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Abraham Lincoln
(1809 - 1865)
People who like this sort of thing will find this the sort of thing they like.
Alfred Hitchcock
(1899 - 1980)
This paperback is very interesting, but I find it will never replace a hardcover book - it makes a very poor doorstop.
Ambrose Bierce
(1842 - 1914)
The covers of this book are too far apart.
Benjamin Disraeli
(1804 - 1881)
Books are fatal: they are the curse of the human race. Nine-tenths of existing books are nonsense, and the clever books are the refutation of that nonsense. The greatest misfortune that ever befell man was the invention of printing.
Carl Sagan
(1934 - 1996)
All of the books in the world contain no more information than is broadcast as video in a single large American city in a single year. Not all bits have equal value.
Dame Rose Macaulay
(1881 - 1958)
It was a book to kill time for those who like it better dead.
Dave BarryI think Superman should go on the Larry King show and announce that he would come back to life if people in all 50 states wanted him to.
Dr. Samuel Johnson
(1707 - 1784)
Paradise Lost is one of the books which the reader admires and puts down, and forgets to take up again. None ever wished it longer than it is.
Edward Abbey
(1927 - 1989)
How long does it take to write a good book? All of the years that you've lived.
Friedrich Nietzsche
(1844 - 1900)
Books for general reading always smell badly. The odor of common people hangs about them.
G. K. Chesterton
(1874 - 1936)
A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.
Groucho Marx
(1890 - 1977)
From the moment I picked up your book until I laid it down, I was convulsed with laughter. Some day I intend reading it.
John Alejandro King a.k.a. The Covert Comic
(~1964 - )
Education is the progressive discovery of our own ignorance? Wow, there's another thing I didn't know!
John Alejandro King a.k.a. The Covert Comic'Oh for a book and a shady nook?' Oh for a shady bookie and some nookie.
John Alejandro King a.k.a. The Covert ComicSecret 23810871. Books, like friends, should be few, well chosen, and fit neatly on a shelf.
John Alejandro King a.k.a. The Covert ComicEverything truly valuable that I possess is in books (ever since I read 'How to Make a Hollow Book' on Wikihow).
Lord BrabazonI take the view, and always have, that if you cannot say what you are going to say in twenty minutes you ought to go away and write a book about it.
Mark Twain
(1835 - 1910)
Just the omission of Jane Austen's books alone would make a fairly good library out of a library that hadn't a book in it.
Mark Twain
(1835 - 1910)
A classic is something that everybody wants to have read and nobody has read.
Moses Hadas
(1900 - 1966)
Thank you for sending me a copy of your book. I'll waste no time reading it.
Moses Hadas
(1900 - 1966)
This book fills a much-needed gap.
Oscar Levant
(1906 - 1972)
I have given up reading books; I find it takes my mind off myself.
Oscar Wilde
(1854 - 1900)
There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written or badly written.
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