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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
Songs won't save the planet, but neither will books or speeches.
I had gone to the bookstore, and while I hadn't bought any books on how to write a screenplay, I'd bought a couple of scripts so I could see how the formatting works. I just needed to know how a Hollywood screenplay looked on the page, which was something I was totally unfamiliar with.
Some people act as though art that is for a mass audience is not good art, and I think this has been a very negative thing. I know that I have wanted very much to write books that are accessible to the widest audience possible.
It's in the history books, the Holocaust. It's just a phrase. And the truth is it happened yesterday. It happened to my mother. I never met my grandmothers or my grandfathers. They were all wiped up in the gas chambers of Nazi Germany.
Don't patronize the chain bookstores. Every time I see some author scheduled to read and sign his books at a chain bookstore, I feel like telling him he's stabbing the independent bookstores in the back.
Quite simply, federal laws already on the books aimed at stopping the flow of illegal immigration must be enforced. Furthermore, states must be given the resources necessary to confront the problem, which includes strengthening the border patrol.
Part of what I loved - and love - about being around older people is the tangible sense of history they embody. I'm interested in military history, for instance, because both my grandfathers fought in World War II. I'm interested in writing because one of those grandfathers wrote books.
Books had instant replay long before televised sports.
Whenever books are burned, men also in the end are burned.
I want to serve chess through games, books that are works of art. I would like to bring the game closer to many people all over the world.
Sinclair Lewis may be ripe for a revival; his books raise several interesting issues of art and fashion.
I don't normally have time to read, so when I go away I like to take a few books.
I would never want a book's autograph. I am a proud non-reader of books.
Nobody wants to read about the honest lawyer down the street who does real estate loans and wills. If you want to sell books, you have to write about the interesting lawyers - the guys who steal all the money and take off. That's the fun stuff.
Books follow morals, and not morals books.
Books were this wonderful escape for me because I could open a book and disappear into it, and that was the only way out of that house when I was a kid.
It's so disappointing, to put it mildly, that people know so much about my life. Because it means that they're always trying to look at my books in terms of my life.
I'm not a fan of self-help books - how can something be 'self-help' if the book itself is purportedly helping you?
The books one has written in the past have two surprises in store: one couldn't write them again, and wouldn't want to.
I prefer the honest jargon of reality to the outright lies of books.
MAY it please your Honors: I was desired by one of the court to look into the books, and consider the question now before them concerning Writs of Assistance.
If you would ask my mom what books I liked growing up, I liked Dr. Seuss.
I grew up reading 'Sense and Sensibility' and 'Pride and Prejudice' - girly kind of books.
My books always begin with a sentence and an image - not necessarily connected.
In my subconscious, my books were part of a single emotional journey.
Always in my books, I like to throw that rogue element into a stable situation and then see what happens.
I find it fascinating that a lot of business books that do well are from people who've never made any money in business.
Books themselves need no defense. Their spokesmen come and go, their readers live and die, they remain constant.
Lawrence Clark Powell
Unless their use by readers bring them to life, books are indeed dead things.
Lawrence Clark Powell
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