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Total Quotes : 556
Write Inadvertently

I don't write books inadvertently.

- A. N. Wilson

My Life Were

When I was a child - in wartime, pre-television - books were my life.

- A. S. Byatt

Religious Jerusalem

I was born in Jerusalem with a religious background and a rabbi as a father... it was rather poor, but what we did have, we did have books.

- Ada Yonath

Think Comic Books

Comic books aren't nerdy. You'd have to be an idiot to think computers are nerdy.

- Adam Brody

Like Reading Books

I really like knowledge and reading books and just generally immersing myself in information.

- Adam D'Angelo

Death Some

All my books center around death in some way.

- Adam Silvera

Cover Read

I picked books by their covers - the worse the cover, the more I wanted to read it.

- Ahmet Zappa

Think Fundamentally

I think that books are fundamentally educational.

- Akhil Sharma

Reason Good Reason

It's clear to me that there is no good reason for many philosophy books to sound as complicated as they do.

- Alain de Botton

Better Lot

You write a lot of books; you hope you get better.

- Alan Furst

Loved Would

I would have loved to have another 10 Eric Ambler books.

- Alan Furst

Only Fellow

Isn't it strange that I who have written only unpopular books should be such a popular fellow?

- Albert Einstein

Study Mankind

The proper study of mankind is books.

- Aldous Huxley

Alone Shakespeare

I was alone as a child. I lived in fairytales, adventures, Shakespeare. They are the friends, my books.

- Alejandro Jodorowsky


Books are finished.

- Alejandro Jodorowsky

Post Office Post

My favourite books are Charles Bukowski's 'Post Office' and 'Women.'

- Alex Pettyfer

Always Read

I always wanted to be a designer. I read books on fashion from the age of 12.

- Alexander McQueen

World Within

Books are a finer world within the world.

- Alexander Smith

Like Cereal

Books have become products, like cereal or perfume or deodorant.

- Alexandra Ripley

Dead Ink

A recluse without books and ink is already in life a dead man.

- Alfred Nobel

Burn Go

Books won't stay banned. They won't burn. Ideas won't go to jail.

- Alfred Whitney Griswold

Meditation Been

Meditation has been a loyal friend to me. It has helped me write my books.

- Alice Walker

Read Comic Books

But I read comic books. I read things like Richie Rich and Little Lulu.

- Alison Bechdel

Better Films

Good dreams are better than films or books.

- Alison Goldfrapp

Longest Refused

I devour books. But for the longest time, I refused to pay attention to genre or labels.

- Alison Tyler

Brilliant Defy

Vivian Abenshushan and Veronica Gerber write brilliant books that defy generic conventions.

- Alvaro Enrigue

World Read

Anywhere you go in the world is what you make of it, not what you read in books.

- Alvin Lee

Want Would

I priced my books at what I would want to spend on an electronic book.

- Amanda Hocking

Need Wal-Mart

For me to be a billion-dollar author, I need to have people buying my books at Wal-Mart.

- Amanda Hocking

Performance Material

I don't write to create performance material; I write to make books.

- Amy Gerstler

Cut Either

All books are either dreams or swords, you can cut, or you can drug, with words.

- Amy Lowell

Inspirational Me

Books are challenging and inspirational to me.

- Amy Sedaris

Contain Extremely

History books that contain no lies are extremely dull.

- Anatole France

Everybody Admires

The books that everybody admires are those that nobody reads.

- Anatole France

Social Viewpoint

All my books are adventures, but they also have a social viewpoint.

- Anatoly Rybakov

Legacy Benefits

I want to write books that can truly become a legacy and bring benefits to people.

- Andrea Hirata

Compare Hard

Books and people are hard to compare.

- Andrew Clements

Take Advances

I don't take advances for my books.

- Andrew Vachss

Sign Contracts

I don't sign contracts for my books.

- Andrew Vachss

Hour Half

I'm a books person. Yes, I have a Kindle. I used it for an hour and a half and put it in the closet.

- Andrew Wylie

Love I Love

I love to listen to books on tape.

- Angel Haze

Sophisticated Some

The distinction has blurred between young adult and adult books. Some of the teen books have become more sophisticated.

- Ann Brashares

Writing Found

In non-fiction, I found John Gardner's two writing books to be tremendously helpful.

- Ann Leckie

Now Readers

All of my books now come from readers' ideas.

- Ann Rule

Week Mostly

I finish two books a week, mostly nonfiction.

- Ann-Marie Campbell

Extravagant Plain

All my books started out as extravagant and ended up pure and plain.

- Annie Dillard

Were Picture Books

I didn't have picture books - there weren't many around when I was a child.

- Anthony Browne

Boston Give

I write reviews of science books for the Boston Globe, so I like to give science books.

- Anthony Doerr

She Read

My perfect reader doesn't just read - he or she devours books.

- Anthony Horowitz

Movies Notion

I don't hold with the notion that only bad books make good movies.

- Anthony Minghella

Room Furnish

Books do furnish a room.

- Anthony Powell

Tend Deserts

People in my books tend to get their just deserts, even if not at the hands of the police.

- Antonia Fraser

Search Engaged

My books are about losers, about people who've lost their way and are engaged in a search.

- Antonio Tabucchi

Maps Which

In my library/study/barn, there is a Ping-Pong table on which I can pile working books and spread maps.

- Antony Beevor

Boring Fact

Travel books are, by and large, boring. They lodge uncomfortably between fact, fiction and autobiography.

- Arthur Smith

Game Other

All of the other books in the series... none of them are particularly like 'Ender's Game.'

- Asa Butterfield

Actor Never

Hamid Gul is an actor who is definitely not in our good books. Hamid Gul is somebody who was never appreciated by our government.

- Asif Ali Zardari

Ready Break

If you want to write serious books, you must be ready to break the forms.

- Charles J. Shields

Been Amazon

My books are published by Hachette. My books have been blacklisted and blocked on Amazon on multiple occasions.

- Charles Stross

Sometimes Like

Sometimes I don't like the books that I'm reading.

- Charlie Kaufman

Studying Shows

I didn't have time for talent shows and stuff like that. I was into books and studying real hard.

- Cheryl Lynn

Love I Love

I love it when people want to interpret my books.

- China Mieville

Love Lot

I have a lot of respect and love for children's books.

- Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Journey Like

I don't like to travel. Yet all my books seem to involve a journey.

- Chris Van Allsburg

Surprised Appeal

I'm not surprised that my books appeal to adults.

- Chris Van Allsburg

Television See

What kids are exposed to on television is more frightening and horrifying than what they see in my books.

- Chris Van Allsburg

Afford Most

The thing I like most about books is that anybody can afford them. They have an innate valuelessness.

- Chris Ware

Grandparents Old

I'd experienced the '40s and '50s by looking at my grandparents' old clothes, books, and magazines.

- Christian Lacroix

Business Most

You can learn more about leadership by reading about Lincoln than you can from most business books.

- Christie Hefner

Childhood Magic

Recently, I've really responded to books that bring the magic of childhood back to us as adults.

- Christina Ricci

Postcards Royalties

Because we do not sell photographs, we have no royalties on books, posters, postcards.

- Christo

Movies Never

Books and movies are never finished, only surrendered.

- Chuck Hogan

Song Breath

The main song I listened to with the 'Firebird' books was 'Breath of Life' by Florence + the Machine.

- Claudia Gray

Lip Print

They want a lip print for their autograph books. I'm a sport; I go along.

- Cleo Moore

Merit Literary

There's no literary merit in my books.

- Clive Cussler

Easy Read

My books are easy to read. No folderol.

- Clive Cussler

Vintage Always

I collect vintage cars, so you always find them in my books.

- Clive Cussler

World Total

When I was a teenager I was a total romantic escapist. My world was books.

- Colin Wilson

Art Process

Inspiration comes from everywhere: books, art, people on the street. It is an interior process for me.

- Colleen Atwood

Cool Old

I have this obsession with really cool, old books.

- Constance Zimmer

Scandal Sells

Scandal sells books; fidelity does not.

- Coretta Scott King

Will Drop

I will try to write books until I drop dead.

- Cornelia Funke

Think I Think

I just write the books that I think I would want to read.

- Curtis Sittenfeld

Nutrition Like

I'm trying to write books that taste like ice cream but have the nutrition of vegetables.

- Dan Brown

Magic Never

Books are magic: you never know where they're going to end up.

- Dan Savage


Books are my weakness.

- Dan Stevens

Beautiful Always

I do believe there will always be a place for beautiful cookbooks that are real books.

- Daniel Humm

Show Were

All my books were easy to write - doesn't it show?

- Daniel Pinkwater

Would Were

If I weren't so lazy, I would have 14 books, not eight.

- Daniel Woodrell

Like Which

And I don't like books which are full of name dropping.

- Daphne du Maurier

Self-Help Wary

I'm really wary of self-help books.

- Darin Strauss

Carter Read

My grandfather read the 'John Carter of Mars' books to me when I was young.

- Daryl Sabara

Pure Escapism

My books are just pure escapism for kids.

- Dav Pilkey

Art Crap

I hate all that woozy political and psychotherapeutic crap applied to books and art.

- Dave Hickey

Single Some

I collect books and I have some really, really old schoolbooks, and God is mentioned on every single page.

- Dave Mustaine

Year Buy

I buy thousands of books a year.

- Dave Pelzer

Loved Though

Though I loved books as a young boy, I loved sports even more. I wanted to be a quarterback in the CFL.

- David Bergen

Fiction General

Books in general are great, but I'm a fiction lover, and I will continue to do it.

- David Bergen

Scripts Very

Scripts are very different to books. They are blueprints for building, not the building.

- David Hewson

Some Making

Making books is hard work. Some books are, of course, more demanding than others.

- David Macaulay