Books And Reading Quotes


752 Books And Reading quotes:



"Don't join the book burners. Do not think you are going to conceal thoughts by concealing evidence that they ever existed."
"If in other lands the press and books and literature of all kinds are censored, we must redouble our efforts here to keep them free"
"All the known world, excepting only savage nations, is governed by books."
"Every book is a quotation; and every house is a quotation out of all forests and mines and stone quarries; and every man is a quotation from all his ancestors"
"The profit of books is according to the sensibility of the reader. The profoundest thought or passion sleeps as in a mine, until an equal mind and heart finds and publishes it."
"Consider what you have in the smallest chosen library: a company of the wisest and wittiest men that could be picked out of all civil countries in a thousand years.... The thought which they did not uncover to their bosom friend is here written out in transparent words to us, the strangers of another age."
"If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads."
"Proverbs, like the sacred books of each nation, are the sanctuary of the intuitions"
"A multitude of books distracts the mind."
"I know many books which have bored their readers, but I know of none which has done real evil"
"Every burned book or house enlightens the world; every suppressed or expunged word reverberates through the earth from side to side"
"There is no luck in literary reputation. They who make up the final verdict upon every book are not the partial and noisy readers of the hour when it appears; but a court as of angels, a public not to be bribed, not to be entreated, and not to be overawed, decides upon every man's title to fame."
"Be a little careful about your library. Do you foresee what you will do with it? Very little to be sure. But the real question is, What it will do with you? You will come here and get books that will open your eyes, and your ears, and your curiosity, and turn you inside out or outside in."
Author: Emerson Quotes Category: Books And Reading Quotes Libraries Quotes
"When you read the book you see that these guys aren't holding any punches. They're straightforward. They're honest. They're giving you their honest opinion."
"Other projects talk about snippets. We don't talk about snippets. We talk about books."
"We had good earnings and we have a lot of projects on the books and plan to significantly improve the refinery to make it more efficient and more profitable."
"I went to a bookstore and asked the saleswoman, "Where's the self-help section?" She said if she told me, it would defeat the purpose"
"I hope it helps my book sales. I'm swamped with media interviews."
"It's a huge deal. We now have the instruction book of our closest relative."
"Readers are plentiful: thinkers are rare."


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