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Leaning Bookshelves

Reading fiction on friction

Leaning Bookshelves thanks to Idske Mulder, The Netherlands

Choosing books on a sliding scale

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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

Americans like fat books and thin women. - Russell Baker

A multitude of books distracts the mind. - Seneca

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

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

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

History books that contain no lies are extremely dull. - Anatole France

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

Wisdom is not wisdom when it is derived from books alone. - Horace

I was a vegetarian until I started leaning toward the sunlight. - Rita Rudner

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

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

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

A bottle of wine contains more philosophy than all the books in the world. - Louis Pasteur

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

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

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

A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary. - Dorothy Fisher

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

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

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's not uncommon to see kids on the school bus reading books and doing homework on the bus. - Anthony Amero

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

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

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

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

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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