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Mystery Books

When you can't read the book spine, it's a mystery

Mystery Books thanks to Idske Mulder, The Netherlands

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Books think for me. - Charles Lamb

So many books, so little time. - Frank Zappa

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

Americans like fat books and thin women. - Russell Baker

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

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

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

The eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility. - Albert Einstein

I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library. - Jorge Luis Borges

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

The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible. - Oscar Wilde

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

It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations. - Winston Churchill

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

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

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

When I step into this library, I cannot understand why I ever step out of it. - Marie de Sevigne

The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop. - P.J. O'Rourke

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

Peppering your relationship with a dash of mystery can make it far more palatable. - Khang K. Nguyen

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

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

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

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

The legal system is often a mystery, and we, its priests, preside over rituals baffling to everyday citizens. - Henry G. Miller

I was diagnosed with diabetes at age 18. I didn't know what it was, so I went to the library and looked it up. - Ron Santo

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

I had plenty of pimples as a kid. One day I fell asleep in the library. When I woke up, a blind man was reading my face. - Rodney Dangerfield

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

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


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