Old Prove Should Theorems Write Young]
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- There's more fiction in my life than in books, so I don't bother with them.
[ Books Bother Fiction Life More Than Them]
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- I asked a French critic a couple of years ago why my books did so well in France. He said it was because in my novels people both act and think. I got a kick out of that.
[ Act Ago Asked Because Books Both Couple Critic Did France French Got Kick Novels Out Said Think Well Why Years]
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- I enjoy about 1 out of 100 movies, it's about the same proportion to books published that I care to read.
[ Books Care Enjoy Movies Out Proportion Published Read Same]
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- Painters of paintings, writers of books, never could tell the half.
[ Books Could Half Never Painters Paintings Tell Writers]
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- I have to go make books. Sorry about that.
[ Books Go Make Sorry]
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- From your parents you learn love and laughter and how to put one foot before the other. But when books are opened you discover that you have wings.
[ Before Books Discover Foot How Laughter Learn Love Opened Other Parents Put Wings Your]
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- Books let us into their souls and lay open to us the secrets of our own.
[ Books Into Lay Open Our Own Secrets Souls Their Us]
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- One of the great defects of English books printed in the last century is the want of an index.
[ Books Century Defects English Great Index Last Printed Want]
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- Before we had the kids, my husband and I were traveling a lot and working and really enjoying our lives and each other. We both love the theater and books and travel and so we were really having a lot of fun.
[ Before Books Both Each Enjoying Fun Had Having Husband Kids Lives Lot Love Other Our Really Theater Travel Traveling Were Working]
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- I've learned to look like I'm listening to long confusing plots of cartoons and comic books when I'm actually sound asleep or making grocery shopping lists in my head.
[ Actually Asleep Books Cartoons Comic Confusing Grocery Head Learned Listening Lists Long Look Making Plots Shopping Sound]
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- Whenever books are burned, men also in the end are burned.
[ Also Books Burned End Men Whenever]
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- Wherever they burn books they will also, in the end, burn human beings.
[ Also Beings Books Burn End Human Wherever Will]
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- What a word is truth. Slippery, tricky, unreliable. I tried in these books to tell the truth.
[ Books Slippery Tell These Tricky Tried Truth Unreliable Word]
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- To limit the press is to insult a nation; to prohibit reading of certain books is to declare the inhabitants to be either fools or slaves.
[ Books Certain Declare Either Fools Inhabitants Insult Limit Nation Press Prohibit Reading Slaves]
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- All good books have one thing in common - they are truer than if they had really happened.
[ Books Common Good Had Happened Really Than Thing Truer]
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- The Bible is worth all the other books which have ever been printed.
[ Been Bible Books Ever Other Printed Which Worth]
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- I don't like Communism because it hands out wealth through rationing books.
[ Because Books Communism Hands Out Rationing Through Wealth]
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- Without words, without writing and without books there would be no history, there could be no concept of humanity.
[ Books Concept Could History Humanity Without Words Would Writing]
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- These are not books, lumps of lifeless paper, but minds alive on the shelves.
[ Alive Books Lifeless Lumps Minds Paper Shelves These]
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- I don't think Ripley is gay. He appreciates good looks in other men, that's true. But he's married in later books. I'm not saying he's very strong in the sex department. But he makes it in bed with his wife.
[ Appreciates Bed Books Department Gay Good His Later Looks Makes Married Men Other Ripley Saying Sex Strong Think True Very Wife]
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- Some books claim I have already clocked up a century of Grands Prix, but let me put the record straight. Australia will be my 100th start, and I aim to mark the milestone with a cracking performance. It could even be celebrated with a victory.
[ Aim Already Australia Books Celebrated Century Claim Clocked Could Cracking Even Mark Milestone Performance Prix Put Record Some Start Straight Up Victory Will]
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- Books on horse racing subjects have never done well, and I am told that publishers had come to think of them as the literary version of box office poison.
[ Am Books Box Come Done Had Horse Literary Never Office Poison Publishers Racing Subjects Them Think Told Version Well]
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- I try to make my books reflect humanity as I see it.
[ Books Humanity Make Reflect See Try]
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- Movies can't ruin books. They can only ruin movies.
[ Books Movies Only Ruin]
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- All the characters in my books are imagined, but all have a bit of who I am in them - much like the characters in your dreams are all formed by who you are.
[ Am Bit Books Characters Dreams Formed Imagined Much Them Your]
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- Even in times when it's difficult to figure out, how do you go forward, art - and books - always help.
[ Always Art Books Difficult Even Figure Forward Go Help How Out Times]
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- I've been a screenwriter for twenty-five years. Every one of my books have been optioned for movies and I have written a few of those screenplays.
[ Been Books Every Few Movies Screenplays Screenwriter Those Twenty-Five Written Years]
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- They were written on cheap blue notebooks bought by poor women. I'm interested in folk tales in the way that medicine and magic in women's stories are all kind of combined.
[ Blue Bought Cheap Combined Folk Interested Kind Magic Medicine Notebooks Poor Stories Tales Way Were Women Written]
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- 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.
[ Always Ate Books Boxes Candy Cereal Could Get Hands Labels Loved Read Toothpaste Up Words]
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- The advice of the elders to young men is very apt to be as unreal as a list of the hundred best books.
[ Advice Apt Best Books Elders Hundred List Men Unreal Very Young]
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- Some people act as though art that is for a mass audience is not good art, and I think this has been a very negative thing. I know that I have wanted very much to write books that are accessible to the widest audience possible.
[ Accessible Act Art Audience Been Books Good Know Mass Much Negative Possible Some Thing Think Though Very Wanted Widest Write]
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- We must get beyond textbooks, go out into the bypaths... and tell the world the glories of our journey.
[ Beyond Get Glories Go Into Journey Must Our Out Tell Textbooks World]
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- Wisdom is not wisdom when it is derived from books alone.
[ Alone Books Derived Wisdom]
Topic: Wisdom
- I don't want my books to exclude anyone, but if they have to, then I would rather they excluded the people who feel they are too smart for them!
[ Anyone Books Exclude Excluded Feel Rather Smart Them Then Too Want Would]
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- If I loved all the world as I do you, I shouldn't write books to it: I should only write letters to it, and that would be only a clumsy stage on the way to entire telepathy.
[ Books Clumsy Entire Letters Loved Only Should Stage Way World Would Write]
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- It is right and natural that generous minds while in the twenties should think the books which try to reform the world's wrong the greatest of all.
[ Books Generous Greatest Minds Natural Reform Right Should Think Try Twenties Which While World Wrong]
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- My brother used to say that I wrote faster than he could read. He wrote two books - of poems - better than all mine put together.
[ Better Books Brother Could Faster Mine Poems Put Read Say Than Together Two Used Wrote]
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- Two more years were to go by before I knew anything about William Blake. Many years later, when his wife died, my godfather gave me the two books as a remembrance.
[ Anything Before Blake Books Died Gave Go Godfather His Knew Later Many More Remembrance Two Were Wife William Years]
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- My books are very few, but then the world is before me - a library open to all - from which poverty of purse cannot exclude me - in which the meanest and most paltry volume is sure to furnish something to amuse, if not to instruct and improve.
[ Amuse Before Books Cannot Exclude Few Furnish Improve Instruct Library Meanest Most Open Paltry Poverty Purse Something Sure Then Very Volume Which World]
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- I take refuge in my books.
[ Books Refuge Take]
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- The mortality of all inanimate things is terrible to me, but that of books most of all.
[ Books Inanimate Mortality Most Terrible Things]
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- This will never be a civilized country until we spend more money for books than we do for chewing gum.
[ Books Chewing Civilized Country Gum Money More Never Spend Than Until Will]
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- I learned easily and had time to follow my inclination for sports (light athletics and skiing) and chemistry, which I taught myself by reading all textbooks I could get.
[ Athletics Chemistry Could Easily Follow Get Had Inclination Learned Light Myself Reading Skiing Sports Taught Textbooks Time Which]
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- I think that's not a question that one can answer accurately. I read a whole range of books, quite a lot of history at the time, and still do read a lot. I read very widely.
[ Accurately Answer Books History Lot Question Quite Range Read Still Think Time Very Whole Widely]
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- It is books that teach us to refine our pleasures when young, and to recall them with satisfaction when we are old.
[ Books Old Our Pleasures Recall Refine Satisfaction Teach Them Us Young]
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- I feel I've got 10 books in me.
[ Books Feel Got]
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- I regret all of my books.
[ Books Regret]
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- We can put television in its proper light by supposing that Gutenberg's great invention had been directed at printing only comic books.
[ Been Books Comic Directed Great Gutenberg Had Invention Light Only Printing Proper Put Supposing Television]
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- The proper study of mankind is books.
[ Books Mankind Proper Study]
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- Books are the money of Literature, but only the counters of Science.
[ Books Counters Literature Money Only Science]
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- I describe my works as books, but my publishers in Spain, in the United States, and elsewhere insist on calling them novels.
[ Books Calling Describe Elsewhere Insist Novels Publishers Spain States Them United Works]
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- I have assiduously avoided calling my books novels.
[ Avoided Books Calling Novels]
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- Many of my books have begun with the title, because naming a work already in progress makes no sense to me.
[ Already Because Begun Books Makes Many Naming Progress Sense Title Work]
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- When I was still in prep school - 14, 15 - I started keeping notebooks, journals. I started writing, almost like landscape drawing or life drawing. I never kept a diary, I never wrote about my day and what happened to me, but I described things.
[ Almost Day Described Diary Drawing Happened Journals Keeping Kept Landscape Life Never Notebooks Prep School Started Still Things Writing Wrote]
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- What irritates me is the bland way people go around saying, 'Oh, our attitude has changed. We don't dislike these people any more.' But by the strangest coincidence, they haven't taken away the injustice; the laws are still on the books.
[ Any Around Attitude Away Bland Books Changed Coincidence Dislike Go Haven Injustice Irritates Laws More Oh Our Saying Still Strangest Taken These Way]
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- Screenplays I didn't really care about, journalism, travel books, getting my writer friends to write about their dreams or something. I just determined to write the books I had to write.
[ Books Care Determined Dreams Friends Getting Had Journalism Just Really Screenplays Something Their Travel Write Writer]
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- Books can now be on the stands within days from delivery of a formatted manuscript, and often are.
[ Books Days Delivery Manuscript Now Often Stands Within]
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- The end of reading is not more books but more life.
[ Books End Life More Reading]
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- When the Supreme Court moved to Washington in 1800, it was provided with no books, which probably accounts for the high quality of early opinions.
[ Accounts Books Court Early High Moved Opinions Probably Provided Quality Supreme Washington Which]
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- Books constitute capital. A library book lasts as long as a house, for hundreds of years. It is not, then, an article of mere consumption but fairly of capital, and often in the case of professional men, setting out in life, it is their only capital.
[ Article Book Books Capital Case Constitute Consumption Fairly House Hundreds Lasts Library Life Long Men Mere Often Only Out Professional Setting Their Then Years]
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- I cannot live without books.
[ Books Cannot Live Without]
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- Books that do a tenth of what Left Behind has done are smashing successes.
[ Behind Books Done Left Smashing Successes Tenth]
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- I've written enough books with real celebrities, such as Walter Payton and Hank Aaron and Billy Graham, to know that fame looks good only to people who don't have it.
[ Aaron Billy Books Celebrities Enough Fame Good Graham Hank Know Looks Only Real Such Walter Written]
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- While writing my first 90 books, I was magazine editor, publisher, book publisher, executive, etc., so I was established in publishing. three of my seven or so books were biographies of sports stars and really opened doors for me in that area.
[ Area Biographies Book Books Doors Editor Established Etc Executive First Magazine Opened Publisher Publishing Really Seven Sports Stars Three Were While Writing]
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- Books stay with me and have shaped me and made huge impacts on my life.
[ Books Huge Impacts Life Made Shaped Stay]
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- I was drawn to boxing because I got beat up as a kid. I was the kid with the piano books in a New York neighbourhood.
[ Beat Because Books Boxing Drawn Got Kid Neighbourhood New Piano Up York]
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- And so for a couple of years my life was divided between my music and my school books.
[ Between Books Couple Divided Life Music School Years]
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- We have talked long enough in this country about equal rights. It is time now to write the next chapter - and to write it in the books of law.
[ Books Chapter Country Enough Equal Law Long Next Now Rights Talked Time Write]
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- If I was in love with someone, I would get their picture out of the school yearbook and do portraits. If I was curious about sex, I would draw pictures of it. There were no books for me to look at. Then I would go find my father's matches to burn the paper.
[ Books Burn Curious Draw Father Find Get Go Look Love Matches Out Paper Picture Pictures Portraits School Sex Someone Their Then Were Would]
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- Reading was a big thing, yes. Books were a big thing. But the things that stick out were the newspapers.
[ Big Books Newspapers Out Reading Stick Thing Things Were Yes]
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- The Bible remained for me a book of books, still divine - but divine in the sense that all great books are divine which teach men how to live righteously.
[ Bible Book Books Divine Great How Live Men Remained Righteously Sense Still Teach Which]
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- There was a time when the world acted on books; now books act on the world.
[ Act Acted Books Now Time World]
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- Who has fully realized that history is not contained in thick books but lives in our very blood?
[ Blood Books Contained Fully History Lives Our Realized Thick Very]
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- I think really good books can be read by anybody.
[ Anybody Books Good Read Really Think]
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- It was really written as most, I think, books are by writers - for themselves. There was something that just had to be written, in a way that it had to be written. If you know what I mean.
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- There are good books and there are bad books, period, that's the distinction.
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- Books are men of higher stature; the only men that speak aloud for future times to hear.
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- I think Americans like the practical; they like the human. And I like both those things myself, and I try and put them into my books.
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- If I don't tell it all now, the story in the history books will always be imperfect and that would be wrong.
[ Always Books History Imperfect Now Story Tell Will Would Wrong]
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- A society in which vocation and job are separated for most people gradually creates an economy that is often devoid of spirit, one that frequently fills our pocketbooks at the cost of emptying our souls.
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- Then I heard this genius teacher Stella Adler - I recommend you read anything you might find about her and if you have anyone interested in theatre, you get them one of her books.
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- You're getting to know who the great chefs are through their books.
[ Books Chefs Getting Great Know Their Through]
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- It didn't feel difficult at the time because I was so charged up about both books. Afterward, however, I was pretty tired. In a good way, like after a great workout.
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- We tend to read each other's books in sizeable chunks as they are written. I don't know that you could say we are ruthless with each other - in fact, I suppose we are very kind. There are ways to make suggestions which are not destructive.
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- There are many little ways to enlarge your child's world. Love of books is the best of all.
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- If you want to read about love and marriage, you've got to buy two separate books.
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Topic: Marriage
- I know at my church a lot of the times we sung from hymn books and as we got older we started to change with time. I can honestly say that I was never influenced to write for the church.
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- I think Walking Dead is one of the friendliest new reader type books in that every time a new trade is shipped out, a new issue is shipped out at the same time.
[ Books Dead Every Issue New Out Reader Same Shipped Think Time Trade Type Walking]
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- I'm all for selling books, but when guys are burning my house down, that's where I draw the line.
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- Last year I think I made more from my Image books than anywhere else.
[ Anywhere Books Else Image Last Made More Than Think Year]
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- Well see, I'm a good enough writer that not everybody in my books talks exactly like I do.
[ Books Enough Everybody Exactly Good See Talks Well Writer]
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- We go to school to learn to work hard for money. I write books and create products that teach people how to have money work hard for them.
[ Books Create Go Hard How Learn Money Products School Teach Them Work Write]
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- I read one or two other books which gave me a background in mathematics other than logic.
[ Background Books Gave Logic Mathematics Other Read Than Two Which]
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- On my first days here I did not start work immediately but, as planned, I took it easy for a few days - flicked through books, studied Japanese art a little.
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- Sometimes I miss out the morning's painting session and instead study my Japanese books in the open.
[ Books Instead Japanese Miss Morning Open Out Painting Session Sometimes Study]
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- We don't perceive a contradiction between writing books, making films or producing a television program. These days you can't choose how you want to express yourself anymore.
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- 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.
[ Believe Book Books Child Defend Job Life Only Published Them Write]
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- Books were this wonderful escape for me because I could open a book and disappear into it, and that was the only way out of that house when I was a kid.
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- I do give books as gifts sometimes, when people would rather have one than a new Ferrari.
[ Books Ferrari Gifts Give New Rather Sometimes Than Would]
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- I like to deal with EVERY aspect of our condition, and that means terror and humor in equal mix. Some books have more room for humor than others.
[ Aspect Books Condition Deal Equal Every Humor Means Mix More Others Our Room Some Terror Than]
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- I've got a long list of books I wish I'd never written-and I've kept them all out of print for the past 20 years.
[ Books Got Kept List Long Never Out Past Print Them Wish Years]
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- If you want to publish two books a year under your own name and your publisher doesn't, maybe you need a different publisher.
[ Books Different Maybe Name Need Own Publish Publisher Two Under Want Year Your]
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- In my books, I never portray violence as a reasonable solution to a problem. If the lead characters in the story are driven to it, it's at the extreme end of their experience.
[ Books Characters Driven End Experience Extreme Lead Never Portray Problem Reasonable Solution Story Their Violence]
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- Take a look at the books other people have in their homes.
[ Books Homes Look Other Take Their]
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- I think a lot of people don't have any idea of how deeply segregated our schools have become all over again. Most textbooks are not honest in what they teach our high school students.
[ Again Any Become Deeply High Honest How Idea Lot Most Our Over School Schools Segregated Students Teach Textbooks Think]
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- I remember being in the public library and my jaw just aching as I looked around at all those books I wanted to read. There just wasn't time enough to read everything I wanted to read.
[ Aching Around Being Books Enough Everything Jaw Just Library Looked Public Read Remember Those Time Wanted]
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- The first books I was interested in were all about baseball. But I can't think of one single book that changed my life in any way.
[ Any Baseball Book Books Changed First Interested Life Single Think Way Were]
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- With each book I write, I become more and more convinced that the books have a life of their own, quite apart from me.
[ Apart Become Book Books Convinced Each Life More Own Quite Their Write]
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- Going out in Paris was like going out in the '30s dressed like the Andrews Sisters. It was everything I'd seen in books at my grandparents' house, only it was our generation.
[ Andrews Books Dressed Everything Generation Going Grandparents House Only Our Out Paris Seen Sisters]
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- I'd experienced the '40s and '50s by looking at my grandparents' old clothes, books, and magazines.
[ Books Clothes Experienced Grandparents Looking Magazines Old]
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- Home base is the support system where we have a culinary team, my own writers because of the shows and the books and stuff, we have a culinary team of about six people. Marketing, public relations, accounting and all that sort of stuff.
[ Accounting Base Because Books Culinary Home Marketing Own Public Relations Shows Six Sort Stuff Support System Team Where Writers]
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- All people, even secular people, are seeing books on the market like The End of History.
[ Books End Even History Market Secular Seeing]
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- I've written many nonfiction books, but that's a special gift.
[ Books Gift Many Nonfiction Special Written]
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- Winning the Pulitzer is wonderful and it's an honor and I feel so humbled and so grateful, but I think that I'll think of it very much as the final sort of final moment for this book and put it behind me along with the rest of the book, as I write more books.
[ Along Behind Book Books Feel Final Grateful Honor Humbled Moment More Much Pulitzer Put Rest Sort Think Very Winning Wonderful Write]
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- Shakespeare is one of the last books one should like to give up, perhaps the one just before the Dying Service in a large Prayer book.
[ Before Book Books Dying Give Just Large Last Perhaps Prayer Service Shakespeare Should Up]
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- I bought some books in order to learn the first principles of philosophy.
[ Books Bought First Learn Order Philosophy Principles Some]
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- The institution of a public library, containing books on education, would be well adapted for the information of teachers, many of whom are not able to purchase expensive publications on those subjects.
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- There's a great deal of attention paid and books written about this change of life in a woman, and really very little written about a man's change of life.
[ Attention Books Change Deal Great Life Little Man Paid Really Very Woman Written]
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- I started to write in 2001. I wrote the books for the fun of it. It was an old idea I had had since the nineties.
[ Books Fun Had Idea Nineties Old Since Started Write Wrote]
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- One sheds one's sicknesses in books - repeats and presents again one's emotions, to be master of them.
[ Again Books Emotions Master Presents Repeats Sheds Sicknesses Them]
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- Nine-tenths of tactics are certain, and taught in books: but the irrational tenth is like the kingfisher flashing across the pool, and that is the test of generals.
[ Across Books Certain Flashing Generals Irrational Nine-Tenths Pool Tactics Taught Tenth Test]
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- We went to the British Museum, and I was looking up my family in the books - pages and pages on it.
[ Books British Family Looking Museum Pages Up Went]
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- The pleasure of reading is doubled when one lives with another who shares the same books.
[ Another Books Doubled Lives Pleasure Reading Same Shares]
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- By the time I was 12 or 13, I was studying biochemistry textbooks.
[ Biochemistry Studying Textbooks Time]
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- Anywhere you go in the world is what you make of it, not what you read in books.
[ Anywhere Books Go Make Read World]
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- You've really got to start hitting the books because it's no joke out here.
[ Because Books Got Here Hitting Joke Out Really Start]
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- I like to have books around to give me ideas-to get the verbal part of my brain to start working.
[ Around Books Brain Get Give Part Start Verbal Working]
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- I have no memory for what happens in what books. I don't know when I might remember a scene, but beats me what book it's in because there are 14 of them now.
[ Beats Because Book Books Happens Know Memory Might Now Remember Scene Them]
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- Books fall from Garry Wills like leaves from a maple tree in a sort of permanent October.
[ Books Fall Garry Leaves Maple October Permanent Sort Tree Wills]
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- Many of you might already recognize me as the guy in the question-mark suits appearing in the late night TV commercials and on the cover of educational books and CDs.
[ Already Appearing Books Cds Commercials Cover Educational Guy Late Many Might Night Recognize Suits Tv]
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- I've had the odd good luck of starting slowly and building gradually, something few writers are allowed anymore. As a result I've seen each of my books called the breakthrough. And each was, in its way.
[ Allowed Anymore Books Breakthrough Building Called Each Few Good Gradually Had Luck Odd Result Seen Slowly Something Starting Way Writers]
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- I have given up reading books; I find it takes my mind off myself.
[ Books Find Given Mind Myself Off Reading Takes Up]
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- I've given up reading books. I find it takes my mind off myself.
[ Books Find Given Mind Myself Off Reading Takes Up]
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- Any kid who has two parents who are interested in him and has a houseful of books isn't poor.
[ Any Books Him Interested Kid Parents Poor Two]
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- Books have become our dearest companions, yielding exquisite delights and inspiring lofty aims.
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- Books minister to our knowledge, to our guidance, and to our delight, by their truth, their uprightness, and their art.
[ Art Books Delight Guidance Knowledge Minister Our Their Truth Uprightness]
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- Well, it was actually - I brought the idea of doing a documentary to HBO back in 2000, when there were some press reports sort of were bandied about that there were going to TV movies based on some of the books that were out.
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- The burning of an author's books, imprisonment for opinion's sake, has always been the tribute that an ignorant age pays to the genius of its time.
[ Age Always Author Been Books Burning Genius Ignorant Imprisonment Opinion Pays Sake Time Tribute]
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- Buying books was a way anyone could acquire a work of art for very little.
[ Acquire Anyone Art Books Buying Could Little Very Way Work]
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- I became interested in making books, starting about 1965, when I did the Serial Project #1, deciding that I needed a small book to show how the work could be understood and how the system worked.
[ Became Book Books Could Deciding Did How Interested Making Needed Project Serial Show Small Starting System Understood Work Worked]
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- As a kid I was fascinated with sports, and I loved sports more than anything else. The first books I read were about sports, like books about Baseball Joe, as one baseball hero was called.
[ Anything Baseball Books Called Else Fascinated First Hero Joe Kid Loved More Read Sports Than Were]
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- I don't have the feeling that as a very young person I read books that absolutely made their mark on my mind.
[ Absolutely Books Feeling Made Mark Mind Person Read Their Very Young]
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- Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new at all.
[ Books His Man New Original Serve Show Those Thoughts Very]
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- 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.
[ Best Book Books Friend Get Know Man Read Things Want]
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- A friend of mine once told me that I can't screw up when I play my own music. I also take voice lessons, play other peoples' songs out of music books, and occasionally figure out how to play other people's music from records. This keeps my ears, fingers, and mind working.
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- The guys in my band are great-we watch movies, we eat pizza, take walks, read books. Everybody has a really great sense of humor. And my boyfriend comes and visits me on the road.
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- No, I'm not a comic book guy. I'm pretty fascinated with the subculture though and I do think that the world of comic books is such a natural transition into film.
[ Book Books Comic Fascinated Film Guy Into Natural Pretty Subculture Such Think Though Transition World]
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- A single conversation across the table with a wise man is better than ten years mere study of books.
[ Across Better Books Conversation Man Mere Single Study Table Ten Than Wise Years]
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- The love of learning, the sequestered nooks, And all the sweet serenity of books.
[ Books Learning Love Serenity Sweet]
Topic: Education
- My books were always full of ink blots, always stained and covered with smeared sketches and pictures, which one draws idly when his attention wanders from his task.
[ Always Attention Blots Books Covered Draws Full His Idly Ink Pictures Sketches Smeared Stained Task Wanders Were Which]
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- But more wonderful than the lore of old men and the lore of books is the secret lore of ocean.
[ Books Lore Men More Ocean Old Secret Than Wonderful]
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- I couldn't live a week without a private library - indeed, I'd part with all my furniture and squat and sleep on the floor before I'd let go of the 1500 or so books I possess.
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- All books are either dreams or swords, you can cut, or you can drug, with words.
[ Books Cut Dreams Either Swords Words]
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- For books are more than books, they are the life, the very heart and core of ages past, the reason why men worked and died, the essence and quintessence of their lives.
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- Books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind.
[ Another Bees Books Carry Mind Quickening Which]
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- 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.
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- I'll look at the script and I'll try to find as many books, movies, and pieces of music that I think are going to feed each scene or the character as a whole.
[ Books Character Each Feed Find Going Look Many Movies Music Pieces Scene Script Think Try Whole]
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- I have friends who read my books in Greek.
[ Books Friends Greek Read]
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- Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in springtime.
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- I didn't have time for talent shows and stuff like that. I was into books and studying real hard.
[ Books Hard Into Real Shows Studying Stuff Talent Time]
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- My idea of going to hell is going somewhere where there are no books.
[ Books Going Hell Idea Somewhere Where]
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- I would rather be poor in a cottage full of books than a king without the desire to read.
[ Books Cottage Desire Full King Poor Rather Read Than Without Would]
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- All those authors there, most of whom of course I've never met. That's the poetry side, that's the prose side, that's the fishing and miscellaneous behind me. You get an affection for books that you've enjoyed.
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- But I hang on to books. I love them. I even think they're very nice decor in a room - far better than paintings... That's not quite true!
[ Better Books Even Far Hang Love Nice Paintings Quite Room Than Them Think True Very]
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- I only keep books that I like very much. Otherwise I'd throw them out.
[ Books Keep Much Only Otherwise Out Them Throw Very]
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- There are some friends you don't meet for twenty years and when you meet them again it's as if no twenty years has happened - you're lucky when that happens. I feel the same about books.
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- When I was a teacher, teachers would come into my classroom and admire my desk on which lay nothing whatever, whereas theirs were heaped with papers and books.
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- The copycat effects of media violence, similar to those previously attributed to westerns, radio serials and comic books, are easy to exaggerate.
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- I want to make a summing up, brief and to the point, but thorough. I have never suppressed a word in my books out of regard for other people and their prejudices.
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- I want to write such things as compel the admiring acclamation of the world at large, such things as are written but once in years, things subtle but distinctly different from the books written every day.
[ Admiring Books Compel Day Different Distinctly Every Large Once Subtle Such Things Want World Write Written Years]
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- If you think you have it tough, read history books.
[ Books History Read Think Tough]
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- I started writing while I was a little boy. Maybe it's because I was reading a lot of books I admired, and thought that I would like to write something like that someday. Also, my love for good writing pushed me.
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- I was reading a lot of books I admired, and thought that I would like to write something like that someday.
[ Admired Books Lot Reading Someday Something Thought Would Write]
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- Anyone interested in the world generally can't help being interested in young adult culture - in the music, the bands, the books, the fashions, and the way in which the young adult community develops its own language.
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- At the same time, I think books create a sort of network in the reader's mind, with one book reinforcing another. Some books form relationships. Other books stand in opposition. No two writers or readers have the same pattern of interaction.
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- It is a good idea to know which publishers publish which stories. For example, there is no sense in sending a picture book text to a publisher who does not publish picture books.
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- When you are writing, of course, you have to do all that writing and correcting for yourself. When I was a librarian it was expected that I would know about a wide range of books.
[ Books Correcting Course Expected Know Librarian Range Wide Would Writing Yourself]
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- Writing books is the closest men ever come to childbearing.
[ Books Closest Come Ever Men Writing]
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- Do not consider it proof just because it is written in books, for a liar who will deceive with his tongue will not hesitate to do the same with his pen.
[ Because Books Consider Deceive Hesitate His Just Liar Pen Proof Same Tongue Will Written]
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- When I came out, and for many years afterwards, it had become a habit for me to sit and read and read and read, like an obsession. I would take 20 books, and not come out until I'd finished them. It took me a while to change that habit.
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- My Alma mater was books, a good library... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
[ Books Could Curiosity Good Just Library Life Reading Rest Satisfying Spend]
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- The flesh, alas, is sad, and I have read all the books.
[ Alas Books Flesh Read Sad]
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- 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.
[ Books Bring Buy Children His House Man Means Right Room Surrounding Them Up Windows Without]
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- The pleasure of all reading is doubled when one lives with another who shares the same books.
[ Another Books Doubled Lives Pleasure Reading Same Shares]
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- I always read all these books about the slaves. My mother is very educated. My father would talk to us like we were grown men. We never knew what he was talking about half the time.
[ Always Books Educated Father Grown Half Knew Men Mother Never Read Slaves Talk Talking These Time Us Very Were Would]
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- I'm more of a visual person, but I think that reading's extremely important. But I'm very easily distracted. It takes certain books to really grab you in.
[ Books Certain Distracted Easily Extremely Grab Important More Person Reading Really Takes Think Very Visual]
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- 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.
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- I am not a total, complete nitwit when it comes to selling books. I promise you there will be unexpected things. Some of them I don't know yet. She's writing it all herself.
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- Sarah Palin - now don't laugh - is writing a book. Not just reading a book, writing a book. Actually, in the word of the publisher, she's 'collaborating' on a book. What an embarrassment! It's one of these 'I told you,' books that jocks do.
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- When I'm in the field, when I'm working, I keep very careful notes. I wear big shirts with big breast pockets, and I carry in them two little spiral notebooks.
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- And I don't like books which are full of name dropping.
[ Books Dropping Full Name Which]
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- I don't often reread my own books, unless I am going into another in the series and need to refresh my mood when originating the concept.
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- I have a shelf of comfort books, which I read when the world closes in on me or something untoward happens.
[ Books Closes Comfort Happens Read Shelf Something Which World]
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- I've been writing in notebooks for 40 years or so.
[ Been Notebooks Writing Years]
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- I think people would actually be surprised by what we put out. Unfortunately the shadow that the original founders cast was that they were just artists that can't write books so people swept the whole of Image with that paintbrush.
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- That became a big time in comic books because it's when people were starting to break out into independent stuff, the market was getting choked with speculators and everybody was trying to do their own trick covers.
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- To me, I was always just standing on the sidelines because up until issue 50, we were just doing Spawn. I wasn't recruiting anybody because I didn't have any books for people to work on.
[ Always Any Anybody Because Books Doing Issue Just Recruiting Sidelines Spawn Standing Until Up Were Work]
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- I think there's a great difference in consciousness in that same way in that when we're young we read books for the story, for the excitement of the story - and there comes a time when you realise that all stories are more or less the same story.
[ Books Comes Consciousness Difference Excitement Great Less More Read Realise Same Stories Story Think Time Way Young]
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- I used to take five or six books away and bring five or six books back. Nobody gave me direction or advice and I read much in the way that a boy might watch television.
[ Advice Away Back Books Boy Bring Direction Five Gave Might Much Nobody Read Six Take Television Used Watch Way]
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- There's a whole bunch of unfinished stuff. Then I've got books of lyrics. I find it frustrating to finish a song and not be able to record it... so I don't write a million songs.
[ Able Books Bunch Find Finish Frustrating Got Lyrics Million Record Song Songs Stuff Then Unfinished Whole Write]
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- Schools and libraries are the twin cornerstones of a civilized society. Libraries are only good if people use them, like books only exist when someone reads them.
[ Books Civilized Cornerstones Exist Good Libraries Only Reads Schools Society Someone Them Twin Use]
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- Everything was going my way. I was happily marching into the history books. Then it all just fell apart.
[ Apart Books Everything Fell Going Happily History Into Just Marching Then Way]
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- If sex is such a natural phenomenon, how come there are so many books on how to do it?
[ Books Come How Many Natural Phenomenon Sex Such]
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- At the moment, I have it planned as a six or seven year experiment, but the books will only ever appear in bursts like this every couple of years and only with the best quality artists.
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- Being the first to do something like this also registers a lot of attention that the line might not have gotten if all four books had just appeared from one company.
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- However, if I can expand this to Top Cow or Avatar I'm helping the sales, however small, on my Marvel books because I'm almost certain to pick up some new readers.
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- Marvel books also feed into the smaller publishers and the fact that this is happening in the same month we're launching Ultimate Fantastic Four is no coincidence.
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- The animated books pay the lowest rates at the Big Two and you can forget about royalties.
[ Animated Big Books Forget Lowest Pay Rates Royalties Two]
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- The books are all very, very different so the publishers really had to be different too.
[ Books Different Had Publishers Really Too Very]
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- We've had really good mainstream publicity for these books and both Wanted and Chosen were snapped up as movie deals before each series even ended so I'm honestly just pinching myself.
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- 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.
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- Deep-versed in books and shallow in himself.
[ Books Himself Shallow]
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- A man loses contact with reality if he is not surrounded by his books.
[ Books Contact His Loses Man Reality Surrounded]
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- All the ills of mankind, all the tragic misfortunes that fill the history books, all the political blunders, all the failures of the great leaders have arisen merely from a lack of skill at dancing.
[ Arisen Blunders Books Dancing Failures Fill Great History Ills Lack Leaders Mankind Merely Misfortunes Political Skill Tragic]
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- Books and marriage go ill together.
[ Books Go Ill Marriage Together]
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- Some of the most famous books are the least worth reading. Their fame was due to their having done something that needed to be doing in their day. The work is done and the virtue of the book has expired.
[ Book Books Day Doing Done Due Expired Fame Famous Having Least Most Needed Reading Some Something Their Virtue Work Worth]
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- However, poetry does not live solely in books or in school anthologies.
[ Anthologies Books Does However Live Poetry School Solely]
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- Genre is a bookstore problem, not a literary problem.
[ Bookstore Genre Literary Problem]
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- I judged about a zillion awards this year so I've been reading a lot of books that just came out.
[ Awards Been Books Came Judged Just Lot Out Reading Year]
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- I love comic books and always did as a kid.
[ Always Books Comic Did Kid Love]
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- So while it is true that I find really dark stuff funny sometimes, it's also true that as a writer of books I want to have the whole range of human emotions.
[ Also Books Dark Emotions Find Funny Human Range Really Sometimes Stuff True Want While Whole Writer]
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- Other people, including me, have written books with main characters who were old and rich. Or old and brilliant. Old sages, old wizards, old rich people.
[ Books Brilliant Characters Including Main Old Other Rich Sages Were Wizards Written]
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- There are relatively few science fiction or fantasy books with the main character being an old person.
[ Being Books Character Fantasy Few Fiction Main Old Person Relatively Science]
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- When I was starting out, I did not do short fiction well, because I kept wanting to write books.
[ Because Books Did Fiction Kept Out Short Starting Wanting Well Write]
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- To paint comic books as childish and illiterate is lazy. A lot of comic books are very literate - unlike most films.
[ Books Childish Comic Films Illiterate Lazy Literate Lot Most Paint Unlike Very]
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- They want a lip print for their autograph books. I'm a sport; I go along.
[ Along Autograph Books Go Lip Print Sport Their Want]
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- There's nothing definite yet. Of course, any time you have a book, there's going to be book signings and stuff. We'll do bookstores that handle both audio and video. And some of the stores want to have the CDs available at the same time. So that part looks real good.
[ Any Audio Available Book Bookstores Both Cds Course Definite Going Good Handle Looks Nothing Part Real Same Signings Some Stores Stuff Time Video Want Yet]
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- It is over with; I am in the history books.
[ Am Books History Over]
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- Black Books adheres to a more old fashioned, traditional sitcom format, which I think works, because in its own way, it's quite theatrical.
[ Because Black Books Fashioned Format More Old Own Quite Sitcom Theatrical Think Traditional Way Which Works]
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- One thing that's coming up a lot is: are you as grumpy as you appear from this Black Books thing.
[ Appear Black Books Coming Grumpy Lot Thing Up]
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- My only books were woman's looks, and folly's all they've taught me.
[ Books Folly Looks Only Taught Were Woman]
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- In the later books I am much more at home in the use of language to describe things. I had never thought of that until a critic pointed that out.
[ Am Books Critic Describe Had Home Language Later More Much Never Out Pointed Things Thought Until Use]
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- The best books of our times have included the three mature volumes of Philip Larkin. They're very short books of poems, and very carefully arranged.
[ Arranged Best Books Carefully Included Mature Our Philip Poems Short Three Times Very Volumes]
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- The way I create music is maybe like a painting, to compose in a more visual way. Basically it's the music that I want to hear- that's my inspiration and bottom line. I just try to get ideas from books, movies, paintings.
[ Basically Books Bottom Compose Create Get Ideas Inspiration Just Line Maybe More Movies Music Painting Paintings Try Visual Want Way]
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- The real purpose of books is to trap the mind into doing its own thinking.
[ Books Doing Into Mind Own Purpose Real Thinking Trap]
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- You've got all these books on self help, getting to know yourself, doing the right thing, eating the so-called right foods, even down to what books you have on your shelves. People are encouraged to look to themselves first as opposed to being a part of society.
[ Being Books Doing Down Eating Encouraged Even First Foods Getting Got Help Know Look Opposed Part Right Self Shelves So-Called Society Themselves These Thing Your Yourself]
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- I'm totally into new age and self-help books. I used to work in a bookstore and that's the section they gave me, and I got way into it. I just loved the power of positive thinking, letting yourself go.
[ Age Books Bookstore Gave Go Got Into Just Letting Loved New Positive Power Section Self-Help Thinking Totally Used Way Work Yourself]
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- I spend my happiest hours in reading Vedantic books. They are to me like the light of the morning, like the pure air of the mountains - so simple, so true, if once understood.
[ Air Books Happiest Hours Light Morning Mountains Once Pure Reading Simple Spend True Understood]
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- Anyway, in the mid 80's I was spending a fortune buying old Golden Age books from the late 30's and 40's and I was making personal appearances at a lot of sci fi and comic book conventions all around the country here so that I could find books for my collection.
[ Age Anyway Appearances Around Book Books Buying Collection Comic Conventions Could Country Find Fortune Golden Here Late Lot Making Mid Old Personal Sci Spending]
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- Well, I've been a big fan of comic books since I was a little kid. In fact, I used to write and draw my own comic books when I was on the old Lost in Space series.
[ Been Big Books Comic Draw Fact Fan Kid Little Lost Old Own Series Since Space Used Well Write]
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- A man can stand a lot as long as he can stand himself. He can live without hope, without friends, without books, even without music, as long as he can listen to his own thoughts.
[ Books Even Friends Himself His Hope Listen Live Long Lot Man Music Own Stand Thoughts Without]
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- I am 55 years old now. It takes three years to write one book. I don't know how many books I will be able to write before I die. It is like a countdown. So with each book I am praying - please let me live until I am finished.
[ Able Am Before Book Books Die Each Finished How Know Live Many Now Old Please Praying Takes Three Until Will Write Years]
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- I think that the online world has actually brought books back. People are reading because they're reading the damn screen. That's more reading than people used to do.
[ Actually Back Because Books Brought Damn More Online Reading Screen Than Think Used World]
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- Even the people who have had success and made money writing these books of fiction seem to feel the need to pretend it's no big deal, or part of a natural progression from poetry to fiction, but often it's really just about the money, the perceived prestige.
[ Big Books Deal Even Feel Fiction Had Just Made Money Natural Need Often Part Perceived Poetry Prestige Pretend Progression Really Seem Success These Writing]
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- I guess there is also an element of deliberate change involved. Each of my books has been, at least from my point of view, radically different from the last.
[ Also Been Books Change Deliberate Different Each Element Guess Involved Last Least Point Radically View]
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- I never read a single book as a child. I did not read as a child. I worked on the farm. I had books in the classroom, but that was it. I never read a single book outside of the classroom.
[ Book Books Child Classroom Did Farm Had Never Outside Read Single Worked]
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- The Bible and several other self help or enlightenment books cite the Seven Deadly Sins. They are: pride, greed, lust, envy, wrath, sloth, and gluttony. That pretty much covers everything that we do, that is sinful... or fun for that matter.
[ Bible Books Cite Covers Deadly Enlightenment Envy Everything Fun Gluttony Greed Help Lust Matter Much Other Pretty Pride Self Seven Several Sinful Sins Sloth Wrath]
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- My parents would read those books to me as well but they used to make me starving when I was a kid because they were always eating ham sandwiches with the crusts off and drinking ginger beer.
[ Always Because Beer Books Drinking Eating Ginger Ham Kid Make Off Parents Read Sandwiches Starving Those Used Well Were Would]
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- But everything of value about me is in my books.
[ Books Everything Value]
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- I will say I am the sum of my books.
[ Am Books Say Sum Will]
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- The books that help you most are those which make you think that most. The hardest way of learning is that of easy reading; but a great book that comes from a great thinker is a ship of thought, deep freighted with truth and beauty.
[ Beauty Book Books Comes Deep Easy Freighted Great Hardest Help Learning Make Most Reading Ship Think Thinker Those Thought Truth Way Which]
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- I first began to read religious books at school, and especially the Bible, when I was eleven years old; and almost immediately commenced a habit of secret prayer.
[ Almost Began Bible Books Commenced Eleven Especially First Habit Immediately Old Prayer Read Religious School Secret Years]
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- Like any small business owner, I experienced the pressures of building a company from the ground up - developing a business plan, balancing the books, meeting payroll and building a customer base.
[ Any Balancing Base Books Building Business Company Customer Developing Experienced Ground Meeting Owner Payroll Plan Pressures Small Up]
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- I never buy magazines, I never even buy books.
[ Books Buy Even Magazines Never]
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- I spend a lot of time preparing. I think a lot about what I want to do. I have prep books, little notebooks in which I write everything down before a sitting. Otherwise I would forget my ideas.
[ Before Books Down Everything Forget Ideas Little Lot Notebooks Otherwise Prep Preparing Sitting Spend Think Time Want Which Would Write]
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- In between that time, I've done book narrating, you know, books on tape for Dove Audio.
[ Audio Between Book Books Done Dove Know Narrating Tape Time]
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- If people are going to be cooking the books, you're in trouble.
[ Books Cooking Going Trouble]
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- My last comment was, though, that Congress has cooked the books.
[ Books Comment Congress Cooked Last Though]
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- This time, there have been a lot of interesting discussion about the subject matter and I've had a good time talking about it. And in some of the cases, I'm not just signing books; I'm showing slides and talking about the work.
[ Been Books Cases Discussion Good Had Interesting Just Lot Matter Showing Signing Slides Some Subject Talking Time Work]
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- Books are standing counselors and preachers, always at hand, and always disinterested; having this advantage over oral instructors, that they are ready to repeat their lesson as often as we please.
[ Advantage Always Books Counselors Disinterested Hand Having Instructors Lesson Often Oral Over Please Preachers Ready Repeat Standing Their]
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- Readers always seem to think that the author has some control over the design of their books.
[ Always Author Books Control Design Over Readers Seem Some Their Think]
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- I never thought I'd be a writer. I never thought I'd be able to read a book, let alone write one. So if books like this inspire kids to write, or even read a whole book, I think it's good.
[ Able Alone Book Books Even Good Inspire Kids Never Read Think Thought Whole Write Writer]
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- I'm kind of surprised that so many of those other books were almost exactly like mine. They even follow the form. There were some books that even copied the stamp. It shows so little imagination.
[ Almost Books Copied Even Exactly Follow Form Imagination Kind Little Many Mine Other Shows Some Stamp Surprised Those Were]
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- Whites were the winners, blacks were the losers, we wrote the history books, and they didn't feature.
[ Blacks Books Feature History Losers Were Whites Winners Wrote]
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- A book is always a dialogue with other readers and other books.
[ Always Book Books Dialogue Other Readers]
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- When people say there is too much violence in my books, what they are saying is there is too much reality in life.
[ Books Life Much Reality Say Saying Too Violence]
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- I have three kids who like Harry Potter so I was sort of aware of it. You can't really move from it: it's on buses, in stores, it's everywhere. One of my kids has read the books; the other two are too small but they like the movies.
[ Aware Books Buses Everywhere Harry Kids Move Movies Other Potter Read Really Small Sort Stores Three Too Two]
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- It's always hard when you're playing someone for a lot of people out there who are going to see the movie after reading the books. There's a communion between a reader and the writer, so people will have an idea who S