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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

No furniture so charming as books. - Sydney Smith

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

Books and chocolate make life bearable. - Unknown

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

If you think you have it tough, read history books. - Bill Maher

I wrote a few children's books... not on purpose. - Steven Wright

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

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

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

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

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

Better one line that will survive the author than a hundred books outlived. - Anonymous

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

There is more treasure in books than all the pirate's loot on treasure island. - Walt Disney

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

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

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

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

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

I am a writer of books in retrospect. I talk in order to understand; I teach in order to learn. - Robert Frost

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

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

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

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

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. - S.T. Coleridge

Life is like a library owned by the author. In it are a few books which he wrote himself, but most of them were written for him. - Harry Emerson Fosdick

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

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


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