Books

Found 44 thoughts of books

I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.

Groucho Marx

Never read a book through merely because you have begun it.

John Witherspoon

I've never known any trouble that an hour's reading didn't assuage.

Charles De Secondat

Life-transforming ideas have always come to me through books.

Bell Hooks

There is no mistaking a real book when one meets it. It is like falling in love.

Christopher Morley

Live always in the best company when you read.

Sydney Smith

Woe be to him that reads but one book.

George Herbert

I read part of it all the way through.

Samuel Goldwyn

When I read a book I seem to read it with my eyes only, but now and then I come across a passage, perhaps only a phrase, which has a meaning for me, and it becomes part of me.

W. Somerset Maugham

Do give books - religious or otherwise - for Christmas. They're never fattening, seldom sinful, and permanently personal.

Lenore Hershey

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

Mark Twain

Thank you for sending me a copy of your book. I'll waste no time reading it.

Moses Hadas

I have read your book and much like it.

Moses Hadas

Oh for a book and a shady nook...

John Wilson

Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.

Albert Einstein

People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading.

Logan Pearsall Smith

Knowing I lov'd my books, he furnish'd me From mine own library with volumes that I prize above my dukedom.

William Shakespeare

There is a great deal of difference between an eager man who wants to read a book and the tired man who wants a book to read.

G. K. Chesterton

Reading this book is like waiting for the first shoe to drop.

Ralph Novak

In the highest civilization, the book is still the highest delight. He who has once known its satisfactions is provided with a resource against calamity.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I aimed at the public's heart, and by accident I hit it in the stomach.

Upton Sinclair

A book is a version of the world. If you do not like it, ignore it; or offer your own version in return.

Salman Rushdie

Reading well is one of the great pleasures that solitude can afford you.

Harold Bloom

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

I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of anything than of a book! When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.

Jane Austen
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