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Leaning Bookshelves

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Leaning Bookshelves thanks to Idske Mulder, The Netherlands

Choosing books on a sliding scale

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Years teach us more than books. - Berthold Auerbach

No furniture so charming as books. - Sydney Smith

I don't read books. I write them. - Henry Kissinger

Books and chocolate make life bearable. - Unknown

Why don't you write books people can read? - Nora Joyce

When I was your age, television was called books. - William Goldman

A room without books is like a body without a soul. - Marcus Tullius Cicero

If you think you have it tough, read history books. - Bill Maher

Life without books, chocolate and coffee is just useless. - Nadun Lokuliyanage

I was a vegetarian until I started leaning toward the sunlight. - Rita Rudner

The best books... are those that tell you what you know already. - George Orwell

The success that the Tolkien books had redefined modern fantasy. - George R.R. Martin

Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint. - Mark Twain

Books should be tried by a judge and jury as though they were crimes. - Samuel Butler

We shouldn't teach great books; we should teach a love of reading. - B.F. Skinner

There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts. - Charles Dickens

Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life. - Mark Twain

Better one line that will survive the author than a hundred books outlived. - Unknown

Books are no different from goats - they enjoy an afternoon out on the lawn. - Kate Bernheimer

The worst thing about new books is that they keep us from reading the old ones. - John Wooden

Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person. - Chanakya

There is more treasure in books than all the pirate's loot on treasure island. - Walt Disney

No man can be called friendless when he has God and the companionship of good books. - Elizabeth Barrett Browning

There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life. - Frank Zappa

The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them. - Mark Twain

Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested. - Francis Bacon

I am a writer of books in retrospect. I talk in order to understand; I teach in order to learn. - Robert Frost

It is with books as with men: a very small number play a great part, the rest are lost in the multitude. - Voltaire

Parents should leave books lying around marked "forbidden" if they want their children to read. - Doris Lessing

My regular life today is reading books, making dolls houses, sewing dolls with my daughter and barbequing. - Milla Jovovich

Wanting to meet a writer because you like their books is like wanting to meet a duck because you like pate. - Margaret Atwood

It is books that teach us to refine our pleasures when young, and to recall them with satisfaction when we are old. - Leigh Hunt

Five years from now, you're the same person except for the people you've met and the books you've read. - John Wooden

I heard his library burned down and both books were destroyed - and one of them hadn't even been colored in yet. - Robertson Davies

Keeping books on social aid is capitalistic nonsense. I just use the money for the poor. I can't stop to count it. - Evita Peron

What progress we are making. In the Middle Ages they would have burned me. Now they are content with burning my books. - Sigmund Freud

If my books had been any worse, I should not have been invited to Hollywood, and if they had been any better, I should not have come. - Raymond Chandler

Today's public figures can no longer write their own speeches or books, and there is some evidence that they can't read them either. - Gore Vidal

Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers. - Charles W. Eliot

Meditation here may think down hours to moments. Here the heart may give a useful lesson to the head and learning wiser grow without his books. - William Cowper


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