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It is much simpler to buy books than to read them and easier to read them than to absorb their contents.
Meditation here may think down hours to moments. Here the heart may give a useful lesson to the head and learning wiser grow without his books.
A book is a fragile creature, it suffers the wear of time, it fears rodents, the elements and clumsy hands. so the librarian protects the books not only against mankind but also against nature and devotes his life to this war with the forces of oblivion.
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
By burning Luther's books you may rid your bookshelves of him, but you will not rid men's minds of him.
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.
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.
With a few flowers in my garden, half a dozen pictures and some books, I live without envy.
Lope de Vega
Read much, but not many books.
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.
Write books only if you are going to say in them the things you would never dare confide to anyone.
Emile M. Cioran
I used to have all the Goosebumps books as a kid too.
Men do not understand books until they have a certain amount of life, or at any rate no man understands a deep book, until he has seen and lived at least part of its contents.
I like writing. I get cranky when I can't. Yes, I write books back to back, and I work very hard on them.
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.
I'm obsessed with zombies. I like watching zombie movies and I read zombie books.
I am not a fan of books.
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
Books and all forms of writing are terror to those who wish to suppress the truth.
Books, I don't know what you see in them. I can understand a person reading them, but I can't for the life of me see why people have to write them.
If you read my books, especially the Star Trek books and the Quest for Tomorrow books, you'll see in them the core theme of the basic humanistic questions that Star Trek asked.
No, I got a GED in my 30s. My kids know that I never stop learning, and they know I love reading. I have books overflowing everywhere. I am current on today's events and I read the paper every day, and we talk about it, so they see that appetite.
Michael J. Fox
My working-class Italian-American parents didn't go to school, there were no books in the house.
Any kid who has two parents who are interested in him and has a houseful of books isn't poor.
Books choose their authors; the act of creation is not entirely a rational and conscious one.
I live alone, with cats, books, pictures, fresh vegetables to cook, the garden, the hens to feed.
And when I was young, my family was perfectly nice. I write a lot about it, as you noticed. But it was rather limited. I think, I don't think anyone in my family would really feel I'd done them an injustice by saying that. We didn't see many people. There were many books. It was as if I wanted to get away from home.
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
I do give books as gifts sometimes, when people would rather have one than a new Ferrari.
Kids don't even read comic books anymore. They've got more important things to do - like video games.
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