Subject: Communication » Books

I do a lot of reading on serial killers – mostly How To books.

(1952 – ) comedian, actress & writer

Someone told me that each equation I included in the book would halve the sales.

(1942 – ) English physicist

I try to leave out the parts that people skip.

(1925 – ) novelist & screenwriter

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

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

Just the omission of Jane Austen’s books alone would make a fairly good library out of a library that hadn’t a book in it.

Samuel Clemens (1835 – 1910) author & humorist

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

(1903 – 1966) English writer

Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.

(1947 – ) author, humorist & satirist

The first page sells that book; the last page sells your next book.

(1918 – 2006) American writer

If you believe the past can't be changed, you haven't read a celebrity's autobiography.

(1920 – 2001) American writer & humorist

To write an autobiography of Groucho Marx would be as asinine as to read an autobiography of Groucho Marx.

(1890 – 1977) comedian, actor & television host

No one ever committed suicide while reading a good book, but many have tried while trying to write one.

(1930 – ) American author and billiard player, teacher & commentator

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

(1927 – 2007) American newspaper columnist

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

Samuel Clemens (1835 – 1910) author & humorist

The smaller the ball used in a sport, the better the book.

There is no thief like a bad book.

I honestly believe there is absolutely nothing like going to bed with a good book… or a friend who’s read one.

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

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

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

I have read your book and much like it.

(1900 – 1986) American teacher & translator

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.

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

(1955 – ) comedian, actor & writer

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

(1903 – 1992) American bandleader & TV host













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