Good Books Quotes

Quotes tagged as "good-books" (showing 1-30 of 32)
Ernest Hemingway
“All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened and after you are finished reading one you will feel that all that happened to you and afterwards it all belongs to you: the good and the bad, the ecstasy, the remorse and sorrow, the people and the places and how the weather was. If you can get so that you can give that to people, then you are a writer.”
Ernest Hemingway

Edgar Allan Poe
“I intend to put up with nothing that I can put down."

[Letter to J. Beauchamp Jones, August 8, 1839]”
Edgar Allan Poe, The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe

Bohdi Sanders
“Focus on making yourself better, not on thinking that you are better.”
Bohdi Sanders, The Secrets of Worldly Wisdom: Your Key to Unlocking Success

Rainbow Rowell
“Just … isn’t giving up allowed sometimes? Isn’t it okay to say, ‘This really hurts, so I’m going to stop trying’?”
Rainbow Rowell, Fangirl

Christopher Morley
“Between ourselves, there is no such thing, abstractly, as a 'good' book. A book is 'good' only when it meets some human hunger or refutes some human error. A book that is good for me would very likely be punk for you.”
Christopher Morley, The Haunted Bookshop

Chris Brady
“A good book is hard to read, on account of how often it makes you stop and think.”
Chris Brady

Juliet Ashton
“I wonder how the book got to Guernsey? Perhaps there is some secret sort of homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers.”
Juliet Ashton

“A good book is like really loved item at a really good restaurant, every time you go there you order it to see if it tastes like you remember, only to find out it is even BETTER than you remembered!”
K.A Cameron

“Reading good books ruins you for enjoying bad books.”
Mary Ann Shaffer Annie Barrows

Robert   Harris
“All good books are different but all bad books are exactly the same. I know this to be a fact because in my line of work I read a lot of bad books - books so bad they aren't even published, which is quite a feat, when you consider what is published.
And what they all have in common, these bad books, be they novels or memoirs, is this: they don't ring true. I'm not saying that a good book is true necessarily, just that it feels true for the time you're reading it.”
Robert Harris, The Ghost

“It has been said that when we pray, we speak to God; when we read, He speaks to us. Keeping this in mind, look for more in good books than entertainment. You will find in these books much that applies to you, and even in good novels, you will find many points that can help you become a finer person and a better Christian.”
William A. Carroll, Catholic Girl's Manual and Sunday Missal

Italo Calvino
“A classic is a book that has never finished what it wants to say.”
Italo Calvino

Will Schwalbe
“Good books often answer questions you didn't even know you wanted to ask.”
Will Schwalbe

“Believe that is cure is possible for you. Discover and heal the underlying causes with a holistic recovery program. Adopt a philosophy based on what is true in the Universe.”
Chris Prentiss, The Alcoholism and Addiction Cure

Ron Brackin
“Writing a NYT bestseller was a delightful experience. But there are many books which are read by few that should be read and reread by many, as well as books bought by many that are hardly worth the ink.”
Ron Brackin

G.K. Chesterton
“In attempting to reach the genuine psychological reason for the popularity of detective stories, it is necessary to rid ourselves of many mere phrases. It is not true, for example, that the populace prefer bad literature to good, and accept detective stories because they are bad literature. The mere absence of artistic subtlety does not make a book popular. Bradshaw's Railway Guide contains few gleams of psychological comedy, yet it is not read aloud uproariously on winter evenings. If detective stories are read with more exuberance than railway guides, it is certainly because they are more artistic. Many good books have fortunately been popular; many bad books, still more fortunately, have been unpopular. A good detective story would probably be even more popular than a bad one. The trouble in this matter is that many people do not realize that there is such a thing as a good detective story; it is to them like speaking of a good devil. To write a story about a burglary is, in their eyes, a sort of spiritual manner of committing it. To persons of somewhat weak sensibility this is natural enough; it must be confessed that many detective stories are as full of sensational crime as one of Shakespeare's plays.”
G.K. Chesterton, The Defendant

Diana Rowland
“That old if you 'need anything, let me know,' is a total crock. You hear people say it all the time, but you never see anyone actually call up the person who said it and say, "Hey, remember when you said to let you know if i needed anything? Well, I'm feeling really overwhelmed. Could you please come clean my kitchen, I'd feel like I had a bit of a head start." You will never hear someone say that, because then the person asking the other person to clean their kitchen is seen as a helpless, incompetent dick. -Diana Rowland (My life as a white trash zombie)”
Diana Rowland, My Life as a White Trash Zombie

“Do not suppose, however, that those first principles [faith, repentance, baptism, Holy Ghost] are the only ones to be learned; do not become stereotyped in your feelings, and think that you must always dwell upon them and proceed no further. If there be knowledge concerning the future; if there be knowledge concerning the present; if there be knowledge concerning ages that are past, any species of knowledge that would be beneficial to the mind of man, let us seek for it, and that which we cannot obtain by using the light which God has placed within us, by using our reasoning powers, by reading books, or by human wisdom alone, let us seek to a higher source—to that Being who is filled with knowledge.”
Orson Pratt

“Books have immortalized great minds. Books have kept ancients secrets alive. A world which least value books, least value the real essence of wisdom and least know how to preserve what is precious!”
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

“A good book is one you close with sadness when its time to do other things”
Barry Smallwood

“If you read a book which does not make you wonder, ponder!”
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

“A great book is not always on the best seller list, follow your own path to discovery”
Taylor Shawcross

“In the case of good books, the point is not how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you.”
M. J. Adler

Tom Egeland
“Și dacă acesta nu este un vis, Bjørn?
Nu visez?
Poate că visele au puterea de a ne aduce împreună, dincolo de ceea ce ne desparte: timpul și spațiul, viața și moartea.”
Tom Egeland, Lucifers evangelium

Wendell Berry
“I'd had the idea, once, that if I could get the chance before I died I would read all the good books there were. Now I began to see that I wasn't apt to make it. This disappointed me, for I really wanted to read them all. But it consoled me in a way too; I could see that if I got them all read and had no more surprises in that line, I would have been sorry.”
Wendell Berry, Jayber Crow

“From the Balance sheet of humanity, to the Profit & Loss account of emotions, I am all in good books. I am a Chartered Accountant.”
Vikrmn, Guru with Guitar

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Good books makes good life.
Great books makes great life.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“If Fifty Shades is your idea of a good book, you have no idea what a good book is.”
Oliver Markus Malloy, Inside The Mind of an Introvert

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