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Book Quotes 1 - 2
Parents should leave books lying around marked "forbidden" if they want their children to read.
Doris Lessing

It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
Winston Churchill

There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written.
Oscar Wilde
The Picture of Dorian Gray.

What really knocks me out is a book that, when you're all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it.
J. D. Salinger
The Catcher in the Rye.

I honestly believe there is absolutely nothing like going to bed with a good book. Or a friend who’s read one.
Phyllis Diller

Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.
Mark Twain
Attributed.

The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what Fiction means.
Oscar Wilde
The Importance of Being Earnest.

Hiring someone to write your autobiography is like paying someone to take a bath for you.
Mae West

Tell your nice mummies and daddies to buy this book for you and hit them until they do.
Spike Milligan

Beware of the man of one book.
Thomas Aquinas

There are two motives for reading a book: one, that you enjoy it, the other that you can boast about it.
Bertrand Russell

Times are bad. Children no longer obey their parents, and everyone is writing a book.
Cicero

I hate vulgar realism in literature. The man who would call a spade a spade should be compelled to use one.
Oscar Wilde

You've only to walk amongst them, to trail your fingers over their spines, to be enriched by a wonderful osmosis.
Phillip Adams

The book can produce an addiction as fierce as heroin or nicotine, forcing us to spend much of our lives, like junkies, in book shops and libraries, those literary counterparts to the opium den.
Phillip Adams

I always say, keep a diary and some day it’ll keep you.
Mae West
Every Day’s a Holiday.

Books are the legacies that genius leaves to mankind, to be delivered down from generation to generation, as presents to those that are yet unborn.
Joseph Addison

Every great man nowadays has his disciples, and it is always Judas who writes the biography.
Oscar Wilde
The Critic as Artist.

The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.
St. Augustine

I love everything that’s old,- old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wine.
Oliver Goldsmith
She Stoops to Conquer.

He that loveth a book will never want for a faithful friend, a wholesome counselor, a cheerful companion, an effectual comforter.
Isaac Barrow

When I am dead, I hope it may be said: "His sins were scarlet, but his books were read."
Hilaire Belloc

He hath never fed of the dainties that are bred in a book; he hath not eat paper, as it were; he hath not drunk ink.
William Shakespeare
Love's Labor Lost.

Erudition, n. Dust shaken out of a book into an empty skull.
Ambrose Bierce

Dreams, books, are each a world; and books, we know,
Are a substantial world, both pure and good.
William Wordsworth

I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library.
Jorge Luis Borges

Books are the blessed chloroform of the mind.
Robert Chambers

Books are good enough in their own way, but they are a poor substitute for life.
Robert Louis Stevenson

A book is the only immortality.
Rufus Choate

The wise man reads both books and life itself.
Lin Yutang

No more pencils, no more books, no more teachers' dirty looks.
Childhood Rhyme

A book is a garden carried in the pocket.
Arabian Proverb

There is no friend as loyal as a book.
Ernest Hemingway

Me and a book is a party. Me, a book and a coffee is an orgy.
Robert Fripp

Make your books your companions.
The Talmud

If you cannot read all your books, at any rate handle them, and, as it were, fondle them. Let them fall open where they will . . . Make a voyage of discovery, taking soundings of uncharted seas.
Winston Churchill

A room without books is like a body without a soul.
Cicero

A book holds a house of gold.
Chinese Proverb

I would define a book as a work of magic whence escape, all kinds of images to trouble the souls and change the hearts of men.
Anatole France
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