Books Quotes

Dame rose macaulay, crewe train, 1926 - he felt about books as doctors feel about...
An apology for the devil: it must be remembered that we have heard one side of the case. God has written all the books.
Samuel Butle

Thomas carlyle - happy are the people whose annals are blank in...
Alan king - if you want to read about love and marriage, you...
The only words that ever satisfied me as describing Nature are the terms used in fairy books, charm, spell, enchantment. They express the arbitrariness of the fact and its mystery.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
The instruction we find in books is like fire. We fetch it from our neighbours, kindle it at home, communicate it to others, and it becomes the property of all.
Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire

Books have the same enemies as people: fire, humidity, animals, weather, and their own content.
Paul Valery
Wherever they burn books, they will also, in the end, burn people.
Heinrich Heine
There are men that will make you books, and turn them loose into the world, with as much dispatch as they would do a dish of fritters.
Miguel de Cervantes
It is a great thing to start life with a small number of really good books which are your very own.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Books may well be the only true magic.
Alice Hoffman
The books we read should be chosen with great care, that they may be, as an Egyptian king wrote over his library, The medicines of the soul.
Paxton Hood
Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.
Sir John Lubbock
Buying books would be a good thing if one could also buy the time to read them in but as a rule the purchase of books is mistaken for the appropriation of their contents.
Arthur Schopenhaue
In politics I am growing indifferent - - I would like it, if I could now return to my planting and books at home.
Francois Arouet
The love of learning, the sequestered nooks, And all the sweet serenity of books.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I think it is good that books still exist, but they make me sleepy.
Frank Zappa
Where do I find the time for not reading so many books?
Karl Kraus
The multitude of books is making us ignorant.
Voltaire
The biggest critics of my books are people who never read them.
Jackie Collins
Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill.
Barbara Tuchman
There are times when I think that the ideal library is composed solely of reference books. They are like understanding friends - Always ready to meet your mood, always ready to change the subject when you have had enough of this or that.
Donald J. Adams
When the destroyer comes, his first act will be to destroy all the books.
Thomas More
Why dont you write books people can read.
Nora Joyce, to her husband James
The man who is fond of books is usually a man of lofty thought, and of elevated opinions.
Christopher Dawson
I have given up reading books; I find it takes my mind off myself.
Oscar Levant
No man can be called friendless when he has God and the companionship of good books.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Be as careful of the books you read, as of the company you keep; for your habits and character will be as much influenced by the former as by the latter.
Paxton Hood
When I am attacked by gloomy thoughts, nothing helps me so much as running to my books. They quickly absorb me and banish the clouds from my mind.
Michel de Montaigne
We have talked long enough in this country about equal rights. ... It is time now to write the next chapter - And to write it in the books of law.
Lyndon B. Johnson
I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.
John Burrough
A good bookshop is just a genteel Black Hole that knows how to read.
Terry Pratchett, Guards! Guards!
If you will protest courageously, and yet with dignity and Christian love, when the history books are written in future generations, the historians will have to pause and say, There lived a great people - A black people - who injected new meaning and dignity into the veins of civilization.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Books, like proverbs, receive their chief value from the stamp and esteem of the ages through which they have passed.
Sir W. Temple
Proverbs are the literature of reason, or the statements of absolute truth, without qualification. Like the sacred books of each nation, they are the sanctuary of its intuitions.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Happy the people whose annals are blank in the history books.
Thomas Carlyle
Books must follow sciences, and not sciences books.
Sir Francis Bacon
All of the books in the world contain no more information than is broadcast as video in a single large American city in a single year. Not all bits have equal value.
Carl Sagan
You are the same today that you are going to be in five years from now except for two things the people with whom you associate and the books you read.
Charles Jones
A man loses contact with reality if he is not surrounded by his books.
Franois Maurice Mitterrand