Without words, without writing and without books there would be no history, there could be no concept of humanity.
The new spirituality will bring about what I'm calling the 'end of better.' And that is in fact what is called for in the next of the series of books that I've been writing.
Books aren't written - they're rewritten. Including your own. It is one of the hardest things to accept, especially after the seventh rewrite hasn't quite done 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.
Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in springtime.
History books that contain no lies are extremely dull.
It is my aim, and every effort bent, that the sum and history of my life, which in the same sentence is my obit and epitaph too, shall be them both: He made the books and he died.
All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened.
I'm calling my book series the 'with God series.' And this next 'with God' book is Friendship with God, which comes out in November. This books challenges us to bring about the end of 'better' on this planet.
Every reader knows about the feeling that characters in books seem more real than real people.
Books can only reveal us to ourselves, and as often as they do us this service we lay them aside.
I know many books which have bored their readers, but I know of none which has done real evil.
There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.
The instruction we find in books is like fire. We fetch it from our neighbours, kindle it at home, communicate it to others, and it becomes the property of all.
Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new at all.
The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries.
Prolonged, indiscriminate reviewing of books is a quite exceptionally thankless, irritating and exhausting job. It not only involves praising trash but constantly inventing reactions towards books about which one has no spontaneous feeling whatever.
All good books have one thing in common - they are truer than if they had really happened.
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.
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.
When I am attacked by gloomy thoughts, nothing helps me so much as running to my books. They quickly absorb me and banish the clouds from my mind.
Books, the children of the brain.
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.
Books are good enough in their own way, but they are a mighty bloodless substitute for life.
Books choose their authors; the act of creation is not entirely a rational and conscious one.