Books And Reading Quotes

752 Books And Reading quotes:

"Getting out of the hospital is a lot like resigning from a book club. You're not out of it until the computer says you're out of it."
"Isn't it strange that I who have written only unpopular books should be such a popular fellow?"
"I feel like I'm drowning. Every night, I'm carrying home loads of things to read but I'm too exhausted. I keep clipping things and Xeroxing them and planning to read them eventually, but I just end up throwing it all away and feeling guilty."
"You should read books like you take medicine, by advice, and not by advertisement."
"Books, books, books had found the secret of a garret-room piled high with cases in my father's name; Piled high, packed large, /where, creeping in and out among the giant fossils of my past, like some small nimble mouse between the ribs of a mastodon, I nibbled here and there at this or that box, pulling through the gap, in heats of terror, haste, victorious joy, the first book first. And how I felt it beat under my pillow, in the morning's dark. An hour before the sun would let me read! My books!"
"There is more treasure in books than in all the pirates loot on Treasure Island and best of all, you can enjoy these riches every day of your life."
"A man ought to read just as his inclination leads him; for what he reads as a task will do him little good."
"Books that you carry to the fire, and hold readily in your hand, are most useful after all."
"If a law were passed giving six months to every writer of a first book, only the good ones would do it."
"A classic is a book which people praise and don't read."
"Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life."
"Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else."
"Obscenity can be found in every book except the telephone directory."
"That book in many’s eyes doth share the gloryThat in gold clasps locks in the golden story."
"If He Tom Sawyer had been a great and wise philosopher, like the writer of this book, he would now have comprehended that Work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do and Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do."
"No one who can read, ever looks at a book, even unopened on a shelf, like one who cannot."
"Fortunate Newton, happy childhood of science. Nature to him was an open book. He stands before us strong, certain, and alone."
"Any book, which is at all important, should be reread immediately"
"[My] deep religiosity... found an abrupt ending at the age of twelve, through the reading of popular scientific books."
Author: Einstein Quotes Category: Books And Reading Quotes Religion Quotes
"[What guided Einstein was that, in his mid-twenties, he found the unknown intriguing. He felt compelled to comprehend what might have been intended for our universe by The Old One (as he referred to his notion of God).] We are in the position, ... of a little child entering a huge library, whose walls are covered to the ceiling with books in many different languages. The child knows that someone must have written those books. It does not know who or how. It does not understand the languages in which they are written. The child notes a definite plan in the arrangement of the books, a mysterious order, which it does not comprehend but only dimly suspects."

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