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Quotes About Books

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James Patterson
“They turned to Angel. "We will call you Little One," the leader said, obviously deciding to dispense with the whole confusing name thing.
"Okay," said Angel agreeably. "I'll call you Guy in a White Lab Coat." He frowned.
"That can be his Indian name," I suggested.”
James Patterson, Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports

Ezra Pound
“Man reading should be man intensely alive. The book should be a ball of light in one's hand.”
Ezra Pound

George Carlin
“I went to a bookstore and asked the saleswoman, 'Where's the self-help section?' She said if she told me, it would defeat the purpose.”
George Carlin

Russell T. Davies
“Doctor Who: You want weapons? We're in a library. Books are the best weapon in the world. This room's the greatest arsenal we could have. Arm yourself!

(from Tooth and Claw in Season 2)”
Russell T. Davies

Jane Austen
“It is only a novel... or, in short, only some work in which the greatest powers of the mind are displayed, in which the most thorough knowledge of human nature, the happiest delineation of its varieties, the liveliest effusions of wit and humour, are conveyed to the world in the best-chosen language”
Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey

Charles Baudelaire
“A book is a garden, an orchard, a storehouse, a party, a company by the way, a counselor, a multitude of counselors.”
Charles Baudelaire

Ralph Waldo Emerson
“If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Elizabeth Scott
“I love books. I like that the moment you open one and sink into it you can escape from the world, into a story that's way more interesting that yours will ever be.”
Elizabeth Scott, Bloom

Neil Gaiman
“Books were safer than other people anyway.”
Neil Gaiman, The Ocean at the End of the Lane

J.K. Rowling
“What are you doing with all those books anyway?" Ron asked.
Just trying to decide which ones to take with us," said Hermione. When we're looking for the Horcruxes."
Oh, of course," said Ron, clapping a hand to his forehead. "I forgot we'll be hunting down Voldemort in a mobile library.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Ray Bradbury
“I still love books. Nothing a computer can do can compare to a book. You can't really put a book on the Internet. Three companies have offered to put books by me on the Net, and I said, 'If you can make something that has a nice jacket, nice paper with that nice smell, then we'll talk.' All the computer can give you is a manuscript. People don't want to read manuscripts. They want to read books. Books smell good. They look good. You can press it to your bosom. You can carry it in your pocket.”
Ray Bradbury

John Steinbeck
“I guess there are never enough books.”
John Steinbeck, A John Steinbeck Encyclopedia

John Keats
“Give me books, French wine, fruit, fine weather and a little music played out of doors by somebody I do not know.”
John Keats

Steven Wright
“I just got out of the hospital. I was in a speed reading accident. I hit a book mark and flew across the room.”
Steven Wright

Cornelia Funke
“Which of us has not felt that the character we are reading in the printed page is more real than the person standing beside us?”
Cornelia Funke

Christopher Hitchens
“Everybody does have a book in them, but in most cases that's where it should stay.”
Christopher Hitchens

Malcolm X
“People don't realize how a man's whole life can be changed by one book.”
Malcolm X

Patricia A. McKillip
“The odd thing about people who had many books was how they always wanted more.”
Patricia A. McKillip, The Bell at Sealey Head

Cassandra Clare
“How can you tell? That I like books, I mean.

The look on your face when you walked in, somehow I doubted you were that impressed by me.”
Cassandra Clare, City of Bones

Gail Carson Levine
“There's nothing wrong with reading a book you love over and over. When you do, the words get inside you, become a part of you, in a way that words in a book you've read only once can't.”
Gail Carson Levine, Writing Magic: Creating Stories that Fly

Garrison Keillor
“A book is a gift you can open again and again.”
Garrison Keillor

Voltaire
“Despite the enormous quantity of books, how few people read! And if one reads profitably, one would realize how much stupid stuff the vulgar herd is content to swallow every day.”
Voltaire

G.K. Chesterton
“A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.”
G.K. Chesterton, Heretics

Virginia Woolf
“Second hand books are wild books, homeless books; they have come together in vast flocks of variegated feather, and have a charm which the domesticated volumes of the library lack.”
Virginia Woolf

Anna Quindlen
“In books I have traveled, not only to other worlds, but into my own.”
Anna Quindlen, How Reading Changed My Life

Ray Bradbury
“The books are to remind us what asses and fool we are. They're Caeser's praetorian guard, whispering as the parade roars down the avenue, "Remember, Caeser, thou art mortal." Most of us can't rush around, talking to everyone, know all the cities of the world, we haven't time, money or that many friends. The things you're looking for, Montag, are in the world, but the only way the average chap will ever see ninety-nine per cent of them is in a book. Don't ask for guarantees. And don't look to be saved in any one thing, person, machine, or library. Do your own bit of saving, and if you drown, at least die knowing you were headed for shore.”
Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

Cornelia Funke
“This book taught me, once and for all, how easily you can escape this world with the help of words! You can find friends between the pages of a book, wonderful friends.”
Cornelia Funke, Inkspell

Oscar Wilde
“There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book.
Books are well written, or badly written. That is all.”
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

Jorge Luis Borges
“I cannot sleep unless I am surrounded by books.”
Jorge Luis Borges

Confucius
“You cannot open a book without learning something.”
Confucius

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