A Quote by Sherman Alexie on library, books, readers, and comparison

Corliss had never once considered the fate of library books. She'd never wondered how many books go unread. She loved books. How could she not worry about the unread? She felt like a disorganized scholar, an inconsiderate lover, an abusive mother, and a cowardly soldier.

Sherman Alexie

Source: Ten Little Indians

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by unknown on example, words of wisdom, and books

Our lives are the books people read; by the way we live and the words we speak we cannot stop setting an example.


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A Quote by Louisa May Alcott on books, reading, and bibliophilia

She is too fond of books, and it has turned her brain.

Louisa May Alcott (1832 - 1888)

Source: Work

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A Quote by Paulo Coelho on emulation, heros, books, faith, money, poverty, choice, adventure, and decision

He had not a cent in his pocket, but he had faith.  He had decided, the night before, that he would be as much an adventurer as the ones he had admired in books.

Paulo Coelho

Source: The Alchemist: A Fable About Following Your Dream, Pages: 45

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A Quote by Edward Paul Abbey on books and writing

A good book is a kind of paper club, serving to rouse the slumbrous and to silence the obtuse.

Edward Abbey (1927 - 1989)

Source: A Voice Crying in the Wilderness (Vox Clamantis in Deserto): Notes from a Secret Journal, Pages: 55

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A Quote by Rainer Maria Rilke on books and moderation

Of all my books, I find only a few indispensible.

Rainer Maria Rilke (1875 - 1926)

Source: Letters to a Young Poet (Vintage), Pages: 16

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A Quote by Emily Dickinson on books, spirit, and words

He ate and drank the precious words,
His spirit grew robust;
He knew no more that he was poor,
Nor that his frame was dust.
He danced along the dingy days,
And this bequest of wings
Was but a book.  What liberty
A loosened spirit brings!

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Source: A Book

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A Quote by Louisa May Alcott on love, life, hope, health, drama, books, and reading

There are many Beths in the world, shy and quiet, sitting in corners till needed, and living for others so cheerfully that no one sees the sacrifices till the cricket on the hearth stops chirping, and the sweet sunshiny presence vanishes, leaving silence and shadow behind.

Louisa May Alcott (1832 - 1888)

Source: Little Women, Pages: 43

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A Quote by Jesse Lee Bennett on books and life


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

Source: Books & Reading: A Book of Quotations

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A Quote by Rainer Maria Rilke on answers, books, and questions

You are so young; you stand before beginnings.  I would like to beg of you, dear friend, as well as I can, to have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart.  Try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books written in a foreign language.  Do not now look for the answers.  They cannot now be given to you because you could not live them.  It is a question of experiencing everything.  At present you need to live the question.  Perhaps you will gradually, without even noticing it, find yourself experiencing the answer, some distant day.

Rainer Maria Rilke (1875 - 1926)

Source: Letters to a Young Poet

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