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Books choose their authors; the act of creation is not entirely a rational and conscious one.
– Salman Rushdie
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Books get older as well; their body also wears out, but unlike us, their brain remains forever young!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
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Books give not wisdome where none was before, But where some is, there reading makes it more.
– Sir John Harington
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Books have the same enemies as people fire, humidity, animals, weather, and their own content.
– Paul Valery
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Books have the same enemies as people: fire, humidity, animals, weather, and their own content.
– Paul Valery
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Books may well be the only true magic.
– Alice Hoffman
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Books must follow sciences, and not sciences books.
– Francis Bacon
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Books should to one of these fours ends conduce, for wisdom, piety, delight, or use.
– Sir John Denham
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Books that you carry to the fire, and hold readily in your hand, are most useful after all.
– Samuel Johnson
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Books won't stay banned. They won't burn. Ideas won't go to jail. In the long run of history, the censor and the inquisitor have always lost. The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas.
– A. Whitney Griswold
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Books won't stay banned. They won't burn. Ideas won't go to jail. In the long run of history, the censor and the inquisitor have always lost. The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas. The source of better ideas is wisdom. The surest path to wisdom is a liberal education.
– Alfred Whitney
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Books, I found, had the power to make time stand still, retreat or fly into the future.
– Jim
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Books, like friends, should be few and well chosen.
– Samuel Paterson
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Books, like proverbs, receive their chief value from the stamp and esteem of the ages through which they have passed
– Sir W. Temple
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Books...are like lobster shells, we surround ourselves with 'em, then we grow out of 'em and leave 'em behind, as evidence of our earlier stages of development.
– Dorothy L. Sayers
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Bootless grief hurts a man?s self, but patience makes a jest of an injury.
– R Chamberlain
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Bore, n. A person who talks when you wish him to listen.
– Ambrose Bierce
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Bore: a man who is never unintentionally rude.
– Oscar Wilde
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Bore: one who has the power of speech but not the capacity for conversation.
– Benjamin Disraeli
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Boredom is a finicky creature, never around when you need it, and always popping up when you want it the least.
– Lewis Ward
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Boredom is a sign of satisfied ignorance, blunted apprehension, crass sympathies, dull understanding, feeble powers of attention, and irreclaimable weakness of character.
– James Bridie
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Boredom is a vital problem for the moralist, since at least half the sins of mankind are caused by the fear of it.
– Bertrand Russell
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Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time serenity, that nothing is.
– Thomas Szasz
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Boredom is the root of all evil--the despairing refusal to be oneself.
– Søren Kierkegaard
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Boredom, after all, is a form of criticism.
– William Phillips
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