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A 35-Year Personal Compilation of Extracted Quotes (Nos 1051-1100)

1051. A good book on your shelf is a friend that turns its back on you and remains a friend. ~Author Unknown
1052. A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it, or explore an explosive idea without fear it will go off in your face. It is one of the few havens remaining where a man’s mind can get both provocation and privacy. ~Edward P. Morgan
1053. The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it. ~James Bryce
1054. Anyone who says they have only one life to live must not know how to read a book. ~Author Unknown
1055. A good book should leave you… slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading it. ~William Styron, interview, Writers at Work, 1958
1056. There is a great deal of difference between an eager man who wants to read a book and a tired man who wants a book to read. ~G.K. Chesterton
1057. Many people, other than the authors, contribute to the making of a book, from the first person who had the bright idea of alphabetic writing through the inventor of movable type to the lumberjacks who felled the trees that were pulped for its printing. It is not customary to acknowledge the trees themselves, though their commitment is total. ~Forsyth and Rada, Machine Learning
1058. If there’s a book you really want to read but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it. ~Toni Morrison
1059. A good book has no ending. ~R.D. Cumming
1060. I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. ~Anna Quindlen, “Enough Bookshelves,” New York Times, 7 August 1991
1061. 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
1062. Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it. ~P.J. O’Rourke
1063. Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read. ~Attributed to Groucho Marx
1064. I find television to be very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go in the other room and read a book. ~Groucho Marx
1065. The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them. ~Mark Twain, attributed
1066. A book reads the better which is our own, and has been so long known to us, that we know the topography of its blots, and dog’s ears, and can trace the dirt in it to having read it at tea with buttered muffins. ~Charles Lamb, Last Essays of Elia, 1833
1067. Let books be your dining table,And you shall be full of delightsLet them be your mattressAnd you shall sleep restful nights.. ~Author Unknown1068. “It’s amazing how fast later comes when you buy now!” — Milton Berle
1069. “It’s easy to meet expenses – everywhere we go, there they are.” — Anonymous
1070. “Honesty is the best policy – when there is money in it.” – Mark Twain
1071. “They were a people so primitive they did not know how to get money, except by working for it.” – Joseph Addison.
1072. I know every book of mine by its smell, and I have but to put my nose between the pages to be reminded of all sorts of things. ~George Robert Gissing
1073. A book is like a garden carried in the pocket. ~Chinese Proverb
1074. There’s nothing to match curling up with a good book when there’s a repair job to be done around the house. ~Joe Ryan
1075. Books let us into their souls and lay open to us the secrets of our own. ~William Hazlitt
1076. My test of a good novel is dreading to begin the last chapter. ~Thomas Helm
1077. A dirty book is rarely dusty. ~Author Unknown
1078. As a rule reading fiction is as hard to me as trying to hit a target by hurling feathers at it. I need resistance to celebrate! ~William James
1079. You know you’ve read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend. ~Paul Sweeney
1080. It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it. ~Oscar Wilde
1081. A book must be an ice-axe to break the seas frozen inside our soul. ~Franz Kafka
1082. Lord! when you sell a man a book you don’t sell just twelve ounces of paper and ink and glue – you sell him a whole new life. Love and friendship and humour and ships at sea by night – there’s all heaven and earth in a book, a real book. ~Christopher Morley
1083. Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren’t very new after all. ~Abraham Lincoln
1084. The smallest bookstore still contains more ideas of worth than have been presented in the entire history of television. ~Andrew Ross
1085. I’ve never known any trouble that an hour’s reading didn’t assuage. ~Charles de Secondat, Baron de la Brède et de Montesquieu, Pensées Diverses
1086. To sit alone in the lamplight with a book spread out before you, and hold intimate converse with men of unseen generations – such is a pleasure beyond compare. ~Kenko Yoshida
1087. Fiction reveals truths that reality obscures. ~Jessamyn West
1088. I suggest that the only books that influence us are those for which we are ready, and which have gone a little farther down our particular path than we have yet got ourselves. ~E.M. Forster, Two Cheers for Democracy, 1951
1089. TV. If kids are entertained by two letters, imagine the fun they’ll have with twenty-six. Open your child’s imagination. Open a book. ~Author Unknown
1090. People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading. ~Logan Pearsall Smith, Trivia, 1917
1091. Books had instant replay long before televised sports. ~Bern Williams
1092. How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a book. ~Henry David Thoreau, Walden
1093. To choose a good book, look in an inquisitor’s prohibited list. ~John Aikin
1094. In reading, a lonely quiet concert is given to our minds; all our mental faculties will be present in this symphonic exaltation. ~Stéphane Mallarmé
1095. Books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind. ~James Russell Lowell
1096. Books can be dangerous. The best ones should be labeled “This could change your life.” ~Helen Exley
1097. There is a wonder in reading Braille that the sighted will never know: to touch words and have them touch you back. ~Jim Fiebig
1098. This will never be a civilized country until we expend more money for books than we do for chewing gum. ~Elbert Hubbard
1099. Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life. ~Mark Twain
1100. A book is to me like a hat or coat – a very uncomfortable thing until the newness has been worn off. ~Charles B. Fairbanks



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