E Books Quotes

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Ray Bradbury
“(in response to the question: what do you think of e-books and Amazon’s Kindle?)

Those aren’t books. You can’t hold a computer in your hand like you can a book. A computer does not smell. There are two perfumes to a book. If a book is new, it smells great. If a book is old, it smells even better. It smells like ancient Egypt. A book has got to smell. You have to hold it in your hands and pray to it. You put it in your pocket and you walk with it. And it stays with you forever. But the computer doesn’t do that for you. I’m sorry.”
Ray Bradbury

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

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

Dan Brown
“I've got to stop being such a snob about leather-bound books, he reminded himself. E-books do have their moments.”
Dan Brown, Inferno

Priya Ardis
“Why did you wear heels? How are you supposed to fight a gargoyle in what you're wearing?”
Priya Ardis, My Boyfriend Merlin

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

Priya Ardis
“You'll get fired if anyone finds out about us!"
"So many rules in this century," Vane muttered.”
Priya Ardis, My Merlin Awakening

Priya Ardis
“If I were to lock you up in a dungeon, I guarantee you would not be bored.”
Priya Ardis, My Merlin Awakening

Andy Vogt
“Life Is Too Short--So Kiss Slowly,
Laugh Insanely, Love Truly,
And Live With Passion.”
Andy Vogt

Priya Ardis
“Plus, I happened to be a history nerd. Why else would I be interested in a guy born in the year 519?”
Priya Ardis, My Merlin Awakening

Priya Ardis
“He’s so powerful. Who knows maybe he’s advanced past eating”
Priya Ardis, My Boyfriend Merlin

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
“The last declaration he'd made to me hung between us. The L word. The one that had nothing to do with like.”
Priya Ardis, My Merlin Awakening

John Green
“In the end, what makes a book valuable is not the paper it’s printed on, but the thousands of hours of work by dozens of people who are dedicated to creating the best possible reading experience for you.”
John Green

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

Paul Acampora
“We will speak for the books."
...
"Like the Lorax?"
"The Lorax speaks for the trees," I remind her.
"Books are made out of paper. Paper is made out of trees."
"What about e-books?"
"We can speak for them too."
"Audiobooks?"
"Audiobooks speak for themselves." She grins. "Get it?”
Paul Acampora, I Kill the Mockingbird

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

“It’s always the end of the world,” said Russell Grandinetti, one of Amazon’s top executives. “You could set your watch on it arriving.” He pointed out, though, that the landscape was in some ways changing for the first time since Gutenberg invented the modern book nearly 600 years ago. “The only really necessary people in the publishing process now are the writer and reader,” he said. “Everyone who stands between those two has both risk and opportunity.” Amazon Signs Up Authors, Writing Publishers Out of Deal. New York Times, 10/16/2011”
Russell Grandinetti

Daniel Nayeri
“The tree leaves rustled like that noise e-books make when you turn the page.”
Daniel Nayeri, Straw House, Wood House, Brick House, Blow

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

Ursula K. Le Guin
“Why is it that if you say you don’t enjoy using an e-reader, or that you aren’t going to get one till the technology is mature, you get reported as “loathing” it?

The little Time article itself is fairly accurate about what I’ve said about e-reading, but the title of the series, “Famous Writers Who Loathe E-Books,” reflects or caters to a silly idea: that not being interested in using a particular technology is the same as hating and despising it.”
Ursula K. Le Guin

Paul Alan Fahey
“Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it."

Goethe”
Paul Alan Fahey, When the Right One Comes Along

Cynthia Gael
“Magic is a power, much like madness but so much more like fire.”
Cynthia Gael, Balefire and Moonstone

O'Brien Browne
“Writing is the Art, re-writing the craft.”
O'Brien Browne

“Why don't you buy paper books? E-books lack character.”
Makishima Shougo

Bodil Malmsten
“Kindle - who needs it, jag har 3000, 35 000 böcker i huvudet eller i flyttkartongerna på vinden.”
Bodil Malmsten

Noora Ahmed Alsuwaidi
“كان صديقي عادل ينتظرنا واصطحبنا إلى شجرة الغاف التي اتفقت معه أن يرينا إياها مسبقا، فتح عمر فاهه من الدهشة وتحركت يده تلقائيا لالتقاط الصور، قال بحماس وبصوت عال: "كم عمر هذه الشجرة بالضبط؟!"
أجاب عادل: "أربعون عاما، إنها مازالت في أوج عطائها.."
عمر: "في أوج عطائها؟! إنها عجوز.."
عادل: "بل مازالت في أوج عطائها، إن أشجار الغاف تستطيع أن تعيش لمئة عام، لقد زرعها والدي بقصد أن ينتفع بها جيلين أو ثلاثةعلى الأقل”
Noora Alsuwaidi, تحت ظل شجرة خليجية - Under a Tree's Shade from the Arabian Peninsula

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“If e-book readers were invented before print books, (petty things such as) the smell of ink would have been some people’s only reason for not abandoning e-books.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Maryanne Wolf
“Increasing numbers of developmental researchers observe that when parents read stories on e-books with their children, their interactions frequently center on the more mechanical and more gamelike aspects of e-books, rather than the content and the words and ideas in the stories. Most parents are simply better at fostering language and helping to clarify concepts when they read physical books to their preschool children.”
Maryanne Wolf, Reader, Come Home: The Reading Brain in a Digital World

Nitya Prakash
“You can't write personal notes on the margins of a Kindle, you can't erroneously spill coffee on its pages and reminisce about it years later, you can't get your favourite writer to sign your Kindle. A book isn't just words, it's a memory bank never in need of a charging port.”
Nitya Prakash

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