Quotes by books

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  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    Books that you carry to the fire, and hold readily in your hand, are most useful after all.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
    Samuel Johnson
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    Books to judicious compilers, are useful; to particular arts and professions, they are absolutely necessary; to men of real science, they are tools: but more are tools to them.
  • Alfred Whitney Griswold
    Alfred Whitney Griswold
    American historian and educator 1906-1963
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    Books won't stay banned. They won't burn. Ideas won't go to jail.
  • Bono
    Bono
    Irish singer, songwriter, philanthropist, activist and businessman 1960-
    Bono
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    Books! I dunno if I ever told you this, but books are the greatest gift one person can give another.
  • Samuel Paterson
    Samuel Paterson
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    Books, like friends, should be few and well chosen.
  • Sir William Temple
    Sir William Temple
    British Diplomat, Essayist 1628-1699
    Sir William Temple
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    Books, like proverbs, receive their chief value from the stamp and esteem of the ages through which they have passed
  • Jonathan Swift
    Jonathan Swift
    English writer 1667-1745
    Jonathan Swift
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    Books, the children of the brain.
    Source: A Tale of a Tub (1704)
  • Dorothy Sayers
    Dorothy Sayers
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    Books... are like lobster shells, we surround ourselves with 'em, then we grow out of 'em and leave 'em behind, as evidence of our earlier stages of development.
  • Alain de Botton
    Alain de Botton
    Swiss-born British author 1969-
    Alain de Botton
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    Booksellers are the most valuable destination for the lonely, given the numbers of books that were written because authors couldn't find anyone to talk to.
  • Charles Lamb
    Charles Lamb
    English essayist 1775-1834
    Charles Lamb
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    Borrowers of books - those mutilators of collections, spoilers of the symmetry of shelves, and creators of odd volumes.
  • Salman Rushdie
    Salman Rushdie
    Engels writer 1948-
    Salman Rushdie
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    Bread and books: food for the body and food for the soul - what could be more worthy of our respect, and even love?
  • V.S. Naipaul
    V.S. Naipaul
    Trinidad and Tobago-born British writer 1932-2018
    V.S. Naipaul
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    But everything of value about me is in my books.
    Source: Literary Occasions (2012) 188
  • Bruce Springsteen
    Bruce Springsteen
    American singer-songwriter 1949-
    Bruce Springsteen
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    But then I go through long periods where I don't listen to things, usually when I'm working. In between the records and in between the writing I suck up books and music and movies and anything I can find.
  • Lord Chesterfield
    Lord Chesterfield
    English statesman, diplomat and writer (Philip Dormer Stanhope) 1694-1773
    Lord Chesterfield
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    Buy good books, and read them; the best books are the commonest, and the last editions are always the best, if the editors are not blockheads.
  • Can you cook books and feed them to your husband? Stay at home with your mother. Learn to cook and clean. Grow vegetables.
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