Quotes and Sayings about Books (Page 2)

Quotes and Sayings about Books (Page 2)

It is is better to know one book intimately than a hundred superficially.
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If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
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If there is a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, you must be the one to write it.
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Oh, I just want what we all want: a comfortable couch, a nice beverage, a weekend of no distractions and a book that will stop time, lift me out of my quotidian existence and alter my thinking forever.
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Everyone wants to write a book. Very few people are able to do it.
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Books are a finer world within the world.
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Books are my art. The movie is someone else's art. But it's great marketing for books.
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There are a lot of good books around. People don't read any more. It's a sad state of affairs. Reading's the only thing that allows you to use your imagination. When you watch films it's someone else's vision, isn't it?
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The only way you can truly get to know an author is through the trail of ink he leaves behind him. The person you think you see is only an empty character: truth is always hidden in fiction.
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Life resembles a novel more often than novels resemble life.
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Books must follow sciences, and not sciences books.
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Used books are the sl*ts of the literary world. Passed around from person to person, spreading their pages for anyone, getting cheaper and cheaper until eventually they end up in prison.
It's no secret that I love books. I love stories about people I don't know, and places I haven't been to. I've lived a thousand lives between a thousand pages.
Books are no more threatened by Kindle than stairs by elevators.
It's a rare book that wins the battle against drooping eyelids.
Fiction gives us a second chance that life denies us.
One summer morning at sunrise a long time ago I met a little girl with a book under her arm. I asked her why she was out so early and she answered that there were too many books and far too little time. And there she was absolutely right.
My father always said, "Never trust anyone whose TV is bigger than their book shelf" - so I make sure I read.
The only important thing in a book is the meaning that it has for you.
The age of the book is almost gone.
What I like in a good author is not what he says but what he whispers.
A novel is like a sausage. You might like the final taste but you don't want to see how it was made.
I still believe that sitting down and reading a book is the best way to really learn something.
When I was about eight, I decided that the most wonderful thing, next to a human being, was a book.
Closing a public library is child abuse, really, because it hinders child development.
I can't picture going to a beach, or anywhere on vacation, without a couple of books as companions.
You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.
Book hangover: Inability to start a new book, because you're still living in the last book's world.
I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.
Everyone is a reader. Some just haven't found their favourite book yet.
Gentlemen, gentlemen. I'll never understand. All these books. A world of knowledge at your fingertips. And what do you do? You play poker all night.
William Somerset in Seven
Books should go where they will be most appreciated, and not sit unread, gathering dust on a forgotten shelf, don't you agree?
We are of opinion that instead of letting books grow moldy behind an iron grating, far from the vulgar gaze, it is better to let them wear out by being read.
Literature is my Utopia. Here I am not disfranchised. No barrier of the senses shuts me out from the sweet, gracious discourse of my book-friends. They talk to me without embarrassment or awkwardness.

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