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

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 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 reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries.
Rene Descartes

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

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

If some books are deemed most baneful and their sale forbid, how, then, with deadlier facts, not dreams of doting men? Those whom books will hurt will not be proof against events. Events, not books, should be forbid.
Herman Melville

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

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

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

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

I have personally seen statements that were longer than some books I have read.
Wendell Ford

We really have no definition of mother in our lawbooks.
Marianne O Battani

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

Next in importance to books are their titles.
Frank Crane

My only books
Were woman's looks,
And folly's all they've taught me.
Thomas Moore

No matter what his rank or position may be, the lover of books is the richest and the happiest of the children of men
John Alfred Langford

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

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

It is with books as with women, where a certain plainness of manner and of dress is more engaging than that glare of paint and airs and apparel which may dazzle the eye, but reaches not the affections
David Hume

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

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

There were two things Janey Little loved best in the world: music and books, and not necessarily in that order.
Charles De Lint

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

If a secret history of books could be written, and the author's private thoughts and meanings noted down alongside of his story, how many insipid volumes would become interesting, and dull tales excite the reader!
William Makepeace Thackeray

If you read a lot of books you are considered well read. But if you watch a lot of TV, you're not considered well viewed.
Lily Tomlin

Books, the children of the brain.
Jonathan Swift

Books, like proverbs, receive their chief value from the stamp and esteem of the ages through which they have passed.
J P Getty

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

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

If the crowns of all the kingdoms of Europe were laid down at my feet in exchange for my books and my love of reading, I would spurn them all
Francois De Salignac Fenelon

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

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

Books of quotations are an elemental model of how culture is perpetuated, the wisdom of the trite passed on to posterity, to be added to, edited, and modified by subsequent generations.
Robert Andrews

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

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

Books are a languid pleasure
Montaigne

If sex is such a natural phenomenon, how come there are so many books on how to do it?
Bette Midler

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

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

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

Books should to one of these fours ends conduce, for wisdom, piety, delight, or use.
John Denham

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

Books that you carry to the fire, and hold readily in your hand, are most useful after all.
Samuel Johnson

There's a million of those self-help books to tell you to just see it and believe it and it's going to happen. That's a great policy
James Blake

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

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

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

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

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



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