This is an important book, the critic assumes, because it deals with war. This is an insignificant book because it deals with the feelings of women in a drawing-room.
A book is a fragile creature, it suffers the wear of time, it fears rodents, the elements and clumsy hands. so the librarian protects the books not only against mankind but also against nature and devotes his life to this war with the forces of oblivion.
I know many books which have bored their readers, but I know of none which has done real evil.
Every reader knows about the feeling that characters in books seem more real than real people.
What I cannot love, I overlook. Is that real friendship?
Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.
Why are we here? I think many people assume, wrongly, that a company exists solely to make money. Money is an important part of a company's existence, if the company is any good. But a result is not a cause. We have to go deeper and find the real reason for our being.
Because I stopped dieting already six months ago, and I think it's important to bring out a book like this and you are there a year later and say look, I'm still like this.
Society exists only as a mental concept; in the real world there are only individuals.
At some point, I would like to write a book and other things, but I work best when there is some sort of deadline in my own mind, but not when fifty people or fifty million people are breathing down the back of my neck.
A real gentleman, even if he loses everything he owns, must show no emotion. Money must be so far beneath a gentleman that it is hardly worth troubling about.
Perhaps they were right in putting love into books... Perhaps it could not live anywhere else.
Deep-versed in books and shallow in himself.
I abhor war and view it as the greatest scourge of mankind.
There are always two forces warring against each other within us.
In life's school of wars, that which does not kill me, makes me stronger.
War is evil, but it is often the lesser evil.
Well, most men have bound thier eyes with one or another handkerchief, and attached themselves to some one of these communities of opinion.? This conformity makes them not false in a few particulars, author of a few lies, but false in all particulars.? Thier every? truth is not quite true.? Thier two is not the? real two, thier four is not the real four; so that every word they say chagrins us and we know not where to begin to set them right.?Meantime nature is not slow to equip us in the prison uniform of the party to which we adhere.? We come to wear one cut of face and figure, and aquire, by degrees, the gentlest asinine expression.
We often don't think of them, we think of the great wars and the great battles, but what about losing a son or a daughter, or a girl losing her husband or vice versa? I think of the people who never got the chance to have the opportunities I had.
And you know, life is a constant learning experience. I learn so much with my kids. I read tons of books and study what they're studying.
I always thought it hadn't influenced me very much, but I heard from many people from England that many motives from German fairytales are to be found in my books.
We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.
Putin can't afford to leave the office because he will be in real danger of being prosecuted for things he and his people did during their stay in power.
'Star Wars' is fun, its exciting, its inspirational, and people respond to that. It's what they want.
In the book, I make the point that here we have string theory and here we have twistor theory and we don't know if either one of them is the right approach to nature.