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Why don't you write books people can read?
Nora Joyce

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

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

Books, I found, had the power to make time stand still, retreat or fly into the future.
Jim Bishop

Books are faithful repositories, which may be awhile neglected or forgotten, but when they are opened again, will again impart their instruction
Ben Jonson

Obviously there will be a sense of achievement... I suppose there will be some benefits to not writing Harry Potter books any more. So it is about fifty-fifty really
J K Rowling

The impulse to dream was slowly beaten out of me by experience. Now it surged up again and I hungered for books, new ways of looking and seeing.
Richard Wright

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

Books are those faithful mirrors that reflect to our mind the minds of sages and heroes.
Edward Gibbon

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

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

Doesn't anyone here think this sounds like a vision of hell? While we are all competing or dying, when will there be time for sex or music or books? Stop the world, I want to get off.
Howard Stringer

I've really written my books for my husband and our family. They've brought us closer together by allowing us to discuss things that were unspoken for so long.
Pamela Stephenson

The proper study of mankind is books (Crome Yellow)
Aldous Huxley

I feel a certain sense of responsibility, so I'm pretty vague when I get to sorcery. [On his books]
David Eddings

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

Master books, but do not let them master you. Read to live, not live to read.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Some books are undeservedly forgotten; none are undeservedly remembered.
W H Auden

Hugh Grant and I both laugh and cringe at the same things, worship the same books, eat the same food, hate central heating and sleep with the window open. I thought these things were vital, but being two peas in a pod ended up not being enough.
Liz Hurley

Americans like fat books and thin women.
Russell Baker

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

A buck in the hand is worth two on the books.
David Farber

Although most products will soon be too costly to purchase, there will be a thriving market in the sale of books on how to fix them.
Norman Augustine

Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house.
Henry Ward Beecher

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

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

But, indeed, we prefer books to pounds; and we love manuscripts better than florins; and we prefer small pamphlets to war horses.
Isaac Disraeli

Next in importance to books are their titles.
Frank Crane

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

Writing books is the closest men ever come to childbearing.
Norman Mailer

The great objection to new books is that they prevent our reading old ones
Joseph Joubert

We turn down most books that have been self-published unless they have a special track record.
Richard Curtis

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

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

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

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

It is a good thing to read books, and need not be a bad thing to write them, but in any case, it is a pious thing to collect them.
Frederick Locker-Lampson

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

Buying books would be a good thing if one could also buy the time to read them in: but as a rule the purchase of books is mistaken for the appropriation of their contents.
Arthur Schopenhauer

I take my books everywhere. Plane journeys are a good opportunity to study, or also when I'm having my hair done.
Lily Cole

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

We have talked long enough in this country about equal rights. It is time now to write the next chapter - and to write it in the books of law.
Lyndon Johnson

I can look at my books with pleasure from a distance. Four feet is close enough.
Jim Bishop

Associate with the noblest people you can find; read the best books; live with the mighty. But learn to be happy alone. Rely upon your own energies, and so do not wait for, or depend on other people.
Thomas Davidson

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

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

Books are good enough in their own way, but they are a poor substitute for life.
Robert Louis Stevenson

Books are humanity in print.
Barbara Tuchman

A book is a fragile creature, it suffers the wear of time, it fears rodents, the elements and clumsy hands. so the librarian protects the books not only against mankind but also against nature and devotes his life to this war with the forces of oblivion.
Umberto Eco

Borrowers of books - those mutilators of collections, spoilers of the symmetry of shelves, and creators of odd volumes.
Peter F Drucker



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