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Top 100 Quotes About New Books

#1. Book collecting! First editions and best editions; old books and new books - the ones you like and want to have around you. Thousands of 'em. I've had more honest satisfaction and happiness collecting books than anything else I've ever done in life. - Author: Peter Ruber
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#2. Exactness is first obtained, and afterwards elegance. But diction, merely vocal, is always in its childhood. As no man leaves his eloquence behind him, the new generations have all to learn. There may possibly be books without a polished language, but there can be no polished language without books. - Author: Samuel Johnson
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#3. 'Walking the Bible' describes the year that I spent retracing the five books of Moses through the desert, and I was actually working on a follow-up, which would look at the rest of the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament. - Author: Bruce Feiler
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#4. It's funny, when I lived in Ohio, I would read about extraordinary, eccentric characters in books and plays, but I couldn't imagine them in real life. Then I came to New York. - Author: Fiona Davis
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#5. He started to look at me in a manner I recognized: it was the way I looked at a new book, one I had never read before, one that surprised me with all it had to say. - Author: Alice Hoffman
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#6. That was the trouble with moving houses; no matter how carefully you packed the books, they never ended up on the new shelves in quite the right place. - Author: Val McDermid
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#7. Lord, deliver us from what we already knew we wanted. Give us some new desires, the weirder the better. - Author: Mark Forsyth
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#8. We are forced by the major publishers to include electronic rights in the contracts we make with publishers for new books. And there's very little we can do about that. - Author: Richard Curtis
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#9. Miss Gregory took nearly everything. Her clothes. New girls don't have the privilege of wearing their own clothes. Her books. Socrates, Plato, Shakespeare? Much too stimulating. No wonder you have Ideas. Certainly, you don't wish to become a bluestocking! - Author: Suzanne Lazear
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#10. The spirit that America has, the American industry creativity it has where anything is possible. Three idealistic Australians bringing in new ideas and being able to make the damn comic books that they've always dreamed about, it's kind of a cool thing. - Author: Sam Worthington
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#11. New York has been the subject of thousands of books. Every immigrant group has had its saga as has every epoch and social class. - Author: Edmund White
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#12. The expectation was that 'True Confessions' would be my first published book, but that didn't happen. After it was rejected by every publisher in New York and Canada, I shoved it in a closet and went on to write and publish my next three books. - Author: Rachel Gibson
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#13. TO LIVE A LIFE VOID OF NEED IS
A LIFE FILLED WITH DEPRIVATION - Author: Qwana M. BabyGirl Reynolds-Frasier
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#14. How does one say something new and not retell? - Author: Dejan Stojanovic
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#15. In my white room, against my white walls, on my glistening white bookshelves, book spines provide the only color. The books are all brand-new hardcovers - no germy secondhand softcovers for me. They come to me from Outside, decontaminated and vacuum-sealed in plastic wrap. I - Author: Nicola Yoon
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#16. They should make new ways to better design buildings and books. The computer was the end of Swiss typography! - Author: Emil Ruder
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#17. They work now with computers for building buildings and books, but not ever with new ideas. - Author: Emil Ruder
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#18. I had a briefcase at one point, but it was a kind of 1980s New Wave briefcase. It was made of some kind of cardboard and it had metal hinges. It was kind of faux industrial looking, and I used to carry my books in it rather than a backpack. I didn't want to have normal student accoutrements. - Author: Jeffrey Eugenides
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#19. The bastard form of mass culture is humiliated repetition ... always new books, new programs, new films, news items, but always the same meaning. - Author: Roland Barthes
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#20. Children close their ears to Advice but Open their eyes to example.
Even New Genx Moms close their ears to Advice but Open their eyes to realize their mistakes eventually.
Think, Act Wise before it's Late. - Author: Ilaxi Patel
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#21. Society is the stage on which manners are shown; novels are the literature. Novels are the journal or record of manners; and the new importance of these books derives from the fact, that the novelist begins to penetrate the surface, and treat this part of life more worthily. - Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
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#22. What's encouraging is that the early new platforms - Kindle and iPad - are clearly leading to people buying more books. The data is in on that. - Author: Steven Johnson
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#23. The problem with books, now that I've written one, is that the idea of adaptation is so much easier than sitting down to write something new. - Author: Nick Cave
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#24. Providence has delivered me of every worldly passion, save this one; the desire to acquire books, new or old books of any kind, whose charms I cannot persuade myself to resist. - Author: John Henry Newman
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#25. By then, [1737]...the French were taking advantage of the new "reading rooms" created by architects such as Blondel and of new seat furniture and had begun a practice we now call curling up with a good book. - Author: Joan DeJean
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#26. The first time I read an excellent book, it is to me just as if I had gained a new friend. When I read a book over I have perused before, it resembles the meeting with an old one. - Author: Oliver Goldsmith
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#27. Book depository is nothing new; there've been outlets selling books internationally via mail order for many decades - the only change is that it's now easier to find and use such services. - Author: Charles Stross
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#28. When I go on vacation, I take very few clothes and a whole lot of books. It's the most soothing thing in the world. Reading 'Moby-Dick' is like being in a time machine. I almost feel as excited as the first time I read it and I always find something new. - Author: Nile Rodgers
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#29. I recommend anybody go to a bookstore, go down the self-help or new-age section, and just walk those aisles. See what book jumps out at you; there's a good chance it's a book you need in your life. That's basically how I find the books that I read. - Author: Tom Araya
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#30. I hope that readers will tear through my books because they can't stop themselves - and then, maybe, read them again and find new things there. - Author: Helen Dunmore
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#31. 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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#32. Publishers, naturally, loathe used books and have developed strategies to depress the secondhand market. They bring out new, even more expensive editions of popular textbooks every three to four years, in a classic cycle of planned obsolescence. - Author: James Surowiecki
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#33. But it is a historical fact that the Jews, and no one else, gave the world the Bible. It is a historical fact that the Jews introduced to the pagan world the idea of a God who demanded righteousness......Even most of the books of the New Testament were written by Jews. - Author: Harold S. Kushner
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#34. She thought of the library, so shining white and new; the rows and rows of unread books; the bliss of unhurried sojourns there and of going out to a restaurant, alone, to eat. - Author: Maud Hart Lovelace
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#35. When writers die they become books, which is, after all, not too bad an incarnation.
[As attributed by Alastair Reid in Neruda and Borges, The New Yorker, June 24, 1996; as well as in The Talk of the Town, The New Yorker, July 7, 1986] - Author: Jorge Luis Borges
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#36. For some 25 years, I worked as a librarian, first at the New York Public Library, then at Trenton State College in New Jersey. My life has always been with, around, and for books. - Author: Avi
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#37. The worst part of writing is meeting all these great new characters and having no one to talk about (the adventures you share with) them. - Author: Claudia Bakker
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#38. I have never had the lust to meet famous authors; the best of them is in their books. - Author: Michael Gold
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#39. How did pretty little Anna go from Westchester suburb brat to New York hooker? Now that's a story. - Author: Stacey Trombley
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#40. I was quite depressed two weeks ago when I spent an afternoon at Brentano's Bookshop in New York and was looking at the kind of books most people read. Once you see that you lose all hope. - Author: Friedrich Hayek
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#41. When I was a boy, my parents were writers and they owned a bookstore, 'The Complete Traveler in New York,' so writing and books have held special places in my heart all my life. - Author: Mike Greenberg
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#42. Every 10 years you're a different person, and the really great books evolve with you as you get older. They're full of new rewards. - Author: Martin Amis
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#43. 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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#44. Choosing a new book was like looking for treasure. - Author: Kit Pearson
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#45. There are a lot of very good New York novels, but there's no single all-encompassing novel, the way you could look at any number of Dickens books and say we know London as a result of that. - Author: Pete Hamill
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#46. She says I ought to throw out at least two books for every one I buy. I had new bookshelves put up in the cottage after moving in, but already the to-be-read pile is mounting on to floor of the spare room. - Author: Martin Edwards
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#47. And then there are the subway readers of difficult books. I like to imagine that New Yorkers are more literate than the riders of other American metropolises. - Author: Sari Botton
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#48. Who can know anybody?' said the bookshop owner. 'Every person is like thousands of books. New, reprinting, in stock, out of stock, fiction, non-fiction, poetry, rubbish. The lot. Different every day. One's lucky to be able to put his hand on the one that's wanted, let alone know it. - Author: Russell Hoban
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#49. It's always been clear to me, as it was to Michel Thomas himself, that learning to speak a new language is like learning to swim or dance - you don't start with books or notes on swimming or dance. You get into the water, or on the dance floor, with a good coach, and get on with it. - Author: Akshay Bakaya
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#50. Make a new friend by picking up a book and getting to know it! - Author: Carmela Dutra
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#51. Still not sure about how easily he could be integrated into their posse, Trevor smiled in delighted relief at how tolerantly two of his close friends had received his new identity. - Author: Zack Love
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#52. How come regional pandering only works in one direction, right? You never see a Southern politician trying to win votes in New York State by saying, 'I read books and make a mean vegan meatloaf.' - Author: Bill Maher
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#53. However, if I can expand this to Top Cow or Avatar I'm helping the sales, however small, on my Marvel books because I'm almost certain to pick up some new readers. - Author: Mark Millar
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#54. Digital publishing allows an author a new platform for which the words of one heart can be shared with all souls of the world. - Author: Molly Friedenfeld
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#55. 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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#56. We over-estimate the conscience of our friend. His goodness seems better than our goodness, his nature finer, his temptations less. Everything that is his,
his name, his form, his dress, books, and instruments,
fancy enhances. Our own thought sounds new and larger from his mouth. - Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
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#57. Once I had opened a book and read its pages, those characters could never be taken away from me. Even if the books were burned, they would still live on in my mind. - Author: Jennifer Wilson
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#58. Help your child discover a new world, where magic can live on every page, BOOKS! - Author: Steve Altier
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#59. Changing yourself is supposed to mean hope, at least according to the self-help books and magazine paradigms, but for me - and I suspect many others - it simply means finding new ways to feel inadequate. - Author: Noelle Howey
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#60. One day, Aaron Levie, the twenty-six-year-old CEO of Box, a well-funded new tech company, tells me it's really important to learn from what happened in the 1990s - which is why he has read a bunch of books about that era. - Author: Dan Lyons
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#61. Books are necessary to correct the vices of the polite; but those vices are ever changing, and the antidote should be changed accordingly should still be new. - Author: Oliver Goldsmith
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#62. Truman had been sitting in a chair in the bedroom with several new books stacked on a table beside him. Did the President like to read himself to sleep at night, McCormick asked. "No, young man," said Truman, "I like to read myself awake." Thomas - Author: David McCullough
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#63. With books at least, the best experiences are not when you find what you were looking for, but when something quite different finds you, takes you by surprise, shifts your tastes to new territory. - Author: Tim Parks
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#64. Unfortunately for me, most of the books I'd want to reprint were written for savvy publishers like Harlequin and Berkley who have held on to electronic rights. But I do have another option: Publish new e-books myself. - Author: Ruth Glick
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#65. They are a brilliant device for shape-shifting as we can slip into the skin of authors from other times, other cultural backgrounds, brilliant minds who give us a new perspective on life and the world - something we all need from time to time. - Cornelia Funke - Author: Jen Campbell
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#66. But I've been at writing long enough now to know that every three or four books I have to start a new direction. - Author: Daniel Woodrell
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#67. The books are like children in that having written one doesn't make writing the next one any easier, because it's a new set of problems and a new set of challenges with each one, and having dealt with one before means that you now know how to do it. - Author: Dara Horn
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#68. You throw the kitchen sink at your early books. You put everything in there. It's like when you meet a new girlfriend or boyfriend, you tell them all your best stories. By the time you have been married for 10 years, they are crying, 'Shut up!' - Author: Mark Billingham
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#69. There are a lot of people of my generation in New Zealand literature, young writers on their first or second books, that I'm just really excited about. There seems to be a big gap between the generation above and us; it seems to be quite radically different in terms of form and approach. - Author: Eleanor Catton
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#70. We have such a great depth of human history in all of the arts, whether it's opera or mathematics or painting or classical music or jazz. There's so many things to study, new books to read, and certainly always ways to transform old ideas and to come up with new ones. - Author: Patti Smith
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#71. She found that books, the well-written ones, had the power to transport her from a world that was sometimes overstressed and over stimulating to a wholly new place of the author's imaginations. - Author: J.N. LaVelle
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#72. My role is to promote the authors image and their new books. I'm also brought on board when the author is "between books" to keep the name in front of the reading public. That's a challenging time for an author. - Author: Tom Robinson
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#73. There is something about the aroma of fresh books that's totally intoxicating. A new book has a certain clean, crisp smell full of promise that is difficult to define. Sort of like the scent and feeling of just-washed bed linens at the moment you slide your legs between them. - Author: Debra Ginsberg
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#74. I don't need to buy books. I've got the whole of the library at the New School, as well as my iPad. Why do people still buy books? They just take up space. - Author: Deborah Meyler
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#75. Someone needs to buy a radio station, then play nothing but audio books, with a different genre of book played at set times. That way we can always have something new to read, no matter where we are. - Author: Shana Chartier
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#76. Everything's digital now, but sometimes I'll buy a paperback if I love the book. I love the smell of them too. Like the first time you open them up, and they're fresh and new. Or old books, - Author: Jay McLean
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#77. Fear of new ideas breeds angry head spiders that have been known to attack. - Author: Leah Broadby
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#78. I read a lot of those Single Girl in New York books, like "Fear of Flying," where you could sort of put yourself, through transference, into the Jewish Girl in New York situation. - Author: Charles Busch
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#79. Every day, they gave him new reasons to smile, laugh, worry, and wonder. - Author: C.J. Milbrandt
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#80. Be curious. Read widely. Try new things. What people call intelligence just boils down to curiosity. - Author: Aaron Swartz
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#81. The supper was like most Parisian suppers: silence at first, then a burst of unintelligible chatter, then witticisms that were mostly vapid, false rumors, bad reasonings, a little politics and a great deal of slander; they even spoke about new books. - Author: Voltaire
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#82. To say the Internet is the death of books and movies is like saying someone invented a new, more efficient kind of cup and it heralds the death of coffee - a new improved form of carrying something, which is essentially what the Internet is, should be helpful to our business. - Author: Alison Owen
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#83. The books we read change over the years as new books come out and they change over the grades. Books we are reading in fifth and sixth grade now may have been seventh and eighth grade books in the past, or the other way around. - Author: Brian J. White
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#84. I would not, if I could, give up the memory of the joy I have had in books for any advantage that could be offered in other pursuits or occupations. Books have been to me what gold is to the miser, what new fields are to the explorer. - Author: Margaret Elizabeth Sangster
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#85. I want world leaders to choose books over bullets ... We can afford to give every girl 12 years of free education. It is absolutely in our power, and when we do, we will realize a whole new world of possibility. - Author: Malala Yousafzai
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#86. I've battled my weight since I was 12. My parents took to us to New York once, for a holiday, and there I'd buy fruit loops from a 24x7 shop and sit down with my books. I never played; I wasn't that kind of kid - I just read. I ate chocolates like peanuts. I was 86kg till I was 19. - Author: Sonam Kapoor
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#87. Our lives are like books, Hunter. Each day is a new page - each year, a new chapter. Just like books, our lives end; but our stories ... those are never forgotten. We live on in the hearts and thoughts of those who loved us. - Author: M.S. Willis
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#88. Something significant, magical, and
inspiring happens with each word you read in the pages of a book. You explore new lands, meet new people, feel new emotions, and are no longer the same person you were one word prior to reading it. - Author: Martha Sweeney
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#89. At the end of the afternoon she tore herself away from the story to go and buy some tobacco. This would be tricky on a holiday, but never mind, it was mainly a pretext so the story could settle and she'd have the pleasure of meeting up with her new friend again a bit later on. - Author: Anna Gavalda
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#90. Respect can be as elusive as the unicorn. I know something of this because I write books that are set in the Middle Ages, and the historical novel is often seen as the unwanted stepchild in the fictional family. I know even more about respect - or the lack thereof - because I live in New Jersey. - Author: Sharon Kay Penman
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#91. What refuge is there for the victim who is oppressed with the feeling that there are a thousand new books he ought to read, while life is only long enough for him to attempt to read a hundred? - Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
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#92. If I'm riding my bike I just replay the same scenarios over and over in my head, like I haven't had a new mental adventure since high school. So that's what I like about books on tape, so my mind can't wander anywhere. - Author: David Sedaris
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#93. Except that my father got a raise, and my mother didn't because she doesn't get paid for housework, and my sister stopped reading those self-esteem books because she met a new boy - Author: Stephen Chbosky
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#94. Madison, Deborah. Local Flavors: Cooking and Eating from America's Farmer's Markets (New York: Broadway Books, 2002). Nabhan, - Author: Michael Pollan
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#95. I look at 'The New York Review of Books.' It's what it has been for 35 or 40 years, which is a highly sophisticated vehicle for anti-American self-hatred. - Author: John Podhoretz
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#96. If I have to go to New York or something, I'll bring my books and read and do homework. It's not really a big deal. - Author: Kara Hayward
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#97. There were two primary distributors of books at that time, Ingram and Baker and Taylor, so a new retailer wouldn't have to approach each of the thousands of book publishers individually. - Author: Anonymous
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#98. E-books present the greatest opportunity readers have ever had to find each other. It's a chance for stories written for paper to find new life and a chance for new stories to appear, freed from the constraints of paper publishing. - Author: Nick Earls
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#99. I have started a new blog W.A.R.(Writers Amongst Readers) for all those writing or reading books. Quotes, excerpts, comments from the world's greatest writers. See robinhawdonblog - Author: Robin Hawdon
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#100. Conservative, (New York, Beaufort Books, - Author: John Philip Sousa IV
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