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Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new at all.
If you read a lot of books you are considered well read. But if you watch a lot of TV, you're not considered well viewed.
The possession of a book becomes a substitute for reading it.
Having your book turned into a movie is like seeing your oxen turned into bouillon cubes.
John le Carre
Books are the legacies that a great genius leaves to mankind, which are delivered down from generation to generation as presents to the posterity of those who are yet unborn.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.
A bookstore is one of the only pieces of evidence we have that people are still thinking.
The paperback is very interesting but I find it will never replace the hardcover book - it makes a very poor doorstop.
Having been unpopular in high school is not just cause for book publications.
If an army of monkeys were strumming on typewriters, they might write all the books in the British Museum.
Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?
Henry Ward Beecher
I must say I find television very educational. The minute somebody turns it on, I go to the library and read a good book.
Someday I hope to write a book where the royalties will pay for the copies I give away.
All of the books in the world contain no more information than is broadcast as video in a single large American city in a single year. Not all bits have equal value.
A best-seller was a book which somehow sold well because it was selling well.
Daniel J. Boorstin
Finishing a book is just like you took a child out in the back yard and shot it.
I've given up reading books. I find it takes my mind off myself.
I wrote a few children's books... not on purpose.
It's a very good historical book about history.
The Death of Advertising? I think that's in the book of Revelation. It's the day when people everywhere become satisfied with their weight, their hair, their skin, their wardrobe, and their aroma.
Jef I. Richards
Thank you for sending me a copy of your book - I'll waste no time reading it.
I have read your book and much like it.
The covers of this book are too far apart.
A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books.
There is a great deal of difference between an eager man who wants to read a book and the tired man who wants a book to read.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
A book reads the better which is our own, and has been so long known to us, that we know the topography of its blots, and dog's ears, and can trace the dirt in it to having read it at tea with buttered muffins.
Books let us into their souls and lay open to us the secrets of our own.
You know you've read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.
A book should serve as the ax for the frozen sea within us.
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