Quotes: book

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  • W. H. Auden
    W. H. Auden
    American poet 1907-1973
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    A real book is not one that we read, but one that reads us.
  • William Hazlitt
    William Hazlitt
    English writer 1778-1830
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    A scholar is like a book written in a dead language. It is not every one that can read in it.
  • Marshall Mcluhan
    Marshall Mcluhan
    Canadian professor and philosopher 1911-1980
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    A successful book cannot afford to be more than ten percent new.
  • Robertson Davies
    Robertson Davies
    Canadian novelist and journalist 1913-
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    A truly great book should be read in youth, again in maturity and once more in old age, as a fine building should be seen by morning light, at noon and by moonlight.
  • After the war, when my husband came home, we had two more children, and domesticity for a while prevailed combined with beginning the work I had always wanted to do, which was writing a book.
  • Ernest Hemingway
    Ernest Hemingway
    American writer 1899-1961
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    After you finish a book, you know, you're dead.
  • Aim to write for an hour per day. I used to be a teacher, and an hour a day before school was all it took for me to write my first book. Don't get discouraged if a holiday or illness interrupts your writing habit. Just start it up again.
  • Ernest Hemingway
    Ernest Hemingway
    American writer 1899-1961
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    All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn. American writing comes from that. There was nothing before. There has been nothing as good since.
  • David Livingstone
    David Livingstone
    Scottish explorer, Christian Congregationalist and missionary 1813-1873
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    All that I am I owe to Jesus Christ, revealed to me in His divine Book.
  • Bryan Burrough
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    All the way back in 1999, when I first stumbled upon the idea of a project tracking John Dillinger and Baby Face Nelson and all the major Depression-era bank robbers, I thought the subject was too big to be a single book. Instead, with a friend's help, I pitched the idea as a miniseries to HBO. To my amazement, they bought it.
  • Jung Chang
    Jung Chang
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    Although my book is banned I am still allowed to go to China and travel. There is no longer the kind of control that Mao used to have-there have been deep fundamental changes in society.
  • André Malraux
    André Malraux
    French writer and politician (ps. of A. Berger 1901-1976
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    An art book is a museum without walls.
  • Thomas Traherne
    Thomas Traherne
    British Clergyman, Poet, Mystic 1636-1674
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    An empty book is like an infant's soul, in which anything may be written. It is capable of all things, but containeth nothing. I have a mind to fill this with profitable wonders.
  • Al Franken
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    And I think that being able to make people laugh and write a book that's funny makes the information go down a lot easier and it makes it a lot more fun to read, easier to understand, and often stronger. So there's all kinds of advantages to it.
  • Peter Ackroyd
    Peter Ackroyd
    English biographer, novelist and critic 1949-
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    And when I was young, did I ever tell you, I always wanted to get inside a book and never come out again? I loved reading so much I wanted to be a part of it, and there were some books I could have stayed in for ever.
    Source: First Light (1996) 50