Subject: Communication » Books

Autobiography: An I-witness account

The book or periodical most vital to the completion of your term paper will be missing from the library.

Corollary: If it is available, the most important page will be torn out.

Those who say truth is stranger than fiction have wasted their time on poorly written fiction.

Samuel Clemens (1835 – 1910) author & humorist

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

You ever read a book that changed your life? … me neither.

(1966 – ) American stand-up comedian & actor

If pregnancy were a book they would cut the last two chapters.

(1941 – 2012) American novelist, producer, screenwriter & director

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

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

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

A classic is a book which people praise, but no one reads.

Samuel Clemens (1835 – 1910) author & humorist

Books are no more threatened by Kindle than stairs by elevators.

(1957 – ) English actor, writer, journalist, comedian & film director

It is part of prudence to thank an author for his book before reading it, so as to avoid the necessity of lying about it afterwards.

(1863 – 1952) Spanish American philosopher, essayist, poet & novelist

Been reading up on the thesaurus lately because a mind is a terrible thing to garbage.

I have only ever read one book in my life, and that is White Fang; it’s so frightfully good I’ve never bothered to read another.

(1904 – 1973) English novelist & biographer

As soon as you dispose of a book, even one that has gathered dust for years, a pressing need to refer to it will arise.

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

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

Foreword: An author’s apology.

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

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

The sumptuousnss of a company's annual report is in inverse proportion to its profitability that year.

No books are lost by loaning except those you particularly wanted to keep.

Book: What they make a movie out of for television.

(1904 – 1974) American author & radio producer

First time I ever read the dictionary, I thought it was a poem about everything.

(1955 – ) comedian, actor & writer













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