Archive for the ‘Books’ Category

Quote of the day, Sept. 16

September 17, 2017

Heinrich Heine, on books

“Where they have burned books, they will end in burning human beings.”

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Quote of the day, Aug. 26

August 26, 2017

Annie Dillard, on books (from The Living)

“She read books as one would breathe air, to fill up and live.”

Quote of the day, Aug. 24

August 24, 2017

Thomas à Kempis, on peace

“In omnibus requiem quaesivi, et nusquam inveni nisi in angulo cum libro.”

(Everywhere I have sought peace and not found it, except in a corner with a book.)

Quote of the day, Aug. 16

August 17, 2017

Oscar Wilde, on books

“If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.”

Quote of the day, Aug. 3

August 3, 2017

Dwight D. Eisenhower, on books

“Don’t join the book burners. Don’t think you’re going to conceal faults by concealing evidence that they ever existed. Don’t be afraid to go in your library and read every book.”

Quote of the day, July 29

July 29, 2017

John Wooden, on living well daily

“Be true to yourself, help others, make each day your masterpiece, make friendship a fine art, drink deeply from good books—especially the Bible, build a shelter against a rainy day, give thanks for your blessings and pray for guidance every day.”

Quote of the day, July 21

July 21, 2017

Henry David Thoreau, on books

“In books, that which is most generally interesting is what comes home to the most cherished private experience of the greatest number. It is not the book of him who has travelled the farthest over the surface of the globe, but of him who has lived the deepest and been the most at home.”

Quote of the day, July 20

July 20, 2017

Stephen King, on books (from On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft)

“Books are a uniquely portable magic.”

Quote of the day, June 25

June 25, 2017

John Gardner, on writing book reviews

“Writing a review isn’t really analytical; it’s for the most part quick reactions—joys and rages. I certainly never write a book review about I don’t think worth reviewing, a flat-out bad book, unless it’s an enormously bad book.”

Quote of the day, June 13

June 16, 2017

William Ellery Channing, on books

“It is chiefly through books that we enjoy intercourse with superior minds, and these invaluable means of communication are in the reach of all. In the best books, great men talk to us, give us their most precious thoughts, and pour their souls into ours.”