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Books Quotes

These Motivational Quotes about Books are dedicated to your career and personal success in life.

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

Related topics: Christian Religion

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

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

 

Books and friends should be few but good.
- Anonymous

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Children simply don't make the distinction;
a book is either good or bad.
And some of the books they think are good are very,
very bad indeed.
- Mark Haddon

My attitudes have changed, but somebody would have
to read all my books to find out how they have.
- Irwin Shaw

When I decided to take writing seriously,
I did a lot of reading and analyzing of the books I liked,
and came up with what I thought were pretty sound plotting and structure basics.
- George Stephen

Meditation here may think down hours to moments.
Here the heart may give a useful lesson to the head
and learning wiser grow without his books.
- William Cowper

I used to get a haircut every Saturday so I would never
miss any of the comic books.
I had practically no hair when I was a kid!
- R. L. Stine

I had to learn chord shapes.
I bought books with chord charts.
I used to listen to all kinds of pop music.
- Mick Taylor

Frank is such a great visual storyteller,
that if you study his artwork you see that his Sin
City books are already the best movies never seen on the big screen.
- Robert Rodriguez

I mean, I wasn't stupid.
I knew we'd make money and sell a lot of Dune books.
- Kevin J. Anderson

I had still never read one of the Bond books when the movie Dr. No came out.
- Leslie Charteris

Trying to write books with a subject matter or in a
genre or style you're not familiar with is the best
way to find the Big Block looming.
- Jeffery Deaver

I think we did a great job of putting together a program
that would have made good e-books available had people
been buying e-books in any real numbers.
- Thomas Perry

Naturally, I have compensated in my adult years by
owning very large numbers of books.
- Martin Lewis Perl

I read true crime books, and I read when people do case studies of stuff.
I'm into books like that.
Case studies or forensics or murder -
all that good stuff.
- Tom Araya

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

Literary imagination is an aesthetic object offered
by a writer to a lover of books.
- Gaston Bachelard

If writers learn more from their books than do readers,
perhaps I may have begun to learn.
- Lloyd Alexander

Books are the ever burning lamps of accumulated wisdom.
- George William Curtis

You could say, in a vulgar Freudian way,
that I am the unhappy child who escapes into books.
Even as a child, I was most happy being alone.
This has not changed.
- Slavoj Zizek

If I loved all the world as I do you,
I shouldn't write books to it: I should only write letters to it,
and that would be only a clumsy stage on the way to entire telepathy.
- Laurence Housman

Most of my books have been written in the form of fantasy.
- Lloyd Alexander

You will find something more in woods than in books.
Trees and stones will teach you that which you can
never learn from masters.
- Saint Bernard

One whose knowledge is confined to books and whose
wealth is in the possession of others,
can use neither his knowledge nor wealth when the need for them arises.
- Chanakya

The things I keep going back to, rereading,
maybe they say more about me as a reader than about the books.
Love in the Time of Cholera, Pale Fire.
- Michael Chabon

Books are the blessed chloroform of the mind.
- Oswald Chambers

Getting close to books, and spending time by myself,
I was obliged to think about things I would never have
thought about if I was busy romping around with a brother and sister.
- Shelby Foote

Surely the immutable laws of the universe can teach
more impressive and exalted lessons than the holy books
of all the religions on earth.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Real education should consist of drawing the goodness
and the best out of our own students.
What better books can there be than the book of humanity?
- Cesar Chavez

Books can now be on the stands within days from delivery
of a formatted manuscript,
and often are.
- Bruce Jackson

Jane Austen was writing about boring people with desperately limited lives.
We forget this because we've seen too many of her books on screen.
- Mark Haddon

But at the same time, I have trouble keeping things out of books,
which is why I don't write short stories because they turn into novels.
- Jonathan Coe

But more wonderful than the lore of old men and the
lore of books is the secret lore of ocean.
- H. P. Lovecraft

Most books today seemed to have been written overnight
from books read the day before.
- Nicolas de Chamfort

Books are men of higher stature; the only men that
speak aloud for future times to hear.
- Garson Kanin

The more books we read, the clearer it becomes that
the true function of a writer is to produce a masterpiece
and that no other task is of any consequence.
- Cyril Connolly

The response to 'The Greatest Generation' and the books
that followed has been one of the most satisfying experiences of my life.
- Tom Brokaw

I don't think that Slaughterhouse-Five was successful movie material.
In fact, Vonnegut's books mostly I don't feel are movie material.
- Jerry Garcia

If books were Persian carpets, one would not look only at the outer side.
because it is the stitch that makes a carpet wear,
gives it its life and bloom.
- Rumer Godden

Books are to be distinguished by the grandeur of their topics
even more than by the manner in which they are treated.
- Henry David Thoreau

I think of my books as mainstream and that's were most
people who read them look for them in book stores.
- Jean M. Auel


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