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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 are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we spent with a favorite book.
I don't go by the rule book... I lead from the heart, not the head.
All the women in my life have been librarians, English teachers and book sellers.
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.
The dirtiest book of all is the expurgated book.
The words of my book nothing, the drift of it everything.
Erudition - dust shaken out of a book into an empty skull.
A book worth reading is worth buying.
As an old reporter, we have a few secrets, and the first thing is we try the phone book.
You can find my book at your favorite bookstore, and if it isn't there, find a new favorite.
Few things in life seem more sexy than a banned book.
I did not end up as broadly educated as my Cambridge colleagues, but I graduated probably better equipped to write a book on my chosen subject.
Your life isn't about doing one perfect 'thing' and then falling down dead. It's more like going to church or writing a book. You do it over and over, always trying to be a little bit better. Then you die.
'What is the use of a book', thought Alice, 'without pictures or conversations?'
I get bored easily, so I need to do a lot. I've started a record label, so I get to nurture new talent and talk about music, which is a passion of mine. I've written another book. And I get to come to work and do the TV show, which is always really fun.
A real book is not one that we read, but one that reads us.
W. H. Auden
'Tis pleasant, sure, to see one's name in print. A book's a book, although there's nothing in 't.
The reading or non-reading a book will never keep down a single petticoat.
I think a lot of people saw 'Fight Club' and thought, 'Right, here's our next Che Guevara, here's our next Fidel Castro, here's someone who's going to wave the flag.' And I was like, 'No, it's just a book. And if I beat that drum, if I play that song one more time, I won't have a career.'
What I'm always trying to do with every book is to recreate the effect of the stories we heard as children in front of campfires and fireplaces - the ghost stories that engaged us.
I like to think 'The God Delusion' is a humorous book. I think, actually, it's full of laughs. And people who describe it as a polarizing book or as an aggressive book, it's just that very often they haven't read it.
I'm fond of science fiction. But not all science fiction. I like science fiction where there's a scientific lesson, for example - when the science fiction book changes one thing but leaves the rest of science intact and explores the consequences of that. That's actually very valuable.
I was once a journalist. And I think of myself as a journalist, and that's it. You tell the truth. I even wrote a book called 'The Truth'.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Leonardo da Vinci
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