The best Quotes by Paul Auster

The best Quotes by Paul Auster

Paul Benjamin Auster (born February 3, 1947) is an American writer and film director. His notable works include The New York Trilogy (1987), Moon Palace (1989), The Music of Chance (1990), The Book of Illusions (2002), The Brooklyn Follies (2005), Invisible (2009), Sunset Park (2010), Winter Journal (2012), and 4 3 2 1 (2017). His books have been translated into more than forty languages.

Libraries aren't in the real world, after all. They're places apart, sanctuaries of pure thought.
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One should never underestimate the power of books.
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Reading was my escape and my comfort, my consolation, my stimulant of choice: reading for the pure pleasure of it, for the beautiful stillness that surrounds you when you hear an author's words reverberating in your head.
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When a person is lucky enough to live inside a story, to live inside an imaginary world, the pains of this world disappear. For as long as the story goes on, reality no longer exists.
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I'm living in the present, thinking about the past, hoping for the future.
Everything can change at any moment, suddenly and forever.
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This is why you never go to New Jersey!
The results of a new study are out this week saying that New Jersey is one of the most livable states in the country. The study has a margin of error of 100 percent.
Just when you thought things couldn't get any worse, we gotta go to Jersey.
Hulk in What If…? - Season 1 Episode 4
I feel like if you're in Jersey, you have to be a Jersey Devils fan. Anybody born within the confines of the border of the state of New Jersey, I feel, should be a Jersey Devils fan.
The state of New Jersey is really two places - terrible cities and wonderful suburbs. I live in the suburbs, the final battleground of the American dream, where people get married and have kids and try to scratch out a happy life for themselves. It's very romantic in that way, but a bit naive. I like to play with that in my work.
Los Angeles traffic is just the worst thing in the world. It throws off timing so much. However, it's always warm and sunny. New Jersey has absolutely terrible weather, but the environment is really homey and chill.
You're asking me if I have any gum? That's like asking New Jersey if it has any sl-ts!
Max Black in 2 Broke Girls - Season 1 Episode 21
They say money can't buy happiness, but it can buy a flight to New Jersey - and that's pretty much the same thing.
In all of the world's books in all libraries in the universe, I couldn't find the words to describe what I feel about you.
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Libraries are the intellectual gas stations of the country.
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If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.
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A mind needs books like a sword needs a whetstone.
Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones - Season 1 Episode 2
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"One must always be careful of books," said Tessa, "and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us."
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If you have never spent whole afternoons with burning ears and rumpled hair, forgetting the world around you over a book, forgetting cold and hunger-

If you have never read secretly under the bedclothes with a flashlight, because your father or mother or some other well-meaning person has switched off the lamp on the plausible ground that it was time to sleep because you had to get up so early-

If you have never wept bitter tears because a wonderful story has come to an end and you must take your leave of the characters with whom you have shared so many adventures, whom you have loved and admired, for whom you have hoped and feared, and without whose company life seems empty and meaningless-

If such things have not been part of your own experience, you probably won't understand what Bastian did next.
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If you only ever read one book in your life I highly recommend... keeping your f*cking mouth shut.
Banksy in Cut It Out
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I feel so extraordinarily happy and free when I read that I'm convinced it could make everything else in my life bearable.
Reading should not be presented to children as a chore, a duty. It should be offered as a gift.
Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?
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Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere.
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Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited.
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Peeta: "I would love to stop this moment, here and now, and live in it forever."
Suzanne Collins - Catching Fire
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Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment, until it becomes a memory.
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Life is full of small, perfect moments.
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I think a night like tonight shows a lot of young girls and young boys that if you can shoot you can shoot. It doesn't matter if you're a girl or a boy, I think it just matters the heart that you have and wanting to be the best that you can be.
Sabrina Ionescu - February 2024

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