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You might be a redneck if... the blue book value of your truck goes up and down depending on how much gas it has in it.
What a book a devil's chaplain might write on the clumsy, wasteful, blundering, low, and horribly cruel work of nature!
The best time to plan a book is while you're doing the dishes.
A real book is not one that we read, but one that reads us.
W. H. Auden
'What is the use of a book', thought Alice, 'without pictures or conversations?'
My only writing ritual is to shave my head bald between writing the first and second drafts of a book. If I can throw away all my hair, then I have the freedom to trash any part of the book on the next rewrite.
If pregnancy were a book they would cut the last two chapters.
This is an important book, the critic assumes, because it deals with war. This is an insignificant book because it deals with the feelings of women in a drawing-room.
Writing a book of poetry is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo.
I think every professor and writer is in some way an exhibitionist because his or her normal activity is a theatrical one. When you give a lesson the situation is the same as writing a book. You have to capture the attention, the complicity of your audience.
You can look at my palm and see the storm coming. Read the book of my life and see I've overcome it.
Mary J. Blige
A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say.
Life is a game with many rules but no referee. One learns how to play it more by watching it than by consulting any book, including the holy book. Small wonder, then, that so many play dirty, that so few win, that so many lose.
I do, indeed, close my door at times and surrender myself to a book, but only because I can open the door again and see a human face looking at me.
My idea of a delicious time is to read a book that is wonderful. But the ruling passion of my life is being a seeker after truth and the divine.
Yeah, because I think it's more important just to inspire people to wake up one day and pick up a book and start feeling it out for themselves.
Maynard James Keenan
In baseball, democracy shines its clearest. The only race that matters is the race to the bag. The creed is the rule book. And color, merely something to distinguish one team's uniform from another's.
People say that this new generation is so used to the Internet that their heads are already different. They can't read a book from beginning to end. That is not a tragedy. The book changes form.
I've made mistakes, I've misspoke, I am sure I will again sometime, but that happens, that's part of being human in my book. I'm OK with that. I've never done it maliciously, ever.
I confess that I am a messy, disorganized and impatient reader: if the book doesn't grab me in the first 40 pages, I abandon it. I have piles of half-read books waiting for me to get acute hepatitis or some other serious condition that would force me to rest so that I could read more.
There must be freedom for all to live, to think, to worship, no book, no avenue must be closed.
I bought a book of Mark Twain quotes. That's about my speed. I'll read a couple quotes and put it down.
Oprah's got good politics, she's got a good heart, and she'll have us all up Jazzercising at six in the morning. This cannot be a bad thing, and reading a book while we're Jazzercising. So America would be better off if Oprah were president.
I don't know who said that novelists read the novels of others only to figure out how they are written. I believe it's true. We aren't satisfied with the secrets exposed on the surface of the page: we turn the book around to find the seams.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
I was reading a book... 'the history of glue' - I couldn't put it down.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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