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A bit of fragrance clings to the hand that gives flowers.
– Chinese Proverb
A bizarre sensation pervades a relationship of pretense. No truth seems true. A simple morning's greeting and response appear loaded with innuendo and fraught with implications. Each nicety becomes more sterile and each withdrawal more permanent.
– Maya Angelou
A black sheep in the family, no doubt
– John Wayne
A blessed thing it is for any man or woman to have a friend, one human soul whom we can trust utterly, who knows the best and worst of us, and who loves us in spite of all our faults.
– Charles Kingsley
A bodily disease which we look upon as whole and entire within itself, may, after all, be but a symptom of some ailment in the spiritual part.
– Nathaniel Hawthorne
A body without wine is like a dessert without sugar. A pale woman can only be coloured with lipstick and rouge, and a pale man can only be coloured with wine!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
A bone to the dog is not charity. Charity is the bone shared with the dog, when you are just as hungry as the dog.
– Jack London
A book ... unlike a television program, moving picture or any other 'modern means of communication' ... can wait for years, yet be available at any moment when it happens to be needed.
– Joseph Wood Krutch
A book burrows into your life in a very profound way because the experience of reading is not passive.
– Erica Jong
A book holds a house of gold.
– Chinese Proverb
A book is a friend a good book is a good friend. It will talk to you when you want it to talk, and it will keep still when you want it to keep still and there are not many friends who know enough to do that.
– B. A. Billingsly
A book is a garden, an orchard, a storehouse, a party, a company by the way, a counselor, a multitude of counselors.
– Charles Baudelaire
A book is a mirror; if an ass peers into it, you can not expect an apostle to peer out.
– George Christoph Lichtenberg
A book is a story for the mind. A song is a story for the soul.
– Eric Pio
A book is a version of the world. If you do not like it, ignore it or offer your own version in return.
– Salman Rushdie
A book is a version of the world. If you do not like it, ignore it; or offer your own version in return.
– Salman Rushdie, O Magazine, April 2003
A book is like a garden carried in the pocket.
– Chinese Proverb
A book is like a man -- clever and dull, brave and cowardly, beautiful and ugly. For every flowering thought there will be a page like a wet and mangy mongrel, and for every looping flight a tap on the wing and a reminder that wax cannot hold the feathers firm too near the sun.
– John Steinbeck
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 one of the few havens remaining where a man's mind can get both provocation and privacy.
– Charles Langbridge Morgan
A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it.
– Edward P. Morgan
A book may be compared to your neighbor: if it be good, it cannot last too long; if bad, you cannot get rid of it too early.
– Rupert Brooke
A book may be compared to your neighbor; if it be good, it cannot last too long; if bad, you cannot get rid of it too early.
– Rupert Brooke
A book of quotations . . . can never be complete.
– Robert M. Hamilton
A book of quotations is one which is filled with God’s wisdom for a happy life.
– Vikrant Parsai
A Book of Verses undeneath the Bough, A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Bread and Thou Beside me singing in the Wilderness- Oh, Wilderness were Paradise enow
– Omar Khayym

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