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Positive Quotes about Books

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Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection,
not in books alone, but in every leaf in spring-time.
- Martin Luther

Related topics: Christian Religion

Books are mirrors:
you only see in them what you already have inside you.
- Carlos Ruiz Zafon

You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture.
Just get people to stop reading them.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Books can only reveal us to ourselves,
and as often as they do us this service we lay them aside.
- Henry David Thoreau

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Who has fully realized that history
is not contained in thick books
but lives in our very blood?
- Carl Jung

Books and friends should be few but good.
- Anonymous

Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience:
this is the ideal life.
- Mark Twain

 

Books serve to show a man
that those original thoughts of his
aren't very new at all.
- Abraham Lincoln

Nature and books belong to the eyes that see them.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The man who does not read good books
has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.
- Mark Twain

We do not need to proselytize
either by our speech or by our writing.
We can only do so really with our lives.
Let our lives be open books for all to study.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I live alone, with cats, books, pictures,
fresh vegetables to cook, the garden,
the hens to feed.
- Jeanette Winterson

True justice is not a matter of courts and law books,
but of a commitment in each of us to liberty and mutual respect.
- Jimmy Carter

Movies are not scripts - movies are films;
they're not books,
they're not the theatre.
- Nicolas Roeg

Books are the greatest gift one person can give another.
- Bono

I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think,
all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read,
and all the friends I want to see.
- John Burroughs

A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than
the metaphysics of books.
- Walt Whitman

Read the best books first,
or you may not have a chance to read them at all.
- Henry David Thoreau

All of the books in the world contain no more information
than is broadcast as video in a single large American city in a single year.
Not all bits have equal value.
- Carl Sagan

More books, more racing and more foolishness with cars
and motorcycles are in the works.
- Brock Yates

Wisdom is not wisdom when it is derived from books alone.
- Horace

If you want to read about love and marriage,
you've got to buy two separate books.
- Alan King

Books! I dunno if I ever told you this,
but books are the greatest gift one person can give another.
- Bono

The love of learning, the sequestered nooks,
And all the sweet serenity of books.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Reading about nature is fine, but if a person
walks in the woods and listens carefully,
he can learn more than what is in books,
for they speak with the voice of God.
- George Washington Carver

Be careful about reading health books.
You may die of a misprint.
- Mark Twain

And this, our life, exempt from public haunt,
finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks,
sermons in stones, and good in everything.
- William Shakespeare

A house without books is like a room without windows.
- Horace Mann

Keeping books on social aid is capitalistic nonsense.
I just use the money for the poor.
I can't stop to count it.
- Evita Peron

Books are the treasured wealth of the world
and the fit inheritance of generations and nations.
- Henry David Thoreau

Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers,
the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters,
and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.
- John Lubbock

Frank is such a great visual storyteller,
that if you study his artwork you see that his Sin
City books are already the best movies never seen on the big screen.
- Robert Rodriguez

The oldest books are only just out to those who have not read them.
- Samuel Butler

Two more years were to go by before I knew anything about William Blake.
Many years later, when his wife died,
my godfather gave me the two books as a remembrance.
- Laurence Housman

If people are going to be cooking the books,
you're in trouble.
- Don Nickles

Well, I've been a big fan of comic books since I was a little kid.
In fact, I used to write and draw my own comic books
when I was on the old Lost in Space series.
- Bill Mumy

Jane Austen was writing about boring people with desperately limited lives.
We forget this because we've seen too many of her books on screen.
- Mark Haddon

What a word is truth.
Slippery, tricky, unreliable.
I tried in these books to tell the truth.
- Lillian Hellman

Books say: she did this because.
Life says: she did this.
Books are where things are explained to you,
life where things aren't.
- Julian Barnes

Some books are undeservedly forgotten;
none are undeservedly remembered.
- W. H. Auden

Books follow morals, and not morals books.
- Theophile Gautier

I'm no different from anybody else.
If I don't have a card, I can't check out these books.
- Bess Truman

When I was in prison, I was wrapped up in all those deep books.
That Tolstoy crap - people shouldn't read that stuff.
- Mike Tyson

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

Professional reviewers read so many bad books in the
course of duty that they get an unhealthy craving for arresting phrases.
- Evelyn Waugh

So far it's 43 books in 25 years.
- Bernard Cornwell

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 reason why so few good books are written is that
so few people who can write know anything.
- Walter Bagehot

Jewish villages were built in the place of Arab villages.
You do not even know the names of these Arab villages,
and I do not blame you because geography books no longer exist.
- Moshe Dayan

There's a whole bunch of unfinished stuff.
Then I've got books of lyrics.
I find it frustrating to finish a song and not be able to record it...
so I don't write a million songs.
- Christine McVie

Whites were the winners, blacks were the losers,
we wrote the history books, and they didn't feature.
- Phillip Noyce

I do give books as gifts sometimes, when people would
rather have one than a new Ferrari.
- Dean Koontz

I read books like mad, but I am careful to to let anything I read influence me.
- Michael Caine

Books fall from Garry Wills like leaves from a maple
tree in a sort of permanent October.
- John Leonard

Books are the ever burning lamps of accumulated wisdom.
- George William Curtis

I think these days an SF connection would be a boost to other books;
I'm sure more people have read my two little detective
puzzles because of the SF connection.
- John Sladek

I have to go make books.
Sorry about that.
- Teresa Nielsen Hayden

I don't want to write formula.
I don't want to crank these books out like sausages.
Every book is different, which takes a hell of a lot of ingenuity on my part.
- Sue Grafton

Well I guess the plan was to write poetry and publish
books and make a living from writing poetry.
That was a pretty ambitious plan I guess.
- Robert Adamson

A man loses contact with reality if he is not surrounded by his books.
- Francois Mitterrand

I've written a lot of books which are written from the moon -
the view from nowhere.
- Clifford Geertz

Painters of paintings, writers of books,
never could tell the half.
- Lorenz Hart

What we become depends on what we read after all of
the professors have finished with us.
The greatest university of all is a collection of books.
- Thomas Carlyle

When people say there is too much violence in my books,
what they are saying is there is too much reality in life.
- Joyce Carol Oates

My attitudes have changed, but somebody would have
to read all my books to find out how they have.
- Irwin Shaw

I don't think that Slaughterhouse-Five was successful movie material.
In fact, Vonnegut's books mostly I don't feel are movie material.
- Jerry Garcia

I like to deal with EVERY aspect of our condition,
and that means terror and humor in equal mix.
Some books have more room for humor than others.
- Dean Koontz

Every one of my books is written from the viewpoint of cops,
with the exception of my book Killer on the Road,
which is written from the viewpoint of a serial killer.
- James Ellroy

It is books that teach us to refine our pleasures when young,
and to recall them with satisfaction when we are old.
- Leigh Hunt

In the last 1,000 years, the Arabs have translated
as many books as Spain translates in just one year.
- Larry Elder

I have learned to do more with less,
so you don't see the big books anymore.
- Terry Brooks


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