Posts Tagged ‘books’

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…)

Quote of the day, April 22

April 22, 2014

Umberto Eco, on books (1980)

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

Quote of the day, Feb. 22

February 22, 2014

Romain Rolland, on reading

“No one ever reads a book. He reads himself through books, either to discover or to control himself. “

Quote of the day, Feb. 2

February 2, 2014

Carlos Ruiz Zafón, on books (2001)

“Few things leave a deeper mark on a reader than the first book that finds its way into his heart. (more…)