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Posted By: lovesexlaughs Your favorite quotes about books - 02/09/09 10:48 PM
I love to read and collect books and quotes about books. Here are some of my favorites. What are yours? I'd love to add them to my collection... It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it. ~Oscar Wilde Lord! when you sell a man a book you don't sell just twelve ounces of paper and ink and glue - you sell him a whole new life. Love and friendship and humour and ships at sea by night - there's all heaven and earth in a book, a real book. ~Christopher Morley I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library. ~ Jorge Luis Borges I am eternally grateful.. for my knack of finding in great books, some of them very funny books, reason enough to feel honored to be alive, no matter what else might be going on. -Kurt Vonnegut, Timequake, 1997
Posted By: Paula LeClaire Re: Your favorite quotes about books - 02/16/09 05:39 PM

Sorry this took so long to reply to -- I'm still very green at the forum stuff, but it's getting better!

Here are a few of my fave book quotes:


~ Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it. - P.J. O'Rourke


~ Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read. - Groucho Marx


~ The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them. - Mark Twain


~ The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it. - James Bryce


And I LOVE your quote by Morley! It's so true.

Oh, here's my favorite: �If you would tell me the heart of a man, tell me not what he reads but what he re-reads.� Francois Mauriac.

This isn't a book, but it's one of my absolute favorites and from one of BellaOnline's own editors: �Is amok further than a 5k?� Cara, editor of Bella Online Philosophy Site
Posted By: Paula LeClaire Re: Your favorite quotes about books - 02/17/09 04:12 PM
I LOVE that quote! I must have a hundred books I re-read every year. They're like old friends aren't they? Comforting and familiar and in a lot of the books I re-read I see something new each time. Thanks for the cool quote.

Originally Posted By: Paula - Quotes Editor
I LOVE that quote! I must have a hundred books I re-read every year. They're like old friends aren't they? Comforting and familiar and in a lot of the books I re-read I see something new each time. Thanks for the cool quote.



You are welcome, Paula! I think that's among my Top Ten Favorite Quotes. I didn't even know we had a Quotations page, so I've signed up for your newsletter!
Posted By: Paula LeClaire Re: Your favorite quotes about books - 02/17/09 05:50 PM

Thanks Barbara! I'm going to send a newsletter out every other Monday starting next Monday - I'm still waiting to graduate!

Feel free to share your fave quotes - it's addictive, so there's no such thing as too many!

PL
I haven't quite yet graduated myself. Oops - I hope I wasn't supposed to wait to send newsletters til I did - I've been sending them every Friday!
Here's another of my favorites: �Good advice is something a man gives when he is too old to set a bad example.� � Francois de La Rochefoucauld

and

Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the hell happened. � Cora Harvey Armstrong
Oh, and let's not forget: �Zero is not a size! It�s a warning sign.� Carson Kressley on How to Look Good Naked.

I will stop now - at least for today! smile
Posted By: Holiday Re: Your favorite quotes about books - 03/13/09 05:13 PM
"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read." Groucho Marx
Posted By: Paula LeClaire Re: Your favorite quotes about books - 03/27/09 02:41 PM

Absolutely perfect! I LOVE Groucho quotes.

Posted By: Nancy Roussy Re: Your favorite quotes about books - 10/28/16 02:29 PM
The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.
Posted By: Lisa LowCarb Re: Your favorite quotes about books - 01/28/21 07:34 PM
She reads books as one would breathe air,
to fill up and live.
-- Annie Dillard
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