Subject: Communication » Books

An apology for the devil: it must be remembered that we have heard only one side of the case; God has written all the books.

(1835 – 1902) English composer, author & satirist

I was going to buy a book on hair loss, but the pages kept falling out.

(1966 – ) American stand-up comic

This book fills a much-needed gap.

(1900 – 1986) American teacher & translator

I am being frank about myself in this book; I tell of my first mistake on page 850.

(1923 – ) German-born diplomat & scholar

The man who doesn’t read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them.

Samuel Clemens (1835 – 1910) author & humorist

I used to think 'Tora! Tora! Tora!' was about a Rabbi taking inventory.

(1936 – ) television talk show host

History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.

(1874 – 1965) British prime minister, politician, statesman & orator

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

Inside every fat book there is a thin book trying to get out.

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

(1927 – 2004) American comedian & actor

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

(1742 – 1799) German writer

Only when one has lost all curiosity about the future has one reached the age to write an autobiography.

(1903 – 1966) English writer

I have given up reading books; I find it takes my mind off myself.

(1906 – 1972) pianist, composer, author, comedian & actor

Bill wrote a book at Yale; I read one.

(1946 – ) 43rd U.S. president

I took a speed reading course and read War and Peace in twenty minutes. It involves Russia.

(1935 – ) movie actor, director & comedian

I try to leave out the parts that people skip.

(1925 – ) novelist & screenwriter

A good novel tells us the truth about it's hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.

(1874 – 1936) English author & mystery novelist

Every journalist has a novel in him, which is an excellent place for it.

(1910 – 1991) American art historian, photographer, author & editor

With the birth of a child you lose two novels.

(1955 – ) Scottish writer

The difference between fiction and reality… fiction has to make sense.

(1947 – ) American author

Anyone who eats three meals a day should understand why cookbooks outsell sex books three to one.

(1927 – 2007) American newspaper columnist
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