Books Quotes

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Here are The Books Quotes.

  1. I love to lose myself in other men's minds. When I am not walking, I am reading; I cannot sit and think. Books think for me.
    (Charles Lamb : 1775-1834 : Last Essays of Elia)

  2. We all know that books burn. Yet we have the greater knowledge that books cannot be killed by fire. People die. But books never die. No man and no force can abolish memory.
    (Franklin D. Roosevelt : 1882-1945 : 32nd President of USA - 1933-45)

  3. If you do not like anything in a particular book, then sit and discuss it. Banning a book is not a solution. We have to tackle it ideologically.
    (Atal Bihari Vajpayee : Ex-Prime Minister of India : Comment on the Maharashtra Government's ban on James Laine's book on Shivaji)

  4. I cannot see that lectures can do so much good as reading the books from which the lectures are taken. People seldom read a book which is given to them. And few are given. The way to spread a work is to sell it at a low price. No man will send to buy a thing that costs even six pence without an intention to read it.
    (Samuel Johnson : 1709-1784 : Boswell's Life of Johnson)

  5. A book may be amusing with numerous errors or it may be very dull without a single absurdity.
    (Oliver Goldsmith : 1728-1774 : The Vicar of Wakefield)

  6. "What hundred books are best, think you?" I said, addressing one devoted to pen.

    He thought for a moment, then he raised his head: "I hardly know -- I have only written ten."
    (Oscar Wilde)

  7. We don't simply read books. We become them.
    (Anatole Broyard)

  8. A truly great book should be read in youth, again in maturity and once more in old age, as a fine building should be seen by morning light, at noon and by moonlight.
    (Robertson Davies)

  9. Who kills a man kills a reasonable creature, God's image.But he who destroys a good book, kills reason itself, kills the image of God, as it were in the eye.....
    (John Milton : 1608 -1674 : Areopagiticia)

  10. 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 : 1608 -1674 : Areopagiticia)

  11. The so-called best-sellers are defined as works where religion, royalty and sex are the major ingredients and suspense the fourth element. Example: "Oh God!" said the king. "The queen is pregnant!"

  12. The wise men who have written before our times are travellers who have preceded us in the path of misfortunes and who reach out to us their hands to invite us to join their society when all others have abandoned us.

  13. A good book is a good friend.

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