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Atheism Old Testament

The Old Testament is responsible for more atheism, agnosticism, disbelief - call it what you will - than any book ever written. It has emptied more churches than all the counter-attractions of cinema, motor-bicycle and golf course.

- A. A. Milne

Had Before

Before 'Giant,' I had only ever worked with Michael Greif, Michael John LaChiusa and Kate Baldwin in readings. It's really exciting to be blessed with the opportunity to work with so many I would put in the 'genius' book.

- Aaron Lazar

Years Had

So I went in front of the judge, and I had my St. Jude prayer book in my pocket and my St. Jude medal. And I'm standing there and that judge said I was found guilty, so he sentenced me to what the law prescribed: one to 14 years.

- Aaron Neville

Going Idea

I didn't follow the whole 'X-Men' story because it got too complicated. I'd pick up a comic book and have no idea what was going on.

- Aaron Stanford

Bad Tell

You should not do an autobiography if you want to tell the truth. There are a lot of things I know about people. If I can't say something good about a person, I don't want to say anything. And since I don't want to say anything bad, I won't write a book.

- Abraham A. Ribicoff

New Album

I've started working on a new album, I'm writing a new book... there are a lot of good things on the horizon.

- Ace Frehley

Rap Cover

You don't judge a book by a cover. I'm not your typical rap look.

- Action Bronson

Private Larger

Even as I was writing 'Empire State,' I knew there were more adventures for the main character, private detective Rad Bradley, to have. I also knew that the world was far larger than what I'd presented in book one.

- Adam Christopher

Boss Origin

The L.A Trilogy is a series of three novels starring Ray, a robot detective, and his boss, a computer called Googol. Set in an alternative version of 1960s Los Angeles, each book will be more or less standalone but together will form an overarching story arc with 'Brisk Money' as the origin story.

- Adam Christopher

Some About

If you're going to call a book 'The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History,' readers will expect some serious carrying on about race, and Thomas Woods Jr. does not disappoint.

- Adam Cohen

Think Me

I have two rules for a great book: make me think and make me smile.

- Adam Grant

Unexpected Study

Being a magician taught me how powerful the element of surprise can be. In each book, I've tried to work that in - an unexpected twist in a story that reveals an insight, a counter intuitive study that turns your beliefs upside-down.

- Adam Grant

Through Reader

A great comic-book cover occurs when it gets a potential reader to pick the book up and start thumbing through it. That's a comic cover's job: Attract someone's attention, and persuade them to try the issue out.

- Adam Hughes

Audience More

I'm trying to convey to my audience that you really can't judge a book by its cover, and there's more to the universe than you can see with your eyes.

- Adam Lambert

Year About

When I published a book earlier this year about Uber, the most common question I got about it was how many of the tumultuous events of 2017 I was able to include. My gag-line response: I managed to cover the first 17 scandals of the year, but not Nos. 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, and so on.

- Adam Lashinsky

Wrote Nearly

The iPod was once so important to Apple that the estimable journalist Steven Levy wrote an entire book about it. And then, poof! The iPod was nearly gone.

- Adam Lashinsky

Expert Hilarious

It's hilarious to me that by writing an obscene fake children's book I am mistaken for a parenting expert.

- Adam Mansbach

Having Whenever

Having a book published whenever is a huge honor.

- Adam Silvera

Work Makes

When a locked-room mystery doesn't work, the solution makes you groan, and the book gets hurled across the room.

- Adrian McKinty

Love Idea

I love the trilogy form. I like the idea that you can establish a character in book one. And then in the second part, you can take the characters down to their darkest point. And then in the third part, you have total freedom either to give them redemption - or just to kill them.

- Adrian McKinty

Goes Editor

A specific editor in a specific place likes the book, and you're in. A different editor on a different day goes, 'Oh, this isn't for me', or doesn't even look at it, and that's it.

- Adrian McKinty

Work Always

I've always liked the tradition of publishing work serially in the comic-book 'pamphlet' format and then collecting that work in book form, so I've just stuck with it.

- Adrian Tomine

Work Always

I've always published a range of responses to my work in the letters section of my comic book.

- Adrian Tomine

New Movie

I have a new book coming out, so I do movie, book, movie, book, movie, book, every place we go.

- Adriana Trigiani

World Clubs

Book clubs are the best thing that has happened to the world of publishing.

- Adriana Trigiani

Doing Best Time

The best time to plan a book is while you're doing the dishes.

- Agatha Christie

Cover Learned

I've learned that you really cannot judge a book by its cover.

- Aileen Lee

Game I Think

One thing I don't want to feel is marketplace pressure, so I'm really glad I enjoy teaching because I can rely on that for a salary. I think it would be such a different game if I had to write a book that has to sell well.

- Aimee Bender

Tell About

I am bipolar, and I am proud. And that is why I wanted to write a book. To shine a light on mental illness, to be vulnerable about the days I let it take control and paid dearly for it, and to tell anyone fighting a similar battle: You are not alone. You are not broken.

- AJ Lee

Racing About

I would not say I was not interested in studies - it just wasn't there in me to pursue academics. I would open a page in the textbook and start thinking about everything under the sun except what was there in the book. I was more into extra-curricular activities and sports like NCC, rifle shooting, aero-modelling, bike racing, etc.

- Ajith Kumar

Tell Sean

There's no comparison between NPR and the propaganda that you hear from Rush or from Sean Hannity, the news movement conservatives that are just laying out, slathering out the disinformation and the lies, as I discuss in my book, 'Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right.'

- Al Franken

I Think Kinds

And I think that being able to make people laugh and write a book that's funny makes the information go down a lot easier and it makes it a lot more fun to read, easier to understand, and often stronger. So there's all kinds of advantages to it.

- Al Franken

Tell Rather

You know what? I feel my book is kind of pointless. I didn't want to do a book, but rather than tell the same old stories over and over when my wife Angie and I are out at parties, I could just hand out a bunch of books, and she won't have to hear them ever again.

- Al Jourgensen

Simple Recipe

For me, whether it's in a book or on T.V., a recipe has to be simple. I have a short attention span, so to open a cookbook and see a recipe that goes on for three to four pages, well, I've lost interest.

- Al Roker

Frequently Therein

I like the weight, look, and feel of a book. I enjoy turning the pages, and frequently scan the spines of my many books on the wall, each title a reminder of the stored information and creative thoughts contained therein.

- Al Seckel

Feel Been

I have to admit that I am really partial to the look and feel of a book. I have been that way my entire life.

- Al Seckel

Father Dave

Anyone who was tempted to draw comparisons between my father's 'Dave Robicheaux' series and my first book quickly gave up.

- Alafair Burke

Affect Idea

The idea of a book that can make a change to your life, that can affect your perspective, is a beautiful and great ambition: one that Seneca, Nietzsche and Tolstoy would have sympathised with.

- Alain de Botton

Wait Weekend

Television viewing has become for me a completely different experience, because I don't watch shows on a weekly basis. I wait until the DVD or I TiVo everything and wait until the end of a season and watch it all over a weekend. For me that's a really satisfying experience, like reading a book.

- Alan Ball

Deep About

I wish - I wish instead of just recommending these books, I could set them down at your doorstep. The collected stories of John Updike, the second volume of T.C. Boyle's collected stories, and Stanley Crouch's book about the rise and times of our genius saxophone player Charlie Parker. These are deep books, books that you can get lost in.

- Alan Cheuse

Dublin County

Former Dublin newsman Paul Lynch made his debut as a novelist a few years ago with a book called 'Red Sky in Morning,' set in mid-19th century County Donegal, where a rage-driven farmer has committed a murder with devastating results.

- Alan Cheuse

My Own Based

In one book, CACHALOT, just for my own amusement, every character is based directly on someone I have known.

- Alan Dean Foster

Thought Mail

I've thought of publishing a book of my hate mail, but I don't own the rights to the letters.

- Alan Dershowitz

More Read

For something that's supposed to be secret, there is a lot of intelligence history. Every time I read one book, two more are published.

- Alan Furst

Whole Good Words

When I read period material - and it ain't on Google - I am always alert for that one incredible detail. I'll read a whole book and get three words out of it, but they'll be three really good words.

- Alan Furst

Like Discovered

What I discovered is I don't like to repeat lead characters because one of the most pleasurable things in a book to me is learning about the lead.

- Alan Furst

Purpose Why

A book must have moral purpose to be any good. Why, I don't know.

- Alan Furst

Never Else

I learnt that I must never finish a book with nothing else to do.

- Alan Garner

Doing Own

The ability to absorb a book and make someone else's words and story your own was exactly was I was doing on stage.

- Alan King

Back Next

I knew Bobby Dylan back in the days when he lived in the village. He used to come and see me and sing songs for me, saying they ought to go into my next collected book on American folk music.

- Alan Lomax

Turn Brought

My only problem with fans is when they turn pro. For example, when all the professional writers were fired by DC in the '60s, they brought in a generation of comic book fans who would have paid to have written these stories.

- Alan Moore

Alice Wonderland

The best book on programming for the layman is 'Alice in Wonderland'; but that's because it's the best book on anything for the layman.

- Alan Perlis

Change Film

Actors are agents of change. A film, a piece of theater, a piece of music, or a book can make a difference. It can change the world.

- Alan Rickman

Grow Comic Book

I didn't really grow up a comic book fanatic.

- Alan Ritchson

Want Invade

I resisted writing a book for a long time because I didn't want to invade anyone else's privacy or hurt anyone or anger anyone.

- Alana Stewart

Think Wrote

I wrote this book, '2030,' and I was careful in the book not to overdo the future because I don't think it comes that fast.

- Albert Brooks

Humor Put

I can't not put humor in a book.

- Albert Brooks

Why Before

I've always wanted to see what Egypt was like when they were building the pyramids or Rome at the height of the empire or Greece - more specifically, Crete before it was destroyed. Why? Because I'm curious how we all hung out on a day to day basis, what was the chit chat, etc. Reading things in a book never gives you the feel.

- Albert Hammond, Jr.

Point Reader

A writer stops writing the moment he or she puts the last full stop to their text, and at that point the book is in limbo and doesn't come to life until the reader picks it up and the reader flips the pages.

- Alberto Manguel

Never Mankind

To me a book is a message from the gods to mankind; or, if not, should never be published at all.

- Aleister Crowley

Always Same Time

You are always working on your worst book and your best book at the same time. The praise does not make you write better, and it shouldn't make you write worse, either.

- Aleksandar Hemon

Same Other

The trouble with calling a book a novel, well, it's not like I'm writing the same book all the time, but there is a continuity of my interests, so when I start writing a book, if I call it 'a novel,' it separates it from other books.

- Aleksandar Hemon

Wrote Flat

I wrote each book in thirty-five days flat - just to get the darned thing finished.

- Alistair Maclean

Door About

The best thing I ever learned when I first started acting is that you audition, and then you forget about it when you walk out the door. Even when you have a callback, you can't bank on things until you actually book that job, or your heart will just be broken over and over again.

- Allison Tolman

Beauty Makeup

I've put on makeup just for fun since I was a really little girl. Now I keep a look book for inspiration - with hair, makeup, beauty tips and products to try.

- Allison Williams

My Life Open Book

My life is an open book.

- Allu Arjun

Think Wondrous

I don't think that books are wondrous, magical things that come from nowhere. It's important that a book has clues about where and how it was written.

- Alvaro Enrigue

Hands Kind

Writing is so fun precisely because if you take out the right adjective, the readers can decide what kind of book is in their hands. Suspension of disbelief should not be mandatory in contemporary writing.

- Alvaro Enrigue

Differences About

'Flaubert's Parrot' is an amphibious book in which what appears to be a personal essay about Flaubertian writing is gradually, delicately transformed into an extremely sad novel in which the differences between character, author, and narrator are less clear than they appear at first glance.

- Alvaro Enrigue

Bed Before

I usually plan to read a book for a half-hour before bed, but then I end up staying awake until 3 A.M. to finish it. Fortunately, my dog doesn't mind when I keep the bedside lamp on.

- Amanda Hocking

Very Had

The book is called 'A House in the Sky' because during the very, very darkest times, that was how I survived. I had to find a safe place to go in my mind where there was no violence being done to my body and where I could reflect on the life I had lived and the life that I still wanted to live.

- Amanda Lindhout

Bible History Book

The Bible is a history book.

- Amar'e Stoudemire

Doing Reader

I wanted to create a heroine that was flawed. I wanted her to be a real person. She's selfish, she's childish, she's immature and because I'm doing a three-book arc I really played that up in the first book. I wanted the reader to be annoyed with her at times.

- Amber Benson

Glass Go

I don't really go out that much, if I'm honest. I'm quite a recluse. If I had my way, I'd probably be at home most of the time with a book and a cup of tea or glass of wine.

- Amber Le Bon

Navy Mixing

Throw out the rule book. If you like wearing navy and black together, wear it; if you like mixing up gold and silver jewellery, mix it. If you like it, wear it - don't care about what anyone else thinks.

- Amber Le Bon

Skull Erudition

Erudition - dust shaken out of a book into an empty skull.

- Ambrose Bierce

Too Far

The covers of this book are too far apart.

- Ambrose Bierce

Sometimes Idea

Honestly, I get character ideas from the most inane places. Sometimes a song will give me an idea. Sometimes I will just hear a snippet of conversation that ends up having nothing to do with the book that emerges.

- Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

Social Languages

I am not in the least eloquent or fluent with languages. My writing on social media is quite pedestrian. But even if it was near any acceptability, I would not be in a position to pen a script or a book.

- Amitabh Bachchan

My Life Through

Say I lived until 80 and read a book a month seriously, that means I was looking at 480 books left in my life. If I had only 480 left, I wanted to stop sifting through material I didn't have confidence in and turn my attention to those that I know merited my reading.

- Amor Towles

Which Good Book

That is a good book which is opened with expectation, and closed with delight and profit.

- Amos Bronson Alcott

Start Through

I sit down and draw from my lyric book. I sit down and start looking through it and see if there is anything that strikes me that I've written.

- Amy Ray

Kid Read

I read a book a day when I was a kid. My family was not literary; we did not have any books in the house.

- Amy Tan

Readiness Inspiring

I actually didn't listen to the Beatles song 'Nowhere Man' when I was writing my book of the same name. What I listened to a lot was 'Abbey Road.' Its disjointedness and its readiness to confuse only to delight were inspiring to me.

- Aleksandar Hemon

Happy Adaptation

While not my personal favorite of the Disney princess films, 'The Little Mermaid' wins hands-down in my book for best Disney adaptation. Little girls waited for more than 150 years for Hans Christian Andersen's 'The Little Mermaid' to have a happy ending. Walt Disney finally gave it to her.

- Alethea Kontis

Hands Habits

If your reading habits are anything like mine, then you can remember the exact moment that certain books came into your life. You remember where you were standing and whom you were with. You remember the feel of the book in your hands and the cover, that exact cover, even if the art has changed over the years.

- Alethea Kontis

Dinner Over

My friends found out that I was writing a book on Twitter. It didn't seem worth mentioning over dinner. They're all so successful themselves.

- Alexa Chung

Writing Crime

Writing a book is not a crime.

- Alexander Ahndoril

About Grows

I just focus on getting the first scene right, with a few lines about the overall plot, and then the book grows organically.

- Alexander McCall Smith

Feel Mental

There's a point at which writing a book, or a long article, begins to feel like mental labor, and it's too painful to connect in the world in any real way mid-process. The only way to survive is to write until it is all said and done.

- Alexandra Fuller

Process Think

The only process that comes close to the process of writing a whole book, in my experience, is childbirth. There is this moment when you think you can't possibly labour for another moment, and that, paradoxically, is when you have to push hardest.

- Alexandra Fuller

Lot Johnny Cash

For 'The Lobster Kings,' I listened to a lot of Johnny Cash. And it makes its way into the book.

- Alexi Zentner

Past Canadian

To map the Governor General's Award is to map both the past and the future of Canadian literature, and to be nominated for my first book is wonderful.

- Alexi Zentner

No Regrets Regrets

I have no regrets because I did everything by the book.

- Alexis Arguello

Expected Had

I had not expected to ever be in a position to able to say, 'Hey, see the magazine with J. Lo on the cover? They reviewed my book inside.'

- Alexi Zentner

Never Expect Read

We'd never expect to understand a piece of music on one listen, but we tend to believe we've read a book after reading it just once.

- Ali Smith

Learned Disappears

Every time I finish a book, I forget everything I learned writing it - the information just disappears out of my head.

- Alice Hoffman

Tone Reveals

I never plot out my novels in terms of the tone of the book. Hopefully, once a story is begun it reveals itself.

- Alice Hoffman

Bad Deliver

Deliver me from writers who say the way they live doesn't matter. I'm not sure a bad person can write a good book, If art doesn't make us better, then what on earth is it for.

- Alice Walker

Father Mostly

But mostly, it's a book about my relationship with my father.

- Alison Bechdel