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Works of art often last forever, or nearly so. But exhibitions themselves, especially gallery exhibitions, are like flowers; they bloom and then they die, then exist only as memories, or pressed in magazines and books.
I like motivational books, because I like the go-getting American spirit - your destiny is in your own hands, life is what you make it, don't accept your limitations, jump before you're pushed, leap before you look.
The white man made the mistake of letting me read his history books. He made the mistake of teaching me that Patrick Henry was a patriot and George Washington - wasn't nothing non-violent about old Pat or George Washington.
The real war will never get in the books.
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
There are many little ways to enlarge your child's world. Love of books is the best of all.
History books that contain no lies are extremely dull.
Real education should consist of drawing the goodness and the best out of our own students. What better books can there be than the book of humanity?
Books, the children of the brain.
Books open your mind, broaden your mind, and strengthen you as nothing else can.
The thing is, 'Discworld' had been going on for a very long time, and I've written children's books as well. Usually when people have a really big series they franchise it, which I thought is a bit of a no-no, so I thought what I'd do is I'd franchise it to myself.
Books and all forms of writing are terror to those who wish to suppress the truth.
Books are the blessed chloroform of the mind.
Heart is what drives us and determines our fate. That is what I need for my characters in my books: a passionate heart. I need mavericks, dissidents, adventurers, outsiders and rebels, who ask questions, bend the rules and take risks.
Observation more than books and experience more than persons, are the prime educators.
Amos Bronson Alcott
God be thanked for books; they are the voices of the distant and the dead, and make us heirs of the spiritual life of past ages.
William Ellery Channing
I believe in communication; books communicate ideas and make bridges between people.
The wise man reads both books and life itself.
I always carry lots of stuff with me wherever I roam, always weighted down with books, with cassettes, with pens and paper, just in case I get the urge to sit down somewhere, and oh, I don't know, read something or write my masterpiece.
I'm totally into new age and self-help books. I used to work in a bookstore and that's the section they gave me, and I got way into it. I just loved the power of positive thinking, letting yourself go.
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.
I read a lot when I'm travelling and always have a couple of books on the go.
I honestly don't read that much. Obviously I read chess books - in terms of favorites, Kasparov's 'My Great Predecessors' is pretty good.
My perfect reader doesn't just read - he or she devours books.
I have had fans make me the big picture collages of the photo books; I have had fans send me birthday cakes... sing to me on my voicemail. I have had fans flash me. I have had older fans give me their bras and underwear onstage.
C. S. Lewis
Leonardo da Vinci
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