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Hard-covered books break up friendships. You loan a hard-covered book to a friend and when he doesn’t return it you get mad at him. It makes you mean and petty. But twenty-five-cent books are different.
- John Steinbeck
There is a great deal of difference between the eager man who wants to read a book and the tired man who wants a book to read.
- G.K. Chesterton
There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.
- Charles Dickens
The author who speaks about his own books is almost as bad as the mother who talks about her own children.
- Benjamin Disraeli
The best way to become acquainted with a subject is to write a book about it.
- Benjamin Disraeli
Never lend books, for no one ever returns them; the only books I have in my library are books that other folk have lent me.
- Anatole France
Unprovided with original learning, unformed in the habits of thinking, unskilled in the arts of composition, I resolved to write a book.
- Edward Gibbon
Good books are irrefutable, and bad books refute themselves.
- Remy de Gourmont
Everything comes to him who waits except a loaned book.
- Kin Hubbard
A woman who writes commits two sins: she increases the number of books, and decreases the number of women.
- Alphonse Karr
(Mr. Karr’s opinions are not shared by this website)
I’ve given up reading books. I find it takes my mind off myself.
- Oscar Levant
For people who like that kind of book, that is the kind of book they will like.
- Abraham Lincoln
It was a book to kill time for those who like it better dead.
- Rose Macaulay
There are seventy million books in American libraries, but the one you want to read is always out.
- Tom Masson
A classic is something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read.
- Mark Twain
Of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.
- Ecclesiastes 12:12
“What is the use of a book,” thought Alice, “without pictures or conversations?”
- Lewis Carroll
What refuge is there for the victim who is oppressed with the feeling that there are a thousand new books he ought to read, while life is only long enough for him to attempt to read a hundred?
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
Who kills a man kills a reasonable creature, God’s image; but he who destroys a book kills reason itself.
- Milton (1644)
I have never known any distress that an hour’s reading did not relieve.
Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.
- Groucho Marx
When you sell a man a book you don't sell
him just 12 ounces of paper and ink and glue-you sell him a whole new life.
- Christopher Morley
Everything in the world exists in order to end up as a book.
- Stephan Mallarme
I cannot live without books.
- Thomas Jefferson
I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library.
- Jorge Luis Borges
When you realize the difference between the container and the content, you will have knowledge.
- The Book of the Book – Idries Shah
- Paul Valery (1871 - 1945)
"What we become depends on what we read after all of the professors have finished with us. The greatest university of all is a collection of books."
- Thomas Carlyle
- Robertson Davies, "The Table Talk of Samuel Marchbanks"
- Peter Ustinov (1921 - 2004)
- Arnold Lobel
- Ben Hecht (1893 - 1964)
- Bobby Knight (1940 - )
- Cicero (106 BC - 43 BC), De Divinatione
- Douglas Adams (1952 - 2001)
The covers of this book are too far apart.
- Ambrose Bierce