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The book of life is filled with incoherent riddles.
Life's true lessons are inscribed in a corner of the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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The Book of Life is a Book of Riddles,
with its Real Lessons Writ Small in the Margins.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The only way to store information is by agreement.
The belief system is like a Book of Law that rules our mind.
Our biggest fear is taking the risk to be alive.
Humans punish themselves endlessly
for not being what they believe they should be.
We have the need to be accepted and to be loved by others,
but we cannot accept and love ourselves.
- don Miguel Ruiz

A closed mind is like a closed book;
just a block of wood.
- Chinese proverb

 

The real lessons from the book of life
are inscribed in a corner of the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The most important thing about Spaceship Earth -
an instruction book didn't come with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Not everyone is always going to like what you do.
Your job application, your book proposal,
your offer of marriage is going to
get rejected sometimes - perhaps often.
Your boss, your spouse, even the person
behind you in the supermarket checkout line
is occasionally going to think that you are doing it all wrong.
Don't take it personally.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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The best of a book is not the thought which it contains,
but the thought which it suggests;
just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones
but in the echoes of our hearts.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Life is a Book of Riddles,
with the Real Lessons Writ Small in its Margins.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The Lessons of the Book of Life are
Writ Small in its Margins.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The things of this world exist;
they are; you can't refuse them.
- Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching - Book One #2 - version by Ursula K. Le Guin

Now there is one outstanding important fact regarding spaceship earth,
and that is that no instruction book came with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

What a book a devil's chaplain might write
on the clumsy, wasteful, blundering, low,
and horribly cruel work of nature!
- Charles Darwin

In the book of life, the answers aren't in the back.
- Charles M. Schulz in his Peanuts cartoon

Here with a Loaf of Bread beneath the Bough,
A Flask of Wine, a Book of Verse - and Thou
Beside me singing in the Wilderness -
And Wilderness is Paradise enow.
- Omar Khayyam

It is only in the country that we can get to know a person or a book.
- Cyril Connolly

I do not recall a Jewish home without a book on the table.
- Elie Wiesel

Don't join the book burners.
Do not think you are going to conceal thoughts
by concealing evidence that they ever existed.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

If I read a book that impresses me,
I have to take myself firmly in hand
before I mix with other people;
otherwise they would think my mind rather queer.
- Anne Frank

O Day of days when we can read!
The reader and the book, either without the other is naught.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.
- Saint Augustine

When you are old and grey and full of sleep,
And nodding by the fire, take down this book,
And slowly read, and dream of the soft look
Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep;
How many loved your moments of glad grace,
And loved your beauty with love false or true,
But one man loved the pilgrim Soul in you,
And loved the sorrows of your changing face;
And bending down beside the glowing bars,
Murmur, a little sadly, how Love fled
And paced upon the mountains overhead
And hid his face amid a crowd of stars.
- William Butler Yeats

Getting out of the hospital is a lot like resigning from a book club.
You're not out of it until the computer says you're out of it.
- Erma Bombeck

Everyone thinks they're going to write one book of poems or one novel.
- Marilyn Hacker

You know you're getting old when all the names in your black book have M. D. after them.
- Harrison Ford

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

I am mortified to be told that, in the United States of America,
the sale of a book can become a subject of inquiry,
and of criminal inquiry too.
- Thomas Jefferson

The joke in our family is that we can cry reading the phone book.
- Ron Reagan

The important thing is this: to be able, at any moment,
to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.
- Charles Du Bos (1882-1939), from his book Approximations (1922)
(not Charles DuBois or Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

A truly good book teaches me better than to read it.
I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint.
What I began by reading, I must finish by acting.
- Henry David Thoreau

Marriage - a book of which the first chapter is written
in poetry and the remaining chapters in prose.
- Beverley Nichols

It's a very good historical book about history.
- Dan Quayle

Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
- Thomas Jefferson

A wonderful thing about a book, in contrast to a computer screen,
is that you can take it to bed with you.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

I deliberately wrote a poem in my last book where I
was suggesting that there are other passions as great
as or more important than the passion of sex.
- Thom Gunn

I mean to say, this is the book and I really loathe
it and I can't imagine what a nice Jewish boy like me ever,
how I ever got into this dreadful trade.
- Al Alvarez

I've always been obsessed with style and glamor and
if I want anyone to get anything out of my book,
it's how we can all have them in our lives.
- Rachel Zoe

When one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book,
but translated into a better language.
- John Donne

I do, indeed, close my door at times and surrender myself to a book,
but only because I can open the door again and see
a human face looking at me.
- Martin Buber

I still have a full-time day job, which is why it took
me five years to write An Ear to the Ground,
and why I won't have another book finished by next week.
- Ken Thompson

This is perhaps the most profound meaning of the book of Job,
the best example of wisdom.
- Paul Ricoeur

Everywhere I have sought rest and not found it,
except sitting in a corner by myself with a little book.
- Arthur Helps

A great book provides escapism for me.
The artistry and the creativity in a story are better than any drugs.
- Wentworth Miller

All TV can do is capture the spirit of a book because
the medium is so utterly different.
But I'm very grateful for the readers that Masterpiece
Theatre has undoubtedly brought me.
- Joanna Trollope

Alternative cartoonists have to rely on comic book
stores to get their stuff in the hands of readers.
- Jim Woodring

All the books I have written have been one book,
from the beginning.
- Marguerite Young

Each book has been different and has been challenging in its own way to write.
- Jean M. Auel

A lot of poets too live on the margins of social acceptance,
they certainly aren't in it for the money.
William Blake - only his first book was legitimately published.
- Jim Jarmusch

Gil Thorpe is a great diversion and is to book writing as poetry is to prose.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

Who learns most from a good book is the author.
- Jose Bergamin

I have always been a writer of letters,
and of long ones; so, when I first thought of writing
a book in the form of letters,
I knew that I could do it quickly and easily.
- Laurence Housman

In addition, we were unable to meet openly to discuss
the progress of the book,
for we were both on the list of persons banned from
communicating with other banned persons.
- Ruth First

In the initial season of a show, you're figuring out
your character and their life and their background
and you're putting together all the chapters of the book.
- Sophia Bush

I don't remember ever having finished a book.
- Bridget Hall

If anybody reads a story in a magazine or book,
different pictures compete in their minds.
- Vincente Minnelli

But what I hope for from a book - either one that I
write or one that I read -
is transparency.
I want the story to shine through.
I don't want to think of the writer.
- Anne Tyler

The first book I ever wrote was in fourth grade and
it was called 'Billy's Booger.'
It was an autobiographical piece about a kid who was really bad at math.
- William Joyce

As far as advice, that will be in my next book,
my next collection.
I certainly never like to instruct anyone,
but just say as I feel.
That's the same as advice, isn't it?
- Fay Wray

In World War II, the book you have in front of you,
it was said and it is probably true,
that there was not a single American who did not know
the name of somebody serving in uniform.
- Oliver North

Men do not understand books until they have a certain amount of life,
or at any rate no man understands a deep book,
until he has seen and lived at least part of its contents.
- Ezra Pound

For each book, the time is also broken up.
- George Stephen

The simplest science book is over my head.
- James Merrill

He who loveth a book will never want a faithful friend,
a wholesome counsellor, a cheerful companion,
or an effectual comforter.
- Isaac Barrow

Be kind and considerate with your criticism...
It's just as hard to write a bad book as it is to write a good book.
- Malcolm Cowley

A great book is like great evil.
- Callimachus

I sometimes wonder what would have happened if the
first book had not sold...
doesn't bear thinking about, but I suppose we'd have made it work somehow.
- Bernard Cornwell

A book is worth a few francs; we Germans can afford to destroy those.
We all may not appreciate artistic merit,
but cash value is another matter.
- Paul Scofield

I just wrote a book, but don't go out and buy it yet,
because I don't think it's finished yet.
- Lawrence Welk

What he's done is recognise the cinematic nature of the book.
It's beautifully realised - it's a beat film.
- Tilda Swinton

Even after Sword was published, I was still only thinking about the next book,
Elfstones.
- Terry Brooks

When I write a book, I'm making it the best book I can.
- Thomas Perry


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