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I can tell you, honest friend, what to believe: believe life; it teaches better that book or orator.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Practically everybody in New York has half a mind to write a book, and does.
We cannot tear out a single page of our life, but we can throw the whole book in the fire.
Someone told me that each equation I included in the book would halve the sales.
My first popular book, 'A Brief History of Time,' aroused a great deal of interest, but many found it difficult to understand.
It's very difficult to read a book on your computer.
When I write a book, I write a book for myself; the reaction is up to the reader. It's not my business whether people like or dislike it.
Publishers see free downloads as threatening the sales of the book.
A book must be the ax for the frozen sea within us.
I just feel that 'The Color Purple,' which was my 10th book, was a true gift from my ancestors.
A book is good company. It is full of conversation without loquacity. It comes to your longing with full instruction, but pursues you never.
Henry Ward Beecher
I had not expected 'A Brief History of Time' to be a best seller. It was my first popular book and aroused a great deal of interest. Initially, many people found it difficult to understand. I therefore decided to try to write a new version that would be easier to follow.
There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we spent with a favorite book.
It took me 40 years to write my first book. When I was a child, I was encouraged to go to school. I was not encouraged to follow the career of a writer because my parents thought that I was going to starve to death.
Once I found this possibility to use Twitter and Facebook and my blog to connect to my readers, I'm going to use it, to connect to them and to share thoughts that I cannot use in the book.
There's no better book with which to defend the Bible than the Bible itself.
Dwight L. Moody
If there's a book you really want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.
Deliver me from writers who say the way they live doesn't matter. I'm not sure a bad person can write a good book, If art doesn't make us better, then what on earth is it for.
I started writing as a child. But I didn't think of myself actually writing until I was in college. And I had gone to Africa as a sophomore or something - no, maybe junior - and wrote a book of poems. And that was my beginning. I published that book.
What are people going to do? Fire me? I've been fired before. Not book me? I've been out of work before. I don't care.
There is a great deal of difference between an eager man who wants to read a book and the tired man who wants a book to read.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Kindle Singles is publishing on skates. It prints like lightning; our book meets readers in hours. I've spent so many years waiting for publishers to consider whether they wanted to print a book of mine, making contracts, taking months to fit it into the Fall list or the Spring list, fitting it into an advertising plan.
The greatest part of a writer's time is spent in reading in order to write. A man will turn over half a library to make a book.
The words of my book nothing, the drift of it everything.
There is no Frigate like a book to take us lands away nor any coursers like a page of prancing Poetry.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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