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You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.
I am a writer of books in retrospect. I talk in order to understand; I teach in order to learn.
The instruction we find in books is like fire. We fetch it from our neighbours, kindle it at home, communicate it to others, and it becomes the property of all.
This will never be a civilized country until we spend more money for books than we do for chewing gum.
In the dime stores and bus stations, people talk of situations, read books, repeat quotations, draw conclusions on the wall.
Preachers in pulpits talked about what a great message is in the book. No matter what you do, somebody always imputes meaning into your books.
Books were my pass to personal freedom. I learned to read at age three, and soon discovered there was a whole world to conquer that went beyond our farm in Mississippi.
All good books have one thing in common - they are truer than if they had really happened.
Books, like friends, should be few and well chosen. Like friends, too, we should return to them again and again for, like true friends, they will never fail us - never cease to instruct - never cloy.
Charles Caleb Colton
There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island.
All the ills of mankind, all the tragic misfortunes that fill the history books, all the political blunders, all the failures of the great leaders have arisen merely from a lack of skill at dancing.
The multitude of books is making us ignorant.
Books are good enough in their own way, but they are a poor substitute for life.
Robert Louis Stevenson
The Bible is worth all the other books which have ever been printed.
Do not consider it proof just because it is written in books, for a liar who will deceive with his tongue will not hesitate to do the same with his pen.
I know many books which have bored their readers, but I know of none which has done real evil.
A room without books is like a body without a soul.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
One whose knowledge is confined to books and whose wealth is in the possession of others, can use neither his knowledge nor wealth when the need for them arises.
Reading about nature is fine, but if a person walks in the woods and listens carefully, he can learn more than what is in books, for they speak with the voice of God.
George Washington Carver
I don't mind saying, you know, that I don't take a salary from the church, and God has blessed me with more money than I could imagine from my books.
Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.
A single conversation across the table with a wise man is better than ten years mere study of books.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The worst thing about new books is that they keep us from reading the old ones.
We go to school to learn to work hard for money. I write books and create products that teach people how to have money work hard for them.
A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books.
When I was in prison, I was wrapped up in all those deep books. That Tolstoy crap - people shouldn't read that stuff.
From your parents you learn love and laughter and how to put one foot before the other. But when books are opened you discover that you have wings.
All of the books in the world contain no more information than is broadcast as video in a single large American city in a single year. Not all bits have equal value.
What we become depends on what we read after all of the professors have finished with us. The greatest university of all is a collection of books.
I read a lot of obscure books and it is nice to open a book.
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