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The book can produce an addiction as fierce as heroin or nicotine, forcing us to spend much of our lives, like junkies, in book shops and libraries, those literary counterparts to the opium den. (Quote by - Phillip Adams)

A dose of poison can do its work but once. A bad book can go on poisoning minds for generations. (Quote by - William Murray)

I've never delved into the mind of an addict; I didn't know they went through this much stuff. I don't know what part of this book is supposed to be false or fake. But I like how it's written and how he does the whole first person. . . . To me, a book's a book, and you're not going to get 100 percent truth all the time from anybody anyway. (Quote by - Christy Byers)

I think an upside to book stocks will come if these two books generate a lot of traffic into bookstores and boost sales of other books as well. (Quote by - Howard Tubin)

That remains an open question. Some people might argue that it cannibalizes new book sales. Some argue that it spurs new book sales by making more books available and by bringing them to new locations. (Quote by - Jeff Abraham)

For most people, what is so painful about reading is that you read something and you don't have anybody to share it with. In part what the book club opens up is that people can read a book and then have someone else to talk about it with. Then they see that a book can lead to the pleasure of conversation, that the solitary act of reading can actually be a part of the path to communion and community. (Quote by - Bell Hooks)

I am not a speed reader. I am a speed understander. (Quote by - Isaac Asimov)

I've decided I will open the door to all books as potential Oprah's Book Club selections, .. I feel this will give the book club a whole new range of opportunities to explore the world through words. (Quote by - Oprah Winfrey)

The Bible is a book of faith, and a book of doctrine, and a book of morals, and a book of religion, of especial revelation from God. (Quote by - Daniel Webster)

There is an enormous redundancy in every well-written book. With a well-written book I only read the right-hand page and allow my mind to work on the left-hand page. With a poorly written book I read every word. (Quote by - Marshall McLuhan)

I've never know any trouble than an hour's reading didn't assuage. (Quote by - Charles de Secondat)

Ideally a book would have no order to it, and the reader would have to discover his own. (Quote by - Raoul Vaneigem)

Great nations write their autobiographies in three manuscripts / the book of their deeds, the book of their words and the book of their art. (Quote by - John Ruskin)

I've been told that this book will sell for years. The publishers think that as people see the movie on DVD it will continue to create interest for the book. (Quote by - Dan Wetzel)

Hopefully my book will do very well. I'm not in it to sell a million books. I want to get my story out. I want people to know that things have not come easy to me and that I've had to work hard to get where I am. Hopefully this book will inspire other people to follow their dreams. (Quote by - Rita Mero)

A wicked book cannot repent. (Quote by - Old Proverb)

A novel is never anything, but a philosophy put into images. (Quote by - Albert Camus)

The best of a book is not the thought which it contains, but the thought which it suggests; just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones but in the echoes of our hearts. (Quote by - Oliver Wendell Holmes)

Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested. (Quote by - Francis Bacon)

Our objective is not to replace books. Just as video tapes have expanded the market for viewing movies, electronic books are going to expand the market for books. (Quote by - James Sachs)

And that's how the book grew. That is, I wrote that same story four times. None of them were right, but I had anguished so much that I could not throw any of it away and start over, so I printed it in the four sections. That was not a deliberate tour de force at all, the book just grew that way. That I was still trying to tell one story which moved me very much and each time I failed, but I had put so much anguish into it that I couldn't throw it away, like the mother that had four bad children, that she would have been better off if they all had been eliminated, But she couldn't relinquish any of them. And that's the reason I have the most tenderness for that book, because it failed four times. (Quote by - William Faulkner)

This is an important book, the critic assumes, because it deals with war. This is an insignificant book because it deals with the feelings of women in a drawing-room. (Quote by - Virginia Woolf)

I encourage them to pick a book that's a little bit harder than they normally read because they're reading with their mothers. Like adult book clubs, it exposes them to books they might not have been exposed to otherwise. (Quote by - Tracy Sullivan)

Let me say again that I have not read your book. And one of the reasons I didn't was because I wanted to do my own research. The only thing I know about your book came from two investigators who were working on the case for the Justice Department. I have not read your book, and you have not seen my film. (Quote by - Keith Beauchamp)

A library is thought in cold storage. (Quote by - Herbert Samuel)


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