quotes tagged with 'books'

To read a book for the first time is to make an acquaintance with a new friend; to read it for a second time is to meet an old one.

Author: Chinese saying, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in reading books friends proverb EDS 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

He who lends a book is an idiot.  He who returns the book is more of an idiot.

Author: Arabic proverb, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in books proverb idiot return borrow EDS 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

A book is like a garden carried in the pocket.

Author: Chinese proverb, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in reading books proverb EDS 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

A book holds a house of gold.

Author: Chinese proverb, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in gold reading books proverb EDS 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

I have sought rest everywhere, and only found it in corners and books.

Author: Thomas a Kempis, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in books library rest thomasakempis corners 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The way to write is to throw your body at the mark when your arrows are spent.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in ralphwaldoemerson books writing arrows 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Lock up your libraries if you like, but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.

Author: Virginia Woolf, Source: A Room of One's OwnSaved by ImaWriterIII in freedom revolution reading books library thoughts thinking virginiawoolf 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The failure to read good books both enfeebles the vision and strengthens our most fatal tendency - the belief that the here and now is all there is.

Author: Allan Bloom, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in history vision strength reading books posterity allanbloom 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The worst thing about new books is that they keep us from reading the old ones.

Author: Joseph Joubert, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in reading books josephjoubert 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading.

Author: William Styron, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in reading books live adventure experiences tired williamstyron 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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