Books

I confess that I am a messy, disorganized and impatient reader: if the book doesn't grab me in the first 40 pages, I abandon it. I have piles of half-read books waiting for me to get acute hepatitis or some other serious condition that would force me to rest so that I could read more.

Isabel Allende

1

One person who has mastered life is better than a thousand persons who have mastered only the contents of books, but no one can get anything out of life without God.

Meister Eckhart

1

Peter Fleming was a famous English traveler, explorer and adventurer, whose non-fiction books were hugely successful. My father owned signed copies of all of them — he and Peter Fleming had become acquainted over some detail of set design at the Korda film studio in Shepperton — and I had read each of them with breathless adolescent excitement.

Michael Korda

1

Every once in a while, I get mad. 'The Lorax' came out of my being angry. The ecology books I'd read were dull... In 'The Lorax', I was out to attack what I think are evil things and let the chips fall where they might.

Dr. Seuss

1

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

Leigh Hunt

2

Religious fundamentalists in Bangladesh have always argued for a ban on my books.

Taslima Nasrin

3

I don't read books by people who have betrayed the Motherland.

Vladimir Putin

0

I am not scared of anyone. I will write and publish my books.

Taslima Nasrin

1

The books that everybody admires are those that nobody reads.

Anatole France

1

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

bell hooks

3

Books — quotes and aphorisms

My own experience with being interviewed is mixed. I suppose they're a part of my job, and as I would like readers to connect with my books, I do them. I've also made many lifelong friends whom I first encountered as interviewers — as a writer, they're a terrific way to meet and add smart new people to one's life.

Douglas Coupland

1

A great book begins with an idea; a great life, with a determination.

Louis L'Amour

1

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

Chanakya

1

I never feel lonely if I've got a book — they're like old friends. Even if you're not reading them over and over again, you know they are there. And they're part of your history. They sort of tell a story about your journey through life.

Emilia Fox

3

Books are the ever burning lamps of accumulated wisdom.

George William Curtis

2

I'm trying to write books that taste like ice cream but have the nutrition of vegetables.

Dan Brown

1

Nature and books belong to the eyes that see them.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

2

'Classic'. A book which people praise and don't read.

Mark Twain

2

There is no friend as loyal as a book.

Ernest Hemingway

3

I read everything aloud, novels as well as picture books. I believe the eye and ear are different listeners. So as writers, we have to please both.

Jane Yolen

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