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Book Quotes

book quotes

Each book has been different and has been challenging in its own way to write.Jean M. Auel

I do most of my reading on the train ride to and from work. But I always have a book in my handbag so that I can read at any time, anywhere.Randa Abdel-Fattah

I don't really do themes. I might accidentally, but themes are an emergent phenomena of the writing of the book, of just trying to get a story out there.Iain Banks

There is not less wit nor less invention in applying rightly a thought one finds in a book, than in being the first author of that thought.Pierre Bayle

A stage play requires very different craft from a book, fiction or otherwise, and ditto from a screenplay.Dirk Benedict

Who learns most from a good book is the author.Jose Bergamin

I got my iPad, and I'm trying to buy books on that, but I kind of like a book. At the end of my life, when I'm old, I want to have all these shelves full of books. So I'm just gonna do the book thing.Luke Bryan

I find myself more and more behind these days. You have to be really diligent. I don't have kids, which helps. I'm always working on something, whether a book, or a law review article that no one will ever read, or teaching. It pretty much means I work a lot, but it's all stuff I love.Alafair Burke

Three publishers came to me at the White House after George lost and said, 'We would like to publish your book.' I said, 'Well, I don't have a book,' and they said well it's a well known fact that you have kept diaries.Barbara Bush

Why do we take pleasure in gruesome death, neatly packaged as a puzzle to which we may find a satisfactory solution through clues - or if we are not clever enough, have it revealed by the all-powerful tale-teller at the end of the book? It is something to do with being reduced to, and comforted by, playing by the rules.A. S. Byatt

I don't think of my books as being biographies. I never had any interest in doing a book just to write the life of a great man. I had zero interest in that. My interest is in power. How power works.Robert Caro

Songs you can dip in and out of, but a book... well, it can overpower you.Nick Cave

There is a great deal of difference between an eager man who wants to read a book and the tired man who wants a book to read.Gilbert K. Chesterton

A book is the only immortality.Rufus Choate

Collaboration on a book is the ultimate unnatural act.Tom Clancy

I love 'Top Chef.' I think it rewrote the book on how food shows are presented on TV.Andy Cohen

Gaylord Perry and Willie McCovey should know each other like a book. They've been ex-teammates for years now.Jerry Coleman

That's why I haven't been so anxious. But now, lots of people write and say, 'I want to find out what you're doing.' So I know that this book will enlighten them.Ornette Coleman

I realize now I could have gotten a whole book out of that and so I think that was a big mistake. But the truth is you write in the moment and with your head down and there is no way back then that I could have conceived of Harry having the longevity that he has had.Michael Connelly

I worked on 'Lonesome Dove' three weeks all together. When I heard they were doing it, I wanted to be involved since I'd read the book.Barry Corbin