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I can't bear art that you can walk round and admire. A book should be either a bandit or a rebel or a man in the crowd.
David Herbert Lawrence
Men do not understand books until they have a certain amount of life, or at any rate no man understands a deep book, until he has seen and lived at least part of its contents.
My dear wife has, I would say, probably never opened a religious book, and seems to be one of those people to whom the whole idea is utterly remote and absurd.
Over the holidays, and even during filming, I realized that I actually like my body, even if it's not perfect according to the book. I just feel sexy. For the first time, I don't want to get rid of the curves. I just want to tone it up. My body is comfortable, and it's not unhealthy, so I'm going to rock with it.
The best book, like the best speech, will do it all - make us laugh, think, cry and cheer - preferably in that order.
I much prefer working with kids whose life could be completely upended by a reading of a book over a weekend. You give them a book to read - they go home and come back a changed person. And that is so much more interesting and exciting.
Let your daughter have first of all the book of Psalms for holiness of heart, and be instructed in the Proverbs of Solomon for her godly life.
I envy the people who say, 'oh, well, I've got my name in the golden book and I'm going to be entered into the pearly gates.'
I began writing a book on love because I felt that the United States is moving away from love.
A book is a gift you can open again and again.
At some point, I would like to write a book and other things, but I work best when there is some sort of deadline in my own mind, but not when fifty people or fifty million people are breathing down the back of my neck.
No one ever committed suicide while reading a good book, but many have tried while trying to write one.
Now there is one outstanding important fact regarding spaceship earth, and that is that no instruction book came with it.
R. Buckminster Fuller
A quotation in a speech, article or book is like a rifle in the hands of an infantryman. It speaks with authority.
A classic is a book that doesn't have to be written again.
W. E. B. Du Bois
You know you're getting old when all the names in your black book have M. D. after them.
I do not recall a Jewish home without a book on the table.
There is a difference between a book of two hundred pages from the very beginning, and a book of two hundred pages which is the result of an original eight hundred pages. The six hundred are there. Only you don't see them.
You can't die with an unfinished book.
In the first book of my Discworld series, published more than 26 years ago, I introduced Death as a character; there was nothing particularly new about this - death has featured in art and literature since medieval times, and for centuries we have had a fascination with the Grim Reaper.
Someday I hope to write a book where the royalties will pay for the copies I give away.
I remember once I read a book on mental illness and there was a nurse that had gotten sick. Do you know what she died from? From worrying about the mental patients not being able to get their food. She became a mental patient.
A book is a fragile creature, it suffers the wear of time, it fears rodents, the elements and clumsy hands. so the librarian protects the books not only against mankind but also against nature and devotes his life to this war with the forces of oblivion.
Everybody has a right to like or dislike anything or anyone. From a flower to a flavor to a book or a composition but it is very sad that in our country we actually fight over such things in an unseemly manner.
To any artist, worthy of the name, all in nature is beautiful, because his eyes, fearlessly accepting all exterior truth, read there, as in an open book, all the inner truth.
Except a living man, there is nothing more wonderful than a book.
To produce a mighty book, you must choose a mighty theme. No great and enduring volume can ever be written on the flea, though many there be that have tried it.
A great book provides escapism for me. The artistry and the creativity in a story are better than any drugs.
I can't cook, but I have a nice book of menus... and I can plate and set the table.
In a typical history book, black Americans are mentioned in the context of slavery or civil rights. There's so much more to the story.
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