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The book of life is filled with incoherent riddles.
Life's true lessons are inscribed in a corner of the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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The most important thing about Spaceship Earth -
an instruction book didn't come with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Life is a Book of Riddles,
with the Real Lessons Writ Small in its Margins.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The Lessons of the Book of Life are
Writ Small in its Margins.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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The important thing is this: to be able, at any moment,
to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.
- Charles Du Bos (1882-1939), from his book Approximations (1922)
(not Charles DuBois or Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

The real lessons from the book of life
are inscribed in a corner of the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A closed mind is like a closed book;
just a block of wood.
- Chinese proverb


 

The best of a book is not the thought which it contains,
but the thought which it suggests;
just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones
but in the echoes of our hearts.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

You know you're getting old when all the names in your black book have M. D. after them.
- Harrison Ford

Here with a Loaf of Bread beneath the Bough,
A Flask of Wine, a Book of Verse - and Thou
Beside me singing in the Wilderness -
And Wilderness is Paradise enow.
- Omar Khayyam

It's a very good historical book about history.
- Dan Quayle

Faith:
When you walk to the edge of all the light you have
and take that first step into the darkness of the unknown,
you must believe that one of two things will happen:
...
There will be something solid for you to stand upon,
or, you will be taught how to fly
- Patrick Overton - from his book of poems: The Leaning Tree, 1975
[Widely mis-attributed to Barbara J. Winter, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, and others]

Now there is one outstanding important fact regarding spaceship earth,
and that is that no instruction book came with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

If I read a book that impresses me,
I have to take myself firmly in hand
before I mix with other people;
otherwise they would think my mind rather queer.
- Anne Frank

What a book a devil's chaplain might write
on the clumsy, wasteful, blundering, low,
and horribly cruel work of nature!
- Charles Darwin

The things of this world exist;
they are; you can't refuse them.
- Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching - Book One #2 - version by Ursula K. Le Guin

In the book of life, the answers aren't in the back.
- Charles M. Schulz in his Peanuts cartoon

It is only in the country that we can get to know a person or a book.
- Cyril Connolly

The Book of Life is a Book of Riddles,
with its Real Lessons Writ Small in the Margins.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everyone thinks they're going to write one book of poems or one novel.
- Marilyn Hacker

The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.
- Saint Augustine

Marriage - a book of which the first chapter is written
in poetry and the remaining chapters in prose.
- Beverley Nichols

Getting out of the hospital is a lot like resigning from a book club.
You're not out of it until the computer says you're out of it.
- Erma Bombeck

A truly good book teaches me better than to read it.
I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint.
What I began by reading, I must finish by acting.
- Henry David Thoreau

O Day of days when we can read!
The reader and the book, either without the other is naught.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A wonderful thing about a book, in contrast to a computer screen,
is that you can take it to bed with you.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

The joke in our family is that we can cry reading the phone book.
- Ron Reagan

I do not recall a Jewish home without a book on the table.
- Elie Wiesel

There is not one big cosmic meaning for all,
there is only the meaning we each give to our life,
an individual meaning, an individual plot,
like an individual novel, a book for each person.
- Anais Nin

The only way to store information is by agreement.
The belief system is like a Book of Law that rules our mind.
Our biggest fear is taking the risk to be alive.
Humans punish themselves endlessly
for not being what they believe they should be.
We have the need to be accepted and to be loved by others,
but we cannot accept and love ourselves.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Not everyone is always going to like what you do.
Your job application, your book proposal,
your offer of marriage is going to
get rejected sometimes - perhaps often.
Your boss, your spouse, even the person
behind you in the supermarket checkout line
is occasionally going to think that you are doing it all wrong.
Don't take it personally.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Book writing is a little different because,
in my case, my editor is a year younger than me and
basically has the same sensibility as me.
- Chuck Klosterman

And my father always took me to the library.
We were both book addicts.
- Cornelia Funke

Pan me, don't give me the part, publish everybody's
book but this one and I will still make it!
- Ruth Gordon

Every book is a quotation;
and every house is a quotation out of all forests,
and mines, and stone quarries;
and every man is a quotation from all his ancestors.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I got a book deal without even turning in one shred of a writing sample.
- Janice Dickinson

I worked hard at memorizing lists of facts and figures,
and carried with me a book of facts.
- Charles Van Doren

Writing a children's book means you cannot spin out
long narratives or have complex character development.
- Norman Macleod

I'd like to read a book sometime.
I've never read a book before.
That'd be an adventure.
I understand they have pages and everything.
Yeah, I've got to do that sometime.
- Frank Oz

Every book is a new journey.
I never felt I was an expert on a subject as I embarked on a project.
- David McCullough

At the same time, as you know, unless you are a comic book reader,
Daredevil is not a known thing.
- Avi Arad

I'm writing a book and working on my one-woman show,
Learning To Be Human.
- Shirley Knight

Everywhere I have sought rest and not found it,
except sitting in a corner by myself with a little book.
- Arthur Helps

I have to finish this book tour of almost 30 cities.
- Iris Chang

The final lesson a writer learns is that
everything can nourish the writer.
The dictionary, a new word, a voyage, an encounter,
a talk on the street, a book, a phrase learned.
- Anais Nin

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.
- Dr. Seuss

I did know that the book would end with a mind-boggling trial,
but I didn't know exactly how it would turn out.
I like a little suspense when I am writing,
too.
- James Patterson

I still do some inking here and there and I've actually
got a book that I'm going to ink entirely.
- Todd McFarlane

I believe that it is my job not only to write books
but to have them published.
A book is like a child.
You have to defend the life of a child.
- George Konrad

Sometimes some of these little side excursions are
useful and I manage to fit them in the book somewhere.
- Jack Vance

Writers tell stories better, because they've had more practice,
but everyone has a book in them.
Yes, that old cliche.
- Tanith Lee

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.
- Charles Kuralt

From the moment I picked your book up until I laid it down,
I was convulsed with laughter.
Someday I intend reading it.
- Groucho Marx

With Groo, I try to do one story every book.
Sometimes the stories are better if they go a little longer,
and I choose to do it in four issues.
- Sergio Aragones

I haven't been the kind of writer about whom book-length
academic studies have been written.
- Manuel Puig

The shelf life of the average trade book is somewhere between milk and yogurt.
- Calvin Trillin

Never loan a book to someone if you expect to get it back.
Loaning books is the same as giving them away.
- Doug Coupland

I never abandoned either forms or freedom.
I imagine that most of what could be called free verse is in my first book.
I got through that fairly early.
- Howard Nemerov

Asking a critic to name his favorite book is like asking
a butcher to name his favorite pig.
- John McCarthy

Except a living man, there is nothing more wonderful than a book.
- Charles Kingsley

The dirtiest book of all is the expurgated book.
- Walt Whitman

Every well-written book is a light for me.
When you write, you use other writers and their books
as guides in the wilderness.
- Kate DiCamillo

What I do in my book is let people know about these programs.
- Matthew Lesko

I fell asleep reading a dull book and dreamed I kept on reading,
so I awoke from sheer boredom.
- Heinrich Heine

Never read a book through merely because you have begun it.
- John Witherspoon

It was a book to kill time for those who like it better dead.
- Rose Macaulay

Even after Sword was published, I was still only thinking about the next book,
Elfstones.
- Terry Brooks

I never use a score when conducting my orchestra.
Does a lion tamer enter a cage with a book on how to tame a lion?
- Dimitri Mitropoulos

To be a book-collector is to combine the worst characteristics
of a dope fiend with those of a miser.
- Robertson Davies

I have never written a book that didn't teach me
far more than it taught any reader.
- Isaac Asimov

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.
- Dean Koontz


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