Subject: Communication » Books

An encyclopedia is a system for collecting dust in alphabetical order.

British writer, cartoonist, poet & performer

Sure, 90% of science fiction is crud; that's because 90% of everything is crud.

(1918 – 1985) science fiction author

One man is as good as another until he has written a book.

(1817 – 1893) English tutor, education reformer, theologian & translator

The greatest masterpiece in literature is only a dictionary out of order.

(1889 – 1963) French poet, novelist, playwright, artist & filmmaker

One of the greatest creations of the human mind is the art of reviewing books without having read them.

(1742 – 1799) German writer

I have decided to keep a full journal, in the hope that my life will perhaps seem more interesting when it is written down.

(1946 – 2014) English writer & humorist

Research is reading two books that have never been read in order to write a third that will never be read.

I think I did pretty well, considering I started out with nothing but a bunch of blank paper.

(1945 – ) comedian, actor, writer, playwright & musician

I was going to buy a copy of The Power of Positive Thinking, and then I thought: What the hell good would that do?


Practically everybody in New York has half a mind to write a book, and does.

(1890 – 1977) comedian, actor & television host

Siamese twins are interesting because they are the only people who can write a biography and an autobiography at the same time.

(1973 – ) American comedian

If you want to read about love and marriage, you've got to buy two separate books.

(1927 – 2004) American comedian & actor

I've been in the Bible every day since I've been the president.

(1946 – ) 43rd U.S. president

Autobiography: An I-witness account

It was a dark and stormy night…

cartoon character in, Peanuts, by Charles Schulz (1922 – 2000)

Literature is mostly about having sex and not much about having children; life is the other way round.

(1935 – ) British author

This is the best biography by me I have ever read.

(1903 – 1992) American bandleader & TV host

I found nothing really wrong with this autobiography except poor choice of subject.

(1904 – 1999) author, editor, radio host

Bill wrote a book at Yale; I read one.

(1946 – ) 43rd U.S. president

I’m not going to buy my kids an encyclopedia; let them walk to school like I did!

(1925 – 2015) baseball player, coach & manager

I don’t think anyone should write their autobiography until after they’re dead.

(1879 – 1974) film producer
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