Books And Reading Quotes


951 Books And Reading quotes:



"Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new after all"
"I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book."
"There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. That is all."
"He that can compose himself, is wiser than he that composes books"
"Love goes toward love, as schoolboys from their books;But love from love, toward school with heavy looks."
"Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint."
"A successful book is not made of what is in it, but what is left out of it"
"If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all."
"Was ever book containing such vile matterSo fairly bound? O, that deceit should dwellIn such a gorgeous palace!"
"Four years at West Point and plenty of books and schooling will learn a man a great deal, It won't learn him the river."
"There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island."
"Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations."
"Our foreign dealings are an open book -- generally, a checkbook."
"There is no Frigate like a book to take us lands away nor any coursers like a page of prancing Poetry."
"A big leather-bound volume makes an ideal razor strap. A thin book is useful to stick under a table with a broken caster to steady it. A large, flat atlas can be used to cover a window with a broken pane. And a thick, old-fashioned heavy book with a clasp is the finest thing in the world to throw at a noisy cat."
"It is not so very important for a person to learn facts. For that he does not really need a college. He can learn them from books. The value of an education is a liberal arts college is not learning of many facts but the training of the mind to think something that cannot be learned from textbooks."
"The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame."
"I have studied it often, but I never could discover the plot"
"Heroine: girl who is perfectly charming to live with, in a book."
"There are some books that refuse to be written. They stand their ground year after year and will not be persuaded. It isn't because the book is not there and worth being written -- it is only because the right form of the story does not present itself. There is only one right form for a story and if you fail to find that form the story will not tell itself."


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