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Wise Quotes about Book

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The book of life is filled with incoherent riddles.
Life's true lessons are inscribed in a corner of the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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The Lessons of the Book of Life are
Writ Small in its Margins.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The most important thing about Spaceship Earth -
an instruction book didn't come with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

A closed mind is like a closed book;
just a block of wood.
- Chinese proverb

 

Life is a Book of Riddles,
with the Real Lessons Writ Small in its Margins.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The real lessons from the book of life
are inscribed in a corner of the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The best of a book is not the thought which it contains,
but the thought which it suggests;
just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones
but in the echoes of our hearts.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

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The things of this world exist;
they are; you can't refuse them.
- Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching - Book One #2 - version by Ursula K. Le Guin

The Book of Life is a Book of Riddles,
with its Real Lessons Writ Small in the Margins.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A truly good book teaches me better than to read it.
I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint.
What I began by reading, I must finish by acting.
- Henry David Thoreau

The only way to store information is by agreement.
The belief system is like a Book of Law that rules our mind.
Our biggest fear is taking the risk to be alive.
Humans punish themselves endlessly
for not being what they believe they should be.
We have the need to be accepted and to be loved by others,
but we cannot accept and love ourselves.
- don Miguel Ruiz

The joke in our family is that we can cry reading the phone book.
- Ron Reagan

Now there is one outstanding important fact regarding spaceship earth,
and that is that no instruction book came with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

A wonderful thing about a book, in contrast to a computer screen,
is that you can take it to bed with you.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

It's a very good historical book about history.
- Dan Quayle

If I read a book that impresses me,
I have to take myself firmly in hand
before I mix with other people;
otherwise they would think my mind rather queer.
- Anne Frank

Everyone thinks they're going to write one book of poems or one novel.
- Marilyn Hacker

Marriage - a book of which the first chapter is written
in poetry and the remaining chapters in prose.
- Beverley Nichols

Getting out of the hospital is a lot like resigning from a book club.
You're not out of it until the computer says you're out of it.
- Erma Bombeck

It is only in the country that we can get to know a person or a book.
- Cyril Connolly

Not everyone is always going to like what you do.
Your job application, your book proposal,
your offer of marriage is going to
get rejected sometimes - perhaps often.
Your boss, your spouse, even the person
behind you in the supermarket checkout line
is occasionally going to think that you are doing it all wrong.
Don't take it personally.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I do not recall a Jewish home without a book on the table.
- Elie Wiesel

You know you're getting old when all the names in your black book have M. D. after them.
- Harrison Ford

In the book of life, the answers aren't in the back.
- Charles M. Schulz in his Peanuts cartoon

O Day of days when we can read!
The reader and the book, either without the other is naught.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Here with a Loaf of Bread beneath the Bough,
A Flask of Wine, a Book of Verse - and Thou
Beside me singing in the Wilderness -
And Wilderness is Paradise enow.
- Omar Khayyam

What a book a devil's chaplain might write
on the clumsy, wasteful, blundering, low,
and horribly cruel work of nature!
- Charles Darwin

The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.
- Saint Augustine

There is not one big cosmic meaning for all,
there is only the meaning we each give to our life,
an individual meaning, an individual plot,
like an individual novel, a book for each person.
- Anais Nin

The Carrie in the plot was too much like the Carrie in the book.
She smoked, she swore a lot, she was very hard,
very cynical.
I could never have pulled it off.
- Kristin Davis

All literature consists of whatever the writer thinks is cool.
The reader will like the book to the degree that he
agrees with the writer about what's cool.
- Steven Brust

A historical romance is the only kind of book where chastity really counts.
- Barbara Cartland

My favourite all-time work of fiction:
Lord of the Rings.
My favourite all-time nonfiction book:
Guns,
Germs, and Steel.
Ask me again next week, you'll get a different answer.
- Orson Scott Card

All TV can do is capture the spirit of a book because
the medium is so utterly different.
But I'm very grateful for the readers that Masterpiece
Theatre has undoubtedly brought me.
- Joanna Trollope

No two persons ever read the same book.
- Edmund Wilson

In the book of Colossians, it talks about that because of what Christ did,
we are pure.
We are without judgment on ourselves.
And only through him can we do something like this.
- Jim Bakker

Bonfire of the Vanities: The lesson of that book is,
never start believing your own press.
- Charles James

This is the bunch of songs I did first,
and it's just the type of thing I do.
I am a Carter Family girl, so the record is book-ended
with Carter Family songs.
- June Carter Cash

Technology has changed the way book publishing works,
as it has changed everything else in the world of media.
- Bruce Jackson

A real book is not one that we read,
but one that reads us.
- W. H. Auden

I read The Old Curiosity Shop before I began Blackwood Farm.
I was amazed at the utter madness in that book.
- Anne Rice

A good title is the title of a successful book.
- Robert C. Gallagher

She told fortunes for a living.
It's a wacky book and was great fun to write.
It is very much a look at what life was like for women
in Australia in the 1960's.
- Colleen McCullough

Let your daughter have first of all the book of Psalms for holiness of heart,
and be instructed in the Proverbs of Solomon for her godly life.
- St.
Jerome

I am mortified to be told that, in the United States of America,
the sale of a book can become a subject of inquiry,
and of criminal inquiry too.
- Thomas Jefferson

I was pleasantly surprised after the book came out.
It was like, hey, the home team put down a nice score.
- Rocco DiSpirito

Writing a book is such a full-time job.
If you're away for a few days, you have to start again.
- Stephen Collins

In the case of The Loved One, I was hired to collaborate
on an updated version of the book.
- Terry Southern

I've written a book on gangs, taught a course on gangs at Occidental.
- Tom Hayden

Writing this book was very therapeutic because it helped
me face my relationship with my dad.
- Dexter S. King

You might be a redneck if...
the blue book value of your truck goes up and down
depending on how much gas it has in it.
- Jeff Foxworthy

The first book I ever wrote was in fourth grade and
it was called 'Billy's Booger.'
It was an autobiographical piece about a kid who was really bad at math.
- William Joyce

Let's just say that I don't think our show has very
much in common with the book any more.
- Kristin Davis

This book was company for me - I wrote these things when I was in hotels,
far from where I normally live.
I never intended to publish it.
- Catherine Deneuve

God forbid that any book should be banned.
The practice is as indefensible as infanticide.
- Rebecca West

If one book's done this well, you want to write another
one that does just as well.
There's that horror of the second novel that doesn't match up.
- Mark Haddon

In playing the part of Mammy, I tried to make her a living,
breathing character, the way she appeared to me in the book.
- Hattie McDaniel

I used to walk to school with my nose buried in a book.
- Jeremy Collier

Read Don Quixote; it is a very good book;
I still read it frequently.
- Thomas Sydenham

I'm an open book.
- Benny Hinn

The possession of a book becomes a substitute for reading it.
- Anthony Burgess

Sometimes some of these little side excursions are
useful and I manage to fit them in the book somewhere.
- Jack Vance

This is the sixth book I've written,
which isn't bad for a guy who's only read two.
- George Burns

I like a book better if I can't predict what's going to happen.
- Rudy Rucker

We really tried hard not to make it a cricket book,
it appeals to a much wider community.
- Hansie Cronje

When I first began to combine letters other than Hebrew,
I read every book in German that came my way,
and from these I certainly received according to the nature of my soul.
- Shmuel Y. Agnon

The question is, are we happy to suppose that our grandchildren
may never be able to see an elephant except in a picture book?
- David Attenborough

A book is worth a few francs; we Germans can afford to destroy those.
We all may not appreciate artistic merit,
but cash value is another matter.
- Paul Scofield

I'll agonize over sentences.
Mostly because you're trying to create specific effects with sentences,
and because there are a number of different voices in the book.
- Neil Gaiman

A book worth reading is worth buying.
- John Ruskin

One of the advantages of the book's having been out
there for more than a quarter century is that there's
been time for people to report back on what it's done for them.
- Andrew Tobias


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