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A Quote by Nassim Nicholas Taleb on books and reading

Read books are far less valuable than unread ones.

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Source: The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Edmond Jabes on writing, books, kaballah, reading, and creation

WIDE, the margin between carte blanche and the white page. Nevertheless it is not in the margin that you can find me, but in the yet whiter one that separates the word-strewn sheet from the transparent, the written page from the one to be written in the infinite space where the eye turns back to the eye, and the hand to the pen, where all we write is erased, even as you write it. For the book imperceptibly takes shape within the book we will never finish.

There is my desert.

Edmond Jabes

Contributed by: gary

A Quote by Edmond Jabes on creation, writing, reading, books, and kaballah

WIDE, the margin between carte blanche and the white page. Nevertheless it is not in the margin that you can find me, but in the yet whiter one that separates the word-strewn sheet from the transparent, the written page from the one to be written in the infinite space where the eye turns back to the eye, and the hand to the pen, where all we write is erased, even as you write it. For the book imperceptibly takes shape within the book we will never finish.

There is my desert.

Edmond Jabes

Contributed by: gary

A Quote by Sherman Alexie on books, reading, and library

Corliss wondered what happens to a book that sits unread on a library shelf for thirty years. Can a book  rightfully be called a book if it never gets read? If a tree falls in a forest and gets pulped to make paper for a book that never gets read, but there's nobody there to read it, does it make a sound?

Sherman Alexie

Source: Ten Little Indians

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Oprah Winfrey on education, women, books, and reading

When you educate a woman, you set her free. Had I not had books and education in Mississippi, I would have believed that's all there was.

Oprah Winfrey (1954 -)

Source: The Business of Being Oprah: http://www.mutualofamerica.com/articles/Fortune/2002_04_08/Oprah1.asp

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Thomas J. "Tom" Peters on books and reading

I don't believe in holy writ. Buy fifty books or twenty-five books, take three weeks off, read them and make up your own theory. The fact that you end up literally burning twenty-two out of twenty-five books is beside the point.

Tom Peters (1942 -)

Source: Tom Peters Interview: Tom Peters discusses Re-imagine: http://www.managementconsultingnews.com/interviews/peters_interview.php

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on acceptance, agreement, authority, belief, books, elderly, generations, good, observation, reason, religion, rumor, teachers, and traditions

Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it.
Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many.
Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books.
Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders.
Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations.
But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: Kalama Sutra : Buddha (Anguttara Nikaya Vol. 1, 188-193 P.T.S. Ed.)

Contributed by: whoAmI?

A Quote by unknown on love, life, living large, health, wellness, spirituality, forgiveness, creativity, diet, books, fun, laughter, and friendship

All is forgiven, move on.

unknown

Source: Our Lady of Weight Loss: Miraculous and Motivaitonal Musings from the Patron Saint of Permanent Fat removal

Contributed by: OurLadyofWeightLoss

A Quote by zaadzster_1 on books and library

My wife calls me the Imelda Marcos of books. As soon as a book enters our home it is guaranteed a permanent place in our lives. Because I have never been able to part with even one, they have gradually accumulated like sediment.

Michael Moritz

Source: C.E.O. Libraries Reveal Keys to Success: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/21/business/21libraries.html

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by C.S. Lewis on books, reading, and calm

You can't get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me.

C.S. Lewis

Source: C.S. Lewis

Contributed by: Mitten

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