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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.
It is an awfully sad misconception that librarians simply check books in and out. The library is the heart of a school, and without a librarian, it is but an empty shell.
Jarrett J. Krosoczka
A single conversation across the table with a wise man is better than ten years mere study of books.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
You can only learn so much from books. You can only learn so much from education. Ultimately, it is the wisdom of God that will carry you through in the toughest situations of life.
One of the nice things about books as opposed to television and movies to some extent is it's not a passive entertainment. People really do get involved, and they do create, and they do have their own visions of what different characters look like and what should happen. It's great - it means their brains are working.
There are many little ways to enlarge your child's world. Love of books is the best of all.
Whether I'm at the office, at home, or on the road, I always have a stack of books I'm looking forward to reading.
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.
The younger generation is surrounded by the Internet, apps, and video games. But somehow, my books make them read.
One of the most memorable things I hear is when someone tells me that my books got a reluctant reader to read.
When I write, I try to think back to what I was afraid of or what was scary to me, and try to put those feelings into books.
R. L. Stine
There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.
When you're writing a book, with people in it as opposed to animals, it is no good having people who are ordinary, because they are not going to interest your readers at all. Every writer in the world has to use the characters that have something interesting about them, and this is even more true in children's books.
'Harry Potter' opened so many doors for young adult literature. It really did convince the publishing industry that writing for children was a viable enterprise. And it also convinced a lot of people that kids will read if we give them books that they care about and love.
You could say, in a vulgar Freudian way, that I am the unhappy child who escapes into books. Even as a child, I was most happy being alone. This has not changed.
I live alone, with cats, books, pictures, fresh vegetables to cook, the garden, the hens to feed.
I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.
Prolonged, indiscriminate reviewing of books is a quite exceptionally thankless, irritating and exhausting job. It not only involves praising trash but constantly inventing reactions towards books about which one has no spontaneous feeling whatever.
I wish I had known that education is the key. That knowledge is power. Now I pick up books and watch educational shows with my husband. I'm seeing how knowledge can elevate you.
Mary J. Blige
I was so inspired by Dr. King that in 1956, with some of my brothers and sisters and first cousins - I was only 16 years old - we went down to the public library trying to check out some books, and we were told by the librarian that the library was for whites only and not for colors. It was a public library.
Censorship ends in logical completeness when nobody is allowed to read any books except the books that nobody reads.
George Bernard Shaw
The best way to obtain truth and wisdom is not to ask from books, but to go to God in prayer, and obtain divine teaching.
Joseph Smith, Jr.
We're taught Lord Acton's axiom: all power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely. I believed that when I started these books, but I don't believe it's always true any more. Power doesn't always corrupt. Power can cleanse. What I believe is always true about power is that power always reveals.
What progress we are making. In the Middle Ages they would have burned me. Now they are content with burning my books.
Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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