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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

Books and friends should be few but good.
- Anonymous

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

Be careful about reading health books.
You may die of a misprint.
- Mark Twain

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The man who does not read good books
has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.
- Mark Twain

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

True justice is not a matter of courts and law books,
but of a commitment in each of us to liberty and mutual respect.
- Jimmy Carter

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

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

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

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

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

Old books that have ceased to be of service should
no more be abandoned than should old friends who have ceased to give pleasure.
- Bernard Baruch

I spend my happiest hours in reading Vedantic books.
They are to me like the light of the morning,
like the pure air of the mountains -
so simple,
so true, if once understood.
- Max Muller

Read much, but not many books.
- Gustave Flaubert

I'd only read a bit of the first book.
And I just knew about all the media furor over it.
But I'd not read books 2 or 3.
I'd just read a bit of it.
And I'd seen the films.
- David Thewlis

I've been tremendously moved by a bunch of odd books.
Ross McDonald is very important to me.
I love the Lew Archer books.
- James Ellroy

Always in my books, I like to throw that rogue element
into a stable situation and then see what happens.
- Jeanette Winterson

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.
- John Keegan

The animated books pay the lowest rates at the Big
Two and you can forget about royalties.
- Mark Millar

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

I think these days an SF connection would be a boost to other books;
I'm sure more people have read my two little detective
puzzles because of the SF connection.
- John Sladek

I had to learn chord shapes.
I bought books with chord charts.
I used to listen to all kinds of pop music.
- Mick Taylor

My last comment was, though, that Congress has cooked the books.
- Don Nickles

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.
- John Dingell

I really like books that you can kind of hear as much as think about,
that are so graphic and visual.
- Laurie Anderson

A room without books is like a body without a soul.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

I feel less alone when I read the books of Ratzinger.
- Oriana Fallaci

Books are the ever burning lamps of accumulated wisdom.
- George William Curtis

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.
- Norman MacCaig

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.
- Christine McVie

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.
- Tom Berenger

I often reread books I have written.
- Taylor Caldwell

I have two books that were published quite some time ago.
I start to read about three sentences.
I have to close it.
I am so self-conscious.
Who did I think I was?
- Patty Duke

Thy books should, like thy friends, not many be,
yet such wherein men may thy judgment see.
- William Wycherley

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

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.
- Laurence Sterne

I don't have the feeling that as a very young person
I read books that absolutely made their mark on my mind.
- Robert Jay Lifton

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.
- Robert Kirkman

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.
- John Erskine

These are books that want to be read out loud.
These are books kids share with each other,
and I think that's important.
- Brian P. Cleary

I don't really have a lot of hobbies.
I listen to a lot of spoken word.
I get books on tape.
- Benny Green

Each age, it is found, must write its own books;
or rather, each generation for the next succeeding.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

In between that time, I've done book narrating,
you know, books on tape for Dove Audio.
- Juice Newton

Television is actually closer to reality than anything in books.
The madness of TV is the madness of human life.
- Camille Paglia

You cannot write for children They're much too complicated.
You can only write books that are of interest to them.
- Maurice Sendak

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.
- Chris Ware

I've always felt, in all my books, that there's a deep
decency in the American people and a native intelligence -
providing they have the facts,
providing they have the information.
- Studs Terkel

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.
- Alice Hoffman

Shakespeare is one of the last books one should like to give up,
perhaps the one just before the Dying Service in a large Prayer book.
- Charles Lamb

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.
- Slavoj Zizek

An apology for the devil: it must be remembered that
we have heard one side of the case.
God has written all the books.
- Samuel Butler


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