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Quotes About Ebooks

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Priya Ardis
“Did you recently turn into a jerk or have you been one since birth?”
Priya Ardis, My Boyfriend Merlin

Russell T. Davies
“...Something we once loved, and love now, in the shape of a book. Maybe eBooks are going to take over, one day, but not until those whizzkids in Silicon Valley invent a way to bend the corners, fold the spine, yellow the pages, add a coffee ring or two and allow the plastic tablet to fall open at a favorite page.”
Russell T. Davies, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Maurice Sendak
“F**k them is what I say. I hate those ebooks. They can not be the future. They may well be. I will be dead. I won't give a s**t.”
Maurice Sendak

Douglas Adams
“Lovers of print are simply confusing the plate for the food.”
Douglas Adams

Priya Ardis
“Do I look like I want to be involved in your teen love saga? Ask someone who cares.”
Priya Ardis, My Boyfriend Merlin

Penelope Lively
“It seems to me that anyone whose library consists of a Kindle lying on a table is some sort of bloodless nerd.”
Penelope Lively

Priya Ardis
“Well, can you tell her that?"
He looked down at his feet. "I will. I will."
Guy-speak for, "I plan to keep avoiding her until she gives up.”
Priya Ardis, My Merlin Awakening

Jarod Kintz
“There are lots of great ideas in my book, but as a cohesive unit, my book is only held together with glue at the spine.
 Or it would be, if it weren’t an ebook. 
”
Jarod Kintz, This Book Has No Title

Charlie Brooker
“Until recently, I was an ebook sceptic, see; one of those people who harrumphs about the “physical pleasure of turning actual pages” and how ebook will “never replace the real thing”. Then I was given a Kindle as a present. That shut me up. Stock complaints about the inherent pleasure of ye olde format are bandied about whenever some new upstart invention comes along. Each moan is nothing more than a little foetus of nostalgia jerking in your gut. First they said CDs were no match for vinyl. Then they said MP3s were no match for CDs. Now they say streaming music services are no match for MP3s. They’re only happy looking in the rear-view mirror.”
Charlie Brooker

Shandy L. Kurth
“What's cheaper than a gallon of gas? An ebook. Save a dollar, stay home and read!”
Shandy L. Kurth

Priya Ardis
“My name is Arianna Morganna Brittany DuLac--you can imagine why I went by the name Ryan.”
Priya Ardis, My Boyfriend Merlin

Franz S. McLaren
“Life without a Kindle is like life without a library nearby.”
Franz S. McLaren, Home Lost

Priya Ardis
“The combination of razor-sharp wit (completely real) and his credentials (completely fake) had won them over in the end.”
Priya Ardis, My Merlin Awakening

Priya Ardis
“Soft sun shone down on a misty cathedral at the opposite end of a football-field length courtyard. The cathedral had a long pointed tower with beautiful rose and ivory stained glass windows. Pink-petal flowers and deep green ivy climbed the stones from the ground to it’s roof. A large fountain stood in the middle of the courtyard with water falling from several lion’s heads. Between the misty air and rolling slope of the earth, the grounds reminded me of a long lost fairy tale.”
Priya Ardis, My Boyfriend Merlin

Cory Doctorow
“... the Kindle is a "roach motel" device: its license terms and DRM ensure that books can check in, but they can't check out.”
Cory Doctorow, Context: Further Selected Essays on Productivity, Creativity, Parenting, and Politics in the 21st Century

J.A. Konrath
“Back in August, I wrote a post about the supposed race to the bottom with ebooks, refuting some nonsense written by an establishment bonehead.

This meme won't die. People are still convinced that new ebooks are going to be priced at ten cents, and writers will starve, and this will cause a second Great Depression where banks will close and people will be forced to buy Kindles with food stamps, and then the earth will enter another ice age where all the bunnies will freeze to death.”
J.A. Konrath

Jason Merkoski
“You don't see people getting pulled over by the police for reading ebooks on their smartphones.”
Jason Merkoski, Burning the Page: The eBook Revolution and the Future of Reading

Priya Ardis
“Marilynn...passed out black cases to everyone. I opened mine to find an iPad inside. Several candidates whistled. Despite my agitated state, it impressed me too. Maybe wizard school wasn’t going to be as lame as I had thought.
“All of your schedules and assignments will be done on these,” Marilynn explained. “The whole school is on these. We’ve had them for awhile now.”
Priya Ardis

Jaye Frances
“All cats are gray in the dark. And besides, her actions have less to do with her, and everything to do with you.”
Jaye Frances, The Kure

Jaye Frances
“Oh, I don’t mean to infer that you’re not a great guy. I’m sure you’re the exception to the rule.”
Jaye Frances, The Cruise - All That Glitters

Jaye Frances
“Ah yes, now you’re beginning to feel it. It’s so satisfying to see my best efforts coming to fruition. Undoubtedly one of the most gratifying rewards of my profession. It would warm my heart—if I had one.”
Jaye Frances, The Beach

Tom Conrad
“Detective Inspector Eccles sighed. He may ordinarily have met his sigh with the question of why the newly appointed Superintendent Dickinson was turning up to this late hour crime scene, he may also ordinarily question why his superior officer was dressed as Julius Caesar, in full tunic and green leafy wreath, yet ever since the new and youngest-ever-appointed superintendent had arrived at the Met it had been all too clear he was an officer who didn’t quite do things by the eBook.”
Tom Conrad

Jaye Frances
“Well, most of us think "The Merchant of Venice" is a porno script. On a more personal note, I’ve decided on pizza for dinner.”
Jaye Frances, The Possibilities of Amy

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