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Alexandra Ripley Quotes

I hope you find these Motivational Alexandra Ripley Quotes useful in achieving your personal and career goals in life.

Books have become products, like cereal or perfume or deodorant.
- Alexandra Ripley

I really don't know why Scarlett has such appeal.
When I began writing the sequel, I had a lot of trouble
because Scarlett is not my kind of person.
She's virtually illiterate, has no taste,
never learns from her mistakes.
- Alexandra Ripley

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

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

 

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

Books and friends should be few but good.
- Anonymous

Be careful about reading health books.
You may die of a misprint.
- Mark Twain


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

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

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

The man who does not read good books
has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.
- Mark Twain

True justice is not a matter of courts and law books,
but of a commitment in each of us to liberty and mutual respect.
- Jimmy Carter

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

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

It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations...
The quotations, when engraved upon the memory, give you good thoughts.
They also make you anxious to read the authors and look for more.
- Winston Churchill

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I have a shelf of comfort books, which I read when
the world closes in on me or something untoward happens.
- Anne McCaffrey

What do we, as a nation, care about books? How much
do you think we spend altogether on our libraries,
public or private, as compared with what we spend on our horses?
- John Ruskin

My mother would read aloud to my father and me in the evening.
She read mainly travel books.
- Beverly Cleary

The fear of failure is so great, it is no wonder that
the desire to do right by one's children has led to
a whole library of books offering advice on how to raise them.
- Bruno Bettelheim

At night, when the curtains are drawn and the fire flickers,
my books attain a collective dignity.
- E. M. Forster

I have given up reading books; I find it takes my mind off myself.
- Oscar Levant

They lard their lean books with the fat of others work.
- Richard Burton

But everything of value about me is in my books.
- V. S. Naipaul

I write sets of books, but I've also written a lot of orphans.
- Lynn Abbey

There's more fiction in my life than in books,
so I don't bother with them.
- Richard Harris

He who studies medicine without books sails an uncharted sea,
but he who studies medicine without patients does not go to sea at all.
- William Osler

When I was starting out, I did not do short fiction well,
because I kept wanting to write books.
- Elizabeth Moon

A couple of weeks after that, Zebra Books phoned with an offer,
and I accepted.
- George Stephen

Living wild species are like a library of books still unread.
Our heedless destruction of them is akin to burning
the library without ever having read its books.
- John Dingell

I've really written my books for my husband and our family.
They've brought us closer together by allowing us to
discuss things that were unspoken for so long.
- Pamela Stephenson

Shakespeare is one of the last books one should like to give up,
perhaps the one just before the Dying Service in a large Prayer book.
- Charles Lamb

There was a time when the world acted on books;
now books act on the world.
- Joseph Joubert

Deep-versed in books and shallow in himself.
- John Milton

I have assiduously avoided calling my books novels.
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante

All good books have one thing in common -
they are truer than if they had really happened.
- Ernest Hemingway

It is the interest one takes in books that makes a library.
And if a library have interest it is;
if not,
it isn't.
- Carolyn Wells

Our mission, is to publish books on social and cultural issues,
including books on law related to those areas.
We are not looking for books on, say,
tax policy, etc.
- Thomas Spence

Good books, like good friends, are few and chosen;
the more select,
the more enjoyable.
- Louisa May Alcott

There's not too much difference between writing a picture
book and writing a collection of a hundred poems or so,
except that the bigger books take a lot longer to do.
- Jack Prelutsky

The language of my books has shaped me as a man.
- Don DeLillo

When you have mastered numbers, you will in fact no
longer be reading numbers,
any more than you read words when reading books You
will be reading meanings.
- W. E. B. Du Bois

Books won't stay banned.
They won't burn.
Ideas won't go to jail.
- Alfred Whitney Griswold

There are too many books I haven't read,
too many places I haven't seen, too many memories I
haven't kept long enough.
- Irwin Shaw

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

Many good sayings are to be found in holy books,
but merely reading them will not make one religious.
- Ramakrishna

Never loan a book to someone if you expect to get it back.
Loaning books is the same as giving them away.
- Doug Coupland

I've got a long list of books I wish I'd never written-and
I've kept them all out of print for the past 20 years.
- Dean Koontz

Now, I had been drawing all this time -
especially in France of course -
so,
when I came back, my father gave me the chance to do
a cover for one of the books he published.
- Dick Bruna

And Michael likes to read a lot.
People don't realize that about him but he reads a
number of books per week and he's fascinated just about every subject.
- David Gest

I tend to come up with people more than situations -
most of my books start with a character.
- Jane Haddam

You see, the interesting thing about books,
as opposed, say, to films, is that it's always just
one person encountering the book,
it's not an audience, it's one to one.
- Paul Auster

I was a very sickly kid.
While I was in the hospital at age 7,
my Dad brought me a stack of comic books to keep me occupied.
I was hooked.
- Len Wein


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