Book Quotes

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

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

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

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

Terri Windling

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

Many time the reading of a book has made the future of a man.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Marriage - a book of which the first chapter is written in poetry and the remaining chapters in prose.

Beverley Nichols

Bread of flour is good; but there is bread, sweet as honey, if we would eat it, in a good book.

John Ruskin

I know every book of mine by its smell, and I have but to put my nose between the pages to be reminded of all sorts of things.

George Robert Gissing

The best of a book is not the thought which it contains, but the thought which it suggests; just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones but in the echoes of our hearts.

John Greenleaf Whittier

He who lends a book is an idiot. He who returns the book is more of an idiot.

Arabic Proverb

A book that is shut is but a block.

Thomas Fuller

Experiencing life through a book can help you learn without all the pain of going through the experiences first hand.

Bette Greene

A book must be an ice-axe to break the seas frozen inside our soul.

Franz Kafka

Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.

Groucho Marx

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