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I took every chance I could to meet with U.S. soldiers. I talked with them and read the books they gave me about the war. I decided I needed to return to my country and join with them - active duty soldiers and Vietnam Veterans in particular - to try and end the war.
I know that the last thing a book wants is to just sit around unread, serving as an element of interior decorating. So when I have people over, all they have to do is glance at my books, and I implore them to take a few home with them. If I am really ambitious, I pack books into boxes and donate them to prisons.
With paper printed books, you have certain freedoms. You can acquire the book anonymously by paying cash, which is the way I always buy books. I never use a credit card. I don't identify to any database when I buy books. Amazon takes away that freedom.
Who I am, what I am, is the culmination of a lifetime of reading, a lifetime of stories. And there are still so many more books to read. I'm a work in progress.
Sarah Addison Allen
Cambridge was a joy. Tediously. People reading books in a posh place. It was my fantasy. I loved it. I miss it still.
The Taliban's acts of cultural vandalism - the most infamous being the destruction of the giant Bamiyan Buddhas - had a devastating effect on Afghan culture and the artistic scene. The Taliban burned countless films, VCRs, music tapes, books, and paintings. They jailed filmmakers, musicians, painters, and sculptors.
A harsh reality of newspaper editing is that the deadlines don't allow for the polish that you expect in books or even magazines.
I grew up with that completely fictive idea of motherhood, where the mother never strayed from the kitchen. All the women in my books are very afraid that if they do anything with their minds they won't be complete women. I don't think my daughters' generation has that feeling.
A. S. Byatt
Why do I write books? Why do I think? Why should I be passionate? Because things could be different, they could be made better.
I thought about cricket a lot. I needed to get out of this bubble of mine. I found it in books and conversations with other people about other things. I was a curious person, and this was my release. I like being challenged intellectually. I hated at the end of the day to talk cricket to someone else.
Many self-help books give you these neat, tidy formulas that are really illusions. They dupe people into thinking, 'Well if I can just do that, then everything's going to be okay.' My work differs in that I don't offer quick solutions and simple explanations.
I know that I'm already in the history books and that people are going to remember me as the prisoner of war and the fabricated stories, but you know, to me I was just another soldier over there doing my job.
I created 'Captain Underpants' when I was in the second grade. I was constantly getting in trouble for being the class clown, so my teacher sent me out into the hallway to punish me. It was there in the hall that I began drawing 'Captain Underpants'. Soon I was making my own comic books about him.
As far as I knew white women were never lonely, except in books. White men adored them, Black men desired them and Black women worked for them.
Nature and books belong to the eyes that see them.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The multitude of books is making us ignorant.
A home without books is a body without soul.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
The best books... are those that tell you what you know already.
In the dime stores and bus stations, people talk of situations, read books, repeat quotations, draw conclusions on the wall.
I can't consciously explain how people feel after reading my books. All is too personal.
If I have to go to New York or something, I'll bring my books and read and do homework. It's not really a big deal.
I've only written one science-fiction book: 'Fahrenheit 451.' That book is a book based on real facts and my hatred of people who destroy books.
An apology for the devil: it must be remembered that we have heard one side of the case. God has written all the books.
The real purpose of books is to trap the mind into doing its own thinking.
Today's public figures can no longer write their own speeches or books, and there is some evidence that they can't read them either.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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