For every age there is a popular idea about what madness is, what causes it, and how a mad person should look and behave; and it is usually these popular ideas, rather than those of medical professionals, that turn up in songs and stories and plays and books.
Literary imagination is an aesthetic object offered by a writer to a lover of books.
Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill. They are engines of change, windows on the world, lighthouses erected in the sea of time.
Libraries are brothels for the mind. Which means that librarians are the madames, greeting the punters, understanding their strange tastes and needs and then pimping their books.
We may live without poetry, music and art;
We may live without conscience and live without heart;
We may live without friends; we may live without books;
But civilized man can not live without cooks.
He may live without books,what is knowledge but grieving?
He may live without hopewhat is hope but deceiving?
He may live without love,what is passion but pining?
But where is the man that can live without dining?
We are motivated by a keen desire for praise
and the better a man is the more he is inspired by glory. The very philosophers themselves even in those books which they write in contempt of glory inscribe their names.
In books lies the soul of the whole past time.
The wise man reads both books and life itself.
The multitude of books is making us ignorant.
Children have a natural antipathy to books - handicraft should be the basis of education. Boys and girls should be taught to use their hands to make something, and they would be less apt to destroy and be mischievous.
Nature and Books belong to the eyes that see them.
Writing books is certainly a most unpleasant occupation. It is lonesome, unsanitary, and maddening. Many authors go crazy.
Computers will never take the place of books. You can't stand on a floppy disk to reach a high shelf.
[A] lawyer without books would be like a workman without tools.
The love of learning, the sequestered nooks, And all the sweet serenity of books.
Wherever they burn books they will also, in the end, burn human beings.
Every well-written book is a light for me. When you write, you use other writers and their books as guides in the wilderness.
Without books the development of civilization would have been impossible. They are the engines of change, windows on the world, "Lighthouses" as the poet said "erected in the sea of time." They are companions, teachers, magicians, bankers of the treasures of the mind, Books are humanity in print.
When her name is mentioned in the opera history books we will recall that vibrant, soaring tone-that and the blinding, high-beam-headlight smile that she flashed on her fans at each curtain call.
A man practices the art of adventure when he breaks the chain of routine and renews his life through reading new books, traveling to new places, making new friends, taking up new hobbies and adopting new viewpoints
It started off as a hobby. I was never one to do much fishing and hunting. On occasion I did. I was mostly a homebody with a fairy tale marriage. To tell you the truth I was an egghead growing up. I was a bookworm. I kept my head in books, a sort of introverted type person.
In the education of children there is nothing like alluring the interest and affection, otherwise you only make so many asses laden with books.
Is it not strange, that an infant should be heir of the whole world, and see those mysteries which the books of the learned never unfold?
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.
Books cannot always please, however good;
Minds are not ever craving for their food.