Quotes on Books

I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book.
~ J.K. Rowling
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I stepped into the bookshop and breathed in that perfume of paper and magic that strangely no one had ever thought of bottling.
~ Carlos Ruiz Zafon,
The Angel’s Game
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You might not understand, but I gave you the best of me, and after you left, nothing was ever the same.
~ Nicholas Sparks,
The Best of Me
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Sometimes you make choices in life, and sometimes choices make you.
~ Gayle Forman
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Sometimes, remembering hurts too much.
~ Jess Rothenberg,
The Catastrophic History of You and Me.
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Fear doesn't shut you down, it wakes you up.
~ Tobias Smollett,
in Divergent by Veronica Roth
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If there's a book you really want to read but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.
~ Toni Morrison
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There's many a bestseller that could have been prevented by a good teacher.
~ Flannery O'Connor
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If the book is well written, I always find it too short.
~ Jane Austen
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Books are a uniquely portable magic.
~ Stephen King
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A book is a gift you can open again and again.
~ Garrison Keillor
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I kept always two books in my pocket, one to read, one to write in.
~ Robert Louis Stevenson
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One of the great things about books is sometimes there are some fantastic pictures.
~ George W. Bush
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Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.
~ Francis Bacon
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There are two motives for reading a book; one, that you enjoy it; the other, that you can boast about it.
~ Bertrand Russell
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Books are the ultimate Dumpees: put them down and they'll wait for you forever; pay attention to them and they always love you back.
~ John Green
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You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.
~ Madeleine L'Engle
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What really knocks me out is a book that, when you're all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn't happen much, though.
~ J.D. Salinger
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Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations.
~ Henry David Thoreau
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You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.
~ Ray Bradbury
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The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it.
~ James Bryce
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A truly great library contains something in it to offend everyone.
~ Jo Godwin
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A good book on your shelf is a friend that turns its back on you and remains a friend.
~ Author Unknown
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When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes.
~ Desiderius Erasmus
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There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island.
~ Walt Disney
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Parents were the only ones obligated to love you; from the rest of the world you had to earn it.
~ Ann Brashares,
Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood
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Parents are like God because you wanna know they're out there, and you want them to think well of you, but you really only call when you need something.
~ Chuck Palahniuk,
Invisible Monsters
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Setting a good example for your children takes all the fun out of middle age.
~ William Feather,
The Business of Life, 1949
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There are two motives for reading a book; one, that you enjoy it; the other, that you can boast about it.
~ Bertrand Russell
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There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.
~ Charles Dickens,
Oliver Twist
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Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new at all.
~ Abraham Lincoln
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A book without words is like love without a kiss; it's empty.
~ Andrew Wolfe
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Never memorize what you can look up in books.
~ Albert Einstein
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If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
~ Oscar Wilde
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Books are the mirrors of the soul.
~ Virginia Woolf
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I'm so hard right now my dick can cut diamonds.
~ Andrew Parrish
~ J. A. Redmerski,
The Edge of Never
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Easy reading is damn hard writing.
~ Nathaniel Hawthorne
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A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.
~ George R.R. Martin
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Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.
~ George Bernard Shaw
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There is no friend as loyal as a book.
~ Ernest Hemingway
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If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
~ Haruki Murakami
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You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.
~ C. S. Lewis
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It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.
~ Oscar Wilde
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Each time you open a book and read it, a tree smiles knowing there's life after death.
~ Anonymous
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I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.
~ Jorge Luis Borges
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A good book is the best of friends, the same to-day and for ever.
~ Martin Farquhar Tupper
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Books-lighthouses erected in the great sea of time.
~ Edwin Percy Whipple
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Wear the old coat and buy the new book.
~ Austin Phelps
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Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house.
~ Henry Ward Beecher
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You cannot open a book without learning something.
~ Confucius
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Every burned book enlightens the world.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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There is no friend as loyal as a book.
~ Ernest Hemingway
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Do not consider it proof just because it is written in books, for a liar who will deceive with his tongue will not hesitate to do the same with his pen.
~ Maimonides
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I just got out of the hospital. I was in a speed reading accident. I hit a book mark and flew across the room.
~ Steven Alexander Wright
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Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures.
~ Mary Jessamyn West
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Man reading should be man intensely alive. The book should be a ball of light in one's hand.
~ Ezra Weston Loomis Pound
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If you have enough book space, I don't want to talk to you.
~ Terry Pratchett
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Speaking personally, you can have my gun, but you'll take my book when you pry my cold, dead fingers off of the binding.
~ Stephen King
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I cannot remember the books I've read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Five exclamation marks, the sure sign of an insane mind.
~ Terry Pratchett
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Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity.
~ G. K. Chesterton
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Be awesome! Be a book nut!
~ Dr. Seuss
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Science and religion are not at odds. Science is simply too young to understand.
~ Dan Brown
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I just got out of the hospital. I was in a speed reading accident. I hit a book mark and flew across the room.
~ Steven Alexander Wright
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Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations.
~ Henry David Thoreau
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Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures.
~ Mary Jessamyn West
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Man reading should be man intensely alive. The book should be a ball of light in one's hand.
~ Ezra Weston Loomis Pound
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Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.
~ Maya Angelou
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If you have enough book space, I don't want to talk to you.
~ Terry Pratchett
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Speaking personally, you can have my gun, but you'll take my book when you pry my cold, dead fingers off of the binding.
~ Stephen King
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I cannot remember the books I've read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Five exclamation marks, the sure sign of an insane mind.
~ Terry Pratchett
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Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity.
~ G. K. Chesterton
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Be awesome! Be a book nut!
~ Dr. Seuss
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Science and religion are not at odds. Science is simply too young to understand.
~ Dan Brown
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Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you.
~ Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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Books may well be the only true magic.
~ Alice Hoffman
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The covers of this book are too far apart.
~ Ambrose Bierce
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There is more treasure in books than in all the pirates' loot on Treasure Island and best of all, you can enjoy these riches every day of your life.
~ Walt Disney
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A literary academic can no more pass a bookstore than an alcoholic can pass a bar.
~ Carolyn Gold Heilbrun
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Everything in the world exists in order to end up as a book.
~ Stephane Mallarme
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A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us.
~ Franz Kafka
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The worst thing about new books is that they keep us from reading the old ones.
~ Joseph Joubert
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Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new after all.
~ Abraham Lincoln
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It is a good rule after reading a new book, never to allow yourself another new one till you have read an old one in between.
~ C. S. Lewis
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The world was hers for the reading.
~ Betty Smith
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There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.
~ Charles Dickens
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My Best Friend is a person who will give me a book I have not read.
~ Abraham Lincoln
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But for my own part, if a book is well written, I always find it too short.
~ Jane Austen
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I don't believe in the kind of magic in my books. But I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book.
~ J.K. Rowling
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Books are like mirrors: if a fool looks in, you cannot expect a genius to look out.
~ J.K. Rowling
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Only the very weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry.
~ Cassandra Clare
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Books are a uniquely portable magic.
~ Stephen King
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And like I said, I appreciate my older brothers because they would not allow me to win. They made me learn to play with them, which I think is the most important thing that I learned.
~ Eddie Murray
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Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.
~ Charles William Eliot
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A house without books is like a room without windows.
~ Heinrich Mann
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Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.
~ Mark Twain
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Good books don’t give up all their secrets at once.
– Stephen King
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The best friend you will ever have is a book, because it never leaves you.
by: Coy Melody
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Books are the best tool in cultivating and developing kids’ curiosity and interest in learning.
– Dr T.P.Chia
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Books are a passport to all kinds of knowledge, intelligence and wisdom.
– Dr T.P.Chia
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I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.
– Groucho Marx
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Some books are good guys, others are bad guys.
– Dr T.P.Chia
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A book is like a treasure chest…. You open it, and the words are the treasures.
If you sleep with your book under your pillow…… You can hear the stories.
by: Sandra
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Good books enlighten the mind, bad books corrupt the soul.
– Dr T.P.Chia
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Books provide great pleasures to those who enjoy improving their knowledge through reading.
– Dr T.P.Chia
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Kids’ inquiring minds are stimulated by stories and new knowledge – even babies feel happy going through the colorful- picture stories.
– Dr T.P.Chia
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It’s hopeless! Tomorrow there will be even more books I should have read than there are today.
– Ashleigh Brilliant
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Books create great ideas and thinkers, empowering and civilizing the world.
– Dr T.P.Chia
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Books are more than educational – they are the quiet friends, loyal companions, and untiring teachers.
– Dr T.P.Chia
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A book is like carrying a garden in your pocket. It always is full of life, new smells, and new things to see. Always read. No matter what
by: Bella
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Don’t judge a book by its movie.
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If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
– Oscar Wilde
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A room without a book is like a body without a soul.
– Cicero
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Bad books kill the best of human nature, and pollute the heart of humanity.
– Dr T.P.Chia
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A book is a treasure chest; every page a treasure, every word a jewel embedded into the treasure, and every letter a sparkle in the jewel.
by: Maya
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People say life is the thing, but I prefer reading.
– Logan Pearsall Smith
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A bookstore is one of the only pieces of evidence we have that people are still thinking.
– Jerry Seinfeld
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Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience : this is the ideal life.
– Mark Twain
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Reading a book is like opening a little world that’s almost like a second life.
by: o.d.
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Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.
– Mark Twain
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Wear the old coat and buy the new book.
– Austin Phelps
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So many books, so little time.
– Frank Zappa
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Choose your friends like your books, few but choice.
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I forget a book as soon as I finish writing it, which is not always a good thing.
– Anne Tyler
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Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.
– Francis Bacon
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Most new books are forgotten within a year, especially by those who borrow them.
– Evan Esar
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Life transforming ideas have always come to me through books.
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Just the knowledge that a good book is awaiting one at the end of a long day makes that day happier.
– Kathleen Norris
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Never read a book through merely because you have begun it.
– John Witherspoon
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The public library is the most dangerous place in the town.
– John Ciardi
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There is no past, as long as books shall live. Books make the past our heritage and our home.
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A book can talk to your mind. A book can go around the world with you. A book can make you a smarter individual.
– Dr T.P.Chia
by: Ivy Lee
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A good book enlightens and empowers your mind, and it is worth reading over again and again – new lessons are learned and new perceptions are acquired.
– Dr T.P.Chia
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Books are vitamins for the mind, and the best teacher of humankind.
– Dr T.P.Chia
by: Dr T.P.Chia
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You don’t write a book to show off.
– Tony Orlando
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A book worth reading is worth buying.
– John Ruskin
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A book of quotations – can never be complete.
– Robert M. Hamilton
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The values of books are often neglected, and the bookstore is far less interested by the majority of people.
– Dr T.P.Chia
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A long book is not necessarily a good book – a short book can be equally more meaningful and powerful.
– Dr T.P.Chia
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Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.
– Margaret Fuller
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We should read to give our souls a chance to luxuriate. A book is like garden carried in the pocket. A good book has no ending…
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The more we read, the more we learn, the more we learn, the more we enjoy reading.
– Dr T.P.Chia
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Classic’ – a book which people praise and don’t read.
– Mark Twain
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I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.
– Jorge Luis Borges
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The closest thing we will ever come to an orderly universe is a good library.
– Ashleigh Brilliant
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Something is wrong with those who hate books, and a house without books is like a garden without flowers.
– Dr T.P.Chia
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Different people may not learn the same things from reading the same book, and a book that someone likes may not be appreciated by another person.
– Dr T.P.Chia
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A book is an advisor you can go to any time you wish, and it never refuses to give you counsel.
– Dr T.P.Chia
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Books are the spiritual and intellectual food of the mind, and reading is a great enjoyment for those who desire to improve their mental power.
– Dr T.P.Chia
by: Dr T.P.Chia
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A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.
– George R.R. Martin
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Outside of a dog, a book is probably man’s best friend, and inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.
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Nobody ever committed suicide while reading a good book, but many have while trying to write one.
– Robert Byrne
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The book to read is not the one that thinks for you but the one which makes you think.
– Harper Lee
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Don’t judge the book from its cover, open it and you’ll discover.
by: Hanzel Mae
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Bad books corrupt the mind, but sometimes you can learn a lot more from a so- called bad book.
– Dr T.P.Chia
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If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Open the book with smile and close the book with knowledge.
by: Sardhara vishal
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A good book talks to your mind, gives you many lessons and experiences, as well as makes you think deeply and perceptively.
– Dr T.P.Chia
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This will never be a civilized country until we expend more money for books than we do for chewing gum.
– Elbert Hubbard
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A man without a library is like a garden without flowers.
by: Trillium Guy
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There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.
– Joseph Brodsky
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There is no friend as loyal as a book.
– Ernest Hemingway
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Libraries should be open to all – except the censor.
– John F. Kennedy
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One of the great things about books is sometimes there are some fantastic pictures.
– George W. Bush
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A room without book … Is a body without soul.
by: shobha
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Books are the mirrors of the soul.
– Virginia Woolf
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Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
– Voltaire
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Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.
– Mark Twain
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The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
– Oscar Wilde
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I like big books and I can not lie.
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You cannot open a book without learning something.
– Confucius
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There are two motives for reading a book; one, that you enjoy it; the other, that you can boast about it.
– Bertrand Russell
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The book is always better than the movie.
by: T Gregory
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If you don’t like reading, you have the wrong book.
by: Lizzy L.
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The one who reads more, is the one who learns more.
by: christian t
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If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.
– Toni Morrison
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A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.
– George R.R. Martin
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I can’t imagine a man really enjoying a book and reading it only once.
– C.S. Lewis
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A world without books is like a world without air. You can’t live without it.
by: Kara C.
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Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.
– P. J. O’Rourke
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The food we eat feeds our body but the novels we read feed our mind.
by: Prince Darkwa
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Books are doors to other dimensions of your world, like dreams when you sleep.
by: Queennie
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Every book has a soul, the soul of the person who wrote it and the soul of those who read it and dream about it.
– Carlos Ruiz Zafón
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Libraries were full of ideas–perhaps the most dangerous and powerful of all weapons.
– Sarah J. Maas
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Friend: What’s that book about?
Me: *handing my friend the book* Here, read it.
by: The duck
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Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren’t very new after all.
– Abraham Lincoln
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Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all.
– Henry David Thoreau
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Book is life!!!!
by: Julie
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A book is very important for me! A book is like a garden carried in our pocket.
by: ashi
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If you judge a book by its cover, you may miss an amazing story.
by: Cody
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Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.
– Anna Quindlen
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No book is really worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally – and often far more – worth reading at the age of fifty and beyond.
– C.S. Lewis
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Books are your good friends.
by: Someone
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Dont judge a book by its cover.
by: odessa
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To you it might be a cheap notebook, but to me, it’s my best friend, which listens to me and reminds me when I need it the most.
by: Naqibullah Paiman
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You can travel the world and never leave your chair when you read a book.
– Sherry K. Plummer
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Reading good books ruins you for enjoying bad books.
– Mary Ann Shaffer
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Sleep is good, he said, And books are better.
– George R.R. Martin
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Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.
– Lemony Snicket
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If you lay in your bed at night & haven’t learned anything new that day. Get out of the bed & read a book.
by: R. Moore
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A dirty book is rarely dusty.
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Read books, and you will go places.
by: Lenie Remitar
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A book can be like a garden but it’s knowledge can be like a strong tree.
by: Ravi Sathasivam
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So often, a visit to a bookshop has cheered me, and reminded me that there are good things in the world.
– Vincent van Gogh
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People don’t realize how a man’s whole life can be changed by one book.
– Malcolm X
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Let us pick up our books and our pens, they are the most powerful weapons.
– Malala Yousafzai
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You can never, never have too many books.
– Drew Barrymore
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Life is too short to read a bad book.
– James Joyce
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Books are those faithful mirrors that reflect to our mind the minds of sages and heroes.
– Edward Gibbon
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Books are the windows through which the soul looks out.
– Henry Ward Beecher
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A library is not a luxury but one of the necessities of life.
– Henry Ward Beecher
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A good book is the precious life-blood of a master spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life.
– John Milton
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If we could follow the slogan that says,”Turn off the TV and open a good book” we would do something of substance for a future generation.
– Gordon B. Hinckley
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We may sit in our library and yet be in all quarters of the earth.
– John Lubbock
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The wise man reads both books and life itself.
– Lin Yutang
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Here’s to books, the cheapest vacation you can buy.
– Charlaine Harris
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Vote for books!
by: odessa
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I have great respect for the unconditional teachers called books. Because from a book, you can either learn, or you can’t.
– Kamal Haasan
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All that mankind has done, thought, gained, or been; it is lying as in magic preservation in the pages of books.
– Thomas Carlyle
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The best books… are those that tell you what you know already.
– George Orwell
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My best, and only, bff is my books. They won’t judge me, and they tell me about all they are. No one can tell a story as good as my books can. Sure, a movie can show me people trying to be my book, but we all know they are only doing it to get cash. Stop watching a movie, and start reading a fiction novel!!!
by: lillian
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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.
– Joseph Addison
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When I think of all the books still left for me to read, I am certain of further happiness.
– Jules Renard
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A book is a gift you can open again and again.
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Books and movies, they are not mere entertainment. They sustain me and help me cope with my real life.
– Arlaina Tibensky
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Only the very weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry.
– Cassandra Clare
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Puns are the highest form of literature.
– Alfred Hitchcock
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What is this obsession people have with books? They put them in their houses like they’re trophies. What do you need it for after you read it?
– Jerry Seinfeld
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Books can capture injustices in a way that stays with you and makes you want to do something about them. That’s why they are so powerful.
– Malala Yousafzai
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Books are like imprisoned souls till someone takes them down from a shelf and frees them.
— Samuel Butler
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Every book teaches a lesson, even if the lesson is only that one has chosen the wrong book.
— Mason Cooley
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Books are the ultimate Dumpers: put them down and they’ll wait for you forever; pay attention to them and they always love you back.
— John Green
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Books are like mirrors: if a fool looks in, you cannot expect a genius to look out.
– J. K. Rowling
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If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.
– Marcus Tullius Cicero
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Be awesome! Be a book nut!
– Dr. Seuss
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Books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind.
– James Russell Lowell
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The paper is patient, but the reader is not.
– Joseph Joubert
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The worst thing about new books is that they keep us from reading the old ones.
– Joseph Joubert
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Books have the same enemies as people: fire, humidity, animals, weather, and their own content.
– Paul Valéry
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To a lover of books the shops and sales in London present irresistible temptations.
– Edward Gibbon
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A little library, growing every year, is an honorable part of a man’s history. It is a man’s duty to have books.
– Henry Ward Beecher
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The possession of a book becomes a substitute for reading it.
– Anthony Burgess
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Perhaps they were right putting love into books. Perhaps it could not live anywhere else.
– William Faulkner
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He who destroys a good book kills reason itself.
– John Milton
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Books are good enough in their own way but they are a mighty bloodless substitute for life.
– Robert Louis Stevenson
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A good book has no ending.
-R.D. Cumming
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Books deliver information so that experience has a chance to exercise creativity.
– Richard Diaz
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Books and ideas are the most effective weapons against intolerance and ignorance.
– Lyndon B. Johnson
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The best vacation is still a book, a renewable ticket to places real and imaginary.
– Charles McGrath
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A man without a book is like a pirate without a ship – he will find no treasure, encounter no culture, and be grounded in both body and mind.
by: Paula
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Each book has a secret history of ways and means.
– Henry Ward Beecher
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Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house.
– Henry Ward Beecher
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Perhaps love cannot live anywhere but books.
– William Faulkner
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I can no longer remember the books I have read than the meals I have eaten, but they have made me.
– Gordon B. Hinckley
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Good books are as friends, willing to give to us if we are willing to make a little effort.
– Gordon B. Hinckley
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The most technologically efficient machine that man has ever invented is the book.
– Northrop Frye
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