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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

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

Americans like fat books and thin women. - Russell Baker

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

I wrote a few children's books... not on purpose. - Steven Wright

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

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

Next to acquiring good friends, the best acquisition is that of good books. - Charles Caleb Colton

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

The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame. - Oscar Wilde

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

If sex is such a natural phenomenon, how come there are so many books on how to do it? - Bette Midler

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

All good books have one thing in common - they are truer than if they had really happened. - Ernest Hemingway

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

There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. - Oscar Wilde

It's not uncommon to see kids on the school bus reading books and doing homework on the bus. - Anthony Amero

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

If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking. - Haruki Murakami

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

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

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

The biggest seller is cookbooks and the second is diet books - how not to eat what you've just learned now to cook. - Andy Rooney

Why aren't more gems from our great authors scattered over the country? Great books aren't within everybody's reach. - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Life is like a library owned by the author. In it are a few books which he wrote himself, but most of them were written for him. - Harry Emerson Fosdick

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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