Thursday, February 21, 2013

QUOTES ABOUT BOOKS




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A room without books is like a body without a soul. - Marcus Tullius Cicero



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The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid. - Jane Austen


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Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten. - Neil Gaiman


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I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library. - Jorge Luis Borges


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If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all. - Oscar Wilde


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You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.- Madeleine L'Engle


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You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me. - C.S. Lewis


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


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If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking. - Haruki Murakami


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There is no friend as loyal as a book. - Ernest Hemingway

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Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers. - Charles William Eliot


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The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame. - Oscar Wilde


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In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them. - Mark Twain


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Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live. - Gustave Flaubert

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A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest. - C.S. Lewis

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If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it. - Toni Morrison


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When I have a little money, I buy books; and if I have any left, I buy food and clothes. - Desiderius Erasmus Roterdamus


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There are two motives for reading a book; one, that you enjoy it; the other, that you can boast about it. - Bertrand Russell


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A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading. - William Styron

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Books are the ultimate Dumpees: put them down and they’ll wait for you forever; pay attention to them and they always love you back. - John Green


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Some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly. - Cornelia Funke


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A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge. - George R.R. Martin

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One must always be careful of books,  and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us. - Cassandra Clare


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There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them. - Joseph Brodsky


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Books are the perfect entertainment: no commercials, no batteries, hours of enjoyment for each dollar spent. What I wonder is why everybody doesn't carry a book around for those inevitable dead spots in life. - Stephen King


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Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't. - Mark Twain

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