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To read too many books is harmful.
If you read a lot of books you are considered well read. But if you watch a lot of TV, you're not considered well viewed.
Books and marriage go ill together.
Books let us into their souls and lay open to us the secrets of our own.
Some of the most famous books are the least worth reading. Their fame was due to their having done something that needed to be doing in their day. The work is done and the virtue of the book has expired.
I was very interested in vaudeville. It was the only sort of discipline that was a five-minute act on stage, which is what I really enjoyed and saw myself doing. And I bought books on it.
Never loan a book to someone if you expect to get it back. Loaning books is the same as giving them away.
He who studies books alone will know how things ought to be, and he who studies men will know how they are.
Charles Caleb Colton
Well, now that he's finished one building, he'll go write four books about it.
Frank Lloyd Wright
Outside books, we avoid colorful characters.
I read less and less. I have not forgiven books for their failure to tell me the truth and make me happy.
Wherever they burn books they will also, in the end, burn human beings.
Books open your mind, broaden your mind, and strengthen you as nothing else can.
I spend my happiest hours in reading Vedantic books. They are to me like the light of the morning, like the pure air of the mountains - so simple, so true, if once understood.
If children are studying the 20th century, I'm in their text books.
Without words, without writing and without books there would be no history, there could be no concept of humanity.
The Bible remained for me a book of books, still divine - but divine in the sense that all great books are divine which teach men how to live righteously.
There was a time when the world acted on books; now books act on the world.
When you have mastered numbers, you will in fact no longer be reading numbers, any more than you read words when reading books You will be reading meanings.
W. E. B. Du Bois
I would rather be poor in a cottage full of books than a king without the desire to read.
Thomas B. Macaulay
If a secret history of books could be written, and the author's private thoughts and meanings noted down alongside of his story, how many insipid volumes would become interesting, and dull tales excite the reader!
William Makepeace Thackeray
The advice of the elders to young men is very apt to be as unreal as a list of the hundred best books.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
I love story songs because I've always loved books.
I would always want printed books.
J. K. Rowling
I don't think about who the audience is for my books.
J. K. Rowling
Ever since I was young, I've read Austen and the Brontes. My friends laugh, but those books are always so tragic and wonderful - those stories, they're just incredible.
Jessica Brown Findlay
The real purpose of books is to trap the mind into doing its own thinking.
The best books for a man are not always those which the wise recommend, but often those which meet the peculiar wants, the natural thirst of his mind, and therefore awaken interest and rivet thought.
William Ellery Channing
Shakespeare is one of the last books one should like to give up, perhaps the one just before the Dying Service in a large Prayer book.
It's a fact that more people watch television and get their information that way than read books. I find new technology and new ways of communication very exciting and would like to do more in this field.
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