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Books give you a much better perspective

Book Perspective thanks to Lucian Freud

Pick up a book once in a while

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Books think for me. - Charles Lamb

So many books, so little time. - Frank Zappa

Years teach us more than books. - Berthold Auerbach

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

Books and chocolate make life bearable. - Unknown

When I was your age, television was called books. - William Goldman

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

Life without books, chocolate and coffee is just useless. - Nadun Lokuliyanage

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

The best books... are those that tell you what you know already. - George Orwell

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

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

Books should be tried by a judge and jury as though they were crimes. - Samuel Butler

We shouldn't teach great books; we should teach a love of reading. - B.F. Skinner

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

Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life. - Mark Twain

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 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

No man can be called friendless when he has God and the companionship of good books. - Elizabeth Barrett Browning

There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life. - Frank Zappa

All good books have one thing in common - they are truer than if they had really happened. - Ernest Hemingway

Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested. - Francis Bacon

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

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

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 had plenty of pimples as a kid. One day I fell asleep in the library. When I woke up, a blind man was reading my face. - Rodney Dangerfield

Why aren't more gems from our great authors scattered over the country? Great books aren't within everybody's reach. - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

If my books had been any worse, I should not have been invited to Hollywood, and if they had been any better, I should not have come. - Raymond Chandler

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

Meditation here may think down hours to moments. Here the heart may give a useful lesson to the head and learning wiser grow without his books. - William Cowper


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