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Mystery Books

When you can't read the book spine, it's a mystery

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Books think for me. - Charles Lamb

Years teach us more than books. - Berthold Auerbach

I don't read books. I write them. - Henry Kissinger

Why don't you write books people can read? - Nora Joyce

A room without books is like a body without a soul. - Marcus Tullius Cicero

The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery. - Francis Bacon

At night, here in the library, the ghosts have voices. - Alberto Manguel

Russia is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma. - Winston Churchill

The eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility. - Albert Einstein

The success that the Tolkien books had redefined modern fantasy. - George R.R. Martin

The only mystery in life is why the kamikaze pilots wore helmets. - Al McGuire

If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need. - Cicero

If truth is beauty, how come no one has their hair done in the library? - Lily Tomlin

There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts. - Charles Dickens

Next to acquiring good friends, the best acquisition is that of good books. - Charles Caleb Colton

Books are no different from goats - they enjoy an afternoon out on the lawn. - Kate Bernheimer

When I step into this library, I cannot understand why I ever step out of it. - Marie de Sevigne

The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop. - P.J. O'Rourke

The worst thing about new books is that they keep us from reading the old ones. - John Wooden

Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person. - Chanakya

The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame. - Oscar Wilde

If sex is such a natural phenomenon, how come there are so many books on how to do it? - Bette Midler

The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them. - Mark Twain

There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. - Oscar Wilde

It is with books as with men: a very small number play a great part, the rest are lost in the multitude. - Voltaire

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

Wanting to meet a writer because you like their books is like wanting to meet a duck because you like pate. - Margaret Atwood

If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking. - Haruki Murakami

The legal system is often a mystery, and we, its priests, preside over rituals baffling to everyday citizens. - Henry G. Miller

The farther we've gotten from the magic and mystery of our past, the more we've come to need Halloween. - Paula Guran

I was diagnosed with diabetes at age 18. I didn't know what it was, so I went to the library and looked it up. - Ron Santo

It is books that teach us to refine our pleasures when young, and to recall them with satisfaction when we are old. - Leigh Hunt

Five years from now, you're the same person except for the people you've met and the books you've read. - John Wooden

Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is God's Gift. That's why we call it the 'Present.' - Bill Keane

Keeping books on social aid is capitalistic nonsense. I just use the money for the poor. I can't stop to count it. - Evita Peron

What progress we are making. In the Middle Ages they would have burned me. Now they are content with burning my books. - Sigmund Freud

The biggest seller is cookbooks and the second is diet books - how not to eat what you've just learned now to cook. - Andy Rooney

I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it. - Harry E. Fosdick

Today's public figures can no longer write their own speeches or books, and there is some evidence that they can't read them either. - Gore Vidal

Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers. - Charles W. Eliot


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