I CAN easily conceive, most Holy Father, that as soon as some people learn that in this book which I have written concerning the revolutions of the heavenly bodies, I ascribe certain motions to the Earth, they will cry out at once that I and my theory should be rejected.
Never lend books, for no one ever returns them; the only books I have in my library are books that other folks have left me.
A library book, I imagine, is a happy book.
I admire the world of the books and the characters that she's created, but I'm not an addict of Harry Potter. I don't feel possessive about it.
Books constitute capital. A library book lasts as long as a house, for hundreds of years. It is not, then, an article of mere consumption but fairly of capital, and often in the case of professional men, setting out in life, it is their only capital.
If I was a book, I would like to be a library book, so I would be taken home by all different sorts of kids.
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.
My first time in England, in the '60s, the interiors were somehow familiar to me, probably because of the books I'd read and the images I'd seen.
The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
I think it took me a while to convince Nashville that what I do is genuine and my heart's in the right place, and I love country music.
We are always looking for the book it is necessary to read next.
I am a writer of books in retrospect. I talk in order to understand; I teach in order to learn.
He took over anger to intimidate subordinates, and in time anger took over him.
Film music should have the same relationship to the film drama that somebody's piano playing in my living room has on the book I am reading.
And my dad, you're a great actor but you're a better father.
Undeservedly you will atone for the sins of your fathers.
A library implies an act of faith.
I had an older brother who was very interested in literature, so I had an early exposure to literature, and and theater. My father sometimes would work in musical comedies.
I think the one thing that most stands out is that my father always did what he believed to be the right thing to do and he always told us that we had to go our own way even if he disagreed.
I've tried to reduce profanity but I reduced so much profanity when writing the book that I'm afraid not much could come out. Perhaps we will have to consider it simply as a profane book and hope that the next book will be less profane or perhaps more sacred.
Hungry man, reach for the book: it is a weapon.
You that would judge me, do not judge alone this book or that, come to this hallowed place where my friends' portraits hang and look thereon; Ireland's history in their lineaments trace; think where man's glory most begins and ends and say my glory was I had such friends.
One sheds one's sicknesses in books - repeats and presents again one's emotions, to be master of them.
When a great change is effected in human affairs it brings on by degrees a corresponding change in human conceptions. After the discovery of the Indies and of America, after the invention of printing and the multiplication of books, after the restoration of classic antiquity and the Reformation of Luther, any conception of the world then formed could no longer remain monastic and mystic.
I mean, I don't think I'm alone when I look at the homeless person or the bum or the psychotic or the drunk or the drug addict or the criminal and see their baby pictures in my mind's eye. You don't think they were cute like every other baby?