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1. “So many books, so little time.”

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Author : Frank Zappa

2. “A room without books is like a body without a soul.”

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3. “Books are a poor substitute for female companionship, but they are easier to find.”

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Source : The Wise Man's Fear

4. “One can never have enough socks," said Dumbledore. "Another Christmas has come and gone and I didn't get a single pair. People will insist on giving me books.”

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Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

5. “... a mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.”

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Source : A Game of Thrones

6. “If a book about failures doesn't sell, is it a success?”

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7. “Science and religion are not at odds. Science is simply too young to understand.”

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Author : Dan Brown
Source : Angels & Demons

8. “What really knocks me out is a book that, when you're all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn't happen much, though.”

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Author : J.D. Salinger
Source : The Catcher in the Rye

9. “If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.”

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Author : Toni Morrison

10. “You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.”

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11. “Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault. Those who find beautiful meanings in beautiful things are the cultivated. For these there is hope. They are the elect to whom beautiful things mean only Beauty. There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. That is all.”

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Author : Oscar Wilde
Source : The Picture of Dorian Gray

12. “After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.”

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13. “Only the very weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry.”

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Source : Clockwork Angel

14. “Still round the corner there may wait A new road or a secret gateAnd though I oft have passed them by A day will come at last when IShall take the hidden paths that run West of the Moon, East of the Sun.”

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15. “If you have a dream, don’t just sit there. Gather courage to believe that you can succeed and leave no stone unturned to make it a reality.”

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Author : Roopleen

16. “V-Day…if you need this one day in a year to show everyone else you truly care for “your loved one” I think it’s quite stupid. I hate this commercialism. It’s all artificial, and has nothing to do with real love.”

Tags : Body Books Cool Culture Desire Emotion Funny Girl Honesty Humor Humour Individuality Life Music Novel Passion Reality Relationships Self Sex Truth Wisdom Young
Author : Jess C. Scott
Source : EyeLeash: A Blog Novel

17. “My head’ll explode if I continue with this escapism.”

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Author : Jess C. Scott
Source : EyeLeash: A Blog Novel

18. “I suppose it’s not a social norm, and not a manly thing to do — to feel, discuss feelings. So that’s what I’m giving the finger to. Social norms and stuff…what good are social norms, really? I think all they do is project a limited and harmful image of people. It thus impedes a broader social acceptance of what someone, or a group of people, might actually be like.”

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Author : Jess C. Scott
Source : New Order

19. “When I touched her body,I believed she was God.In the curves of her formI found the birth of Man,the creation of the world,and the origin of all life.”

Tags : Author Books Boy Erotic Fearless Feminine Femininity Feminist Fiction Funny Humour Inspiration Meaning Of Life Men Music Novel Novelist Passion Payne Relationships Sex Strength Unbreakable Spirit Wanderer Wanderess Wandering Womanliness Women S Fiction Women S Inspirational Women S Strength Young
Author : Roman Payne

20. “I think it’s the books that you read when you’re young that live with you forever.”

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Author : J.K. Rowling

21. “Six men control almost all the media in the United States--book publishing, magazines, television, movie studios, newspapers, and radio. They are not friendly toward feminism, which has almost disappeared from the surface of our society. You will almost never see a feminist column on an op-ed page, a feminist article in a magazine, or newspaper, actual (not satirized) feminist ideas on television or in the movies. Only magazines & radio controlled by feminists--and these are few and not well-funded--offer information on the feminist perspective.This might be understandable if feminism were a wild-eyed manic philosophy. But it is a belief, a politics, based on one simple fact: women are human beings who matter as much as men. That is all that feminism claims. As human beings, women have the right to control their own bodies, to walk freely in the world, to train their minds and bodies, and to love and hate at will. Only those who wish to continue to coerce women into a servant/slave class for men cannot accept this principle.”

Tags : Books Feminism Gender Human Rights Inequality Magazines Media Movies Newspapers Politics Preface Radio Sexism Television Women Women S Rights
Source : The Women's Room

22. “To be able to influence Tanzanian literature and African literature, and sell our books in Tanzania as well as in our continent, we need to be committed to what we do. And what we do is writing. Write as much as you can. Read as much as you can. Use the library and the internet carefully for research and talk to people, about things that matter. To make a living from writing, and make people read again in Tanzania and Africa; we must write very well, very good stories.”

Tags : Africa African Literature Books Committed Continent Influence Internet Library People Read Research Sell Talk To People Tanzania Tanzanian Literature Things That Matter Very Good Stories What We Do Write Write Very Well Writing

23. “Reading a book is like re-writing it for yourself. You bring to a novel, anything you read, all your experience of the world. You bring your history and you read it in your own terms.”

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Author : Angela Carter

24. “I am not absentminded. It is the presence of mind that makes me unaware of everything else.”

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25. “(in response to the question: what do you think of e-books and Amazon’s Kindle?)Those aren’t books. You can’t hold a computer in your hand like you can a book. A computer does not smell. There are two perfumes to a book. If a book is new, it smells great. If a book is old, it smells even better. It smells like ancient Egypt. A book has got to smell. You have to hold it in your hands and pray to it. You put it in your pocket and you walk with it. And it stays with you forever. But the computer doesn’t do that for you. I’m sorry.”

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Author : Ray Bradbury

26. “We will speak for the books."..."Like the Lorax?""The Lorax speaks for the trees," I remind her."Books are made out of paper. Paper is made out of trees.""What about e-books?""We can speak for them too.""Audiobooks?""Audiobooks speak for themselves." She grins. "Get it?”

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Author : Paul Acampora
Source : I Kill the Mockingbird

27. “In the end, what makes a book valuable is not the paper it’s printed on, but the thousands of hours of work by dozens of people who are dedicated to creating the best possible reading experience for you.”

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Author : John Green

28. “Why is it that if you say you don’t enjoy using an e-reader, or that you aren’t going to get one till the technology is mature, you get reported as “loathing” it?The little Time article itself is fairly accurate about what I’ve said about e-reading, but the title of the series, “Famous Writers Who Loathe E-Books,” reflects or caters to a silly idea: that not being interested in using a particular technology is the same as hating and despising it.”

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29. “It is, incidentally, a favour that e-books have done for the Good Bookshop: they have made books beautiful again. A few years ago, book covers could be rather drab affairs: the title and the author's name printed over a stock photograph of something Vaguely Relevant. If you wanted to read it, you had to take it as it was. Whereas now, in these new and glorious days when the margins on physical are that little bit higher than on the electrical alternative, publishers produce exquisite bindings. Bookshops haven't been this pretty for at least a century.”

Tags : Books Bookshops E Books Humour
Author : Mark Forsyth
Source : The Unknown Unknown: Bookshops and the Delight of Not Getting What You Wanted

30. “If e-book readers were invented before print books, (petty things such as) the smell of ink would have been some people’s only reason for not abandoning e-books.”

Tags : Amwriting Aphorism Aphorisms Books Digital E Books Early Adopter Early Adopters Ebooks Ink Invention Literature Luddite Luddites Print Printing Reading Smell Technology Technophobia Writers Writing

31. “No writing is wasted. Did you know that sourdough from San Francisco is leavened partly by a bacteria called lactobacillus sanfrancisensis? It is native to the soil there, and does not do well elsewhere. But any kitchen can become an ecosystem. If you bake a lot, your kitchen will become a happy home to wild yeasts, and all your bread will taste better. Even a failed loaf is not wasted. Likewise, cheese makers wash the dairy floor with whey. Tomato gardeners compost with rotten tomatoes. No writing is wasted: the words you can't put in your book can wash the floor, live in the soil, lurk around in the air. They will make the next words better.”

Tags : Books Inspiration Inspirational Inspirational Quotes Writers Writing Writing Advice Writing Process
Author : Erin Bow

32. “Books are a uniquely portable magic.”

Tags : Books Magic Reading
Author : Stephen King
Source : On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

33. “The public library is where place and possibility meet.”

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Author : Stuart Dybek

34. “We need books...because we are all, in the private kingdoms of our hearts, desperate for the company of a wise, true friend.”

Tags : Books Friendship Lonliness
Author : Steve Almond

35. “Science fiction films are not about science. They are about disaster, which is one of the oldest subjects of art.”

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Author : Susan Sontag

36. “The silence. End of all poetry, all romances. Earlier, frightened, you began to have some intimation of it: so many pages had been turned, the book was so heavy in one hand, so light in the other, thinning toward the end. Still, you consoled yourself. You were not quite at the end of the story, at that terrible flyleaf, blank like a shuttered window: there were still a few pages under your thumb, still to be sought and treasured.”

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Author : Sofia Samatar
Source : A Stranger in Olondria

37. “It was good to walk into a library again; it smelled like home.”

Tags : Books Home Library
Source : The Historian

38. “Ah college years, those were the days. Pure freedom ... leaving home for the first time…the parties…”"What about the tutorials, the lectures, the large building with all the books called the ‘library’?”“Is that what those were?” Gerry blithely replied.”

Tags : Books College Colleges Funny Humor Humour Humourous Leaving Home Libraries Library Party Partying Student Days Students Studying University University Of Life
Source : Brushstrokes of a Gadfly

39. “Probably all of us, writers and readers alike, set out into exile, or at least into a certain kind of exile, when we leave childhood behind...The immigrant, the nomad, the traveler, the sleepwalker all exist, but not the exile, since every writer becomes an exile simply by venturing into literature, and every reader becomes an exile simply by opening a book.”

Tags : Books Exile Literature
Source : Between Parentheses: Essays, Articles, and Speeches, 1998-2003

40. “I am drawn mostly, insistently to the human voice. How powerful and necessary the solo voice, the experience of being someone, something else for a little while. This is and will remain literature’s killer app, the thing most impervious to threat by everything that’s not the word.”

Tags : Books Literature Stories Storytelling Writing Written Word
Author : Ander Monson

41. “A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say.”

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Author : Italo Calvino
Source : The Uses of Literature

42. “He was the crazy one who had painted himself black and defeated the world.She was the book thief without the words.Trust me, though, the words were on their way, and when they arrived, Liesel would hold them in her hands like the clouds, and she would wring them out like rain.”

Tags : Books Meaning Patience Words
Author : Markus Zusak
Source : The Book Thief

43. “I know nothing in the world that has as much power as a word. Sometimes I write one, and I look at it, until it begins to shine.”

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44. “The only important thing in a book is the meaning that it has for you.”

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45. “Books tell you more about their owners than the owners do.”

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Author : A.M. Homes

46. “You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. 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.”

Tags : Books Empathy Pain Reading
Author : James Baldwin

47. “Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”

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Author : Mark Twain

48. “It is a great thing to start life with a small number of really good books which are your very own.”

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49. “Not being the sort to throw a book, she pounded her fist on her cushion.”

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Author : Ellen Kushner

50. “Those who spend the greater part of their time in reading or writing books are, of course, apt to take rather particular notice of accumulations of books when they come across them. They will not pass a stall, a shop, or even a bedroom-shelf without reading some title, and if they find themselves in an unfamiliar library, no host need trouble himself further about their entertainment. The putting of dispersed sets of volumes together, or the turning right way up of those which the dusting housemaid has left in an apoplectic condition, appeals to them as one of the lesser Works of Mercy. Happy in these employments, and in occasionally opening an eighteenth-century octavo, to see 'what it is all about,' and to conclude after five minutes that it deserves the seclusion it now enjoys, I had reached the middle of a wet August afternoon at Betton Court...-the beginning of the story "A Neighbor's Landmark”

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Author : M.R. James
Source : A Warning to the Curious Ghost Stories

51. “Remember, when you don’t know what to do, it never hurts to play Scrabble. It’s like reading the I Ching or tea leaves.”

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Author : Kelly Link

52. “Books are always obviously having conversations with other books, and some times they're amiable and sometimes not.”

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Source : The City & the City

53. “Innocence is the beginning of ignorance. Experience is the end of stupidity.”

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Source : Master of Maxims

54. “Books say: She did this because. Life says: She did this. Books are where things are explained to you; life is where things aren't. I'm not surprised some people prefer books.”

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Author : Julian Barnes
Source : Flaubert's Parrot

55. “I am awfully greedy; I want everything from life. I want to be a woman and to be a man, to have many friends and to have loneliness, to work much and write good books, to travel and enjoy myself, to be selfish and to be unselfish… You see, it is difficult to get all which I want. And then when I do not succeed I get mad with anger.”

Tags : Anger Books Friends Greedy Life Loneliness Man Myself Selfish Travel Woman Work Write

56. “A quiet secluded life in the country, with the possibility of being useful to people to whom it is easy to do good, and who are not accustomed to have it done to them; then work which one hopes may be of some use; then rest, nature, books, music, love for one's neighbor — such is my idea of happiness.”

Tags : Books Conduct Of Life Contentment Country Happiness Life Music Nature Neighborliness Rest Usefulness Work
Author : Leo Tolstoy
Source : Family Happiness

57. “Reading is my favourite occupation, when I have leisure for it and books to read.”

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Author : Anne Brontë
Source : Agnes Grey

58. “Every category has its snobs: music, books, movies. There are so many things a man is only pressured into liking or disliking.”

Tags : Absolutism Be Yourself Bigotry Books Culture Dislikes Elitism Entertainment Force Inferiority Influence Insincerity Likes Media Movies Music Opinion Peer Pressure Personality Preference Pressure Purists Rebels Sincerity Snobs Superiority Taste
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

59. “Quinns always come at half price, about half the time, and half-naked, even during the colder half of winter. A Quinn is like a queen, but draggier, and cheaper to buy and use for personal gain, unless you’re suspicious that you’re poor and illiterate like Jarod Kintz, in which case Quinns could be the spirits of your dead relatives, come to haunt you until you gather a massive fortune through selling books on the internet, to send some back in time through a portal you bought from the NSA, so they would have lived better lives without having to move a finger for their fortune. Oh, yah, and since they aren’t - they’re blue, like smurfs, yet they turn purple whenever tickled on the belly, which is something they seem to rather dislike, since they start biting and scratching when it happens, for no good reason, I might add.”

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Author : Will Advise
Source : Nothing is here...

60. “The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.”

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Author : Oscar Wilde
Source : The Picture of Dorian Gray

61. “There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book.Books are well written, or badly written. That is all.”

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Author : Oscar Wilde
Source : The Picture of Dorian Gray

62. “The world was a terrible place, cruel, pitiless, dark as a bad dream. Not a good place to live. Only in books could you find pity, comfort, happiness - and love. Books loved anyone who opened them, they gave you security and friendship and didn't ask anything in return; they never went away, never, not even when you treated them badly.”

Tags : Books Cruelty Inkheart Reading
Source : The Inkheart Trilogy: Inkheart, Inkspell, Inkdeath

63. “The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.”

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Author : Jane Austen
Source : Northanger Abbey

64. “The best of fiction, as we know, of course, doesn't tell the truth; it tales the truth.”

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Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

65. “There are two motives for reading a book; one, that you enjoy it; the other, that you can boast about it.”

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66. “Thank you for sending me a copy of your book. I'll waste no time reading it.”

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Author : Moses Hadas

67. “Be careful about reading health books. Some fine day you'll die of a misprint.”

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Author : Markus Herz

68. “Fools have a habit of believing that everything written by a famous author is admirable. For my part I read only to please myself and like only what suits my taste.”

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Author : Voltaire
Source : Candide

69. “Readers have the right to say whatever the fuck they want about a book. Period. They have that right. If they hate the book because the MC says the word “delicious” and the reader believes it’s the Devil’s word and only evil people use it, they can shout from the rooftops “This book is shit and don’t read it” if they want. If they want to write a review entirely about how much they hate the cover, they can if they want. If they want to make their review all about how their dog Foot Foot especially loved to pee on that particular book, they can."[Blog entry, January 9, 2012]”

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Author : Stacia Kane

70. “If this nation is to be wise as well as strong, if we are to achieve our destiny, then we need more new ideas for more wise men reading more good books in more public libraries. These libraries should be open to all—except the censor. We must know all the facts and hear all the alternatives and listen to all the criticisms. Let us welcome controversial books and controversial authors. For the Bill of Rights is the guardian of our security as well as our liberty.[Response to questionnaire in Saturday Review, October 29 1960]”

Tags : Banned Books Bill Of Rights Books Censorship Freedom Of Thought Liberty Libraries

71. “If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.”

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72. “Nobody has the right to not be offended. That right doesn't exist in any declaration I have ever read. If you are offended it is your problem, and frankly lots of things offend lots of people.I can walk into a bookshop and point out a number of books that I find very unattractive in what they say. But it doesn't occur to me to burn the bookshop down. If you don't like a book, read another book. If you start reading a book and you decide you don't like it, nobody is telling you to finish it. To read a 600-page novel and then say that it has deeply offended you: well, you have done a lot of work to be offended.”

Tags : Books Free Speech Freespeech Offense Rights

73. “A book, too, can be a star, a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe.”

Tags : Books Fire Star Universe

74. “The magic is only in what books say, how they stitched the patches of the universe together into one garment for us.”

Tags : Books Magic Universe
Author : Ray Bradbury
Source : Fahrenheit 451

75. “Who was it who said, "I hold the buying of more books than one can peradventure read, as nothing less than the soul's reaching towards infinity; which is the only thing that raises us above the beasts that perish?" Whoever it was, I agree with him.”

Tags : Books Buying Books Infinity Reading Soul
Source : A Magnificent Farce And Other Diversions Of A Book Collector

76. “I spent much of my prison time reading. I must have read over 200 large books, mostly fictional stories about the American pioneers, the Vikings, Mafia, etc. As long as I was engrossed in a book, I was not in prison. Reading was my escape.”

Tags : Bibliophile Books Jail Mafia Pioneer Prison Reading Vikings
Source : A White Man Speaks Out

77. “I also did some jail time a few years ago. Spent a whole summer in jail reading books. I pumped a ton of new knowledge and new thinking into myself.”

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Author : Tommy Lee

78. “Hate will cause you to "catch a case". Release yourself from your own personal jail before you are put in the real one for life! It ain't worth it!!”

Tags : Books Case Hate Jail Life Real

79. “When I have a little money, I buy books; and if I have any left, I buy food and clothes.”

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80. “The thing about Tolkien, about The Lord of the Rings, is that it's perfect. It's this whole world, this whole process of immersion, this journey. It's not, I'm pretty sure, actually true, but that makes it more amazing, that someone could make it all up. Reading it changes everything.”

Tags : Books Lord Of The Rings Middle Earth Reading The Lord Of The Rings Tolkien
Author : Jo Walton
Source : Among Others

81. “Nobody steals books but your friends.”

Tags : Books Friendship Inspirational Irony Stealing
Author : Roger Zelazny
Source : The Guns of Avalon

82. “When you look at what C.S. Lewis is saying, his message is so anti-life, so cruel, so unjust. The view that the Narnia books have for the material world is one of almost undisguised contempt. At one point, the old professor says, ‘It’s all in Plato’ — meaning that the physical world we see around us is the crude, shabby, imperfect, second-rate copy of something much better. I want to emphasize the simple physical truth of things, the absolute primacy of the material life, rather than the spiritual or the afterlife.[The New York Times interview, 2000]”

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83. “I suspect it may be like the difference between a drinker and an alcoholic; the one merely reads books, the other needs books to make it through the day."(Interview with The Booklovers blog, September 2010)”

Tags : Addiction Book Lovers Books Survival
Author : Gail Carriger

84. “When I was a child, when I was an adolescent, books saved me from despair: that convinced me that culture was the highest of values[...].”

Tags : Books Culture Literature
Source : The Woman Destroyed

85. “A NATION'S GREATNESS DEPENDS ON ITS LEADERTo vastly improve your country and truly make it great again, start by choosing a better leader. Do not let the media or the establishment make you pick from the people they choose, but instead choose from those they do not pick. Pick a leader from among the people who is heart-driven, one who identifies with the common man on the street and understands what the country needs on every level. Do not pick a leader who is only money-driven and does not understand or identify with the common man, but only what corporations need on every level.Pick a peacemaker. One who unites, not divides. A cultured leader who supports the arts and true freedom of speech, not censorship. Pick a leader who will not only bail out banks and airlines, but also families from losing their homes -- or jobs due to their companies moving to other countries. Pick a leader who will fund schools, not limit spending on education and allow libraries to close. Pick a leader who chooses diplomacy over war. An honest broker in foreign relations. A leader with integrity, one who says what they mean, keeps their word and does not lie to their people. Pick a leader who is strong and confident, yet humble. Intelligent, but not sly. A leader who encourages diversity, not racism. One who understands the needs of the farmer, the teacher, the doctor, and the environmentalist -- not only the banker, the oil tycoon, the weapons developer, or the insurance and pharmaceutical lobbyist.Pick a leader who will keep jobs in your country by offering companies incentives to hire only within their borders, not one who allows corporations to outsource jobs for cheaper labor when there is a national employment crisis. Choose a leader who will invest in building bridges, not walls. Books, not weapons. Morality, not corruption. Intellectualism and wisdom, not ignorance. Stability, not fear and terror. Peace, not chaos. Love, not hate. Convergence, not segregation. Tolerance, not discrimination. Fairness, not hypocrisy. Substance, not superficiality. Character, not immaturity. Transparency, not secrecy. Justice, not lawlessness. Environmental improvement and preservation, not destruction. Truth, not lies.Most importantly, a great leader must serve the best interests of the people first, not those of multinational corporations. Human life should never be sacrificed for monetary profit. There are no exceptions. In addition, a leader should always be open to criticism, not silencing dissent. Any leader who does not tolerate criticism from the public is afraid of their dirty hands to be revealed under heavy light. And such a leader is dangerous, because they only feel secure in the darkness. Only a leader who is free from corruption welcomes scrutiny; for scrutiny allows a good leader to be an even greater leader.And lastly, pick a leader who will make their citizens proud. One who will stir the hearts of the people, so that the sons and daughters of a given nation strive to emulate their leader's greatness. Only then will a nation be truly great, when a leader inspires and produces citizens worthy of becoming future leaders, honorable decision makers and peacemakers. And in these times, a great leader must be extremely brave. Their leadership must be steered only by their conscience, not a bribe.”

Tags : Chaos Common Man S Plight Culture Division Educators Farmer Government Heart Driven Honesty Humanities Immaturity Intellectualism Lying Monetary Profit Money Driven Multinational National Outsource Peace Protect Racial Discrimination Republican Secure Tolerate Criticism Understand Unity War We The People
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

86. “And on the subject of burning books: I want to congratulate librarians, not famous for their physical strength or their powerful political connections or their great wealth, who, all over this country, have staunchly resisted anti-democratic bullies who have tried to remove certain books from their shelves, and have refused to reveal to thought police the names of persons who have checked out those titles.So the America I loved still exists, if not in the White House or the Supreme Court or the Senate or the House of Representatives or the media. The America I love still exists at the front desks of our public libraries.”

Tags : America Books Politics
Author : Kurt Vonnegut
Source : A Man Without a Country

87. “Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.”

Tags : Books Power Of Words Reading
Author : John Green
Source : The Fault in Our Stars

88. “In books I have traveled, not only to other worlds, but into my own. I learned who I was and who I wanted to be, what I might aspire to, and what I might dare to dream about my world and myself. More powerfully and persuasively than from the "shalt nots" of the Ten Commandments, I learned the difference between good and evil, right and wrong. A Wrinkle in Time described that evil, that wrong, existing in a different dimension from our own. But I felt that I, too, existed much of the time in a different dimension from everyone else I knew. There was waking, and there was sleeping. And then there were books, a kind of parallel universe in which anything might happen and frequently did, a universe in which I might be a newcomer but was never really a stranger. My real, true world. My perfect island.”

Tags : Aspirations Books Dreams Escape Journeys Life Reading Refuge Values
Author : Anna Quindlen
Source : How Reading Changed My Life

89. “When you are growing up there are two institutional places that affect you most powerfully: the church, which belongs to God, and the public library, which belongs to you. The public library is a great equaliser.”

Tags : Books Childhood Church Education Equality Growing Up Institutions Library Public Library Reading

90. “Which is my favourite book??Very complicated question... so far... I think that the question should be "My favourite books...!".”

Tags : Book Books Complex Complicated Favourite
Author : Deyth Banger

91. “Books are my friends, my companions. They make me laugh and cry and find meaning in life.”

Tags : Books Christopher Paolini Eragon Good Reads
Source : Eragon

92. “Books should go where they will be most appreciated, and not sit unread, gathering dust on a forgotten shelf, don't you agree?”

Tags : Books Reading

93. “Where in the self-help section of Barnes and Noble does one find a guide on dealing with a supernatural stalker?”

Tags : Books Humor Romance Self Help Stalking
Author : Cosmo Knox
Source : Divinity

94. “There’s nothing as cozy as a piece of candy and a book.”

Tags : Books Candy Cozy Reading
Source : Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle's Magic

95. “The library is like a candy store where everything is free.”

Tags : Books Candy Free Libraries Library
Author : Jamie Ford
Source : Songs of Willow Frost

96. “Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new after all.”

Tags : Books Originality Unique

97. “The ABC's success by Bob Proctor is one powerful book, such books are rare. Even sometimes it's hard to find a book which is based on somebody's experience... fantasy??For god sake, one drop truth which is about from 10% up to 20% and the other from 80% up to 90% it's a lie.”

Tags : Books Fantasy Lie Rare Wtf
Author : Deyth Banger

98. “When in doubt, do what they do in books, was one of Gabriel's secret mottos and - that rarest of things - a principle that he actually lived by.”

Tags : Books Gabriel D Allier Mottos Principles Rare
Source : Luminous Chaos

99. “All the books we own, both read and unread, are the fullest expression of self we have at our disposal. ... But with each passing year, and with each whimsical purchase, our libraries become more and more able to articulate who we are, whether we read the books or not.”

Tags : Books Identity Individuality
Author : Nick Hornby
Source : The Polysyllabic Spree

100. “I spent my life folded between the pages of books.In the absence of human relationships I formed bonds with paper characters. I lived love and loss through stories threaded in history; I experienced adolescence by association. My world is one interwoven web of words, stringing limb to limb, bone to sinew, thoughts and images all together. I am a being comprised of letters, a character created by sentences, a figment of imagination formed through fiction.”

Tags : Books Power Of Words Reading
Author : Tahereh Mafi
Source : Shatter Me

101. “There is something about words. In expert hands, manipulated deftly, they take you prisoner. Wind themselves around your limbs like spider silk, and when you are so enthralled you cannot move, they pierce your skin, enter your blood, numb your thoughts. Inside you they work their magic.”

Tags : Books Power Of Words
Source : The Thirteenth Tale

102. “It's not that I don't like people. It's just that when I'm in the company of others - even my nearest and dearest - there always comes a moment when I'd rather be reading a book.”

Tags : Books People Reading
Source : Leave Me Alone, I'm Reading: Finding and Losing Myself in Books

103. “Why can't people just sit and read books and be nice to each other?”

Tags : Books Peace People Reading World
Source : The Camel Club

104. “I do not think I ever opened a book in my life which had not something to say upon woman's inconstancy. Songs and proverbs, all talk of woman's fickleness. But perhaps you will say, these were all written by men.""Perhaps I shall. Yes, yes, if you please, no reference to examples in books. 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.”

Tags : Books Clichés Constancy Double Standards Education Feminism Gender Inequality Love Men Misogyny Opportunities Social Norms Stereotypes Women
Author : Jane Austen
Source : Persuasion

105. “Yet if women are so flighty, fickle, changeable, susceptible, and inconstant (as some clerks would have us believe), why is it that their suitors have to resort to such trickery to have their way with them? And why don't women quickly succumb to them, without the need for all this skill and ingenuity in conquering them? For there is no need to go to war for a castle that is already captured. (...)Therefore, since it is necessary to call on such skill, ingenuity, and effort in order to seduce a woman, whether of high or humble birth, the logical conclusion to draw is that women are by no means as fickle as some men claim, or as easily influenced in their behaviour. And if anyone tells me that books are full of women like these, it is this very reply, frequently given, which causes me to complain. My response is that women did not write these books nor include the material which attacks them and their morals. Those who plead their cause in the absence of an opponent can invent to their heart's content, can pontificate without taking into account the opposite point of view and keep the best arguments for themselves, for aggressors are always quick to attack those who have no means of defence. But if women had written these books, I know full well the subject would have been handled differently. They know that they stand wrongfully accused, and that the cake has not been divided up equally, for the strongest take the lion's share, and the one who does the sharing out keeps the biggest portion for himself.”

Tags : Books Clichés Deceit Defenselessness Double Standards Fickleness Gender Hypocrisy Inequality Injustice Men Misogyny Misrepresentation Morality One Sidedness Perception Prejudice Received Opinion Seduction Slander Social Norms Stereotypes Suppression Women
Source : Der Sendbrief vom Liebesgott / The Letter of the God of Love

106. “He liked the mere act of reading, the magic of turning scratches on a page into words inside his head.”

Tags : Books Literature Reading Words
Author : John Green
Source : An Abundance of Katherines

107. “We live and breathe words.”

Tags : Books Living Reading Words
Source : Clockwork Prince

108. “What an astonishing thing a book is. It's a flat object made from a tree with flexible parts on which are imprinted lots of funny dark squiggles. But one glance at it and you're inside the mind of another person, maybe somebody dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, an author is speaking clearly and silently inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people who never knew each other, citizens of distant epochs. Books break the shackles of time. A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic."[Cosmos, Part 11: The Persistence of Memory (1980)]”

Tags : Books Literature Reading Words Writing
Author : Carl Sagan
Source : Cosmos

109. “Which of us has not felt that the character we are reading in the printed page is more real than the person standing beside us?”

Tags : Books Character Cornelia Funke Existentialism Words Writers Writing

110. “The books transported her into new worlds and introduced her to amazing people who lived exciting lives. She went on olden-day sailing ships with Joseph Conrad. She went to Africa with Ernest Hemingway and to India with Rudyard Kipling. She travelled all over the world while sitting in her little room in an English village.”

Tags : Books Literature Reading Words
Author : Roald Dahl
Source : Matilda

111. “There's nothing wrong with reading a book you love over and over. When you do, the words get inside you, become a part of you, in a way that words in a book you've read only once can't.”

Tags : Books Re Reading Reading Words
Source : Writing Magic: Creating Stories that Fly

112. “Books are the mirrors of the soul.”

Tags : Books Metaphor Soul
Source : Between the Acts

113. “Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures.”

Tags : Books On Fiction Reality Truth
Author : Jessamyn West

114. “I love books, by the way, way more than movies. Movies tell you what to think. A good book lets you choose a few thoughts for yourself. Movies show you the pink house. A good book tells you there's a pink house and lets you paint some of the finishing touches, maybe choose the roof style,park your own car out front. My imagination has always topped anything a movie could come up with. Case in point, those darned Harry Potter movies. That was so not what that part-Veela-chick, Fleur Delacour, looked like.”

Tags : Books Humor Reading
Source : Darkfever

115. “Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”

Tags : Books Dragons Fairy Tales Inspirational Paraphrasing G K Chesterton
Author : Neil Gaiman
Source : Coraline

116. “Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.”

Tags : Animals Books Dogs Friends Humor
Author : Groucho Marx
Source : The Essential Groucho: Writings For By And About Groucho Marx

117. “I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.”

Tags : Books Library

118. “Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.”

Tags : Books Reading
Source : Horseradish

119. “If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.”

Tags : Books Thought
Source : Norwegian Wood

120. “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”

Tags : Books Inspirational Reading Tea
Author : C.S. Lewis

121. “If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.”

Tags : Books Reading
Author : Oscar Wilde

122. “I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.”

Tags : Books Humor Reading Television
Author : Groucho Marx

123. “There is no friend as loyal as a book.”

Tags : Books Friends Novelist Quotes

124. “It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.”

Tags : Books Reading
Author : Oscar Wilde

125. “Books are the ultimate Dumpees: put them down and they’ll wait for you forever; pay attention to them and they always love you back.”

Tags : Books Reading
Author : John Green
Source : An Abundance of Katherines

126. “′Classic′ - a book which people praise and don't read.”

Tags : Books Classic Reading
Author : Mark Twain

127. “One must always be careful of books," said Tessa, "and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.”

Tags : Books
Source : Clockwork Angel

128. “I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! -- When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.”

Tags : Books Library Reading
Author : Jane Austen
Source : Pride and Prejudice

129. “I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I want and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the skills I want. And why do I want? I want to live and feel all the shades, tones and variations of mental and physical experience possible in my life. And I am horribly limited.”

Tags : Books Life Limits
Author : Sylvia Plath
Source : The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

130. “Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.”

Tags : Books Friends Reading Teachers

131. “A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading.”

Tags : Books Reading
Source : Conversations with William Styron

132. “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”

Tags : Allegory Books Broad Mindedness Classic Education Imagery Travel World

133. “Doctor Who: You want weapons? We're in a library. Books are the best weapon in the world. This room's the greatest arsenal we could have. Arm yourself!(from Tooth and Claw in Season 2)”

Tags : Books Doctor Who Knowledge Library Reading Weapons

134. “Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't.”

Tags : Books Truth
Author : Mark Twain
Source : Following the Equator: A Journey Around the World

135. “Books are mirrors: you only see in them what you already have inside you.”

Tags : Books Reading Truth
Source : The Shadow of the Wind

136. “In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.”

Tags : Bookroom Books Libraries Wisdom
Author : Mark Twain

137. “Think before you speak. Read before you think.”

Tags : Advice For Daily Living Books Reader Reading Speaking Thinking Wisdom
Author : Fran Lebowitz
Source : The Fran Lebowitz Reader

138. “You not only are hunted by others, you unknowingly hunt yourself.”

Tags : Books Dejan Stojanovic Hunted Hunting Literature Literature Quotes Others Philosophy Poetry Poetry Quotes Poets Quotes The Sun Watches The Sun Wisdom Yourself
Source : The Sun Watches the Sun

139. “From whichever side I start, I think I am in an old place where others have been before me.”

Tags : Before Books Dejan Stojanovic Literature Literature Quotes Old Place Others Philosophy Place Poetry Poetry Quotes Poets Quotes Side The Sun Watches The Sun Wisdom
Source : The Sun Watches the Sun

140. “I love the smell of book ink in the morning.”

Tags : Books Morning Reading Smells
Author : Umberto Eco

141. “It's a rare book that wins the battle against drooping eyelids.”

Tags : Books Drowsiness Insomnia Reading Sleepy

142. “The brightest light casts the darkest shadow.”

Tags : Author Books Cyberpunk Dark Dark Elves Ego Elves Fantasy Fiction Future Future Present Life Light Philosophy Series Urban Fantasy Wisdom
Author : Jess C. Scott
Source : The Darker Side of Life

143. “Ending a series is a difficult one .......where should a story that you have followed for so long end? When do you step away from the characters and let the readers decide their fate from there? When they can stand on their own is my only answer for that.”

Tags : Author Books Series Writing

144. “Lovers of print are simply confusing the plate for the food.”

Tags : Books Digital Age Ebooks Ereaders Fiction Kindle Kobo Nook Print Print Books
Author : Douglas Adams

145. “ Programs has a temporary results leading to nothingness, and the Gospel the brings the result of Eternal life.”

Tags : Amazon Barnes Noble Books Christian Books Gnags Innovo Publishing Kindle Ebook News Nook The Tommie Scott Story
Author : Tommie Scott

146. “I don't believe in the kind of magic in my books. But I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book.”

Tags : Books Magic Magic Books
Author : J.K. Rowling

147. “Books are no more threatened by Kindle than stairs by elevators.”

Tags : Books E Readers Kindle Reading
Author : Stephen Fry

148. “It seems to me that anyone whose library consists of a Kindle lying on a table is some sort of bloodless nerd.”

Tags : Books Ebooks Ereaders Kindle

149. “Until recently, I was an ebook sceptic, see; one of those people who harrumphs about the “physical pleasure of turning actual pages” and how ebook will “never replace the real thing”. Then I was given a Kindle as a present. That shut me up. Stock complaints about the inherent pleasure of ye olde format are bandied about whenever some new upstart invention comes along. Each moan is nothing more than a little foetus of nostalgia jerking in your gut. First they said CDs were no match for vinyl. Then they said MP3s were no match for CDs. Now they say streaming music services are no match for MP3s. They’re only happy looking in the rear-view mirror.”

Tags : Books Digital Age Ebooks Ereader Fiction Kindle Novels

150. “What if a man could write everything that came into his mind. You could find there gems of wisdom, depth of utter despair, heights of the most cherished hopes, killing fields where we slaughter our enemies, moments of faith and moments of doubts, dark chambers where we commit infidelity against our partners, counting the goods we have stolen, hell nightmares, heaven blessedness, cursing of our enemies and blessing of our friends, and many other things. If one could write his mind, it would be a mirror to other minds where they could find themselves and not feel as the only wretched souls in existence. Go on then, write your mind in a book and publish it”

Tags : Bangambiki Habyarimana Books Evil Man Good And Evil Quotes Habyarimana Bangambiki Happiness Advice Happiness Fulfillment Desire Happy Hopelessness How To Write Iniquitious Inspiration Inspirational Life Inspire Intelligence Quote Motivate Motivational Enlightenment Religion And Philoshophy Religion Vs Science Sage Quotes Wicked People Words To Inspire You Words To Ponder Writers Lives Writers On Writing Writers World
Source : Pearls Of Eternity

151. “Choose a leader who will invest in building bridges, not walls. Books, not weapons. Morality, not corruption. Intellectualism and wisdom, not ignorance. Stability, not fear and terror. Peace, not chaos. Love, not hate. Convergence, not segregation. Tolerance, not discrimination. Fairness, not hypocrisy. Substance, not superficiality. Character, not immaturity. Transparency, not secrecy. Justice, not lawlessness. Environmental improvement and preservation, not destruction. Truth, not lies.”

Tags : Banks Big Pharma Darkness Discriminate Discrimination Diversity Funding Furture Leaders Lie Lobbyist Peaceful Political Science Racism Speech Stability Unity We The People
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

152. “We are all born as storytellers. Our inner voice tells the first story we ever hear.”

Tags : Art Awareness Book Books Conscious Consciousness Creative Creative Arts Creative Process Diary Fantasy Inner Voice Journal Kamand Kojouri Narrator Poem Publish Read Sentient Speak Story Talk Thinking Words Write Writing

153. “See, I didn’t turn into a monster. You’re safe here with me, Daisy. I control that part because I don’t allow it like he does.”

Tags : Books Debut Novel Love Paranormal Romance
Author : Nancy Glynn
Source : Black 21

154. “You could write a book about things that you can't find on-line.”

Tags : Books Internet Irony Sam Roth
Source : Linger

155. “In your hands winteris a book with cloud pagesthat snow pearls of love.”

Tags : Angel Of Earth Days And Seasons Anti Air Pollution Books Cold Weather Ecological Sustainability Environmentalism Famous Poems Famous Quotes Haiku Holiday Romance Inspirational Inspiring Authors Inspiring Books Literature Love Nanowrimo Nature Quotes About Winter Snow The River Of Winged Dreams Winter Season Winter Time Haiku
Author : Aberjhani
Source : Journey through the Power of the Rainbow: Quotations from a Life Made Out of Poetry

156. “The best moments in reading are when you come across something – a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things – which you had thought special and particular to you. Now here it is, set down by someone else, a person you have never met, someone even who is long dead. And it is as if a hand has come out and taken yours.”

Tags : Books History Reading
Author : Alan Bennett
Source : The History Boys

157. “Some of these things are true and some of them lies. But they are all good stories.”

Tags : Book Books Fiction Read Reading Stories Story
Author : Hilary Mantel
Source : Wolf Hall

158. “If only there could be an invention that bottled up a memory, like scent. And it never faded, and it never got stale. And then, when one wanted it, the bottle could be uncorked, and it would be like living the moment all over again.”

Tags : Books Fiction
Source : Rebecca

159. “Fiction is art and art is the triumph over chaos… to celebrate a world that lies spread out around us like a bewildering and stupendous dream.”

Tags : Books Fiction Inspirational On Fiction Writing
Author : John Cheever

160. “Can you tell me what happened?"Her lips thinned as she shook her head. "'Tis not a happy tale.""You have me reading a book about a girl who tries to kill an entire town. Anything else at this point would be a pick me up.”

Tags : Books Happy Killing Tale
Source : There You'll Find Me

161. “Stephenie Meyer: Her vampires are sparkly, which I think we can all agree is wrong.”

Tags : Books Stephenie Meyer Twilight Vampires

162. “I write books, bitch!”

Tags : Author Bitch Books Junnita Jackson Writer

163. “Books like Twilight are not art. They are mass-produced crap that is meant to be consumed by the widest possible audience, for the largest possible profit.”

Tags : Art Audience Books Consumerism Crap Horror Horror Authors Horror Romance Mass Culture Profit Stephenie Meyer Twilight Vampires

164. “Do not look too far for you will see nothing.”

Tags : Books Dejan Stojanovic Literature Literature Quotes Nothing Philosophy Poetry Poetry Quotes Poets Quotes See Seeing The Sun Watches The Sun Too Far Wisdom
Source : The Sun Watches the Sun

165. “Someone once wrote that a novel should deliver a series of small astonishments. I get the same thing spending an hour with you.”

Tags : Books Love
Author : E. Lockhart
Source : We Were Liars

166. “Crying is all right in its way while it lasts. But you have to stop sooner or later, and then you still have to decide what to do.”

Tags : Books Cry Crying Decisions
Author : C.S. Lewis
Source : The Silver Chair

167. “For books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a potency of life in them to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they are; nay, they do preserve as in a vial the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred them.”

Tags : Books Censorship Ideas Intellect
Author : John Milton
Source : Areopagitica

168. “All morning I struggled with the sensation of stray wisps of one world seeping through the cracks of another. Do you know the feeling when you start reading a new book before the membrane of the last one has had time to close behind you? You leave the previous book with ideas and themes -- characters even -- caught in the fibers of your clothes, and when you open the new book, they are still with you.”

Tags : Books Character Characters Ideas Impact Reading
Source : The Thirteenth Tale

169. “When a reader falls in love with a book, it leaves its essence inside him, like radioactive fallout in an arable field, and after that there are certain crops that will no longer grow in him, while other, stranger, more fantastic growths may occasionally be produced."[Books vs. Goons, L.A. Times, April 24, 2005]”

Tags : Books Ideas Impact Readers Reading

170. “A word to the unwise.Torch every book.Char every page.Burn every word to ash.Ideas are incombustible.And therein lies your real fear.”

Tags : Banned Books Banned Books Week Books Censorship Freedom To Read Ideas Intellectual Freedom
Author : Ellen Hopkins

171. “Das war ein Vorspiel nur; dort wo man Bücher verbrennt, verbrennt man auch am Ende Menschen."(Almansor)”

Tags : Book Burning Books Bücherverbrennung Freedom Of Thought Human Rights Meinungsfreiheit Menschenwürde Oppression Toleranz Torture
Source : Gesammelte Werke

172. “Don’t let mental blocks control you. Set yourself free. Confront your fear and turn the mental blocks into building blocks.”

Tags : Authors Coaching Competition Connect Counseling Daring Famous Inspire Judge Life Love Never Give Up Patience Publishing Quotes Self Confidence Self Esteem Speaking Success Successful Triumph Willpower Words You Can Do It
Author : Roopleen
Source : Words to inspire the winner in YOU

173. “The world’s greatest achievers have been those who have always stayed focussed on their goals and have been consistent in their efforts.”

Tags : Attitude Authors Books Coaching Determination Faith Goals Hope Leadership Life Motivation Motivator Never Give Up Passion Positive Thinking Self Confidence Self Esteem Triumph Victory Willpower Wisdom Words You Can Do It
Author : Roopleen
Source : Words to inspire the winner in YOU

174. “What are American dry-goods? asked the duchess, raising her large hands in wonder and accentuating the verb.American novels, answered Lord Henry.”

Tags : American Bad Reviews Books Humor Literary Criticism Novels Sarcasm
Author : Oscar Wilde
Source : The Picture of Dorian Gray and Other Writings

175. “A good book is the precious life-blood of a master-spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life, and as such it must surely be a necessary commodity.”

Tags : Books Necessities Purpose Of Life Reading Spiritual Life Treasures
Source : The Bookshop

176. “The science of government it is my duty to study, more than all other sciences; the arts of legislation and administration and negotiation ought to take the place of, indeed exclude, in a manner, all other arts. I must study politics and war, that our sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. Our sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history and naval architecture, navigation, commerce and agriculture in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry and porcelain.”

Tags : Books First Amendment Politics Presidents Scholarship Science Studty
Author : John Adams
Source : Letters of John Adams, Addressed to His Wife

177. “Isn't it odd how much fatter a book gets when you've read it several times?" Mo had said..."As if something were left between the pages every time you read it. Feelings, thoughts, sounds, smells...and then, when you look at the book again many years later, you find yourself there, too, a slightly younger self, slightly different, as if the book had preserved you like a pressed flower...both strange and familiar.”

Tags : Books Feelings Reading Thoughts
Source : Inkspell

178. “I have no particular plan in life - and that's something I rather like. Most things that people do seem to me to be rather dull and silly. In my ideal life I'd be left alone to read”

Tags : Books Dreamhunter Knox Rainbow Opera Reading
Source : Dreamhunter

179. “We don’t need a list of rights and wrongs, tables of dos and don’ts: we need books, time, and silence. Thou shalt not is soon forgotten, but Once upon a time lasts forever.”

Tags : Books Inspirational

180. “If Fran Lebowitz and Ian Fleming had blessed the world with a love child it would have been author J. Fields Jr.”

Tags : Author Books Fran Lebowitz Humor James Bond
Author : Edward Medina

181. “If anything attacked us, we could just panic at it until it went away.”

Tags : Books Funny Ironic Rosemary And Rue Seanan Mcguire
Source : Rosemary and Rue

182. “A house without books is like a room without windows.”

Tags : Books House Simile Windows
Author : Horace Mann

183. “Books are useless! I only ever read one book, To Kill A Mockingbird, and it gave me absolutely no insight on how to kill mockingbirds! - Homer Simpson”

Tags : Books Humour Simpsons
Author : Matt Groening

184. “Good books don't give up all their secrets at once.”

Tags : Books
Author : Stephen King

185. “Some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly.”

Tags : Books Reading
Author : Francis Bacon

186. “I've always loved joining clubs--although, in truth, they're usually book clubs." ~Robecca Steam”

Tags : Book Clubs Books Clubs Ghoulfriends Forever Monster High Robecca Steam
Source : Monster High: Ghoulfriends Forever

187. “Found in trees. Sometimes also in old silent movie theaters, seaside zoos, magic shops, hat shops, time-travel shops, topiary gardents, cowboy boots, castle turrets, comet museums, dog pounds, mermaid ponds, dragon lairs, library stacks (the ones in the back), piles of leaves, piles of pancakes, the belly of a fiddle, the bell of a flower, or in the company of wild herds of typewriters. But mostly in trees.”

Tags : Bell Books Castle Turrents Comet Museums Cowboy Boots Dogs Dragon Lairs Fiddle Flower Hat Shops Leaves Library Magic Shops Mermaid Ponds Pancakes Seaside Silent Movies Theaters Time Travel Shops Topiary Gardents Trees Typewriters Zoos
Source : Confessions of an Imaginary Friend

188. “Your image is your brand and you have only one opportunity to make that first impression. Choose to make a positive first impression.”

Tags : Author Cindy Ann Peterson Charismatic Encouragement First Impressions Good Posture Good Reads Health Image Consultants Influence The World Influence The World For Good Inspiration Inspirational Quotes Motivational My Books Professional Growth Professionalism Punctual Quotes Respect Yourself Respecting Yourself Style And Substance Style Consultants Success Success Quotes Wisdom Youthful
Source : My Style, My Way: Top Experts Reveal How to Create Yours Today

189. “Project a confident image through good body posture.”

Tags : Author Cindy Ann Peterson Awareness Education Health Benefits Human Image Inspirational My Style My Way Positive Thinking Positive Thoughts Posture Is Paramount Quotes Reading Respect Respect Yourself Style Success Quotes Thoughts Writers
Source : My Style, My Way: Top Experts Reveal How to Create Yours Today

190. “Stand tall and be proud. Realize confidence is charismatic and something that is something money can't buy, it radiates from within you.”

Tags : Action Attitude Awareness Body Language Quotes Charisma Cindy Ann Peterson Confidence Future Health Hope Human Inspirational Quotes Intelligence Life Life Lessons Money Motivational Non Verbal Communication Personal Growth Perspective Poise Positive Thinking Posture Is Paramount Professional Growth Professionalism Punctual Reliable Respect Self Actualization Self Love Thoughts Wisdom Writer Yourself
Source : My Style, My Way: Top Experts Reveal How to Create Yours Today

191. “Life is full of challenges, seen and unseen, so to look and feel great, you must hold your head up each day and project your inner confidence.”

Tags : Attitude Balance Beauty Body Language Body Language Quotes Businesslike Charisma Fashion Quotes Health Benefits Human Inspirational Quotes Inspiring Motivational My Style My Way News Non Verbal Communication Positive Thoughts Positivity Reading Respect Washington Dc
Source : My Style, My Way: Top Experts Reveal How to Create Yours Today

192. “...stories want to be told. Stories have a power of their own ... you can't write a story until you've felt it. Breathed it in. Walked with your characters. Talked with them.”

Tags : Allen Unwin Australian Books Finding Serendipity Stories Writing

193. “Working together as a team helps build a cohesive organization.”

Tags : Books Business Success Higherlife International Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha Leadership Torch Life Lessons Nigeria Organization Synergy Team Writing

194. “I'd like to emphasize that when a reader finishes a great novel, he will immediately begin looking for another. If someone loves your book, it increases the chance that he or she will look at mine. So there is no competition between writers. Another writer's success helps build a larger readership for all of us.”

Tags : Books Critics Fantasy Writing
Author : David Farland

195. “Just like heaven. Ever’body wants a little piece of lan’. I read plenty of books out here. Nobody never gets to heaven, and nobody gets no land. It’s just in their head. They’re all the time talkin’ about it, but it’s jus’ in their head.”

Tags : Books Heaven Land
Source : Of Mice and Men

196. “I want to read every book that’s writtenhear every song that was sungI want to gaze at every cloudand hold the zing of each fruit on my tongue.”

Tags : Book Lovers Books Clouds Desires Dreams Life And Living Lovers Passion Passionate Poetry Poetry Quotes Reading Song Writing Zest For Life Zing
Author : Sanober Khan
Source : A touch, a tear, a tempest

197. “The gift of literature is the grace of knowledge.”

Tags : Books Education Knowledge Literature Read Wisdom Of Lailah Gifty Akita Wise Thoughts

198. “Reading is the fountain of all knowledge.”

Tags : Books Education Knowledge Learning Reading Wisdom Of Lailah Gifty Akita Wise Thoughts

199. “We ought to know the history of our ancient ancestors.”

Tags : Africa Ancestors Ancestral Memory Ancient Books Education Ghana Great Leaders Great Souls History Learner Learning Life Lessons Lifelong Learner Literature Motivation Passionate Life Past Environment Self Education
Source : Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

200. “Every child must be taught how to think, read and write.”

Tags : Advice Africa Book Lovers Books Children Children Books Education Formal And Informal Education Ghana Inspiration Learning Learning Process Life Literacy Motivation Read Reading Wisdom Of Lailah Gifty Akita Wise Words Write Writing
Source : Think Great: Be Great!