Top 100 Books As Quotes

#1. I have known Farley Mowat all of my life, from reading his books as a child to becoming a close friend of his over the last three decades.

Paul Watson

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#2. Jane Austen never did marry. Why doesthat statement call for such reflexive pity? It carries a diferent meaning if we follow it up: Jane Austen never did marry, and therefore she was given the time and perspective to produce books as well-written as those by anyone who ever lived.
-David Whyte

David Whyte

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#3. I think being an only child created in me a degree of self-reliance, which I'm glad of. It made me perfectly happy with my own company and perhaps was good conditioning for the protracted solitude of writing books as slowly as I do.

Alan Hollinghurst

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#4. I read the 'Harry Potter' books as I was writing my own books, and I love them, but I don't think Harry was very much like I was as a kid. He's always brave, and he's perfect in a lot of ways.

Jeff Kinney

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#5. The Giants have won. They have won the World Series for the third time in five years. And Madison Bumgarner has firmly etched his name on the all-time World Series record books as one of the greatest World Series pitchers the game has ever seen.

Jon Miller

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#6. My brother has his sword, King Robert has his warhammer and I have my mind ... and a mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone if it is to keep its edge. That's why I read so much Jon Snow.

George R R Martin

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#7. You learn a lot about love before you ever get there. You learn at least as much about love from books as you do from watching your parents.

A.S. Byatt

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#8. I never read comic books as a kid.

Al Jourgensen

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#9. I'm always reading books - as many as there are. I ration myself on them so that I'll always be in supply.

Ernest Hemingway,

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#10. I wanted to ask them why they would consider one with games as his hobby to be an immature child, when they would approve of those that watched movies and read books as a hobby.

Lim Yo Hwan

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#11. She didn't believe Scott had exactly planned all this; he didn't even plan his books, as complex as some of them were. Plotting them, he said, would take out all the fun.

Stephen King

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#12. I don't think we should see the world of books as fundamentally separate from the world of the Internet. Yes, the Internet contains a lot of videos of squirrels riding skateboards, but it can also be a place that facilitates big conversations about books.

John Green

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#13. The books we read in childhood don't exist anymore; they sailed off with the wind, leaving bare skeletons behind. Whoever still has in him the memory and marrow of childhood should rewrite these books as he experienced them.

Bruno Schulz

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#14. You see, the interesting thing about books, as opposed, say, to films, is that it's always just one person encountering the book, it's not an audience, it's one to one.

Paul Auster

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#15. Reread favourite books as if you are taking apart a clock

Lemony Snicket

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#16. I picture several reviewers of my own books as passing a long future lodged between Brutus and Judas in the jaws of Satan.

Stephen Jay Gould

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#17. I write about characters that interest me. And I don't think of my books as being forms of entertainment.

Jhumpa Lahiri

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#18. As I published books, I realized, that's not really what I want. I don't care about the books as much anymore. I just want to write poetry.

Victoria Chang

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#19. I always think of books as being like people. Even the dull ones are worthy of decent respect, but you don't have to seek them out and spend time with them.

Orson Scott Card

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#20. The written word is all that stands between memory and oblivion. Without books as our anchors, we are cast adrift, neither teaching nor learning. They are windows on the past, mirrors on the present, and prisms reflected all possible futures. Books are lighthouses erected on the dark sea of time.

Greg Weisman

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#21. At one time in my career, Barnes and Noble bookstores categorized my books as religious fiction.

Richard Paul Evans

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#22. It is with books as with women, where a certain plainness of manner and of dress is more engaging than that glare of paint and airs and apparel which may dazzle the eye, but reaches not the affections.

David Hume

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#23. As great a store
Have we of books as bees of herbs or more.

Henry Vaughan

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#24. In books, as in life, there are no second chances. On second thought: it's the next work, still to be written, that offers the second chance.

Cynthia Ozick

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#25. I'm such a magpie. I'll get halfway through one thing and pick up something else. I always have 5 or 6 books open and spine-up by my bed: it's like a row of tents. I don't finish nearly as many books as I should.

Steven Hall

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#26. Not only were we naked, crazed, and starving (and far from our warm little homes); we were without any good books as well.

Karen Elizabeth Gordon

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#27. What a blessing it is to love books as I love them;- to be able to converse with the dead, and to live amidst the unreal!

Thomas Babington Macaulay

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#28. Be a life long student, read as many books as possible.

Nelson Mandela

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#29. We ought to regard books as we do sweetmeats, not wholly to aim at the pleasantest, but chiefly to respect the wholesomest; not forbidding either, but approving the latter most.


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#30. I can describe my books as I seem them as American, imaginative, symbolic. My literary ancestors are two other Calvinists, Hawthorne, and Melville.

James Purdy

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#31. It is with books as with the fires of our grates, everybody borrows a light from his neighbor to kindle his own, which in turn is communicated to others, and each partakes of all.


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#32. I'm a writer. I never expected to be recognised on the street. I never expected to get that kind of coverage, good or bad. I never expected to sell as many books as I have.

James Frey

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#33. If you enjoy reading my books as much as I enjoy writing them, then I am happy. Its got nothing to do with the money.

Peter Rimmer

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#34. Vengeful conquerors burn books as if the enemy's souls reside there, too.

James Gleick

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#35. To buy books as some do who make no use of them, only because they were published by an eminent printer, is much as if a man should buy clothes that did not fit him, only because they were made by some famous tailor.

Alexander Pope

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#36. How weird it would be to have around you only as many books as you have time to read in the rest of your life. And I remain deeply attached to the physical book and the physical bookshop.

Julian Barnes

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#37. It's important to over-deliver on the quality of the books as far as depth and content. It's not worth it to cut out 50 pages just because it would be a little bit cheaper.

Ian Christe

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#38. It is with books as with men: a very small number play a great part.


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#39. To paint comic books as childish and illiterate is lazy. A lot of comic books are very literate - unlike most films.

Alan Moore

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#40. Cyril Connolly, twentieth-century writer and critic, wrote that 'words are alive and literature becomes an escape, not from, but into living.' That was how I wanted to use books: as an escape back to life. I wanted to engulf myself in books and come up whole again.

Nina Sankovitch

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#41. If I were alone I would throw my arms out and spin in a circle. Instead I walk up the stairs, running my hand along books as I go.

Kasie West

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#42. Gentlemen use books as Gentlewomen handle their flowers, who in the morning stick them in their heads, and at night strawe them at their heeles.

John Lyly

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#43. 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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#44. My best advice for aspiring writers is to read a lot and write. Don't worry if you don't get your first, fifth or tenth novel published, if you keep going you'll make it. Also read "how to write" books as they may make the process a bit quicker.

Katie Fforde

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#45. Books, as Dryden has aptly termed them, are spectacles to read nature. Aeschylus and Aristotle, Shakespeare and Bacon, are priests who preach and expound the mysteries of man and the universe. They teach us to understand and feel what we see, to decipher and syllable the hieroglyphics of the senses.

Augustus William Hare

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#46. I look at [books] as a child looks at cakes - with glittering eyes and a watering mouth, imagining the pleasure that awaits him.

Elizabeth Gaskell

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#47. I wrote my first 30 books as a teacher. I would read to my classes, and they'd give me feedback. I was trying to role model.

Eric Walters

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#48. The publishing industry has always wanted to make books as cheaply and as ephemerally as they could; it's nothing new.

Ben Katchor

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#49. Thank God for books as an alternative to conversation.

W. H. Auden

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#50. I read a lot of fantasy. I adored 'Anne of Green Gables'. But my favourite books as a child were probably Laura Ingalls Wilder's 'Little House' series, about a pioneer family in the mid-19th-century American west. I often thought of them as I was writing 'The Last Runaway'.

Tracy Chevalier

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#51. A writer who has published as many books as I have has developed, of necessity, a hide like a rhino's, while inside there dwells a frail, hopeful butterfly of a spirit.

Joyce Carol Oates

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#52. Because what you are, as a teenager, is a small, silver, empty rocket. And you use loud music as fuel, and then the information in books as maps and coordinates, to tell you where you're going.

Caitlin Moran

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#53. Shall we for ever make new books, as apothecaries make new mixtures, by pouring only out of one vessel into another?

Laurence Sterne

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#54. I didn't even enter a bookshop until I was 14 because I couldn't afford books until I got my first Saturday job, but by the time I was six or seven, I spent practically every Saturday down my local library reading as much as I could and getting out as many books as I could.

Malorie Blackman

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#55. What you are, as a teenager, is a small, silver, empty rocket. And you use loud music as fuel, and then the information in books as maps and coordinates,

Caitlin Moran

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#56. The Wise (Minstrel or Sage,) out of their books are clay; But in their books, as from their graves they rise. Angels
that, side by side, upon our way, Walk with and warn us!

Bill Vaughan

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#57. Already by 1900 I could boast I had written as many books as Moses.

Winston Churchill

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#58. She read books as one would breathe air, to fill up and live.

Annie Dillard

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#59. When I was a child I devoured every book I could get my hands on. I loved losing myself in colourful and dramatic stories - and my absolute favourite was 'Charlie And The Chocolate Factory.' Everything about it electrified me, and when I re-read Roald Dahl's books as an adult it surprised me.

David Walliams

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#60. I think that every reader on earth has a list of cherished books as unique as their fingerprints ... I think that, as you age, you tend to gravitate towards the classics, but those aren't the books that give you the same sort of hope for the world that a cherished book does.

Douglas Coupland

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#61. I'm afraid that, in this chapter we must talk about sex in a very explicit manner, because we want to expand the Frontiers of Human Understanding and also we want to sell as many books as possible to adolescent boys.

Dave Barry

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#62. With books, as with companions, it is of more consequence to know which to avoid, than which to choose, for good books are as scarce as good companions, and in both instances, all that we can learn from baad ones is, that some much time has been worse than thrown away.

Charles Caleb Colton

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#63. I like listening to books as well, as that way you can iron at the same time.

David Sedaris

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#64. For a long time, I kept an eye out for element eighty at school and in books, as you might watch for a childhood friend's name

Sam Kean

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#65. I was into comic books as a kid.

Len Wiseman

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#66. Most writers can write three times as many books as I have and still live a life.

James Salter

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#67. I enjoy books as misers enjoy treasures, because I know I can enjoy them whenever I please.

Michel De Montaigne

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#68. I used to have all the Goosebumps books as a kid too.

Tom Felton

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#69. I review books as a day job, and through the years I've come to view the contemporary memoir as, almost always, a saga of victimization, sometimes by others, sometimes by the self, and sometimes by illness or misfortune, leading, like clockwork, to healing and redemption.

Walter Kirn

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#70. I do give books as gifts sometimes, when people would rather have one than a new Ferrari.

Dean Koontz

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#71. Every well-written book is a light for me. When you write, you use other writers and their books as guides in the wilderness.

Kate DiCamillo

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#72. A man can't love you because you haven't read as many books as he has? He can't love you because you don't speak French or because you don't go to operas? You're telling me we have to fall in love with people who are just like us?

Billie Letts

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#73. I tend to turn down books originally published as e-books. As for selling books directly to e-book publishers, I would do so only if all traditional publishers had turned them down.

Richard Curtis

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#74. In 1994, the average person spent $79 on books as compared to $56 on recorded music.

Richard L. Brandt

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#75. Those who talk about books as commodities are inauthentic, just as those who collect acquaintances can be superficial in their friendships. A novel you like resembles a friend. You read it and reread it, getting to know it better. Like a friend, you accept it the way it is; you do not judge it.

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

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#76. Solyndra will be remembered in the history books as a sad hallmark of a newly installed administration that felt it was above the rules, lusting for positive headlines rather than focused on delivering results.

Fred Upton

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#77. Used books, as if someone else has had the best of them and you get the sere husk, or the lees, as if a book isn't the one thing, the one product, that is forever new. There's no such thing as a used book. Or there's no such thing as a book if it's not being used.

Deborah Meyler

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#78. This was the time in her life that she fell upon books as the only door out of her cell. They became half her world.

Michael Ondaatje

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#79. When I was a child I read books for entertainment and information; I now think of books as lifeboats.

Alice Walker

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#80. I love watching the Bond movies obviously and I grew up reading the books as a kid. I've always loved them because of that.

Danny Boyle

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#81. The technology that threatens to kill off books as we know them - the 'physical book,' a new phrase in our language - is also making the physical book capable of being more beautiful than books have been since the middle ages.

Art Spiegelman

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#82. Albert-next-door doesn't care for reading, and he has not read nearly so many books as we have, so he is very foolish and ignorant, but it cannot be helped ... Besides, it is wrong to be angry with people for not being so clever as you are yourself.

E. Nesbit

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#83. I like to think of books as lovers; you have to introduce yourself slowly to them, read them one page at a time. Notice them, appreciate them. Respect what they're trying to tell you, let their words caress you, then sink into you, and finally, become a part of you.

Stacie Hammond

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#84. On scores of sites, users can upload illegal files of my books. As per 1998's toothless Digital Millennium Copyright Act, I bear the burden of discovering and reporting each theft.

Peter Lerangis

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#85. In the analysis of books, as in the analysis of complex world events, we hover between two kinds of error: ascribing too much meaning where there is little, if any, to be found, and ignoring meaning that stares us right in the face.

J.C. Hallman

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#86. While confronting the problems of the present, I often find myself thinking back to the world of books as it was experienced by the Founding Fathers and the philosophers of the Enlightenment.

Robert Darnton

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#87. A good rule of thumb is: Pack twice as many books as changes of underwear.

Michael Dirda

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#88. My mother refused to give me coloring books as a child. She probably saved me, Because when you think about it, what a coloring book does is completely kill creativity.

David Lynch

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#89. I still buy books faster than I can read them. But again, this feels completely normal: how weird it would be to have around you only as many books as you have time to read in the rest of your life.

Julian Barnes

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#90. I produced audio editions of 'Beneath' and 'Kronos' primarily to grow my audience. I'd seen it work for guys like Scott Sigler and J.C. Hutchins and thought their audience might enjoy my books as well. The goal was to get them hooked on the audio and hope they would migrate to the print books.

Jeremy Robinson

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#91. I picture my books as movies when I get stuck, and when I'm working on a new idea, the first thing I do is hit theaters to work out pacing and mood.

Maggie Stiefvater

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#92. Our pleasures in literature do not, I think, decline with age; last 1st of January was my eighty-second birthday, and I think that I had as much enjoyment from books as I ever had in my life.

Maria Edgeworth

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#93. I don't give books as gifts. Books are extremely personal, and I would hate to give someone a book that they don't like or want, because it would break my heart if they didn't read it.

Meg Cabot

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#94. Well I've written four beauty books as well.

Joan Collins

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#95. I've read some scripts, but I don't read as many books as I should.

Stephen Dorff

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#96. How mean to buy only as many books as one will actually have time to read.

Alain De Botton

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#97. We already have five times as much oil and coal and gas on the books as any scientist thinks is safe to burn.

Bill McKibben

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#98. I'm always worried about how fans of the books will react, but we have kept true to a lot of the books. Obviously there are changes, but with the books as a basis, hopefully the fans will like what we have done.

Dominic Sherwood

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#99. I really wouldn't classify the books as mysteries. I prefer to say that they're adventures.

Janet Evanovich

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#100. Though I loved books as a young boy, I loved sports even more. I wanted to be a quarterback in the CFL.

David Bergen

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