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The book of life is filled with incoherent riddles.
Life's true lessons are inscribed in a corner of the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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The real lessons from the book of life
are inscribed in a corner of the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The Lessons of the Book of Life are
Writ Small in its Margins.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is a Book of Riddles,
with the Real Lessons Writ Small in its Margins.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

A closed mind is like a closed book;
just a block of wood.
- Chinese proverb

The Book of Life is a Book of Riddles,
with its Real Lessons Writ Small in the Margins.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The best of a book is not the thought which it contains,
but the thought which it suggests;
just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones
but in the echoes of our hearts.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes


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Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend.
Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.
- Groucho Marx

The most important thing about Spaceship Earth -
an instruction book didn't come with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

The only way to store information is by agreement.
The belief system is like a Book of Law that rules our mind.
Our biggest fear is taking the risk to be alive.
Humans punish themselves endlessly
for not being what they believe they should be.
We have the need to be accepted and to be loved by others,
but we cannot accept and love ourselves.
- don Miguel Ruiz

I am mortified to be told that, in the United States of America,
the sale of a book can become a subject of inquiry,
and of criminal inquiry too.
- Thomas Jefferson

Don't join the book burners.
Do not think you are going to conceal thoughts
by concealing evidence that they ever existed.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
- Thomas Jefferson

What a book a devil's chaplain might write
on the clumsy, wasteful, blundering, low,
and horribly cruel work of nature!
- Charles Darwin

In the book of life, the answers aren't in the back.
- Charles M. Schulz in his Peanuts cartoon

Now there is one outstanding important fact regarding spaceship earth,
and that is that no instruction book came with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

The things of this world exist;
they are; you can't refuse them.
- Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching - Book One #2 - version by Ursula K. Le Guin

Here with a Loaf of Bread beneath the Bough,
A Flask of Wine, a Book of Verse - and Thou
Beside me singing in the Wilderness -
And Wilderness is Paradise enow.
- Omar Khayyam

Not everyone is always going to like what you do.
Your job application, your book proposal,
your offer of marriage is going to
get rejected sometimes - perhaps often.
Your boss, your spouse, even the person
behind you in the supermarket checkout line
is occasionally going to think that you are doing it all wrong.
Don't take it personally.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You know you're getting old when all the names in your black book have M. D. after them.
- Harrison Ford

It is only in the country that we can get to know a person or a book.
- Cyril Connolly

I do not recall a Jewish home without a book on the table.
- Elie Wiesel

A truly good book teaches me better than to read it.
I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint.
What I began by reading, I must finish by acting.
- Henry David Thoreau

Everyone thinks they're going to write one book of poems or one novel.
- Marilyn Hacker

If I read a book that impresses me,
I have to take myself firmly in hand
before I mix with other people;
otherwise they would think my mind rather queer.
- Anne Frank

O Day of days when we can read!
The reader and the book, either without the other is naught.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Marriage - a book of which the first chapter is written
in poetry and the remaining chapters in prose.
- Beverley Nichols

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.
- Erma Bombeck

It's a very good historical book about history.
- Dan Quayle

The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.
- Saint Augustine

The joke in our family is that we can cry reading the phone book.
- Ron Reagan

A wonderful thing about a book, in contrast to a computer screen,
is that you can take it to bed with you.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

The simplest science book is over my head.
- James Merrill

You cannot open a book without learning something.
- Confucius

Asking a critic to name his favorite book is like asking
a butcher to name his favorite pig.
- John McCarthy

I wrote each book in thirty-five days flat -
just to get the darned thing finished.
- Alistair Maclean

I got done writing Ports of Call and suddenly realized
I have far too much material for the book.
- Jack Vance

The story grew, got way bigger than the contest rules called for,
and next thing I knew I had a book.
- Leslie Banks

I'm writing a new book right now that is like an erotica manifesto.
- Susie Bright

In addition, we were unable to meet openly to discuss
the progress of the book,
for we were both on the list of persons banned from
communicating with other banned persons.
- Ruth First

A novel is like a gland pill - it nips off the cream
of my hysterics and gets them running on track in a
book where they belong instead of rioting all over my person.
- Dawn Powell

There's nothing that makes you so aware of the improvisation
of human existence as a song unfinished.
Or an old address book.
- Carson McCullers

The book tour has been really interesting and very gratifying.
I have not book toured before.
I've never had quite as much pleasure,
as much satisfaction.
- Leonard Nimoy

Why do I do this every Sunday? Even the book reviews
seem to be the same as last week's.
Different books same reviews.
- John Osborne

We learned in the university to consider Wordsworth and Keats as Romantics.
They were only a generation apart, but Wordsworth didn't
even read Keats's book when he gave him a copy.
- Thom Gunn

When you publish a book, it's the world's book.
The world edits it.
- Philip Roth

A man's got to take a lot of punishment to write a really funny book.
- Ernest Hemingway

I mean to say, this is the book and I really loathe
it and I can't imagine what a nice Jewish boy like me ever,
how I ever got into this dreadful trade.
- Al Alvarez

When you reread a classic, you do not see more in the
book than you did before;
you see more in you than there was before.
- Cliff Fadiman

I've written a book on gangs, taught a course on gangs at Occidental.
- Tom Hayden

When I first concluded to print the book,
I made an honest effort to construct it in the third person.
- John Sergeant Wise

The first time I read an excellent work,
it is to me just as if I gained a new friend;
and when I read over a book I have perused before,
it resembles the meeting of an old one.
- George Gissing

A book is always a dialogue with other readers and other books.
- Tim O'Reilly

I don't want to write formula.
I don't want to crank these books out like sausages.
Every book is different, which takes a hell of a lot of ingenuity on my part.
- Sue Grafton

I just finished my 11th book last week,
so I'm ready to start the next one.
- Gloria Stuart

I think Maus I is better than Maus II.
The standard here is whether or not it's as good as
a great book of prose literature and by that standard,
no, it's not that great.
- Ted Rall

Never read a book through merely because you have begun it.
- John Witherspoon

I never travel without my sketch book.
- Ian Wright

The more I do bookstores, the more people come up to me from church groups.
I spoke at Pittsburg State College and had 2 or 3 ministers
and book groups from a couple of churches.
- Anita Diament

It is very, very easy not to be offended by a book.
You just have to shut it.
- Salman Rushdie

I just signed to do my next book with Ecco Press,
a new primer or encyclopedia.
This will be my take on what classic Italian cooking is.
- Mario Batali

I still do some inking here and there and I've actually
got a book that I'm going to ink entirely.
- Todd McFarlane

A great book should leave you with many experiences,
and slightly exhausted.
You should live several lives while reading it.
- William Styron

There is not less wit nor less invention in applying
rightly a thought one finds in a book,
than in being the first author of that thought.
- Pierre Bayle

When I read it, I don't wince, which is all I ever ask for a book I write.
- Norman Mailer

Everything goes by the board: honor,
pride,
decency to get the book written.
- William Faulkner

Making a book is a craft, like making a clock;
it needs more than native wit to be an author.
- Jean de la Bruyere

The shelf life of the average trade book is somewhere between milk and yogurt.
- Calvin Trillin

I'm going to play as much as they want me to,
as long as I can put up with what they book me.
- Jules Shear

A stage play requires very different craft from a book,
fiction or otherwise, and ditto from a screenplay.
- Dirk Benedict

I worked hard at memorizing lists of facts and figures,
and carried with me a book of facts.
- Charles Van Doren


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