Books Quotes

Darwin's theory of evolution was simple, beautiful, majestic and awe-inspiring. But because it contradicts the allegorical babblings of a bunch of made-up old books, it's been under attack since day one. That's just tough luck for Darwin. If the Bible had contained a passage that claimed gravity is caused by God pulling objects toward the ground with magic invisible threads, we'd still be debating Newton with idiots too.

Charlton

You will find something more in woods than in books. Trees and stones will teach you that which you can never learn from masters.

Saint Bernard

England has two books, one which she has made and one which has made her: Shakespeare and the Bible.

Victor Hugo

If the fires of freedom and civil liberties burn low in other lands, they must be made brighter in our own. If in other lands the press and books and literature of all kinds are censored, we must redouble our efforts here to keep them free.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt

When I am dead, I hope it may be said: 'His sins were scarlet, But his books were read'.

Joseph Hilaire Pierre Ren Belloc

Books themselves need no defense. Their spokesmen come and go, their readers live and die, they remain constant.

Lawrence Clark Powell

The biggest seller is cookbooks and the second is diet books - how not to eat what you've just learned how to cook.

Andy Rooney

We used to root for the Indians against the cavalry, because we didn't think it was fair in the history books that when the cavalry won it was a great victory, and when the Indians won it was a massacre.

Dick Gregory

I would like to read some books: I don't have time; I would like to continue working on my autobiography.

Gunther Schuller

The book salesman should be honored because he brings to our attention, as a rule, the very books we need most and neglect most.

Confucius

The only books that separate ground water and surface water are our law books.

Duane Smith

An honest man can feel no pleasure in the exercise of power over his fellow citizens . . . There has never been a moment of my life in which I should have relinquished for it the enjoyments of my family, my farm, my friends and books.

Thomas Jefferson

I feel a kind of reverence for the first books of young authors. There is so much aspiration in them, so much audacious hope and trembling fear, so much of the heart's history, that all errors and shortcomings are for a while lost sight of in the amiable self assertion of youth.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Some people act as though art that is for a mass audience is not good art, and I think this has been a very negative thing. I know that I have wanted very much to write books that are accessible to the widest audience possible.

Bell Hooks

Booksellers are the most valuable destination for the lonely, given the numbers of books that were written because authors couldn't find anyone to talk to.

Alain de Botton
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