Posts Tagged ‘book’

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, 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, May 15

May 15, 2017

Groucho Marx, on books

“Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.”

Quote of the day, March 21

March 21, 2017

Winston S. Churchill, on writing

“Writing a book is an adventure. To begin with it is a toy and an amusement. Then it becomes a mistress, then it becomes a master, then it becomes a tyrant. The last phase is that just as you are about to be reconciled to your servitude, you kill the monster and fling him to the public.”

Quote of the day, Feb. 25

February 25, 2014

Leon Uris, on research

“Research to me is as important, or more important, than the writing. It is the foundation upon which the book is built.”


Quote of the day, Aug. 23

August 23, 2013

Samuel Johnson, on research

“The greatest part of a writer’s time is spent in reading, in order to write: a man will turn over half a library to make one book.”

Quote of the day, Oct. 27

October 27, 2012

John Ruskin, on books

“A book worth reading is worth buying.”

Quote of the day, July 9

July 9, 2012

Marcel Proust, on books

“Every reader finds himself. The writer’s work is merely a kind of optical instrument that makes it possible for the reader to discern what, without this book, he would perhaps never have seen in himself.”

Quote of the day, Feb. 27

February 27, 2012

E.L. Doctorow, on writers

“Writers are not just people who sit down and write.  (more…)

Quote of the day, Dec. 15

December 14, 2011

Confucius, on the book

“You cannot open a book without learning something.”

(Happy 220th birthday to the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.)