Quotes about books
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— Chris Colfer actor, singer, book author 1990
Chris Colfer on releasing his first book <ref name="MTV"> http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1689774/chris-colfer-land-of-stories-wishing-spell-novel.jhtml, Chris Colfer Shipping 'Bits Of My Soul' With His Novel
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„I dreamed of becoming a writer. And... this dream is about to become a reality with the publication of my first, and hopefully not my last, children's book...“
— Gloria Estefan Cuban-American singer-songwriter, actress and divorciada 1957
address to LULAC (July 1, 2005)
— Immanuel Kant German philosopher 1724 - 1804
„You're not allowed to say anything about books because they're books, and books are, you know, God.“
Source: A Long Way Down
„You'll find that God's Word is specific and clear. Its prophecies tell you exactly who and where and even when. So if you've been wondering, "Where did we come from? Where are we going? What's happening?" this wonderful book, the Bible, tells you all about it, exactly what's going to happen. You don't have to worry about it; you don't have to fear. You don't have to guess at it. It's all here just as plain as can be.“
— David Berg Children of God founder 1919 - 1994
A More Sure Word of Prophecy (2 Peter 1:19)
„The books to be read should not be limited to those written in English…. Instead it should be devoted to the great works of history, biography, philosophy, theology, natural science, social science, and mathematics, as well as the… tradition of Western literature -- in English translation… Its aim should not be a survey of Western civilization, but an effort to understand the basic ideas and issues in Western thought.“
— Mortimer J. Adler American philosopher and educator 1902 - 2001
Source: Reforming Education: The Opening of the American Mind (1990), p. 316
„(on "I Don't Get Down Like That" the Swedish group Play pop song) There comes a day when you realise turning the page is the best feeling in the world, because you realise there is so much more to the book than the page you were stuck on.“
— Zayn Malik British singer 1993
As himself talking about it being a yearbook, on 2017-05-10, https://www.telegraph.co.uk/music/artists/nobodys-reached-out--zayn-maliks-best-quotes/zayn-malik-in-quotes3/
„One must always be careful of books," said Tessa, "and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.“
Source: The Infernal Devices, Clockwork Angel (2010), p. 87
„I cannot remember the books I've read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me.“
— Ralph Waldo Emerson American philosopher, essayist, and poet 1803 - 1882
Variant: I cannot remember the books I've read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me.
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— A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada Indian guru 1896 - 1977
„(on not going to his high school prom) I wasn't aware of the prom. I had no idea that it was even going on, not that I would have gone. It's not the kind of thing that would ever occur to me. You would think I would have heard about it in school, but I didn't.“
— Larry David American comedian, writer, actor, and television producer 1947
Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Book
„Everything that I do is very autobiographical. I’m trying to be as much of an open book as possible and give the audience every single piece of me.“
— Dua Lipa English singer and songwriter 1995
Dua Lipa Plays With Boundaries, Interview, 2017-03-29 https://www.interviewmagazine.com/music/dua-lipa,
„I cannot emphasize enough that I do not start with a plan or agenda and mechanically manipulate characters and events to carry it out. I set characters in motion, and let them teach me what the book is.“
— Lois McMaster Bujold Science Fiction and fantasy author from the USA 1949
"Women’s Hero Journey : An Interview With Lois McMaster Bujold on Paladin of Souls by Alan Oak at WomenWriters.net (June 2009)
„Be true to yourself.
Make each day your masterpiece.
Drink deeply from good books.
Make friendship a fine art.
Build a shelter against a rainy day.
Pray for guidance and give thanks for your blessings every day.“
— John Wooden American basketball coach 1910 - 2010
„Things are not going well for me. My chef at the Charité strongly disapproves of women students and took this means of showing it. About a hundred men (no women except myself) went round the wards today, and when we were all assembled before him to have our names written down, he called and named all the students except me, and then closed the book. I stood forward upon this, and said quietly, "Et moi aussi, monsieur." [And me, Sir. ] He turned on me sharply, and cried, "Vous, vous n'êtes ni homme ni femme; je ne veux pas inscrire vôtre nom."“
— Anna Kingsford English physician, activist and feminist 1846 - 1888
[You, you are neither man nor woman; I don't want to write your name.] I stood silent in the midst of a dead silence.
Written to her husband in 1874; quoted in The Scalpel and the Butterfly by Deborah Rudacille (University of California Press, 2000), p. 35 https://books.google.it/books?id=BabamiCYEdUC&pg=PA35.
„Where is the book in which the teacher can read about what teaching is? The children themselves are this book. We should not learn to teach out of any book other than the one lying open before us and consisting of the children themselves.“
— Rudolf Steiner Austrian esotericist 1861 - 1925
Source: Rhythms of Learning
„Allah, perchance, the secret word might spell;
If Allah be, He keeps His secret well;
What He hath hidden, who shall hope to find?
Shall God His secret to a maggot tell?
The Koran! well, come put me to the test—
Lovely old book in hideous error drest—
Believe me, I can quote the Koran too,
The unbeliever knows his Koran best.
And do you think that unto such as you,
A maggot-minded, starved, fanatic crew,
God gave the secret, and denied it me?—
Well, well, what matters it! believe that too.“
Omar Khayyám, Rubaiyat (1048–1123), translation by Richard Le Gallienne
Well, well, what matters it! believe that too. note: Not a literal translation of Omar Khayyám's work, but a paraphrase according to Richard Le Gallienne own understanding.
Source: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/525669afe4b0b689af6075bc/t/525e8a8ee4b0f0a0fb6fa309/1381927566101/Talib+--+Le+Gallienne%27s+Paraphrase+and+the+Limits+of+Translation+from+FitzGerald+Rubaiyat+volume.pdf pp. 175-176
https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/fitzgeralds-rubaiyat-of-omar-khayyam/le-galliennes-paraphrase-and-the-limits-of-translation/CC05D35479CE33C2E66ABA8CF51F779B Le Gallienne's Paraphrase and the Limits of Translation']' by Adam Talib