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'Tis pleasant, sure, to see one's name in print; A book's a book, although there's nothing in it.
~ Lord Byron | ( British poet. ) | 1788-1824 | Books
quotes Division : British Poets   
     
'Tis the good reader that makes the good book; in every book he finds passages which seem to be confidences or sides hidden from all else and unmistakably meant for his ear; the profit of books is according to the sensibility of the reader; the profound thought or passion sleeps as in a mine, until it is discovered by an equal mind and heart.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson | ( U.S. poet ) | 1803-1882 | Books
quotes Division : American poets   
     
A bad book is as much of a labor to write as a good one; it comes as sincerely from the author's soul.
~ Aldous Huxley | ( British author. ) | 1894-1963 | Books
quotes Division : British Authors and Writers   
     
A bibliophile of little means is likely to suffer often. Books don't slip from his hands but fly past him through the air, high as birds, high as prices.
~ Pablo Neruda | (Chilean poet. ) | 1904-1973 | Books
quotes Division : Latin American Poets   
     
A book is a garden, an orchard, a storehouse, a party, a company by the way, a counselor, a multitude of counselors.
~ Henry Ward Beecher | ( American politician. ) | 1813-1887 | Books
quotes Division : Statesmen and politicians   
     
A book is a mirror: If an ass peers into it, you can't expect an apostle to look out.
-: [ Notebook E 49 (1775 - 1776) ]
~ Georg C. Lichtenberg | ( German scientist ) | 1742-1799 | Books
quotes Division : Scientists and Inventors   
     
A book is a part of life, a manifestation of life, just as much as a tree or a horse or a star. It obeys its own rhythms, its own laws, whether it be a novel, a play, or a diary. The deep, hidden rhythm of life is always there, that of the pulse, the heart beat.
~ Henry Miller | ( American author. ) | 1891-1980 | Books
quotes Division : American writers   
     
A book is a version of the world. If you do not like it, ignore it; or offer your own version in return.
~ Salman Rushdie | ( Anglo-Indian novelist. ) | 1948-? | Books
quotes Division : Novelists   
     
A book is like a man -- clever and dull, brave and cowardly, beautiful and ugly. For every flowering thought there will be a page like a wet and mangy mongrel, and for every looping flight a tap on the wing and a reminder that wax cannot hold the feathers firm too near the sun.
~ John Steinbeck | (American writer. ) | 1902-1968 | Books
quotes Division : American writers   
     
A book that is shut is but a block.
~ Thomas Fuller | ( British clergyman and author. ) | 1608-1661 | Books
quotes Division : Religious People   
     
A book worth reading is worth buying.
~ John Ruskin | ( English art critic. ) | 1819-1900 | Books
quotes Division : Artists   
     
A good book is the precious life-blood of the master spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose for a life beyond.
~ John Milton | ( English poet. ) | 1608-1674 | Books
quotes Division : British Poets   
     
A good novel tells us the truth about it's hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.
~ Gilbert Keith Chesterton | ( British journalist, novelist and poet. ) | 1874-1936 | Books
quotes Division : Journalists   
     
A good title is the title of a successful book.
~ Raymond Chandler | ( U.S. writer of detective fiction. ) | 1888-1959 | Books
quotes Division : Crime Writers   
     
A man ought to read just as his inclination leads him; for what he reads as a task will do him little good.
~ Samuel Johnson | ( British author. ) | 1709-1784 | Books
quotes Division : British Authors and Writers   
     
A multitude of books distracts the mind.
~ Socrates | ( Greek philosopher of Athens ) | 469 - 399 BC | Books
quotes Division : Ancient Greeks   
     
A novel is never anything, but a philosophy put into images.
~ Albert Camus | ( French novelist ) | 1913-1960 | Books
quotes Division : French Authors and Writers   
     
A real book is not one that we read, but one that reads us.
~ W. H. Auden | ( Anglo American poet. ) | 1907-1973 | Books
quotes Division : American poets   
     
A room without books is like a body without a soul.
~ Marcus Tulius Cicero | ( Writer, politician and great roman orator. ) | 106-43 BC | Books
quotes Division : Ancient Romans   
     
A successful book cannot afford to be more than ten percent new.
~ Marshall Mcluhan | ( Canadian communications theorist and educator. ) | 1911-1980 | Books
quotes Division : Educators   
     
A vacuum of ideas affects people differently than a vacuum of air, otherwise readers of books would be constantly collapsing.
~ Georg C. Lichtenberg | ( German scientist ) | 1742-1799 | Books
quotes Division : Scientists and Inventors   
     

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