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The reason is that till date, in spite of advances in information technology and strategies of information, the written word in the form of books still remains one of humanity's most enduring legacies.
The books that will never be read. And all due to the fear of censorship. As always, young readers will be the real losers.
There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written.
A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books.
Money is an unavoidable consequence, but it isn't the reason I write; if it was, I wouldn't have written any of the YA books, because advances in that field are small compared to what I'd got now for an 'adult' DW.
Books! I dunno if I ever told you this, but books are the greatest gift one person can give another.
Books are those faithful mirrors that reflect to our mind the minds of sages and heroes.
I still have my unemployment books and I remember when I worked for the sanitation department and the post office.
I'm kind of old-school and love nothing more than sitting, opening a book, and reading it. But I also love listening to audio books.
Through books and photographs, I saw a world that was not my own - and I realized that there was another world. That's why I'm concerned about education, because it helps our children see other worlds.
I like to read books and be alone; I'm not social butterfly person. I'm sorry.
People say I don't write books, I make Christmas presents.
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.
The book salesman should be honored because he brings to our attention, as a rule, the very books we need most and neglect most.
Those who decide to use leisure as a means of mental development, who love good music, good books, good pictures, good plays, good company, good conversation - what are they? They are the happiest people in the world.
William Lyon Phelps
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.
My books are like water; those of the great geniuses are wine. (Fortunately) everybody drinks water.
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.
A single conversation across the table with a wise man is better than ten years mere study of books.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The tree I had in the garden as a child, my beech tree, I used to climb up there and spend hours. I took my homework up there, my books, I went up there if I was sad, and it just felt very good to be up there among the green leaves and the birds and the sky.
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.
Whatever hardships there have been in my life I still live in a very privileged position. Fear is not knowing where your next meal is coming from. Fear is seeing a child get hurt. Fear is watching someone you love waste away. Fear is knowing you are going to die yourself. But there's no fear in what I do. I write books.
One of the most memorable things I hear is when someone tells me that my books got a reluctant reader to read.
There are many little ways to enlarge your child's world. Love of books is the best of all.
Many good sayings are to be found in holy books, but merely reading them will not make one religious.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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