Books Quotes

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“What proof have we that inorganic objects can feel no pain? Who knows if a book may not yearn for other books, its companions of many years, in some way strange to us and therefore never yet perceived?” ― Elias Canetti, Auto-da-Fé
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“Books are not only the arbitrary sum of our dreams, and our memory. They also give us the model of self-transcendence… a way of being fully human.” ― Susan Sontag
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“…the way such teaching should come to us is, here a little and there a little, incidentally, from books which we read for the interest of the story, the beauty of the poem, or the grace of the writing.” ― Charlotte Mason, Ourselves
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“Other writers, especially the ones you admire, can steer you to good books.” ― Edmund White, The Unpunished Vice: A Life of Reading
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“What is WITH this guy and impersonating lizards? Man. He’s not exactly David Attenborough.” ― Adele Rose, Damned
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“How dare you call me ‘it’?” It was my turn to point the finger, as I glide over to where he is standing and gibbering. “‘It’ has a name,” I continue, scowling. “It’s Clara and, if you ever look at me like that or refer to me as a thing rather than a human being again, then I’ll find out where you live and I’ll haunt you for the rest of your puny life and that’s a PROMISE!” And that’s how you threaten someone…ghost style.” ― Adele Rose, Damned
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“The area that I call my home is the kind of place that people walk in and out of it all day and night, but that’s mostly stupid teens who like to dare one another. It hasn’t got a sign hanging outside saying a designated number, a nice plot of freshly planted flowers or a chimney amongst other furnishings. It hasn’t even got a ‘crash pad’, although how you can define one of those is subjective I know. Most importantly, the place I call my home doesn’t exactly evoke happy emotions. Truthfully, it has a ‘gloom and doom’ atmosphere attached to it – not the best description to advertise on ‘Rightmove’.” ― Adele Rose, Damned
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“Well…I’m sorry to burst your human bubble, but I’m living proof that they do,” I reply, “although, if you don’t believe me, then by all means give the ‘Ghostbusters’ a call. I’m sure they will confirm everything, but make sure you remind them not to cross the streams!” ― Adele Rose, Damned
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“You want my help or not?” I say, putting my hand on my hips and looking sassier than Rhianna. All I need now is a latex outfit, plastic whip and chain-mail lead. I know I’ve got him just where I want him.” ― Adele Rose, Damned
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“£500.” He hisses furiously at me. “I can’t believe I’ve spent £500 on an entire new wardrobe and a new haircut – one that I didn’t even want my I add!” As he talks, I skip happily, a dreamy smile plastered all over my face. I’ve had, without a shadow of a doubt, the best day ever. “I can.” I answer, my voice rising several decibels, as I lose myself, currently, on cloud nine. “I’ve loved spending your money. It feels awesome!” ― Adele Rose, Damned
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“The literature that followed World War II, James Jones’s From Here to Eternity, Joseph Heller’s Catch-22, and Norman Mailer’s The Naked and the Dead, captured this GI anger against the army “brass.” In The Naked and the Dead, the soldiers talk in battle, and one of them says: “The only thing wrong with this Army is it never lost a war.” Toglio was shocked. “You think we ought to lose this one?” Red found himself carried away. “What have I against the goddam Japs? You think I care if they keep this fuggin jungle? What’s it to me if Cummings gets another star?” “General Cummings, he’s a good man,” Martinez said. “There ain’t a good officer in the world,” Red stated.” ― Howard Zinn, A People’s History of the United States
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“I’ve parodied a powerful quote from Rob Hill Sr. A quote that, in the crazy ass world of right now, sho’nuff screams to me. Inquiring minds, you’re up.” ― A.K. Kuykendall
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“Reading helps you understand another person’s truth, and gives you the tools to share your own truth with people you may never even meet” ― Celine Kiernan
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“After you have done your work—challenging as it may have been to complete—and released it in the marketplace, be not concerned with sales, reviews, critical acclaim, or anything else of the like… After you’ve written and published a book, you’re now an AUTHOR. And that great honor can NEVER be taken away from you, no matter what. (“My Book Place,” 2018)” ― Cat Ellington
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“I’m a person who is unpractical and idealistic. A rebellious dreamer plagued by night terrors. An affinity for the story of Superman, drinking, sex, jazz, writing, drugs, activism, golf, family, cooking, eating good food, reading books and savoring their hypnotic bouquet, for me, is like stumbling over a rock and recovering my equilibrium. This is the story of me.” ― A.K. Kuykendall
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“I’d learned early that fatness in a book wasn’t a warning sign, but rather a promise that you would be allowed to remain in its world for a longer time.” ― Timothy Hallinan, Nighttown
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“Many people like books because they’re suspenseful or scary or touching or inspirational or because one admires the characters as if they were real people. Maybe it’s only writers who like the writing.” ― Edmund White, The Unpunished Vice: A Life of Reading
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“Having found the book which has a message for us, let us not be guilty of the folly of saying we ‘have read’ it. We might as well say we have breakfasted, as if breakfasting on one day should last us for every day! The book that helps us deserves many readings, for assimilation comes by slow degrees.” ― Charlotte Mason, Ourselves
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“Bisogna amare i propri personaggi. Altrimenti, sconsiglio a chiunque di prendere la penna in mano: saranno guai grossi, sappiatelo.” ― Michail Bulgakov
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“A writers life is, in a nutshell, arduous. The journey, however, wholly fulfilling. Take time to celebrate life. To embrace love. To relish those small victories for they are indeed rare for a storyteller. To wholeheartedly pursue your happiness unapologetically. In the end, both you and your literature, in an unbroken rhythm, will be seamlessly integrated.” ― A.K. Kuykendall