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We should be as careful of the books we read, as of the company we keep. The dead very often have more power than the living.
Tryon Edwards

Books are the compasses and telescopes and sextants and charts which other men have prepared to help us navigate
Jesse Lee Bennett

Books, like friends, should be few, and well chosen
Samuel Paterson

As far as cookbooks go, I think Joy of Cooking is a classic. I've used it over and over again. Julia Child frustrates me. By the time you get all her herbs together, you're exhausted
Paul Lynde

You can cover a great deal of country in books
Andrew Lang

It wasn't until the Nobel Prize that they really thawed out. They couldn't understand my books, but they could understand $30,000.
William Faulkner

My books need no one to accuse or judge you: the page which is yours stands up against you and says, 'You are a thief.'
Martial

My father said, 'There are times to sit, or stand and be counted,'
When good people die, just laws are forsaken, banned books smolder,
There comes a time when our steed must be armored and mounted;
The balance of good and evil rests on our collective shoulders.
Jason Merchey

As life goes on, don't you find that all you need is about two real friends, a regular supply of books, and a Peke?
P G Wodehouse

The wise man reads both books and life itself.
Lin Yutang

Books think for me. I can read anything which I call a book
Charles Lamb

Books, not which afford us a cowering enjoyment, but in which each thought is of unusual daring; such as an idle man cannot read, and a timid one would not be entertained by, which even make us dangerous to existing institution - such call I good books.
Helen Rowland

Youth is a time when we find the books we give up but do not get over.
Lionel Trilling

A bad book is the worse that it cannot repent. It has not been the devil's policy to keep the masses of mankind in ignorance; but finding that they will read, he is doing all in his power to poison their books.
Galbraith

In the dime stores and bus stations, people talk of situations, read books, repeat quotations, draw conclusions on the wall.
Bob Dylan

Unlearned men of books assume the care,
As eunuchs are the guardians of the fair
Edward Young

We go to school to learn to work hard for money. I write books and create products that teach people how to have money work hard for them.
Robert Kiyosaki

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

The biggest critics of my books are people who never read them.
Jackie Collins

Books are only the shadow and life the real thing. I believe this as strongly as any belief I hold.
Esther Forbes

I am Envy. I cannot read and therefore wish all books burned
Christopher Marlowe

Books are the legacies that a great genius leaves to mankind, which are delivered down from generation to generation as presents to the posterity of those who are yet unborn.
Joseph Addison

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

For books are more than books, they are the life, the very heart and core of ages past, the reason why men lived and worked and died, the essence and quintessence of their lives.
Gene Fowler

I suggest that the only books that influence us are those for which we are ready, and which have gone a little further down our particular path than we have gone ourselves.
E M Forster

Books are masters who instruct us without rods or ferules, without words or anger, without bread or money. If you approach them, they are not asleep; if you seek them, they do not hide; if you blunder, they do not scold; if you are ignorant, they do not laugh at you.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning

All books are either dreams or swords,
You can cut, or you can drug, with words
Amy Lowell

There is no reason why the same man should like the same books at eighteen and forty-eight.
Ezra Pound

Books let us into their souls and lay open to us the secrets of our own.
William Hazlitt

We are as liable to be corrupted by books, as by companions.
Henry Fielding

The silent power of books is a great power in the world; and there is a joy in reading them which those alone can know who read them with desire and enthusiasm. Silent, passive, and noiseless though they be, they may yet set in action countless multitudes, and change the order of nations
Henry Giles

Books, the children of the brain.
Jonathan Swift

Who knows for what we live, struggle and die?... Wise men write many books, in words too hard to understand. But this, the purpose of our lives, the end of all our struggle, is beyond all human wisdom.
Alan Paton

Observation more than books and experience more than persons, are the prime educators.
Amos Bronson Alcott

Because they commonly make use of treasure found in books, as of other treasure belonging to the dead and hidden underground; for they dispose of both with great secrecy, defacing the shape and image of the one as much as of the other.
William Davenant

I've written books on advertising... cheque books.
Alan Sugar

If my books had been any worse, I should not have been invited to Hollywood, and if they had been any better, I should not have come
Raymond Chandler

To limit the press is to insult a nation; to prohibit reading of certain books is to declare the inhabitants to be either fools or slaves
Claude Arien Helvetius

You do know I'm wanting to borrow books, not money or a key to a suite at the Cipriani?
Lucy Mangan

What literature can and should do is change the people who teach the people who don't read the books
A S Byatt

Bookstores see a book by a woman and they put it in the romance section.
Barbara Taylor Bradford

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

Some books stretch the imagination. This one mugs it. [On the novel Spares]
David Baddiel

Well, now that he's finished one building, he'll Le Corbusier go write four books about it.
Frank Lloyd Wright

The pleasure of all reading is doubled when one lives with another who shares the same books.
Katherine Mansfield

A house without books is like a room without windows. No man has a right to bring up his children without surrounding them with books, if he has the means to buy them.
Horace Mann

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 Burrough

A bad book is the worse that it cannot repent. It has not been the devil's policy to keep the masses of mankind in ignorance, but finding that they will read, he is doing all in his power to poison their books.
John Galbraith

Let's 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 [a nice and positive quote!]
John Erskine

Read much, but not many books.
Gustav Flaubert



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