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Books Quote of the Day

Welcome to these Books Quotes of the Day from my large collection of positive, romantic, and funny quotes.

Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection,
not in books alone, but in every leaf in spring-time.
- Martin Luther

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Who has fully realized that history
is not contained in thick books
but lives in our very blood?
- Carl Jung

You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture.
Just get people to stop reading them.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Books can only reveal us to ourselves,
and as often as they do us this service we lay them aside.
- Henry David Thoreau

 

Books are mirrors:
you only see in them what you already have inside you.
- Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Books and friends should be few but good.
- Anonymous

Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience:
this is the ideal life.
- Mark Twain


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Read the best books first,
or you may not have a chance to read them at all.
- Henry David Thoreau

Books are the greatest gift one person can give another.
- Bono

Books are the treasured wealth of the world
and the fit inheritance of generations and nations.
- Henry David Thoreau

If you want to read about love and marriage,
you've got to buy two separate books.
- Alan King

I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think,
all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read,
and all the friends I want to see.
- John Burroughs

More books, more racing and more foolishness with cars
and motorcycles are in the works.
- Brock Yates

The love of learning, the sequestered nooks,
And all the sweet serenity of books.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Keeping books on social aid is capitalistic nonsense.
I just use the money for the poor.
I can't stop to count it.
- Evita Peron

I live alone, with cats, books, pictures,
fresh vegetables to cook, the garden,
the hens to feed.
- Jeanette Winterson

Wisdom is not wisdom when it is derived from books alone.
- Horace

A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than
the metaphysics of books.
- Walt Whitman

We do not need to proselytize
either by our speech or by our writing.
We can only do so really with our lives.
Let our lives be open books for all to study.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Reading about nature is fine, but if a person
walks in the woods and listens carefully,
he can learn more than what is in books,
for they speak with the voice of God.
- George Washington Carver

Books! I dunno if I ever told you this,
but books are the greatest gift one person can give another.
- Bono

Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers,
the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters,
and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.
- John Lubbock

Books serve to show a man
that those original thoughts of his
aren't very new at all.
- Abraham Lincoln

A house without books is like a room without windows.
- Horace Mann

And this, our life, exempt from public haunt,
finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks,
sermons in stones, and good in everything.
- William Shakespeare

Nature and books belong to the eyes that see them.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Movies are not scripts - movies are films;
they're not books,
they're not the theatre.
- Nicolas Roeg

All of the books in the world contain no more information
than is broadcast as video in a single large American city in a single year.
Not all bits have equal value.
- Carl Sagan

We used to root for the Indians against the cavalry,
because we didn't think it was fair in the history
books that when the cavalry won it was a great victory,
and when the Indians won it was a massacre.
- Dick Gregory

We are the children of a technological age.
We have found streamlined ways of doing much of our routine work.
Printing is no longer the only way of reproducing books.
Reading them, however, has not changed.
- Lawrence Clark Powell

From your parents you learn love and laughter and how
to put one foot before the other.
But when books are opened you discover that you have wings.
- Helen Hayes

Wherever you look there are inspirations,
books, literature, paintings, landscapes,
everything.
Just living is an inspiration.
- Gavin Rossdale

I think that the online world has actually brought books back.
People are reading because they're reading the damn screen.
That's more reading than people used to do.
- Bill Murray

Nowadays I construct my books as if they're film scripts.
- Leon de Winter

The Bible is worth all the other books which have ever been printed.
- Patrick Henry

The newest books are those that never grow old.
- Logan P. Smith

A room without books is like a body without a soul.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

I bought some books in order to learn the first principles of philosophy.
- Johann Heinrich Lambert

I love everything that's old, - old friends,
old times, old manners, old books, old wine.
- Oliver Goldsmith

Finding people who get enormous pleasure from reading
books is a more and more unusual experience,
and so writers just so much want to be heard.
- Susie Bright

The end of reading is not more books but more life.
- Holbrook Jackson

I like to deal with EVERY aspect of our condition,
and that means terror and humor in equal mix.
Some books have more room for humor than others.
- Dean Koontz

Children will not pretend to be enjoying books,
and they will not read books because they have been
told that these books are good.
They are looking for delight.
- Helen Dunmore

The best translations cannot convey to us the strength
and exquisite delicacy of thought in its native garb,
and he to whom such books are shut flounders about in outer darkness.
- Edwin Booth

My first collection of poems was published by Bloodaxe Books,
which was then a very new imprint.
- Helen Dunmore

Negative humor is forgotten immediately.
It's the stuff that makes us feel better about our lives that lives long.
Much more satisfying.
Enter children's books.
- Berke Breathed

The importance and influence of books on me has been cumulative:
the result of hearing and reading lots of stories about
interesting people and places.
- Louise Brown

Books do furnish a room.
- Anthony Powell

I've written many nonfiction books, but that's a special gift.
- Tim LaHaye

I guess there is also an element of deliberate change involved.
Each of my books has been, at least from my point of view,
radically different from the last.
- George Murray

I make money using my brains and lose money listening to my heart.
But in the long run my books balance pretty well.
- Kate Seredy

The advice of the elders to young men is very apt to
be as unreal as a list of the hundred best books.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

An ordinary man can surround himself with two thousand
books and thenceforward have at least one place in
the world in which it is possible to be happy.
- Augustine Birrell

When I am dead, I hope it may be said:
His sins were scarlet,
but his books were read.
- Hilaire Belloc

Readers always seem to think that the author has some
control over the design of their books.
- Donald Norman

I judged about a zillion awards this year so I've been
reading a lot of books that just came out.
- Rick Moody

I took up a sort of a hobby of just hanging around the local library.
I'd pick out an author and I would read all their books.
- Tom T. Hall

Currently I am working on another three books,
doing a lot of magazine work, am shooting for fifteen stock agencies,
plus my own photo library - all this keeps me quite busy!
- Nigel Dennis

Americans like fat books and thin women.
- Russell Baker

One of the great defects of English books printed in
the last century is the want of an index.
- Lafcadio Hearn

So while it is true that I find really dark stuff funny sometimes,
it's also true that as a writer of books I want to
have the whole range of human emotions.
- Rick Moody

I started to write in 2001.
I wrote the books for the fun of it.
It was an old idea I had had since the nineties.
- Steig Larsson

Most people don't have the money to spend on advertising
to create awareness among readers,
nor do they have the contacts at newspapers or magazines
to get their books reviewed.
- Sara Paretsky

I don't like Communism because it hands out wealth through rationing books.
- Omar Torrijos Herrera

Books are funny little portable pieces of thought.
- Susan Sontag

You write a book and you hope somebody will go out
and pay $24.95 for what you've just said.
I think books were my salvation.
Books saved me from being miserable.
- Amy Tan

The experience gathered from books, though often valuable,
is but the nature of learning; whereas the experience
gained from actual life is one of the nature of wisdom.
- Samuel Smiles

Books are the carriers of civilization.
Without books, history is silent, literature dumb,
science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill.
- Barbara Tuchman

There are three schoolmasters for everybody that will employ them -
the senses,
intelligent companions, and books.
- Henry Ward Beecher

I have said repeatedly that in this country we track
library books better than we do sex offenders.
- Mark Foley

Booksellers are the most valuable destination for the lonely,
given the numbers of books that were written because
authors couldn't find anyone to talk to.
- Alain de Botton


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