Book quotes

  • Blind Curve,' the book I'm working on now, sprang from a crazy incident that happened to me last year while on my book tour. I was pulled out of my car for a minor traffic violation - an incident that escalated into my being thrown into cuffs and told I was going to jail. Except in my story, the hero doesn't get off as easily as I did.
    -- Andrew Gross

    #Crazy #Book #Hero

  • You can cover a great deal of country in books.
    -- Andrew Lang

    #Country #Book #Beer

  • Young men, especially in America, write to me and ask me to recommend “a course of reading.” Distrust a course of reading! People who really care for books read all of them. There is no other course.
    -- Andrew Lang

    #Reading #Book #Writing

  • You can cover a great deal of Countries in books.
    -- Andrew Long

    #Inspirational #Country #Book

  • I like to play football, read some books, study.
    -- Andrew Luck

    #Football #Book #Play

  • As an actor, you generally don't get to choose what projects you are part of, so I've been very fortunate that 'The Book of Mormon' was something I got to be part of. I don't want to be lofty, but it was groundbreaking, in many ways, for musical theater, so that was really thrilling to be part of.
    -- Andrew Rannells

    #Book #Musical #Want

  • A couple of years ago this guy called Ken Brown wrote a book saying that Linus stole Linux from me It later came out that Microsoft had paid him to do this
    -- Andrew S. Tanenbaum

    #Couple #Book #Years

  • I love going to writers' colonies in pastoral settings where there's nothing to do, but either walk around or read a book or work on your book.
    -- Andrew Sean Greer

    #Book #Walks #Colony

  • Here is a writer possessing the greatest talent: that of fully inhabiting the lives of others. Spargo conjures up these two as no one has done before. Scott and Zelda become, in Spargo's remarkable novel, not people of history but of literature, and reminders of what we fight for, what we fail to win, and the beauty that abides between. A marvel of a book.
    -- Andrew Sean Greer

    #Book #Fighting #Winning

  • I'm also a huge cinephile, and I have witnessed that to honor the book literally word-for-word never makes a good movie.
    -- Andrew Stanton

    #Book #Good Movie #Honor

  • One of the advantages of the book's having been out there for more than a quarter century is that there's been time for people to report back on what it's done for them.
    -- Andrew Tobias

    #Book #People #Done

  • I don't take advances for my books.
    -- Andrew Vachss


  • I don't sign contracts for my books.
    -- Andrew Vachss

    #Book #Contracts

  • Magical, yes, but THE SNOW CHILD is also satisfyingly realistic in its depiction of 1920s homestead-era Alaska and the people who settled there, including an older couple bound together by resilient love. Eowyn Ivey's poignant debut novel grabbed me from the very first pages and made me wish we had more genre-defying Alaska novels like this one. Inspired by a fairy tale, it nonetheless contains more depth and truth than so many books set in this land of extremes.
    -- Andromeda Romano-Lax

    #Couple #Children #Book

  • A story can only be contained in a book.
    -- Andrzej Sapkowski

    #Book #Stories

  • I am not a "Christian author." I am an author who is a Christian. While my books reflect my faith, they are not intended as teaching tools for a Christian audience per se. My books are stories created around principles that work for everyone and they work every time.
    -- Andy Andrews

    #Christian #Book #Teaching

  • I always encourage authors (especially new authors) to be as generous as we are blessed. For one thing, it is a way to help people. For another, it is a seed one is planting for the life of the book. Someone gave it to someone who gave it to someone else.
    -- Andy Andrews

    #Book #Blessed #People

  • My life - my personality, my habits, even my speech - is a combination of the books I choose to read, the people I choose to listen to, and the thoughts I choose to tolerate in my mind
    -- Andy Andrews

    #Book #People #Personality

  • It’s obvious you kids are smart-school and good teachers will do that for you-but wisdom is something altogether different. Wisdom can be gathered in your downtime. Wisdom that can change the very course of your life will come from the people you are around, the books you read, and the things you listen to or watch on radio or television.
    -- Andy Andrews

    #Teacher #Smart #Book

  • Aside from comic book heroes, the only real life heroes I had were musicians.
    -- Andy Biersack

    #Real #Book #Hero

  • I love 'Top Chef.' I think it rewrote the book on how food shows are presented on TV.
    -- Andy Cohen

    #Book #Thinking #Tvs

  • Emo means different things to different people. Actually, that's a massive understatement. Emo seems solely to mean different things to different people—Like pig latin or books by Thomas Pynchon, confusion is one of its hallmark traits.
    -- Andy Greenwald

    #Emo #Latin #Book

  • I leaned right over to kiss your stoney book A little jealous of the ships with whom you flirt A billion lovers with their cameras Snap to look and in my fantasy I sail beneath your skirt
    -- Andy Partridge

    #Book #Jealous #Kissing

  • The two biggest sellers in any bookstore are the cookbooks and the diet books. The cookbooks tell you how to prepare the food, and the diet books tell you how not to eat any of it!
    -- Andy Rooney

    #Fitness #Book #Two

  • The biggest seller is cookbooks and the second is diet books - how not to eat what you've just learned how to cook.
    -- Andy Rooney

    #Book #Loss #Cooks

  • As an old reporter, we have a few secrets, and the first thing is we try the phone book.
    -- Andy Rooney

    #Book #Phones #Secret

  • People think, 'Oh, well how can 'The Hobbit,' which is one book, become three films?' But you can take one line from an appendice and it turns into a whole sequence.
    -- Andy Serkis

    #Book #Thinking #People

  • In the same way 'Lord of the Rings' was an interpretation of the book, 'The Hobbit' is being treated the same way. It will be faithfully represented with a fresh interpretation.
    -- Andy Serkis

    #Book #Way #Lord

  • Guys that preach verse-by-verse through books of the Bible - that is just cheating. It's cheating because that would be easy, first of all. That isn't how you grow people. No one in the Scripture modeled that.
    -- Andy Stanley

    #Cheating #Book #People

  • Youve got to live life to write a book about it.
    -- Andy Williams

    #Live Life #Book #Writing

  • You don't have to gaze into a crystal ball when you can read an open book.
    -- Aneurin Bevan

    #Life #Book #Advice

  • I think the book struck me in a few ways that I thought very interesting to pick it as my first martial arts film. It has a very strong female character and it was very abundant in classic Chinese textures.
    -- Ang Lee

    #Art #Strong #Book

  • I had to find my way of translating the excitement you get when you're reading comic books to the big screen.
    -- Ang Lee

    #Book #Reading #Way

  • Kids don't even read comic books anymore. They've got more important things to do - like video games.
    -- Ang Lee

    #Book #Kids #Playing Games

  • I love to listen to books on tape.
    -- Angel Haze

    #Book #Tape

  • Reading a book is like re-writing it for yourself. You bring to a novel, anything you read, all your experience of the world. You bring your history and you read it in your own terms.
    -- Angela Carter

    #Book #Reading #Writing

  • A book is simply the container of an idea-like a bottle; what is inside the book is what matters.
    -- Angela Carter

    #Book #Writing #What Matters

  • Reading a book is like re-writing it for yourself.
    -- Angela Carter

    #Book #Reading #Writing

  • I think the adjective post-modernist really means mannerist. Books about books is fun but frivolous.
    -- Angela Carter

    #Fun #Book #Mean

  • I have heard Mr. Romney's speech's many times on television and the radio and I have even read his book No Apology: The Case for American Greatness and I must say that out of all the gentleman running for the presidency Mr. Romney is, in my opinion, the best one to fit the bill.
    -- Angela Lansbury

    #Running #Book #Apology

  • I love great journalism. I appreciate it. I love good news stories. I love great books. I love great articles. I appreciate them so much, and they've been part of my education as a woman.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Book #Appreciate #News

  • The Coen brothers said something that helped me, "When you put the book down, you have a certain feeling, a certain understanding. That's what they need to feel when they walk out of the theater. That's your job, to literally put this book on film, you won't make a good movie, you'll do no service to anyone.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Brother #Jobs #Book

  • A Path Appears is an insightful book focused on how individuals can contribute to positive change and the remarkable people behind the organizations that make it happen. The authors' desire to motivate people to support good causes, learn about the situation in other countries, and find the best way to help their fellow men and women is inspiring.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Country #Book #Men

  • I don't have the time to curl up on my couch with a good book.
    -- Angie Harmon

    #Book #Curls #Good Book

  • Outside sleep's open window, between the drops of rain, history is writing a recipe book for every earthly pain.
    -- Ani DiFranco

    #Pain #Rain #Book

  • I suppose what one wants really is ideal company and books are ideal company.
    -- Anita Brookner

    #Book #Want #Company

  • The lessons taught in great books are misleading. The commerce in life is rarely so simple and never so just.
    -- Anita Brookner

    #Book #Writing #Simple

  • For a thorough understanding of rowing, for the what, the how and the why, the books making up Peter Mallory’s The Sport of Rowing certainly do it all.
    -- Anita DeFrantz

    #Sports #Book #Understanding

  • When I am writing, I focus one hundred percent on my writing. Then, by the time I'm half way through the book, I'm already thinking about the ending.
    -- Anita Desai

    #Book #Writing #Thinking

  • The book begins and ends with the visits to give the impression of a tunnel into their ancestors and family history. I believe in going backwards into the past - I felt I was digging a tunnel back to the past.
    -- Anita Desai

    #Book #Believe #Past

  • Usually a feeling of disappointment follows the book, because what I hoped to write is not what I actually accomplished. However, it becomes a motivation to write the next book.
    -- Anita Desai

    #Motivational #Disappointment #Book

  • The more I do bookstores, the more people come up to me from church groups. I spoke at Pittsburg State College and had 2 or 3 ministers and book groups from a couple of churches.
    -- Anita Diament

    #Couple #Book #College

  • I lived through a classic publishing story. My editor was fired a month before the book came out. The editor who took it over already had a full plate. It was never advertised. We didn't get reviewed in any major outlets.
    -- Anita Diament

    #Book #Editors #Stories

  • The Bible - it's sort of the other person in the room. There's this book, the reader, and the Bible.
    -- Anita Diament

    #Book #Rooms #Reader

  • Reading centers on finding yourself in a book. ...
    -- Anita Silvey

    #Book #Reading #Finding Yourself

  • Nothing ensures the success of the child more in the society than being read to from infancy to young adulthood. Reading books to and with children is the single most important thing a parent, grandparent, or significant adult can do.
    -- Anita Silvey

    #Children #Book #Reading

  • I read much more that I do anything else. I don't watch too much television, because I like books.
    -- Anjelica Huston

    #Book #Watches #Television

  • If you could have a book called My Favorite Six Stories, I don't think I'd have trouble doing that.
    -- Ann Beattie

    #Book #Thinking #Stories

  • When I turned fifteen, I remember my father gave me a credit card which I was allowed to use for two things: emergencies and books.
    -- Ann Brashares

    #Father #Book #Two

  • The distinction has blurred between young adult and adult books. Some of the teen books have become more sophisticated.
    -- Ann Brashares

    #Book #Adults #Sophisticated

  • As a writer, you live in such isolation. It's hard to imagine your book has a life beyond you.
    -- Ann Brashares

    #Book #Isolation #Imagine

  • I never wanted to be famous and the only part I like is that it means people are reading my books and listening to me on TV and radio.
    -- Ann Coulter

    #Book #Reading #Mean

  • Rare is the book that can actually transform us into better, more fulfilled people. Having combed through the research and documented case studies all over the world, Kristof and WuDunn present the clearest view I have ever seen of the human soul. A Path Appears tells us whether we are intrinsically good, why specific ways we parent our newborns help predict their chances for success, and how we can live lives of greater significance. This book, full of rich and riveting true stories, reminds us that human greatness is all around us, and even within us, if we dare to look.
    -- Ann Curry

    #Live Life #Book #Greatness

  • I love to read, and I don't believe that you have to finish one book before you start another. --Mallory Pike
    -- Ann M. Martin

    #Believe #Book #Love To Read

  • Reading fiction not only develops our imagination and creativity, it gives us the skills to be alone. It gives us the ability to feel empathy for people we've never met, living lives we couldn't possibly experience for ourselves, because the book puts us inside the character's skin.
    -- Ann Patchett

    #Live Life #Book #Reading

  • No matter how much we love a book, the experience of reading it isn't complete until we can give it to someone who will love it as much as we do
    -- Ann Patchett

    #Book #Reading #Giving

  • Sometimes if there's a book you really want to read, you have to write it yourself.
    -- Ann Patchett

    #Book #Writing #Want

  • I have a real soft spot in my heart for librarians and people who care about books.
    -- Ann Richards

    #Real #Book #Reading

  • Have you ever heard the expression: Walk a mile in my shoes, and then judge me? And write your own books.
    -- Ann Rule

    #Book #Writing #Shoes

  • All of my books now come from readers' ideas.
    -- Ann Rule

    #Book #Ideas #Reader

  • Afterwards, in bed with a book, the spell of television feels remote compared to the journey into the page. To be in a book. To slip into the crease where two pages meet, to live in the place where your eyes alight upon the words to ignite a world of smoke and peril, colour and serene delight. That is a journey no one can end with the change of a channel. Enduring magic.
    -- Ann-Marie MacDonald

    #Book #Eye #Journey

  • The experience of the race shows that we get our most important education not through books but through our work. We are developed by our daily task, or else demoralized by it, as by nothing else.
    -- Anna Garlin Spencer

    #Book #Race #Important

  • That was how the heroine of a book would play it and Diana was still writing her own story the best heroines she'd always believed took their fate into their own hands.
    -- Anna Godbersen

    #Book #Writing #Fate

  • I stole comic books from my brother when I was a kid, but I was never like an avid fan. I can't claim to be like a comic book geek.
    -- Anna Kendrick

    #Brother #Book #Kids

  • I like shows or films or books that have messages but don't beat people over the head with them.
    -- Anna Paquin

    #Book #People #Messages

  • Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.
    -- Anna Quindlen

    #Travel #Reading #Book

  • Ideas are only lethal if you suppress and don't discuss them. Ignorance is not bliss, it's stupid. Banning books shows you don't trust your kids to think and you don't trust yourself to be able to talk to them.
    -- Anna Quindlen

    #Trust #Stupid #Book

  • Reading has always been my home, my sustenance, my great invincible companion. "Book love," Trollope called it. "It will make your hours pleasant to you as long as you live." Yet of all the many things in which we recognize some universal comfort...reading seems to be the one in which the comfort is most undersung...
    -- Anna Quindlen

    #Book #Reading #Home

  • In books I have traveled, not only to other worlds but into my own. I learned who I was and who I wanted to be, what I might aspire to, and what I might dare to dream about my world and myself.
    -- Anna Quindlen

    #Dream #Book #Other Worlds

  • A finished person is a boring person.
    -- Anna Quindlen

    #Book #Reading #Boring

  • In books I have traveled, not only to other worlds, but into my own.
    -- Anna Quindlen

    #Travel #Book #Reading

  • My home was in a pleasant place outside of Philadelphia. But I really lived, truly lived, somewhere else. I lived within the covers of books.
    -- Anna Quindlen

    #Book #Home #Philadelphia

  • The first place that I can well remember was a large pleasant meadow with a pond clear water in it. Some shady trees leaned over it, and rushes and water-lilies grew at the deep end.
    -- Anna Sewell

    #Book #Water #Tree

  • When I look at designer books I am sometimes puzzled why they don't share their inspiration, when it's obvious somebody had such great inspiration.
    -- Anna Sui

    #Book #Inspiration #Looks

  • Creating a book and creating a collection involve a lot of editing.
    -- Anna Sui

    #Book #Editing #Creating

  • Food binds us to our roots as strongly as any song or poem. Many of us have learned more about our ancestors in the kitchen than we ever will from a book.
    -- Anna Thomas

    #Song #Food #Book

  • One good thing about leaving daily journalism was that I was no longer obliged to read all the book prize short lists.
    -- Annalena McAfee

    #Book #Leaving #Lists

  • Reading is my favourite occupation, when I have leisure for it and books to read.
    -- Anne Bronte

    #Book #Reading #Occupation

  • Our children, Edward, Agnes, and little Mary, promise well; their education, for the time being, is chiefly committed to me; and they shall want no good thing that a mother's care can give. Our modest income is amply sufficient for our requirements; and by practising the economy we learnt in harder times, and never attempting to imitate our richer neighbours, we manage not only to enjoy comfort and contentment ourselves, but to have every year something to lay by for our children, and something to give to those who need it. And now I think I have said sufficient.
    -- Anne Bronte

    #Mother #Children #Book

  • I am satisfied that if a book is a good one, it is so whatever the sex of the author may be. All novels are or should be written for both men and women to read, and I am at a loss to conceive how a man should permit himself to write anything that would be really disgraceful to a woman, or why a woman should be censured for writing anything that would be proper and becoming for a man.
    -- Anne Bronte

    #Sex #Book #Writing

  • I began this book with the intention of concealing nothing, that those who liked might have the benefit of perusing a fellow creature's heart: but we have some thoughts that all the angels in heaven are welcome to behold -- but not our brother-men -- not even the best and kindest amongst them.
    -- Anne Bronte

    #Brother #Book #Heart

  • What would it be like to live in a library of melted books. With sentences streaming over the floor and all the punctuation settled to the bottom as a residue. It would be confusing. Unforgivable. A great adventure.
    -- Anne Carson

    #Book #Adventure #Confusing

  • Story of O is a fairy tale for another world, a world where some part of me lived for a long time, a world that no longer exists except between the covers of a book.
    -- Anne Desclos

    #Book #Long #Stories

  • Imagine that you are dying. If you had a terminal disease would you ­finish this book? Why not? The thing that annoys this 10-weeks-to-live self is the thing that is wrong with the book. So change it. Stop arguing with yourself. Change it. See? Easy. And no one had to die.
    -- Anne Enright

    #Book #Self #Dying

  • The way to write a book is to actually write a book. A pen is useful, typing is also good. Keep putting words on the page.
    -- Anne Enright

    #Book #Writing #Pages

  • I have a small room to write in. One wall is completely covered in books. And I face the window with the curtain closed to stop the light hitting the computer.
    -- Anne Enright

    #Wall #Book #Writing

  • I've heard people, usually writers, say that no one wrote a great book after winning the Booker, but I honestly did not feel any big pressure. 'The Gathering' did hang over me in that it was darker than I thought at the time.
    -- Anne Enright

    #Book #Winning #People

  • I'm really lucky with the people around me. They know me, so they don't confuse the issues, really. They know what a book is and they know who I am and they know the difference between the two.
    -- Anne Enright

    #Book #Who I Am #Two

  • If you grow up in Ireland and read books then you really are obliged to attempt your own some time. It is not exactly a choice. I still don't know if I am a writer. Believe me, there are days when I have my doubts.
    -- Anne Enright

    #Growing Up #Believe #Book

  • You write a book and you finish the book. That's your job done, right? You win the Booker and you have a whole new job. You have to be the thing, right? So instead of writing the story, you somehow are the story. And that I found that sort of terrible.
    -- Anne Enright

    #Jobs #Book #Writing