Book Quotes

The book that I shall make people read is the book of the heart, which holds the key to the mystery of life.

Meher Baba

When you are old and gray and full of sleep, and nodding by the fire, take down this book and slowly read, and dream of the soft look your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep.

William Butler Yeats

There's nothing that makes you so aware of the improvisation of human existence as a song unfinished. Or an old address book.

Carson Mccullers

The Jews struggled and stuck together. Their tenacity kept them alive. The fact that my book was a part of this struggle is my greatest achievement.

Leon Uris

What makes a book great, a so-called classic, it its quality of always being modern, of its author, though he be long dead, continuing to speak to each new generation.

Lawrence Clark Powell

This book is pointing the way into it for people that see it as daunting or a mystery. Some people just do it, but others need help with the mindset, permission almost to listen to themselves. Understanding how things work is the key.

Sally Schneider

A broad margin of leisure is as beautiful in a man's life as in a book.

Henry David Thoreau

A powerful agent is the right word. Whenever we come upon one of those intensely right words in a book or a newspaper the resulting effect is physical as well as spiritual, and electrically prompt.

Mark Twain

Just the knowledge that a good book is awaiting one at the end of a long day makes that day happier.

Kathleen Norias

The book of Job is pure Arab poetry of the highest and most antique cast.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Enthusiasm is achieved chiefly by means of provocations. In these cases, something inside of us resonates vibrantly with something outside. / The form of the provocationbe it book, music, sporting event, conversationmatters insofar as it might help to us find these sources of resonance.

Carson Cistulli

You can learn a line from a win and a book from a defeat.

Paul Brown

The Book had in a high degree excited us to self-activity, which is the best effect of any book.

Thomas Carlyle

The book deals with being an honorable person in a dishonest world. The Fencing Master does not sell himself. That's his tragedy, and that is also his strength and his glory.

Arturo Perez Reverte

A divorce lawyer is a chameleon with a law book.

Marvin Mitchelson

A book, once it is printed and published, becomes individual. It is by its publication as decisively severed from its author as in parturition a child is cut off from its parent. The book "means" thereafter, perforce, both grammatically and actually, whatever meaning this or that reader gets out of it.

James Branch Cabell

Always the fact remains that to the mentally indolent this book may well seem a volume of disconnected short stories. All of us being more or less mentally indolent, this possibility constitutes a dire fault.

James Branch Cabell

Civilized people depend too much on man-made pages. I turn to the Great Spirit's book which is the whole of his creation.

Tatanga Mani

I've written a book on gangs, taught a course on gangs at Occidental.

Tom Hayden

Readers of novels are strange folk, upon whose probable or even possible tastes no wise book-maker would ever venture.

Edward Verrell Lucas

There are plenty of bad editors who try to impose their own vision on a book.

Terri Windling

A great book provides escapism for me. The artistry and the creativity in a story are better than any drugs.

Wentworth Miller

One half who graduate from college never read another book.

G M Trevelyan

A closed mind is like a closed book; just a block of wood

Chinese Proverbs

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