Posts Tagged ‘books’

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, 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 16

July 16, 2017

Erasmus, on books

“When I have a little money, I buy books; and if I have any left, I buy food and clothes.”

Quote of the day, Aug. 19

August 19, 2016

Michael Gold, on authors

“I have never had the lust to meet famous authors; the best of them is in their books.”

Quote of the day, July 8

July 8, 2016

William Styron, on books

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

Quote of the day, Feb. 26

February 26, 2016

Umberto Eco, on books

“Books are not meant to be believed, but to be subjected to inquiry. When we consider a book, we mustn’t ask ourselves what is say, but what it means.”

Quote of the day, April 2

April 4, 2015

Mohandas K. Gandhi, on books

“Formerly, only a few men wrote valuable books. Now, anybody writes and prints anything he likes and poisons people’s minds.”

Quote of the day, Oct. 12

October 12, 2014

Garrison Keillor, on books

“A book is a gift you can open again and again.”

Quote of the day, June 18

June 18, 2014

Robert Louis Stevenson, on books (1876)

“Books are good enough in their own way, but they are a mighty bloodless substitute for life. (more…)