I've often thought that my scruples about stealing books were the only thing that stood in the way of my being a really great scholar.
Burn old wood, read old books, drink old wines, have old friends.
I love the place; the magnificent books; I require books as I require air.
I read there [in "certain books of the Platonists"] that God the Word was born "not of flesh nor of blood, nor of the will of man, nor the will of the flesh, but of God." But, that "the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us" I found this nowhere there.
Some books are undeservedly forgotten; none are undeservedly remembered.
I'm not this crazy drunk guy you see on 'SuperGroup'. I like to be mellow sometimes. I like to read a lot, and I'm actually starting to write my first book. I have read so many books and now I'm trying to document this specific tour, because it is fascinating!
Our textbook is the Bible. Besides a title, many books also have a sub-title. We could write as a subtitle on the front of the Bible: "A Textbook for Becoming Completely Happy".
Books must follow sciences, and not sciences books.
I think the title page I drew for Salom was after all "impossible". You see booksellers couldn't stick it up in their windows.
England did nothing in the World Cup, why are they bringing books out? 'We got beat in the quarter-finals, I played like shit, here's my book'. Who wants to read that? I don't.
As Jules Renard said, no matter how much care an author takes to write as few books as possible, there will be people who havent heard of some of them.
Personally, I am dead against the burning of books.
Great is bookishness and the charm of books.
The Big L was cold crazy, A top-notch crook snatchin pocket books from old ladies.
It's not just the books under fire now that worry me. It is the books that will never be written. The books that will never be read. And all due to the fear of censorship. As always, young readers will be the real losers.
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