Books Quotes

The success of many books is due to the affinity between the mediocrity of the author's ideas and those of the public.

Nicolas Chamfort

There are relatively few science fiction or fantasy books with the main character being an old person.

Elizabeth Moon

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.


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

Computers will never take the place of books. You can't stand on a floppy disk to reach a high shelf.

Sam Ewing

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

It is not the number of books you read, nor the variety of sermons you hear, nor the amount of religious conversation in which you mix, but it is the frequency and earnestness with which you meditate on these things till the truth in them becomes your own and part of your being, that ensures your growth

Frederick William Robertson

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.


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

Duane Smith
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