Quotes by books
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English statesman and writer 1804-1881
Books are fatal: they are the curse of the human race. Nine-tenths of existing books are nonsense, and the clever books are the refutation of that nonsense. The greatest misfortune that ever befell man was the invention of printing.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Scottish writer and poet 1850-1895
Books are good enough in their own way, but they are a mighty bloodless substitute for life.
Edwin P. Whipple
American essay writer 1819-1886
Books are lighthouses erected in the great sea of time.
German philosopher 1788-1860
Books are like a mirror. If an ass looks in, you can't expect an angel to look out.
Books are my art. The movie is someone else's art. But it's great marketing for books.
English poet, polemicist and man of letters 1608-1674
Books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a certain potency of life in them, to be as active as the soul whose progeny they are; they preserve, as in a vial, the purest efficacy and extraction of the living intellect that bred them.
American educator 1796-1859
Books are not made for furniture but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a houseSource: The Duty of Owning Books (1859)
Henry Ward Beecher
American Congregationalist clergyman, social reformer, and speaker 1813-1887
Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house.
Stephen Vincent Benét
American poet, short story writer, and novelist 1898-1943
Books are not men and yet they stay alive.
Scottish preacher, writer 1874-1917
Books are standing counselors and preachers, always at hand, and always disinterested; having this advantage over oral instructors, that they are ready to repeat their lesson as often as we please.
James Russell Lowell
American Romantic poet, critic, editor, and diplomat 1819-1891
Books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
Books are the best of things if well used; if abused, among the worst. They are good for nothing but to inspire. I had better never see a book than be warped by its attraction clean out of my own orbit, and made a satellite instead of a system.
Barbara W. Tuchman
American historian 1912-1989
Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill.Source: The book: a lecture sponsored by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress and the Authors League of America, presented at the Library of Con
English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
Books are the legacies that a great genius leaves to mankind, which are delivered down from generation to generation as presents to the posterity of those who are yet unborn.
Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counsellors, and the most patient of teachers.
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