Book Quotes

The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who'll get me a book I ain't read.

Abraham Lincoln

Every burned book enlightens the world.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

To see the Summer Sky Is Poetry, though never in a Book it lie -True Poems flee.

Emily Dickinson

Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.

Thomas Jefferson

Literature is my Utopia. Here I am not disenfranchised. No barrier of the senses shuts me out from the sweet, gracious discourses of my book friends. They talk to me without embarrassment or awkwardness.

Helen Keller

I am not thinking of those shining precepts which are the registered property of every school; that is to say learn as much by writing as by reading; be not content with the best book; seek sidelights from the others; have no favourites; keep men and things apart; guard against the prestige of great names; see that your judgments are your own; and do not shrink from disagreement; no trusting without testing; be more severe to ideas than to actions; do not overlook the strength of the bad cause of the weakness of the good; never be surprised by the crumbling of an idol or the disclosure of a skeleton; judge talent at its best and character at its worst; suspect power more than vice, and study problems in preference to periods.

John Dalberg-Acton, Lord Acton

This building is like a book. Its architecture is the binding, its text is in the glass and sculpture.

Malcolm Miller

The Death of Advertising? I think that's in the book of Revelation. It's the day when people everywhere become satisfied with their weight, their hair, their skin, their wardrobe, and their aroma.

Jef I. Richards

A scholar is like a book written in a dead language. It is not every one that can read in it.

William Hazlitt

If pregnancy were a book they would cut the last two chapters.

Nora Ephron

The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.

Saint Augustine

A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book

Irish proverb

My life is -- as if each person I know was born with a beautiful book with golden edges on each page -- and each of us can read the language of our own book -- containing our own unique values, ideas, insights and direction, yet we cannot read the language of anyone else's book, and they cannot read our book. And, then, you and I started talking and I discovered that while the words in your book are different from mine, the language of your book is exactly the same as mine -- and words flow and flow between us without effort. Then, I looked closer in my book and I saw beautiful, happy pictures of you and your family...and I smiled

Laura Teresa Marquez

There is a great deal of difference between an eager man who wants to read a book, and a tired man who wants a book to read.

G.K. Chesteron

You read a book from beginning to end. You run a business the opposite way. You start with the end, and then you do everything you must to reach it.

Harold S. Geneen

No matter what our achievements might be, we think well of ourselves only in rare moments. We need people to bear witness against our inner judge, who keeps book on our shortcomings and transgressions. We need people to convince us that we are not as bad as we think we are.

Eric Hoffer

The main thing is that you have a good editor - one that believes in you and who will give you the feedback that you need to produce a good book.

Christopher Darden

There is no end to education. It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish with education. The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

Are we not like two volumes of one book?

Marceline Desbordes-Valmore

That which is part of our souls is eternal. . . Those lives are countless, but the soul or spirit that animates us throughout these myriads of existences is the same; and though "the book and volume" of the physical brain may forget events within the scope of one terrestrial life, the bulk of collective recollections can never desert the divine soul within us. Its whispers may be too soft, the sound of its words too far off the plane perceived by our physical senses; yet the shadow of events that were, just as much as the shadow of the events that are to come, is within its perceptive powers, and is ever present before its mind's eye.

Helena Blavatsky

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

Oscar Wilde

A well-composed book is a magic carpet on which we are wafted to a world that we cannot enter in any other way

Caroline Gordon

You know you've read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.

Paul Sweeney

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

Toni Morrison

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