Books And The Soul Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 76 Quotes About Books And The Soul

#1. I would like to save all books, those that are banned, those that are burned, or forgotten with contempt by the mandarins who want to tell us what is good and what is bad. Every book has a soul ... and I believe every book is worth saving from either bigotry or oblivion. - Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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#2. Books give a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything. - Author: Plato
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#3. The unadmitted reason why traditional readers are hostile to e-books is that we still hold the superstitious idea that a book is like a soul, and that every soul should have its own body. - Author: Adam Kirsch
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#4. The smell of books soothed his soul like nothing else could. The store was his haven, his refuge, and most importantly, it was safe. Here he could go anywhere in the world, explore the seas, scale mountains, travel through time and space or fall in love. - Author: Sheri Lyn
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#5. Books have formed the soul of me. I know that spiritual formation is of God, but I also know - mainly because I learned it from books - that there are other kinds of formation, too, everyday gifts, and that God uses the things of this earth to teach us and shape us, and to help us find truth - Author: Karen Swallow Prior
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#6. I saw that on Small Business Saturday, the president went shopping at a bookstore and bought 17 books, including "The Laughing Monsters," "Being Mortal," and "Heart of Darkness." Or as the cashier put it, "You OK, man? Maybe a little 'Chicken Soup for the Presidential Soul?' - Author: Jimmy Fallon
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#7. Philosophy without action is the ruin of the soul. One brave deed is worth a hundred books, a thousand theories, a million words. Now as always we need heroes. And heroines! Down with the passive and the limp. - Author: Edward Abbey
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#8. The hell in your soul will always find heaven in mine. - Author: Jenim Dibie
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#9. Mathematicians have sought knowledge in figures, Philosophers in systems, Logicians in subtleties, and Metaphysicians in sounds. It is not in any nor in all of these. He that studies only men, will get the body of knowledge without the soul, and he that studies only books, the soul without the body. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#10. Still, it makes sense that his insight echoes through my soul when I'm teetering at the edge of insecurity, considering he's Wonderland's wisdom keeper, the custodian of all things mad and daring. - Author: A.G. Howard
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#11. I myself owe everything to French books. They developed in my soul the sentiments of humanity which had been stifled by eight years of fanatical and servile education. - Author: Cesare Beccaria
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#12. I wanted books and made no distinction between good books or bad, only between the ones I loved, the ones that spoke to my soul, and the ones I merely liked. I did not care how a story was written. There were no bad stories: every story was new and glorious. - Author: Neil Gaiman
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#13. Some say they get lost in books, but I find myself, again and again, in the pages of a good book. Humanly speaking, there is no greater teacher, no greater therapist, no greater healer of the soul, than a well-stocked library. - Author: L.R. Knost
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#14. I must have books everywhere. They're the soul of a room-they reveal the taste, the interests, and the secrets of whoever lives there. - Author: Diane Von Furstenberg
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#15. Books and spiritual blessings are the greatest soul food - Author: Lailah Gifty Akita
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#16. Other books we may read and criticise. To the Scriptures we must bow the entire soul, with all its faculties. - Author: Edward Norris Kirk
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#17. A person can escape an ingrained pattern of mental incapacity or 'non compos mentis' ("no power of the mind") by reading, writing, thinking, and studying their environment for telling external determinates that will shape a journey of the mind, body, and soul. - Author: Kilroy J. Oldster
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#18. I believe that today more than ever a book should be sought after even if it has only one great page in it. We must search for fragments, splinters, toenails, anything that has ore in it, anything that is capable of resuscitating the body and the soul. - Author: Henry Miller
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#19. Books spoke mind to mind, soul to soul across the abyss of time and distance. - Author: Rachel Caine
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#20. Oh may the thunder awaken me, the sun help me see, the rain refresh me and my soul bloom in thee. - Author: Jonah Books
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#21. The reading of a fine book is an uninterrupted dialogue in which the book speaks and our soul replies. - Author: Andre Maurois
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#22. All the books of the world full of thoughts and poems are nothing in comparison to a minute of sobbing, when feeling surges in waves, the soul feels itself profoundly and finds itself. Tears are the melting ice of snow. All angels are close to the crying person. - Author: Hermann Hesse
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#23. Books never make religions, but religions make books. We must not forget that. No book ever created God, but God inspired all the great books. And no book ever created a soul. - Author: Swami Vivekananda
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#24. Good books leave an impression. Great books forever alter the way you think about what it means to be alive. You Disappear is not just a well-told story, but a dramatic recalibrating of what it means to have a mind-and a soul. - Author: Dara Horn
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#25. All that you see was and is for your sake. The numerous books, uncanny markings, and beautiful thoughts are the ghosts of souls who preceded you. - Author: Khalil
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#26. Bread and books: food for the body and food for the soul - what could be more worthy of our respect, and even love? - Author: Salman Rushdie
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#27. I saw the horrible way that people could treat each other. That may be the saddest thing of all. I saw greed and anger and murder and a total lack of concern for human life. It was a wicked side of the human soul that I saw ... and it saddened me to know that such a dark place existed. - Author: D.J. MacHale
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#28. Without art; without paintings, books, sculpture and music, the human soul would be quite impenetrable, don't you think? - Author: Jonathan Hull
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#29. My hiatus is over, my soul and body are healed, but I will never leave the purple chair for long. So many books waiting to be read, so much happiness to be found, so much wonder to be revealed. - Author: Nina Sankovitch
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#30. 'The Chicken Soup for the Soul' books are the result of over 20 years of teaching seminars and giving speeches. The first book contains all of the stories that I used in my seminars to illustrate the points that I wanted to make. - Author: Jack Canfield
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#31. The books the Holy Spirit is writing are living, and every soul a volume in which the divine author makes a true revelation of his word, explaining it to every heart, unfolding it in every moment. - Author: Jean-Pierre De Caussade
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#32. [My characters are] conglomerations of past and present stages of civilization, bits from books and newspapers, scraps of humanity, rags and tatters of fine clothing, patched together as is the human soul - Author: August Strindberg
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#33. The Twist was a guided missile launched from the ghetto into the heart of suburbia. The Twist succeeded, as politics, religion and law could never do, in writing in the heart and soul what the Supreme Court could only write on the books. - Author: Eldridge Cleaver
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#34. I hate how books do this to you. They destroy your soul, pick and prod them till the bleed, stab your eyes so you have no choice but cry, yet ... " she paused, "yet you cannot help but love them. - Author: Darby Browne
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#35. Living a spiritual life may not be easy. It demands total authenticity. It brings you to dance to a unique song that only you can hear fully, and sometimes you dance alone because no others can hear the music. - Author: Debra Moffitt
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#36. My fingers positively itched to drift at length along their spines, to arrive at one whose lure I could not pass, to pluck it down, to inch it open, then to close my eyes and inhale the soul-sparking scent of old and literate dust. - Author: Kate Morton
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#37. We write to strengthen our soul and the spirit of other souls. - Author: Lailah Gifty Akita
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#38. Words dazzle and deceive because they are mimed by the face. But black words on a white page are the soul laid bare. - Author: Guy De Maupassant
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#39. The soul-Self doesn't follow the crowd. It encourages you to speak up when you need to and live by your truth. - Author: Debra Moffitt
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#40. Books aren't just my defenses, the sandbags I use to fortify my position; they are also the building blocks of my soul, and I am the sum of all I read. - Author: Jonathan Hull
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#41. And I have written three books on the soul, Proving absurd all written hitherto, And putting us to ignorance again. - Author: Robert Browning
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#42. We nurture the candle flames that show the way ahead. We are guerrillas of the word, unsung heroes breathing softly on the embers of the human mind, so that they might re-ignite the hearths around which we once found safe haven. The book is the Light and the Life. - Author: Mark Cantrell
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#43. If you have feelings about reading, you feel the rhythm of prose or of a poem like music. It awakens something in your soul and then of course you study, read, you grow up and you begin to understand the message and that is the first step towards understanding life. - Author: Maria Kodama
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#44. I want books written out of a brain and heart and soul crowded and vital with Life, spelled with a big L. I want poetry bursting with passion. I don't care a hang for the 'verbal felicities.' They'll do for the fringe, but I want the garment to warm me first. - Author: Gertrude Atherton
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#45. Read a good book every day. Books help to educate the soul. The mere joy of learning something new will instill the will to live in you. - Author: Sanchita Pandey
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#46. Especially beware of bad books; and for nothing in the world let your soul be carried away by certain writings which weak brains admire, because of some vain subtleties which they find therein. - Author: Francis De Sales
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#47. The more I know about God, I am convinced He likes to read books and authors are His librarians. Every soul is a story waiting to be read. - Author: Shannon L. Alder
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#48. Everyone's life is an evolution of emotions, spirit and beliefs. The storyline changes, plots thicken, main characters mature and new spiritual journeys begin. This is true of inspirational authors. Their books represent only the stages of their life. New triumphs of the soul have yet to be written! - Author: Shannon L. Alder
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#49. I would touch its walls with my fingers and its ceilings with my looks, I would invoke the powers of writing, I would bathe my soul in the rivers of unknown thoughts that genius unrolls when surrounded by the song of all the books its heart receives the marvelous measures of its own speech ... - Author: Helene Cixous
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#50. The lively and mercurial are as open books, with the leaves turned down at the notable passages. Their souls sit at the windows of their eyes, seeing and to be seen. - Author: Christian Nestell Bovee
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#51. Books let us into their souls and lay open to us the secrets of our own.
[The Sick Chamber (The New Monthly Magazine , August 1830)] - Author: William Hazlitt
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#52. Holmes, who loathed every form of society with his whole Bohemian soul, remained in our lodgings in Baker Street, buried among his old books, and alternating from week to week between cocaine and ambition, the drowsiness of the drug, and the fierce energy of his own keen nature. - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#53. Books are health food for your brain and dessert for your soul. Books are one of the few proven sources of mental exercise known to man. Reading is a workout for your mind. If your body needs thirty minutes of exercise a day, so does your thinker. - Author: Pat Williams
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#54. I love words. I crave descriptions that overwhelm my imagination with vivid detail. I dwell on phrases that make my heart thrum. I cherish expressions that pierce my emotions and force the tears to spill over. In essence, I long for a writer's soul sealed in ink on the page. - Author: Richelle E. Goodrich
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#55. As for my father, few souls are less troubled. He can be simply pleased with us, pleased that we exist, and, from the vantage point of his wondrously serene old age, he contemplates our lives almost as if they were books he can dip into whenever he wants. His back pages, perhaps. - Author: Angela Carter
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#56. It is rather when
We gloriously forget ourselves, and plunge
Soul-forward, headlong, into a book's profound,
Impassioned for its beauty and salt of truth
'Tis then we get the right good from a book. - Author: Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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#57. What is missed when people talk about books is the moment of grace when the reader creates the book, lends it the authority of their life and soul. The books I love are me, have become me. - Author: Richard Flanagan
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#58. The reading of great books awaken and brightens the light of my soul. - Author: Lailah Gifty Akita
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#59. The shelf was filled with books that were hard to read, that could devastate and remake one's soul, and that, when they were finished, had a kick like a mule. - Author: Mark Helprin
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#60. In a battle of wills, of the gods of old. For each his revenge, will he forfeit his soul. On the chess board of blood, will their narrative play. aged, innocent lives, revenge claims her way. Out of hate will come love, and love will come hate. For immortal and man, have entwined their damned fate. - Author: L.A. Starkey
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#61. There are books written to be read.
There are books written to be sold.
The first ones have the soul and lessons you need.
The second ones are just plain, empty, and cold. - Author: Alexandr Iscenco
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#62. The soul that feeds on books alone
I count that soul exceeding small
That lives alone by book and creed,
A soul that has not learned to read. - Author: Joaquin Miller
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#63. My books nourish my soul. When I open a cover and begin to read, I go to new places, to worlds I never knew existed. I time travel into the past and up into the distant future - Author: Ann Hite
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#64. This is thy hour O Soul, thy free flight into the wordless,
Away from books, away from art, the day erased, the lesson done,
Thee fully forth emerging, silent, gazing, pondering the themes thou lovest best.
Night, sleep, and the stars. - Author: Walt Whitman
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#65. Books are like Tarot decks. They provide answers and guidance but more importantly, they are doorways and portals to the otherworld and the imagination. They leave their imprint and keep whispering to us long after we close the pages or shuffle the deck. - Author: Sasha Graham
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#66. I have been a seeker and I still am, but I stopped asking the books and the stars. I started listening to the teaching of my Soul. - Author: Rumi
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#67. My soul found ease and rest in the companionship of books. - Author: Pat Conroy
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#68. For books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a potency of life in them to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they are; nay, they do preserve as in a vial the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred them. - Author: John Milton
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#69. was something in the silence, aroma, and presence of the books that soothed an ache deep in her soul. A - Author: A.W. Exley
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#70. A book can open the mind, free the heart, and speak to the soul. - Author: Jason Ellis
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#71. A good book, he had concluded, leaves you wanting to reread the book. A great book compels you to reread your own soul. Such books were for him rare and, as he aged, rarer. Still he searched, one more Ithaca for which he was forever bound. - Author: Richard Flanagan
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#72. People who know and love the same books as you, have the road map to your soul. - Author: Cassandra Clare
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#73. I am beguiled by your physical beauty, and I am moved by how head-over-heels in love with books you are. And nowhere else have I found such thoughtful and literate reportage on the state of the American soul, as that soul makes itself known in the books we write. - Author: Kurt Vonnegut
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#74. It is shallow people who think beauty is frivolous or excessive. If you are bringing beauty and god, you are enriching the country. Rice feeds the body, books feed the mind, beauty feeds the soul. It is one thing I can really be proud of and stand tall in the world. - Author: Imelda Marcos
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#75. In books lies the soul of the whole Past Time: the articulate audible voice of the Past, when the body and material substance of it has altogether vanished like a dream. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#76. I began to read the Holy Scriptures upon my knees, laying aside all other books, and praying over, if possible, every line and word. This proved meat indeed and drink indeed to my soul. I daily received fresh life, light and power from above. - Author: George Whitefield
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