Quotations that match 'books'.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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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]
There were a lot of adventure books for boys, historical novels by Kenneth Roberts, and whatever mystery novels the alarmed librarian imagined might not corrupt an eager but innocent youth.
[ Adventure Alarmed Books Boys Corrupt Eager Historical Imagined Innocent Kenneth Librarian Lot Might Mystery Novels Roberts Were Whatever Youth]
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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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]
Well, obviously, as soon as I'd finished the script I read a lot of books on Winston Churchill, and started to gain weight and really prepare emotionally, mentally and physically for the role.
[ Books Churchill Emotionally Finished Gain Lot Mentally Obviously Physically Prepare Read Really Role Script Soon Started Weight Well Winston]
I'd love to do a whole series of stories and have them collected into books.
[ Books Collected Into Love Series Stories Them Whole]
A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books. Nature
[ Books Metaphysics More Satisfies Than Window]
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]
I never thought I would just be doing Arkady books.
[ Books Doing Just Never Thought Would]
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.
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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.
[ Answers Approaching Believe Books Created Different Generation Hopelessness Jack Life Listen Music Provide Reads See Seeming Some Sometimes Today Us Way]
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!
[ According After Aware Books Buildings Clearly Death Feel Films Go His How Individual Life Man Music Names Our Records Show Such Thing View Vigorously Whether Work]
Books won't stay banned. They won't burn. Ideas won't go to jail.
[ Banned Books Burn Go Ideas Jail Stay Won]
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.
[ Anything Better Books Contents Get God Life Mastered Only Out Person Persons Than Thousand Without]
Books and opinions, no matter from whom they came, if they are in opposition to human rights, are nothing but dead letters.
[ Books Came Dead Human Letters Matter Nothing Opinions Opposition Rights Whom]
I have read only the first 'Harry Potter' book. I thought it excellent, perhaps the best thing written for older children since The Hobbit. I wish the books had been around when my kids were the right age for them.
[ Age Around Been Best Book Books Children Excellent First Had Harry Kids Older Only Perhaps Potter Read Right Since Them Thing Thought Were Wish Written]
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]
Books are only the shadow and life the real thing. I believe this as strongly as any belief I hold.
[ Any Belief Believe Books Hold Life Only Real Shadow Strongly Thing]
Ideas are only lethal if you suppress and don't discuss them. Ignorance is not bliss, it's stupid. Banning books shows you don't trust your kids to think and you don't trust yourself to be able to talk to them.
[ Able Banning Bliss Books Discuss Ideas Ignorance Kids Lethal Only Shows Stupid Suppress Talk Them Think Trust Your Yourself]
I think the kind of unexpected I really love is when you open books and the actual way of writing is different and interesting. Like reading Virginia Woolf for the first time or Lawrence Durrell for the first time.
[ Actual Books Different First Interesting Kind Lawrence Love Open Reading Really Think Time Unexpected Virginia Way Woolf Writing]
I often reread books I have written.
[ Books Often Reread Written]
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]
I think plays, like books, are endemic. They grow out of the soil of the writer and the place he's writing about. I think, you just can't move them about, you know.
[ Books Endemic Grow Just Know Move Out Place Plays Soil Them Think Writer Writing]
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.
[ Bad Books Collaboration Done Editors Even Found Increasingly Lot Publishers Read Them Won]
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.
[ Beach Between Bookstores Both Caught Competing Everything Forces Libraries Lot Mall Now Old Pressure Provide Right Technology Transition Two Under Ways]
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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Books, I don't know what you see in them. I can understand a person reading them, but I can't for the life of me see why people have to write them.
[ Books Know Life Person Reading See Them Understand Why Write]
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]
There was no actual person who was James Bond, despite all the books.
[ Actual Bond Books Despite James Person]
Surely the immutable laws of the universe can teach more impressive and exalted lessons than the holy books of all the religions on earth.
[ Books Earth Exalted Holy Immutable Impressive Laws Lessons More Religions Surely Teach Than Universe]
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]
I read over a hundred books a year and have done so since I was fifteen years old, and every book I've read has taught me something.
[ Book Books Done Every Fifteen Hundred Old Over Read Since Something Taught Year Years]
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]
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]
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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Using these toolkits is like trying to make a bookshelf out of mashed potatoes.
[ Bookshelf Make Mashed Out Potatoes These Trying Using]
We live in the country, and I have a huge library there. When we go to London for the winter I never know which books to take. I never know what I am going to need. That's the only disadvantage.
[ Am Books Country Disadvantage Go Going Huge Know Library Live London Need Never Only Take Which Winter]
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]
A lot of my characters in all of my books have a self-destructive urge. They'll do precisely the thing that they know is wrong, take a perverse delight in doing the wrong thing.
[ Books Characters Delight Doing Know Lot Perverse Precisely Self-Destructive Take Thing Urge Wrong]
Mostly, I was only interested in television as a kid, and the majority of reading material I collected was an adjunct to that central concern, comic books and magazines included.
[ Adjunct Books Central Collected Comic Concern Included Interested Kid Magazines Majority Material Mostly Only Reading Television]
We shouldn't teach great books; we should teach a love of reading.
[ Books Great Love Reading Should Teach]
The Bible is one of the most genocidal books in history.
[ Bible Books Genocidal History Most]
Comic books were just the means for me to tell the story.
[ Books Comic Just Means Story Tell Were]
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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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]
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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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.
[ Bookstore Coffee Computer Cup Drink Full-Time Get Go Last Then Thing Think Up Used Want Work Write]
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]
The books that everybody admires are those that nobody reads.
[ Admires Books Everybody Nobody Reads Those]
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]
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.
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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'll be left writing picture books and fairy tales.
[ Books Fairy Left Picture Tales Writing]
You know, he would go and look at different funny books because he wanted his character to be different and make different faces. I saw a funny book in his room and it looked like the same character he was playing. It was about a duck.
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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]
A bibliophile of little means is likely to suffer often. Books don't slip from his hands but fly past him through the air, high as birds, high as prices.
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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.
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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.
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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.
[ Book Books Confident Continued Even Eventually Every Felt Fifties Forties Great Happen Knew Might Months New Publication Read Six Sixties Something Understood Worthy Would Write Wrote Year]
My idea of going to hell is going somewhere where there are no books.
[ Books Going Hell Idea Somewhere Where]
Well, now that he's finished one building, he'll Le Corbusier go write four books about it.
[ Books Building Finished Four Go Now Well Write]
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.
[ Books Canvas Destroy Down Everyone Feel Go Going Got Ink Library Love Make Net Organic Paper Pen Smell Thing Vendetta]
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]
Christ himself wrote nothing, but furnished endless material for books and songs of gratitude and praise.
[ Books Christ Endless Furnished Gratitude Himself Material Nothing Praise Songs Wrote]
I really like books that you can kind of hear as much as think about, that are so graphic and visual.
[ Books Graphic Hear Kind Much Really Think Visual]
A collection of good books, with a soul to it in the shape of a librarian, becomes a vitalized power among the impulses by which the world goes on to improvement.
[ Among Becomes Books Collection Goes Good Improvement Impulses Librarian Power Shape Soul Which World]
I've only read two books in my life: Baseball Sparkplug and Love Story.
[ Baseball Books Life Love Only Read Story Two]
The worst thing about new books is that they keep us from reading the old ones.
[ Books Keep New Old Ones Reading Thing Us Worst]
I have written things that Republicans and Democrats and all kinds of figures have either hated or felt very uncomfortable about. Because in doing these long projects and books, you get close to the bone. And they're not calling me up and asking me for dinner.
[ Asking Because Bone Books Calling Close Democrats Dinner Doing Either Felt Figures Get Hated Kinds Long Projects Republicans These Things Uncomfortable Up Very Written]
Your second-hand bookseller is second to none in the worth of the treasures he dispenses.
[ Dispenses None Second Second-Hand Treasures Worth Your]
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]
Reading is a conversation. All books talk. But a good book listens as well.
[ Book Books Conversation Good Listens Reading Talk Well]
There are three schoolmasters for everybody that will employ them - the senses, intelligent companions, and books.
[ Books Companions Employ Everybody Intelligent Schoolmasters Senses Them Three Will]
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]
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]
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.
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Scholarship was one thing, drudgery another. I very soon concluded that nothing would induce me to read, let alone make notes on, hundreds and hundreds of very, very, very boring books.
[ Alone Another Books Boring Concluded Drudgery Hundreds Induce Make Notes Nothing Read Scholarship Soon Thing Very Would]
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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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]
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]
I can now focus on a huge audience through TV, books, cookware and foods.
[ Audience Books Focus Foods Huge Now Through Tv]
At present, however, I don't think the Net is a very good medium for books, books should really be inexpensive lightweight paperbacks you can bang around.
[ Around Bang Books Good However Inexpensive Lightweight Medium Net Paperbacks Present Really Should Think Very]
The mortality of all inanimate things is terrible to me, but that of books most of all.
[ Books Inanimate Mortality Most Terrible Things]
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]
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]
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.
[ Books Case Crime Forensics Good Into Murder Read Studies Stuff True]
Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?
[ Bookstore Human Nature Weak Where]
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]
Books are not men and yet they stay alive.
[ Alive Books Men Stay Yet]
The response to 'The Greatest Generation' and the books that followed has been one of the most satisfying experiences of my life.
[ Been Books Experiences Followed Generation Greatest Life Most Response Satisfying]
The book salesman should be honored because he brings to our attention, as a rule, the very books we need most and neglect most.
[ Attention Because Book Books Brings Honored Most Need Neglect Our Rule Salesman Should Very]
The newest books are those that never grow old.
[ Books Grow Never Newest Old Those]
I had a very wise mother. She always kept books that were my grade level in our house.
[ Always Books Grade Had House Kept Level Mother Our She Very Were Wise]
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.
[ Any Books Fact Longer Mastered Meanings More Numbers Read Reading Than Will Words]
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]
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.
[ Actually Artists Books Cast Founders Image Just Original Out Paintbrush Put Shadow Surprised Swept Think Unfortunately Were Whole Would Write]
All my books were easy to write - doesn't it show?
[ Books Easy Show Were Write]
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.
[ Americans Books Both Human Into Myself Practical Put Them Things Think Those Try]
Have you ever heard the expression: Walk a mile in my shoes, and then judge me? And write your own books.
[ Books Ever Expression Heard Judge Mile Own Shoes Then Walk Write Your]
Conducting! A subject, truly, concerning which much might be written, yet scarcely anything of real importance is to be found in books.
[ Anything Books Concerning Conducting Found Importance Might Much Real Scarcely Subject Truly Which Written Yet]
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]
I write sets of books, but I've also written a lot of orphans.
[ Also Books Lot Orphans Sets Write Written]
When I was in prison, I was wrapped up in all those deep books. That Tolstoy crap - people shouldn't read that stuff.
[ Books Crap Deep Prison Read Stuff Those Tolstoy Up Wrapped]
An apology for the devil: it must be remembered that we have heard one side of the case. God has written all the books.
[ Apology Books Case Devil God Heard Must Remembered Side Written]
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]
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.
[ Advantage Allow Anything Been Books Degree Education Every Had Hands Higher Men Much Own Pen Prove Story Telling Their Theirs Us Will]
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]
Oh yeah, I was one of the first guys writing comic books, I wrote Captain America, with guys like Stan Lee, who became famous later on with Marvel Comics.
[ America Became Books Captain Comic Comics Famous First Guys Later Lee Marvel Oh Stan Writing Wrote Yeah]
I live alone, with cats, books, pictures, fresh vegetables to cook, the garden, the hens to feed. Pet
[ Alone Books Cats Cook Feed Fresh Garden Hens Live Pictures Vegetables]
I have a private press. I'm a book artist. I publish books of other authors and artists. I do the illustrating. I set the type. I print it myself on my press. I do everything but bind it.
[ Artist Artists Authors Bind Book Books Everything Illustrating Myself Other Press Print Private Publish Set Type]
Many of the less prolific killers' stories go unheard because they simply don't make good books.
[ Because Books Go Good Killers Less Make Many Prolific Simply Stories Unheard]
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]
Blake has always been a favorite, the lyrics, not so much the prophetic books, but I suppose Yeats influenced me more as a young poet, and the American, Robert Frost.
[ Always American Been Blake Books Favorite Frost Influenced Lyrics More Much Poet Prophetic Robert Suppose Yeats Young]
One, I have a wonderful publisher, Black Sparrow Press; as long as they exist, they will keep me in print. And they claim they sell very respectable numbers of my books, so I guess, and it's true, every place I go, my books are in libraries and on bookshelves.
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The biggest critics of my books are people who never read them.
[ Biggest Books Critics Never Read Them]
It's almost like these games are the modern day comic books, especially when you play Alone in the Dark. There's a real story that goes along with it and a movie seemed like the right kind of transition to make.
[ Almost Alone Along Books Comic Dark Day Especially Games Goes Kind Make Modern Movie Play Real Right Seemed Story These Transition]
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]
Read. Read. Read. Just don't read one type of book. Read different books by various authors so that you develop different styles.
[ Authors Book Books Develop Different Just Read Styles Type Various]
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]
I'm a collecting maniac and I buy a lot of books and records. I have over thousand cds.
[ Books Buy Cds Collecting Lot Maniac Over Records Thousand]
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]
Television is actually closer to reality than anything in books. The madness of TV is the madness of human life.
[ Actually Anything Books Closer Human Life Madness Reality Television Than Tv]
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]
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]
But you can try to read books at the wrong time or for the wrong reasons.
[ Books Read Reasons Time Try Wrong]
I like to browse in occult bookshops if for no other reason than to refresh my commitment to science.
[ Browse Commitment Occult Other Reason Refresh Science Than]
Books choose their authors; the act of creation is not entirely a rational and conscious one.
[ Act Authors Books Choose Conscious Creation Entirely Rational Their]
The revision of the books of Judges, Samuel, and Kings, undertaken towards the end of the Babylonian exile, a revision much more thorough than is commonly assumed, condemns as heretical the whole age of the Kings.
[ Age Assumed Books Commonly Condemns End Exile Heretical Judges Kings More Much Revision Samuel Than Thorough Towards Undertaken Whole]
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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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]
A book is always a dialogue with other readers and other books.
[ Always Book Books Dialogue Other Readers]
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]
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]
Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house.
[ Beautifully Books Else Furnishes Furniture House Made Nothing]
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.
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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]
Quite often somebody will say, What year do your books take place? and the only answer I can give is, In childhood.
[ Answer Books Childhood Give Often Only Place Quite Say Somebody Take Will Year Your]
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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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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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]
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]
You cannot write for children They're much too complicated. You can only write books that are of interest to them.
[ Books Cannot Children Complicated Interest Much Only Them Too Write]
All books are divisible into two classes, the books of the hour, and the books of all time.
[ Books Classes Divisible Hour Into Time Two]
Focus in on the genre you want to write, and read books in that genre. A LOT of books by a variety of authors. And read with questions in your mind.
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A harsh reality of newspaper editing is that the deadlines don't allow for the polish that you expect in books or even magazines.
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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]
Basically, particularly in Britain, it's a hegemonic thing that people who write tend to come from the leisure classes. They can afford the time and the books.
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I write reviews of science books for the Boston Globe, so I like to give science books.
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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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Mary Stewart will always be my goddess. I can pick up one of her early books - one I've read a dozen times - and still slide right into the story.
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Another hero was Tom Swift, in the books. What he stood for, the freedom, the scientific knowledge and being and engineer gave him the ability to invent solutions to problems. He's always been a hero to me. I buy old Tom Swift books now and read them to my own children.
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Who ever converses among old books will be hard to please among the new.
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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!
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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.
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What do we, as a nation, care about books? How much do you think we spend altogether on our libraries, public or private, as compared with what we spend on our horses?
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These days, there are a great many books about childhood trauma and its effects, but at the time all the experts agreed that one should forget about it as quickly as possible and pick up where you left off.
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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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Well I've written four beauty books as well.
[ Beauty Books Four Well Written]
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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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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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.
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There are several books that I have-the Physics of Star Trek, Star Trek and Business, there are manuals on command style and countless scholarly papers that have been written about the significance of Next Generation.
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Men do not understand books until they have a certain amount of life, or at any rate no man understands a deep book, until he has seen and lived at least part of its contents.
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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.
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No, I don't autograph blank slips, checks, or stickers, and certainly no books without me in them.
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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.
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I had no books at home. I started to frequent a public library in Lisbon. It was there, with no help except curiosity and the will to learn, that my taste for reading developed and was refined.
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Books let us into their souls and lay open to us the secrets of our own.
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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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I'm very lucky. I'm very fortunate that my books have never gone out of print - none of them.
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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.
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I enjoy adapting my own work, or anybody's work. I like to adapt books.
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People, and especially theologians, should try to familiarize themselves with scientific ideas. Of course, science is technical in many respects, but there are some very good books that try to set out some of the conceptual structure of science.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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 hate books; they only teach us to talk about things we know nothing about.
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Books have become our dearest companions, yielding exquisite delights and inspiring lofty aims.
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The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries.
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My gut feeling is that paper and ink are going to be with us for a long time yet, and in substantial quantities, though certainly books are now going to be available in other forms.
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Literary imagination is an aesthetic object offered by a writer to a lover of books.
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The comments I most appreciate come from ordinary readers who've happened on one of my books at some time of stress in their lives, and who actually credit the book with helping them through a bad time. It's happened a few times in forty years.
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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.
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If a secret history of books could be written, and the author's private thoughts and meanings noted down alongside of his story, how many insipid volumes would become interesting, and dull tales excite the reader!
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I cannot live without books.
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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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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.
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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.
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Professional reviewers read so many bad books in the course of duty that they get an unhealthy craving for arresting phrases.
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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.
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And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything. Nature
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The man who is fond of books is usually a man of lofty thought, and of elevated opinions.
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When I was growing up in the 1960s, there was starting to be more books geared towards young adults.
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And, uh, I've got about six thousand cartoons up there, also books and papers.
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Most of my books have been written in the form of fantasy.
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I read a book a day when I was a kid. My family was not literary; we did not have any books in the house.
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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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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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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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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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I have friends who read my books in Greek.
[ Books Friends Greek Read]
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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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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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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Everything was going my way. I was happily marching into the history books. Then it all just fell apart.
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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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I also met, early on Ella Fitzgerald. Her songbooks are some of the most amazing bodies of work.
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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.
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Study nature, not books.
[ Books Nature Study]
I had to learn chord shapes. I bought books with chord charts. I used to listen to all kinds of pop music.
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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]
Kids just don't read any more. They spend much more time with video games. It's just hard to get kids to read anything. Book sales have dropped dramatically, too. I think 90% of the books are bought only by 5% of the US population.
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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.
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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.
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I'd always liked to read, but when I picked up books I wasn't getting the same kind of excitement from them that I was from going out clubbing. I wanted to get the same kind of feel.
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I was a very sickly kid. While I was in the hospital at age 7, my Dad brought me a stack of comic books to keep me occupied. I was hooked.
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Books are but waste paper unless we spend in action the wisdom we get from thought - asleep. When we are weary of the living, we may repair to the dead, who have nothing of peevishness, pride, or design in their conversation.
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He who studies medicine without books sails an uncharted sea, but he who studies medicine without patients does not go to sea at all.
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A man loses contact with reality if he is not surrounded by his books.
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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]
But a girl of seventeen is not always thinking of books, especially in the Oxford summer term.
[ Always Books Especially Girl Oxford Seventeen Summer Term Thinking]
Books and harlots have their quarrels in public.
[ Books Public Quarrels Their]
Laws against homosexual behavior should remain on the books.
[ Against Behavior Books Homosexual Laws Remain Should]
The rules have changed. True power is held by the person who possesses the largest bookshelf, not gun cabinet or wallet. Power
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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. Nature
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The experience of the race shows that we get our most important education not through books but through our work. We are developed by our daily task, or else demoralized by it, as by nothing else.
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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]
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]
The books are all very, very different so the publishers really had to be different too.
[ Books Different Had Publishers Really Too Very]
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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I think the people who would be the least interested in my work would be people who read lots of comic books.
[ Books Comic Interested Least Lots Read Think Work Would]
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!
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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've really written my books for my husband and our family. They've brought us closer together by allowing us to discuss things that were unspoken for so long.
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My six handbooks to Jewish life and lifecycle events mostly followed the trajectory of my adult Jewish life.
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I love to both give and receive very old books.
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A bookstore is one of the only pieces of evidence we have that people are still thinking.
[ Bookstore Evidence Only Pieces Still Thinking]
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.
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I certainly grew up seeing more movies and television than I read books, but when it came time to do the thing itself you don't have to hire a lot of people to sit down and write a book, so that was the story-telling medium that was available to me.
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Americans like fat books and thin women.
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In the last 1,000 years, the Arabs have translated as many books as Spain translates in just one year.
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It had been startling and disappointing to me to find out that story books had been written by people, that books were not natural wonders, coming of themselves like grass.
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I read all the time... I read a lot of history books.
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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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Who has fully realized that history is not contained in thick books but lives in our very blood?
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When I am dead, I hope it may be said: His sins were scarlet, but his books were read.
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Books, like proverbs, receive their chief value from the stamp and esteem of the ages through which they have passed.
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You could say, in a vulgar Freudian way, that I am the unhappy child who escapes into books. Even as a child, I was most happy being alone. This has not changed.
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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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Life being very short, and the quiet hours of it few, we ought to waste none of them in reading valueless books.
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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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One of the things I learned, one of the strangest things, is how to think. There was nothing else to do. I couldn't see people, or go for a walk in the forest. All I had was my head and my books, and I thought a lot.
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I always carry lots of stuff with me wherever I roam, always weighted down with books, with cassettes, with pens and paper, just in case I get the urge to sit down somewhere, and oh, I don't know, read something or write my masterpiece.
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I think my books come out very visual, which is an obvious consequence.
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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]
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
[ Books Good Man Quotations Read Thing Uneducated]
Our home had many books due principally to the educational interests of my sister and two brothers, all of whom where serious students engaged in professional studies; my sister became a doctor of medicine and my brothers became lawyers.
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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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You can read all the textbooks and listen to all the records, but you have to play with musicians that are better than you.
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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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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.
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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.
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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]
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]
I don't read magazines much, and I have an awful time with books.
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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.
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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.
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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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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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Most people don't have the money to spend on advertising to create awareness among readers, nor do they have the contacts at newspapers or magazines to get their books reviewed.
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My father assigned me to keep his scrapbooks. At first I was interested in reading only his rave notices, but I got interested in reading what the critics were saying about whether the play was good or not.
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Young men should prove theorems, old men should write books.
[ Books Men Old Prove Should Theorems Write Young]
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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I don't sell enough books to pay for the lawyers, however. And these various problems finally became too much.
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How some of the writers I come across get through their books without dying of boredom is beyond me.
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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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Books have become products, like cereal or perfume or deodorant.
[ Become Books Cereal Deodorant Perfume Products]
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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My books are water; those of the great geniuses are wine - everybody drinks water.
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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.
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The new spirituality will bring about what I'm calling the 'end of better.' And that is in fact what is called for in the next of the series of books that I've been writing.
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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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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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If I'm home with no chore at hand, and a package of books has come, the television set and the chess board and the unanswered mail will have to manage without me if one of the books is a detective story.
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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]
Something about glamour interested me. All my schoolbooks had drawings of women on terraces with a cocktail and a cigarette.
[ Cigarette Cocktail Drawings Glamour Had Interested Something Women]
Mr. Arthur Ashe, he was good. I read some of his books. He knew about everything, but he was real quiet and didn't talk much. I never met him.
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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.
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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.
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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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I've given up reading books. I find it takes my mind off myself.
[ Books Find Given Mind Myself Off Reading Takes Up]
I'm no different from anybody else. If I don't have a card, I can't check out these books.
[ Anybody Books Card Check Different Else Out These]
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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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]
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]
I used to have all the Goosebumps books as a kid too.
[ Books Goosebumps Kid Too Used]
Many poets write books. They'll tell you: Well, I've got my next book, but there are two poems I need to write, one about x, one about y. This is a wonder to me.
[ Book Books Got Many Need Next Poems Poets Tell Two Well Wonder Write]
You write a book and you hope somebody will go out and pay $24.95 for what you've just said. I think books were my salvation. Books saved me from being miserable.
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I don't sign contracts for my books.
[ Books Contracts Sign]
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]
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.
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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.
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By then I was in Brooklyn and drank my way through that summer. I stopped when I got sick of that and got a job at the Strand bookstore, which was a little better than the tax job.
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I teethed on books of heroes such as Winston Churchill, Abraham Lincoln and King David.
[ Abraham Books Churchill David Heroes King Lincoln Such Winston]
I've read some scripts, but I don't read as many books as I should.
[ Books Many Read Scripts Should Some]
There are writers in Germany who drink the Absolute like water; and there are books in which even the dogs make references to the Infinite.
[ Absolute Books Dogs Drink Even Germany Infinite Make References Water Which Writers]
I don't take advances for my books.
[ Advances Books Take]
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.
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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.
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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'.
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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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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]
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 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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One of the books we read a few years ago that had a big effect on us was Repeated Takes by Michael Chanan.
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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.
[ Belief Books Both Failure Fatal Good Here Most Now Our Read Strengthens Tendency Vision]
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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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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My main wish is to get my books into other people's rooms, and to keep other people's books out of mine.
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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.
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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]
Most of my books have caused distribution and printing problems in the past.
[ Books Caused Distribution Most Past Printing Problems]
Books are humanity in print.
[ Books Humanity Print]
I bought some books in order to learn the first principles of philosophy.
[ Books Bought First Learn Order Philosophy Principles Some]
I have written two nonfiction books, I'm embarrassed to say.
[ Books Embarrassed Nonfiction Say Two Written]
Mistresses are like books; if you pore upon them too much, they doze you and make you unfit for company; but if used discreetly, you are the fitter for conversation by em.
[ Books Company Conversation Discreetly Doze Em Fitter Make Mistresses Much Them Too Unfit Upon Used]
Buying books would be a good thing if one could also buy the time to read them in: but as a rule the purchase of books is mistaken for the appropriation of their contents.
[ Also Appropriation Books Buy Buying Contents Could Good Mistaken Purchase Read Rule Their Them Thing Time Would]
The multitude of books is making us ignorant.
[ Books Ignorant Making Multitude Us]
I think really good books can be read by anybody.
[ Anybody Books Good Read Really Think]
My books are elegiac in the sense that they're odes to a nation that even I sometimes think may not exist anymore except in my memory and my imagination.
[ Anymore Books Even Except Exist Imagination May Memory Nation Sense Sometimes Think]
The instruction we find in books is like fire. We fetch it from our neighbours, kindle it at home, communicate it to others, and it becomes the property of all.
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Some books are undeservedly forgotten; none are undeservedly remembered.
[ Books Forgotten None Remembered Some Undeservedly]
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.
[ Around Books Days Infamous Listen Made Many Read Respectable Songs These World]
Books had instant replay long before televised sports.
[ Before Books Had Instant Long Replay Sports Televised]
The bastard form of mass culture is humiliated repetition... always new books, new programs, new films, news items, but always the same meaning.
[ Always Books Culture Films Form Humiliated Items Mass Meaning New News Programs Repetition Same]
I don't publish the books to make money, not at all.
[ Books Make Money Publish]
I do like to explore evil characters in my books.
[ Books Characters Evil Explore]
The White House used to belong to the American people. At least that's what I learned from history books and from covering every president starting with John F. Kennedy.
[ American Belong Books Covering Every History House John Kennedy Learned Least President Starting Used White]
Yes, in my books I do edit myself to keep from becoming the Village Explainer.
[ Becoming Books Edit Keep Myself Village Yes]
Unless their use by readers bring them to life, books are indeed dead things.
[ Books Bring Dead Indeed Life Readers Their Them Things Unless Use]
Normally, I could hit hard enough, as anyone who studied my fights might have known. But the impression was that I was essentially defensive, the very reverse of a killer, the prize fighter who read books, even Shakespeare.
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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.
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Good books, like good friends, are few and chosen; the more select, the more enjoyable.
[ Books Chosen Enjoyable Few Friends Good More Select]
Books are divided into two classes, the books of the hour and the books of all time.
[ Books Classes Divided Hour Into Time Two]
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]
I love comic books and always did as a kid.
[ Always Books Comic Did Kid Love]
I wouldn't like to be a character in one of my books!
[ Books Character]
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]
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]
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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Frank is such a great visual storyteller, that if you study his artwork you see that his Sin City books are already the best movies never seen on the big screen.
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I am a writer of books in retrospect. I talk in order to understand; I teach in order to learn.
[ Am Books Learn Order Retrospect Talk Teach Understand Writer]
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]
I prefer the honest jargon of reality to the outright lies of books.
[ Books Honest Jargon Lies Outright Prefer Reality]
All that I know about my life, it seems, I have learned in books.
[ Books Know Learned Life Seems]
I love coloring books. I keep some by my bed.
[ Bed Books Coloring Keep Love Some]
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]
Probably all the books I've ever written have been efforts to define the boundaries of humanity.
[ Been Books Boundaries Define Efforts Ever Humanity Probably Written]
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 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.
[ Book Books Each Finger Fingerprints Held How Lingered Long Love Old Open Page Pages See Stories Tell Their Touched Use Where]
The pleasure of reading is doubled when one lives with another who shares the same books.
[ Another Books Doubled Lives Pleasure Reading Same Shares]
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.
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I have personally seen statements that were longer than some books I have read.
[ Books Longer Personally Read Seen Some Statements Than Were]
My heart goes out to victims and survivors of the Hurricane Katrina tragedy and to their families. This disaster will go down in history books as one of the largest natural disasters in U.S. history.
[ Books Disaster Disasters Down Families Go Goes Heart History Hurricane Katrina Largest Natural Out Survivors Their Tragedy Victims Will]
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!
[ Anymore Books Consultation Democratic Determination Discuss Enforced Fixed Implement Islamic Just Law Need Room Set Space State Want Where Why]
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]
Books support us in our solitude and keep us from being a burden to ourselves.
[ Being Books Burden Keep Our Ourselves Solitude Support Us]
My books always begin with a sentence and an image - not necessarily connected.
[ Always Begin Books Connected Image Necessarily Sentence]
Movies and television shows based on comic books constitute the worst single genre in the history of filmed entertainment (with the exception of porn).
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The most accomplished way of using books is to serve them as some people do lords; learn their titles and then brag of their acquaintance.
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The end of reading is not more books but more life.
[ Books End Life More Reading]
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.
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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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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]
Here, you can walk into a bookstore and pick up a Bible or Christian literature and learn. Over there, they are lucky if they have one Bible for a whole village.
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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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More books, more racing and more foolishness with cars and motorcycles are in the works. Car
[ Books Cars Foolishness More Motorcycles Racing Works]
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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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]
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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Books! I dunno if I ever told you this, but books are the greatest gift one person can give another.
[ Another Books Dunno Ever Gift Give Greatest Person Told]
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]
I write books to find out about things.
[ Books Find Out Things Write]
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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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.
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It's just different discipline, just doing the voice over. I guess I've done about 5 or 6 audio books in the past and I do the animated voice for a show called Fatherhood on Nickelodeon.
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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]
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]
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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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.
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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]
Prolonged, indiscriminate reviewing of books is a quite exceptionally thankless, irritating and exhausting job. It not only involves praising trash but constantly inventing reactions towards books about which one has no spontaneous feeling whatever.
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Most books, like their authors, are born to die; of only a few books can it be said that death has no dominion over them; they live, and their influence lives forever.
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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.
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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.
[ Been Books Cumulative Hearing Importance Influence Interesting Lots Places Reading Result Stories]
The proper study of mankind is books.
[ Books Mankind Proper Study]
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.
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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]
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.
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Why do I do this every Sunday? Even the book reviews seem to be the same as last week's. Different books same reviews.
[ Book Books Different Even Every Last Reviews Same Seem Sunday Week Why]
Movies can't ruin books. They can only ruin movies.
[ Books Movies Only Ruin]
There were two free public libraries within walking distance of my home; I remember taking six books home from every visit, the limit set by the library.
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Many good sayings are to be found in holy books, but merely reading them will not make one religious.
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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.
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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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The one thing I would like more credit for is being part of a movement which involves recognising the importance of plot and asserting that books of literary worth could be written that had plots.
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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]
My parents came to visit every two months and brought plenty of books.
[ Books Brought Came Every Months Parents Plenty Two Visit]
We are the children of a technological age. We have found streamlined ways of doing much of our routine work. Printing is no longer the only way of reproducing books. Reading them, however, has not changed. Technology
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The wise man reads both books and life itself.
[ Books Both Itself Life Man Reads Wise]
You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.
[ Books Burn Culture Destroy Get Just Reading Stop Them]
Painters of paintings, writers of books, never could tell the half.
[ Books Could Half Never Painters Paintings Tell Writers]
Deep-versed in books and shallow in himself.
[ Books Himself Shallow]
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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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]
Perhaps they were right in putting love into books... Perhaps it could not live anywhere else.
[ Anywhere Books Could Else Into Live Love Perhaps Putting Right Were]
The things that are really important to me are my man, my animals and my books. I don't need anything else.
[ Animals Anything Books Else Important Man Need Really Things]
In books lies the soul of the whole past time.
[ Books Lies Past Soul Time Whole]
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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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]
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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We are as liable to be corrupted by books, as by companions.
[ Books Companions Corrupted Liable]
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.
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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]
I'm obsessed with books.
[ Books Obsessed]
The Bible is worth all the other books which have ever been printed.
[ Been Bible Books Ever Other Printed Which Worth]
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.
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You know, it's about getting out there and having a good time. Not about worrying - all these young books for women are like I'm 29 with a closet full of Prada shoes and I can't get a date. Come on.
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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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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. History
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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]
Quite simply, federal laws already on the books aimed at stopping the flow of illegal immigration must be enforced. Furthermore, states must be given the resources necessary to confront the problem, which includes strengthening the border patrol.
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Books themselves need no defense. Their spokesmen come and go, their readers live and die, they remain constant.
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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.
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Always in my books, I like to throw that rogue element into a stable situation and then see what happens.
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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.
[ Ago Being Books Farther Hundred Nourished Poems Poetry Than Today Were Years]
All I'm asking for is the law that's been on the books for the last 33 years, no public funding for abortion. We are both saying the same thing, pro-life, pro-choice. Let's find the language that works for both of us so we can pass health care.
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When I was growing up, I always read horror books, while my sister read romance novels.
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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]
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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I make money using my brains and lose money listening to my heart. But in the long run my books balance pretty well.
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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]
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]
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]
People who think my books are autobiographical, which they're not, credit me with having a much better memory than I do. I do, however, have a powerful imagination.
[ Autobiographical Better Books Credit Having However Imagination Memory Much Powerful Than Think Which]
What progress we are making. In the Middle Ages they would have burned me. Now they are content with burning my books.
[ Ages Books Burned Burning Content Making Middle Now Progress Would]
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]
Comic books and graphic novels are a great medium. It's incredibly underused.
[ Books Comic Graphic Great Incredibly Medium Novels]
Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.
[ Blind Books Mirror Person Stupid Useful]
I know many books which have bored their readers, but I know of none which has done real evil.
[ Books Bored Done Evil Know Many None Readers Real Their Which]
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]
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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Never loan a book to someone if you expect to get it back. Loaning books is the same as giving them away.
[ Away Back Book Books Expect Get Giving Loan Never Same Someone Them]
Books are the money of Literature, but only the counters of Science.
[ Books Counters Literature Money Only Science]
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.
[ Accept After Books Done Especially Hardest Hasn Including Own Quite Rewrite Rewritten Seventh Things Written Your]
Books are a finer world within the world.
[ Books Finer Within World]
I'm not too interested in books about India.
[ Books India Interested Too]
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]
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]
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]
Books are challenging and inspirational to me.
[ Books Challenging Inspirational]
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]
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]
My attitudes have changed, but somebody would have to read all my books to find out how they have.
[ Attitudes Books Changed Find How Out Read Somebody Would]
I will say I am the sum of my books.
[ Am Books Say Sum Will]
I'm addicted to email, but other than that, there are practical things - being able to buy a book on the internet that you can't find in your local bookshop. This could be a lifeline if you live further from the sources.
[ Able Addicted Being Book Buy Could Email Find Further Internet Lifeline Live Local Other Practical Sources Than Things Your]
The copycat effects of media violence, similar to those previously attributed to westerns, radio serials and comic books, are easy to exaggerate.
[ Attributed Books Comic Easy Effects Exaggerate Media Previously Radio Serials Similar Those Violence Westerns]
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.
[ Again Books Feel Friends Happened Happens Lucky Meet Same Some Them Twenty Years]
I loved to read and to write, but then something happened. As I made my way through school, I kept getting handed books to read that didn't excite me and didn't even remotely connect to the realities of my life.
[ Books Connect Even Excite Getting Handed Happened Kept Life Loved Made Read Realities Remotely School Something Then Through Way Write]
Books say: she did this because. Life says: she did this. Books are where things are explained to you, life where things aren't.
[ Because Books Did Explained Life Say Says She Things Where]
In my books I might hold the mirror to my own face. If others would like to borrow the mirror, they're welcome. The books aren't there to accuse others - merely to raise issues and keep the debates alive.
[ Accuse Alive Books Borrow Debates Face Hold Issues Keep Merely Might Mirror Others Own Raise Welcome Would]
MAY it please your Honors: I was desired by one of the court to look into the books, and consider the question now before them concerning Writs of Assistance.
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Take a look at the books other people have in their homes.
[ Books Homes Look Other Take Their]
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]
And I don't like books which are full of name dropping.
[ Books Dropping Full Name Which]
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]
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.
[ Better Books Children Enter Feel Forgotten Humor Immediately Lives Long Makes More Much Negative Our Satisfying Stuff Us]
Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in springtime.
[ Alone Books Every Leaf Lord Our Promise Resurrection Springtime Written]
They lard their lean books with the fat of others work.
[ Books Fat Lard Lean Others Their Work]
All people, even secular people, are seeing books on the market like The End of History.
[ Books End Even History Market Secular Seeing]
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]
The flesh, alas, is sad, and I have read all the books.
[ Alas Books Flesh Read Sad]
For many years I had heard about an underworld consisting of people who act out a vampire fantasy while I was living in New York. Fortunately for me there are also several books on the phenomena.
[ Act Also Books Consisting Fantasy Fortunately Had Heard Living Many New Out Phenomena Several Underworld Vampire While Years York]
Probably I, like a lot of people, became a writer in imitation of or in homage to the books I enjoyed. When you're so captivated by something, you think, could I do that? Hmm, let me try.
[ Became Books Captivated Could Enjoyed Hmm Homage Imitation Lot Probably Something Think Try Writer]
You can read a dozen different textbooks or how-to manuals that will tell you the basic rules of what makes a story - a beginning, a middle, and an end.
[ Basic Beginning Different Dozen End Makes Manuals Middle Read Rules Story Tell Textbooks Will]
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.
[ Alive Been Books Connected Ever Had Most Taught Things Tormented Very Were]
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.
[ Books Change Church Got Honestly Hymn Influenced Know Lot Never Older Say Started Sung Time Times Write]
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.
[ Always Audience Book Books Encountering Films Interesting Just Opposed Person Say See Thing]
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.
[ Before Books Course Court Dukes Epic Explaining Fantasy Feel Kings Make Making Politics Queens Science Sense These Too Wanted]
Books, I found, had the power to make time stand still, retreat or fly into the future.
[ Books Fly Found Future Had Into Make Power Retreat Stand Still Time]
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.
[ Best Bookshelf Feeling Gone Jane Sky Some Spot Tender Them Think Toward Ways]
I've written many nonfiction books, but that's a special gift.
[ Books Gift Many Nonfiction Special Written]
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]
I'm living out a childhood fantasy. Our house is in a historic district of a small town that I used to read about in storybooks.
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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.
[ Already Books Came Doing Easy Kid Magic Old Published Started Time Very Years]
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.
[ Also Bad Books Broke Fate Fire Flame Heaven Home Hospital Ill Later Lay Night Out Singers Songs Them Up Went Which Wrote]
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.
[ Beats Book Books Down External Fun Fundamentals Got Mechanical Off Plotted Quite Relying Same Some Sort Storytelling Such Taking Then Training Trying Two Way Wheels Without Write Wrote]
If you think you have it tough, read history books.
[ Books History Read Think Tough]
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.
[ Been Beginning Books Death Done End Gone Joke Middle Read Stories Story These Thing Want Whole Wind]
I would be the most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves.
[ Bookshelves Building Children Consists Content Decorating Enough Grew Kind Most Mostly Think Up Would]
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.
[ Bold Books Drama Fabulous Go Grew Had Hollywood Just Look Movies New Read School Supposed Take Theatre Then Those Thought Up York]
I want to warn potential victims. Many of them are women, and many of them are battered women. It's a cause for me. When I look back, though, so many of the books I've written are about wives who just couldn't get away.
[ Away Back Battered Books Cause Get Just Look Many Potential Them Though Victims Want Warn Wives Women Written]
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.
[ Because Bigger Bond Books Bought Enormous Going Honest Knew Million Never Number Than Thought Would Years]
I have learned to do more with less, so you don't see the big books anymore.
[ Anymore Big Books Learned Less More See]
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]
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]
Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.
[ Books Chewed Digested Few Others Some Swallowed Tasted]
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.
[ Aim Bent Books Both Died Effort Epitaph Every History Life Made Obit Same Sentence Shall Sum Them Too Which]
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.
[ Believe Better Books Career Earlier Much Now Pretty Same Than Voice Written]
To see this place would truly be worth a trip to India in itself, and from the spirit of the religion that lived here one can learn more in an hour of viewing than from all the books ever written.
[ Books Ever Here Hour India Itself Learn Lived More Place Religion See Spirit Than Trip Truly Viewing Worth Would Written]
Books open your mind, broaden your mind, and strengthen you as nothing else can.
[ Books Broaden Else Mind Nothing Open Strengthen Your]
Nine-tenths of the existing books are nonsense and the clever books are the refutation of that nonsense.
[ Books Clever Existing Nine-Tenths Nonsense]
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.
[ Bending Books Deliberately Emotionally Just Lot More Other Places Raw Reality Surprising Than Think Weirder Where]
Books are good enough in their own way, but they are a poor substitute for life.
[ Books Enough Good Life Own Poor Substitute Their Way]
I've been writing in notebooks for 40 years or so.
[ Been Notebooks Writing Years]
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.
[ Alone Amendment Anything Books Business Films First His House Man May Means Read Sitting State Telling Watch]
It would be nice to design a real briefcase - you open it up and it's your computer but it also stores your books.
[ Also Books Briefcase Computer Design Nice Open Real Stores Up Would Your]
There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.
[ Books Burning Crimes Reading Than Them Worse]
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.
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It is the interest one takes in books that makes a library. And if a library have interest it is; if not, it isn't.
[ Books Interest Library Makes Takes]
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.
[ Book Books Fascinating Goes Hand-In-Hand Holding Learning Living Looking Love Pages Pictures Stories Turning]
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]
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]
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]
Self-help books are for the birds. Self-help groups are where it's at.
[ Birds Books Groups Self-Help Where]
The wise are above books.
[ Above Books Wise]
I have said repeatedly that in this country we track library books better than we do sex offenders.
[ Better Books Country Library Offenders Repeatedly Said Sex Than Track]
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]
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]
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]
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.
[ Also Because Being Books Bread Butter Enjoy Immensely Income Kind Monthly Nice Rather Regular Situation Some Sort Than Them Two Where Works Write]
I buy way too many books.
[ Books Buy Many Too Way]
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.
[ Also Been Books Camp Camps Detailing Enough Fortunate Good Got Had Several Some Survivors Talk Were Women]
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.
[ Able Adapted Books Containing Education Expensive Information Institution Library Many Public Publications Purchase Subjects Teachers Those Well Whom Would]
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]
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]
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.
[ Am Books Certainly Continue Critics Delighted Enjoyable Found Many Publishers Read Readers Them Want Write]
I take refuge in my books.
[ Books Refuge Take]
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]
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]
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.
[ Appeal Audience Best-Seller Books Brazil British Countries Dozen Greater Hasn Japan Least Lists Making Other Places Stopped Them]
I like the idea of making big budget films with a heart. I like graphic novels more than comic books.
[ Big Books Budget Comic Films Graphic Heart Idea Making More Novels Than]
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.
[ Because Books Committee Decisions Deferring Instead Make Member Simplicity Team Writing Yes Yourself]
There are good books and there are bad books, period, that's the distinction.
[ Bad Books Distinction Good Period]
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]
Books are like imprisoned souls till someone takes them down from a shelf and frees them.
[ Books Down Frees Imprisoned Shelf Someone Souls Takes Them Till]
I try to make my books reflect humanity as I see it.
[ Books Humanity Make Reflect See Try]
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]
I agreed on condition that we found a completely new concept that had nothing to do with the latest books.
[ Agreed Books Completely Concept Condition Found Had Latest New Nothing]
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.
[ Acquiring Because Books Buy Could Dissatisfied Method Most Oneself Poor Praiseworthy Really Regarded Them Ways Which Write Writers Writing]
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]
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]
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]
If you read a lot of books you are considered well read. But if you watch a lot of TV, you're not considered well viewed.
[ Books Considered Lot Read Tv Viewed Watch Well]
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.
[ Amazon Another Because Being Books Buy Check Com Day E-Mail E-Mails Get Go Human Morning Online Them Up Want]
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]
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.
[ Bible Book Books Christ Come Contain Fullness God Gospel Jesus Know Mormon Power Spirit Studied These Through]
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]
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]
If people are going to be cooking the books, you're in trouble.
[ Books Cooking Going Trouble]
I don't read books.
[ Books Read]
So, in effect, my first sale was actually two books.
[ Actually Books Effect First Sale Two]
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]
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]
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]
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]
I just had the sense that at least the books that I had read about law just didn't really have enough of that.
[ Books Enough Had Just Law Least Read Really Sense]
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.
[ Am Books Case Cases Difficult Enough Had Hard Impressed Lawyers Lost Most Never Out Really Tell Us Very Write]
There are some fine books and essays about that. Lewis Hyde has written about alcoholism and poets and the role that society gives its writers - encouraging them to die.
[ Alcoholism Books Die Encouraging Essays Fine Gives Hyde Lewis Poets Role Society Some Them Writers Written]
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]
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]
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]
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]
I love books.
[ Books Love]
When I was a boy, I always saw myself as a hero in comic books and in movies. I grew up believing this dream.
[ Always Believing Books Boy Comic Dream Grew Hero Movies Myself Saw Up]
My last comment was, though, that Congress has cooked the books.
[ Books Comment Congress Cooked Last Though]
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.
[ Advance Around Authors Book Books Centers Community Country Fairs Holidays Invite Jewish Month November Sell Where]
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]
We found nothing grand in the history of the Jews nor in the morals inculcated in the Pentateuch. I know of no other books that so fully teach the subjection and degradation of woman.
[ Books Degradation Found Fully Grand History Inculcated Jews Know Morals Nor Nothing Other Subjection Teach Woman]
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]
I find myself gravitating towards drama. It interests me. In the books I read, the paintings I like, it's always the darker stuff.
[ Always Books Darker Drama Find Interests Myself Paintings Read Stuff Towards]
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]
Books are the ever burning lamps of accumulated wisdom.
[ Accumulated Books Burning Ever Lamps Wisdom]
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.
[ Ages Books Dead Distant God Heirs Life Make Past Spiritual Thanked Us Voices]
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]
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]
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.
[ Books Both Full Going Insisted Into Kidding Money Partners Project Say Things Upon Went]
Because we do not sell photographs, we have no royalties on books, posters, postcards.
[ Because Books Photographs Postcards Posters Royalties Sell]
It's different in Scotland. People who come to readings are more interested in literature as such, but the readership in general is really quite diverse. It's a cliche, but it's said that people who read my books don't read any other books, and you do get that element.
[ Any Books Cliche Come Different Diverse Element General Get Interested Literature More Other Quite Read Readership Readings Really Said Scotland Such]
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]
Books stay with me and have shaped me and made huge impacts on my life.
[ Books Huge Impacts Life Made Shaped Stay]
Master books, but do not let them master you. Read to live, not live to read.
[ Books Live Master Read Them]
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]
The love of learning, the sequestered nooks, And all the sweet serenity of books. Education
[ Books Learning Love Serenity Sweet]
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]
We were just a one-room bookstore; we didn't have any money for lawyers.
[ Any Bookstore Just Lawyers Money Were]
Books and marriage go ill together.
[ Books Go Ill Marriage Together]
When I decided to take writing seriously, I did a lot of reading and analyzing of the books I liked, and came up with what I thought were pretty sound plotting and structure basics.
[ Analyzing Basics Books Came Decided Did Liked Lot Plotting Pretty Reading Seriously Sound Structure Take Thought Up Were Writing]
Books do furnish a room.
[ Books Furnish Room]
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]
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.
[ Because Books Comics Dedicated Detroit Drive Fans Get Hands Hard Independent Love Meeting Pittsburgh Put Really Smart Some Their Way Will]
I do read books. I suppose it's more or less the same thing, but at least I'm alone and I'm an individual. I can stop anytime I want, which I frequently do.
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Youth is a time when we find the books we give up but do not get over.
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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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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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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.
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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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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.
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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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Even bad books are books and therefore sacred.
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In other words, the people who populate my books are more than caricatures.
[ Books Caricatures More Other Populate Than Words]
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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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.
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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.
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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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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.
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But I read comic books. I read things like Richie Rich and Little Lulu.
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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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But everything of value about me is in my books.
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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.
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Today's public figures can no longer write their own speeches or books, and there is some evidence that they can't read them either.
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Books have the same enemies as people: fire, humidity, animals, weather, and their own content.
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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.
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Any kid who has two parents who are interested in him and has a houseful of books isn't poor.
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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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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.
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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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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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I always used to look at books and wonder how anybody could come up with so many words. But my divorce and then falling in love with somebody else has released in me an ability to write in other ways apart from songs.
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Books don't exist unless you read them. And it's a two way process - you write the book as you read it and you fill in the gaps. You discover it and you put the marks together and without you doing it they're just marks.
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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.
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I feel I've got 10 books in me.
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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.
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I would like to read some books: I don't have time; I would like to continue working on my autobiography.
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You will find something more in woods than in books. Trees and stones will teach you that which you can never learn from masters.
[ Books Find Learn Masters More Never Something Stones Teach Than Trees Which Will Woods]
Writing books is the closest men ever come to childbearing.
[ Books Closest Come Ever Men Writing]
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.
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So far it's 43 books in 25 years.
[ Books Far Years]
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]
QuickBooks - the very fact that we could even dream to make something in the business arena, and that it would then succeed - was a total revolution to me.
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Books are like a mirror. If an ass looks in, you can't expect an angel to look out.
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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.
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The real purpose of books is to trap the mind into doing its own thinking.
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I read numerous books - loads in fact - and, as I always do when recording a historical project, immersed myself into the subject matter. I spent many hours at Henry's old homes, such as Hampton Court, and visiting the Tower of London. I read no other books during that period.
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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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My mother would read aloud to my father and me in the evening. She read mainly travel books.
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A home without books is a body without soul.
[ Body Books Home Soul Without]
I don't like books, they're all fact, no heart.
[ Books Fact Heart]
People in my books tend to get their just deserts, even if not at the hands of the police.
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I think we did a great job of putting together a program that would have made good e-books available had people been buying e-books in any real numbers.
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The future? Like unwritten books and unborn children, you don't talk about it.
[ Books Children Future Talk Unborn Unwritten]
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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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.
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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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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]
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]
Actually, the books were never a planned career path.
[ Actually Books Career Never Path Planned Were]
By the usual reckoning, the worst books make the best films.
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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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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]
Most of us... are simply just trying to get through the day. And wait for those times in their life that are markers, that put things into relief. That's why we like movies and books so much.
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Books should to one of these fours ends conduce, for wisdom, piety, delight, or use.
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Upon books the collective education of the race depends; they are the sole instruments of registering, perpetuating and transmitting thought.
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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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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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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.
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I knew I would read all kinds of books and try to get at what it is that makes good writers good. But I made no promises that I would write books a lot of people would like to read.
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Books give not wisdom where none was before. But where some is, there reading makes it more.
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I had still never read one of the Bond books when the movie Dr. No came out.
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I went to work in an office and learned, among other lessons, to do things I did not care for, and to do them well. Before I left this office, two of my books had already been published.
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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.
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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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The books one has written in the past have two surprises in store: one couldn't write them again, and wouldn't want to.
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The first book that they gave me was Jeannie, a young teenager. I went on with her maybe ten books.
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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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There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.
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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.
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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.
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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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I read my books aloud before they were published.
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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.
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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.
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I feel less alone when I read the books of Ratzinger.
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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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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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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]
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.
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Learning hath gained most by those books by which the printers have lost.
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Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill.
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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.
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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.
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Those who decide to use leisure as a means of mental development, who love good music, good books, good pictures, good plays, good company, good conversation - what are they? They are the happiest people in the world.
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At each of these northern posts there were interesting experiences in store for me, as one who had read all the books of northern travel and dreamed for half a lifetime of the north; and that was - almost daily meeting with famous men.
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It's one thing for the people in the industry to know who you are, because they've heard about you earlier. I have friends calling me from the Christian bookstore because there's a poster on the wall. It's just weird.
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A life spent largely among books, and in the exercise of a literary profession, has very obvious drawbacks, as a subject-matter, when one comes to write about it.
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