The Bookish Type

Book Reviews

Quotes February 27, 2010

“The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.” ~Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey

“In books lies the soul of the whole Past Time: the articulate audible voice of the Past, when the body and material substance of it has altogether vanished like a dream.” ~Thomas Carlyle

“Books are the compasses and telescopes and sextants and charts which other men have prepared to help us navigate the dangerous seas of human life.” ~Jesse Lee Bennett

“The smallest bookstore still contains more ideas of worth than have been presented in the entire history of television.” ~Andrew Ross

“My test of a good novel is dreading to begin the last chapter.” ~Thomas Helm

“The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them.” ~Mark Twain

“I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves.” ~Anna Quindlen

“Having your book turned into a movie is like seeing your oxen turned into bouillon cubes.” ~John LeCarre

“Books let us into their souls and lay open to us the secrets of our own.” ~William Hazlitt

“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.” ~C.W.Eliot

“The love of learning, the sequestered nooks,/And all the sweet serenity of books.” ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

(Thanks to The Quote Garden)

 

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