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Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection,
not in books alone, but in every leaf in spring-time.
- Martin Luther

Related topics: Christian Religion

You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture.
Just get people to stop reading them.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Books can only reveal us to ourselves,
and as often as they do us this service we lay them aside.
- Henry David Thoreau

Books and friends should be few but good.
- Anonymous

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Who has fully realized that history
is not contained in thick books
but lives in our very blood?
- Carl Jung

Books are mirrors:
you only see in them what you already have inside you.
- Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience:
this is the ideal life.
- Mark Twain


 

Books! I dunno if I ever told you this,
but books are the greatest gift one person can give another.
- Bono

A house without books is like a room without windows.
- Horace Mann

All of the books in the world contain no more information
than is broadcast as video in a single large American city in a single year.
Not all bits have equal value.
- Carl Sagan

Books are the greatest gift one person can give another.
- Bono

The love of learning, the sequestered nooks,
And all the sweet serenity of books.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Reading about nature is fine, but if a person
walks in the woods and listens carefully,
he can learn more than what is in books,
for they speak with the voice of God.
- George Washington Carver

More books, more racing and more foolishness with cars
and motorcycles are in the works.
- Brock Yates

Nature and books belong to the eyes that see them.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than
the metaphysics of books.
- Walt Whitman

Movies are not scripts - movies are films;
they're not books,
they're not the theatre.
- Nicolas Roeg

I live alone, with cats, books, pictures,
fresh vegetables to cook, the garden,
the hens to feed.
- Jeanette Winterson

Read the best books first,
or you may not have a chance to read them at all.
- Henry David Thoreau

Books are the treasured wealth of the world
and the fit inheritance of generations and nations.
- Henry David Thoreau

Books serve to show a man
that those original thoughts of his
aren't very new at all.
- Abraham Lincoln

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.
- John Lubbock

We do not need to proselytize
either by our speech or by our writing.
We can only do so really with our lives.
Let our lives be open books for all to study.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Wisdom is not wisdom when it is derived from books alone.
- Horace

Keeping books on social aid is capitalistic nonsense.
I just use the money for the poor.
I can't stop to count it.
- Evita Peron

If you want to read about love and marriage,
you've got to buy two separate books.
- Alan King

And this, our life, exempt from public haunt,
finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks,
sermons in stones, and good in everything.
- William Shakespeare

I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think,
all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read,
and all the friends I want to see.
- John Burroughs

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.
- Lawrence Clark Powell

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.
- Dick Gregory

Wherever they burn books they will also,
in the end, burn human beings.
- Heinrich Heine

Books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen
from one to another mind.
- James Russell Lowell

In books lies the soul of the whole past time.
- Thomas Carlyle

Books choose their authors; the act of creation is
not entirely a rational and conscious one.
- Salman Rushdie

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.
- Judy Holliday

What progress we are making.
In the Middle Ages they would have burned me.
Now they are content with burning my books.
- Sigmund Freud

All people, even secular people, are seeing books on
the market like The End of History.
- Tim LaHaye

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.
- Helen Hayes

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.
- James Otis

Painters of paintings, writers of books,
never could tell the half.
- Lorenz Hart

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.
- Tom Araya

I would like to read some books: I don't have time;
I would like to continue working on my autobiography.
- Gunther Schuller

I have a shelf of comfort books, which I read when
the world closes in on me or something untoward happens.
- Anne McCaffrey

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.
- Thurgood Marshall

One way an author dies a little each day is when his books go out of print.
- William Goldman

Because we do not sell photographs, we have no royalties on books,
posters, postcards.
- Christo

My first two books are out of print and,
okay, they can sleep there comfortably.
It's early work, derivative work.
- Mary Oliver

There was a time when the world acted on books;
now books act on the world.
- Joseph Joubert

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.
- Irvine Welsh

I couldn't live a week without a private library -
indeed,
I'd part with all my furniture and squat and sleep
on the floor before I'd let go of the 1500 or so books I possess.
- H. P. Lovecraft

All that I know about my life, it seems,
I have learned in books.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

The wise are above books.
- Samuel Daniel

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.
- Lisa Loeb

I don't think the problem is that people don't read enough mystery books,
but that people don't read.
- Thomas Perry

Books are not men and yet they stay alive.
- Henry Ward Beecher

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.
- Matt Groening

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.
- Ezra Pound

Whenever books are burned, men also in the end are burned.
- Heinrich Heine

The books that everybody admires are those that nobody reads.
- Anatole France

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.'
- Tommy Cooper

If writers learn more from their books than do readers,
perhaps I may have begun to learn.
- Lloyd Alexander

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!
- Nigel Dennis

Young men should prove theorems, old men should write books.
- G. H. Hardy

But everything of value about me is in my books.
- V. S. Naipaul

Well, before I knew there was going to be a film.
I was the biggest Harry Potter fan.
I read all the books.
- Rupert Grint

Thrillers have been traditionally very masculine books;
the women characters often rather decorative.
- Ken Follett

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.
- Alain de Botton

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.
- Sharon Olds

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.
- Vincent D'Onofrio

I mean, I wasn't stupid.
I knew we'd make money and sell a lot of Dune books.
- Kevin J. Anderson

There are certain books in the world which every searcher for truth must know:
the Bible,
the Critique of Pure Reason, the Origin of Species,
and Karl Marx's Capital.
- Al Capp


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