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"Books aren't lumps of paper, but minds on shelves." - Sheridan Hay

"Writing is thinking on paper." - William Zinsser

"Rule books are paper - they will not cushion a sudden meeting of stone and metal." - Ernest K. Gann

"Books are but waste paper unless we spend in action the wisdom we get from thought." - Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

"These are not books, lumps of lifeless paper, but minds alive on the shelves." - Gilbert Highet

"To compare books to computers, I mean, computers are the way to get books. That is the medium for distributing text because it doesn't require paper." - Nicholas Negroponte

"The Local Paper here asked that me books be banned........THE HIGHEST PRAISE for an Irish writer." - Ken Bruen

"Just as money is not real, consumable wealth, books are not life. To idolize scriptures is like eating paper currency." - Alan Watts

"Books are but waste paper unless we spend in action the wisdom we get from thought - asleep." - Edward Bulwer-Lytton

"I probably shouldn't admit this since I work in the tech industry, but I still prefer reading paper books." - Sheryl Sandberg

"I spent my life folded between the pages of books. In the absence of human relationships I formed bonds with paper characters." - Tahereh Mafi

"Wait, Wikipedia isn't working? Why hasn't someone invented a paper version of it? A set of books organized alphabetically by topic?" - Ben Shapiro

"How could I, who loved life so intensely, have let myself be entangled for so long in that balderdash of books and paper blackened with ink!" - Nikos Kazantzakis

"Few books today are forgivable. Black on canvas, silence on the screen, an empty white sheet of paper are perhaps feasible." - R D Laing

"Books arrive in my head all at once, and then it becomes an 18-month process of getting it all down on paper." - Douglas Coupland

"People don't buy plastic and paper, they buy emotions." - Scott Young

"Never begin the day until it is finished on paper." - Jim Rohn

"Tailor gang they rolling up those paper planes." - Wiz Khalifa

"Count my own money, see the paper cut fingers?" - Drake

"Only paper flowers are afraid of the rain." - Mary Quant

"I read real books. On paper. You know, those printed books? I feel like this is the last thing I do to support my industry. I think they smell great, too." - Gary Shteyngart

"Printing and transporting paper is very expensive, and e-books eliminate the expensive four-color printing, the higher quality paper, the ocean shipping, the customs clearance, the inventory, answering the telephone, writing up the orders, picking, packing and shipping and managing all of these functions. So we eliminate a huge number of costs and the chance that those books won't sell." - Dan Poynter

"I want to see children curled up with books, finding an awareness of themselves as they discover other people's thoughts. I want them to make the connection that books are people's stories, that writing is talking on paper, and I want them to write their own stories. I'd like my books to provide that connection for them." - Patricia Reilly Giff

"I love real books, paper books, but I also love buying online, and I think that people are more willing to take a chance to read something if it's cheaper - sometimes books on the Kindle are $6. A hardback book is $25. For $25, it better be a really great book. Or you're going to be mad." - Caroline Leavitt

"With paper printed books, you have certain freedoms. You can acquire the book anonymously by paying cash, which is the way I always buy books. I never use a credit card. I don't identify to any database when I buy books. Amazon takes away that freedom." - Richard Stallman

"I was teased if I brought my books home. I would take a paper bag to the library and put the books in the bag and bring them home. Not that I was that concerned about them teasing me - because I would hit them in a heartbeat. But I felt a little ashamed, having books." - Walter Dean Myers

"Women are books, and men the readers be, Who sometimes in those books erratas see; Yet oft the reader's raptured with each line, Fair print and paper, fraught with sense divine; Tho' some, neglectful, seldom care to read, And faithful wives no more than bibles heed. Are women books? says Hodge, then would mine were An Almanack, to change her every year." - Benjamin Franklin

"A paper town for a paper girl." - John Green

"Books are the windows of the truth, but they are not the door; they point out things and yet they do not impart them. It is within that we should write, think, and speak, not merely on paper." - Louis Claude de Saint-Martin

"I still like paper books. Like, book is a flammable object. After you read it, you could use it to get warm. Or it could become a pile of napkins." - Demetri Martin

"My mom was there, in some form, in some sense, in some universe. My mom was still my mom, even if she only lived in books and door locks and the smell of fried tomatoes and old paper. She lived." - Kami Garcia

"Apollodorus says, "If any one were to take away from the books of Chrysippus all the passages which he quotes from other authors, his paper would be left empty." - Diogenes Laertius

"[Alex] Haley had a tendency to write even more frequently and voluminously to his agents and his editors than he did putting pen to paper in his own books." - Manning Marable

"Apollodorus says, If any one were to take away from the books of Chrysippus all the passages which he quotes from other authors, his paper would be left empty." - Diogenes Laertius

"I've only wanted paper and beautiful colors. It was my dream, and it still is my dream. And books. They're all I need, and the rest I can do without." - Karl Lagerfeld

"I make a good living selling hardback books through paper publishers, and I have many friends in the industry who will suffer as it changes, so on a personal level, the transition to digital isnt something I welcome wholeheartedly." - Barry Eisler

"By 2025, we can expect the world to be completely digital. Paper books will be a thing of the past. Education will be delivered through analytics-based assessment tools and adaptive learning platforms." - Osman Rashid

"My gut feeling is that paper and ink are going to be with us for a long time yet, and in substantial quantities, though certainly books are now going to be available in other forms." - Fred Saberhagen

"I've got a vendetta to destroy the Net, to make everyone go to the library. I love the organic thing of pen and paper, ink on canvas. I love going down to the library, the feel and smell of books." - Joseph Fiennes

"Our generation in the west was lucky: we had readymade gateways. We had books, paper, teachers, schools and libraries. But many in the world lack these luxuries. How do you practice without such tryout venues?" - Margaret Atwood

"I read a lot of research notes about the countries I visit, and my mum and dad bought me a Kindle, but I'm still getting to grips with it. I prefer paper books." - Ross Kemp

"Instead of reading a paper, we now read the news online. Instead of buying books at a store, we buy them on-line. What's so revolutionary? The Internet has mainly affected our leisure life." - Hajoon Chang

"When I write, I'm still imagining a kid reading it on paper. I read e-books when I travel, but in general I still prefer holding an old-fashioned book in my hands. There's a special, tactile experience." - Rick Riordan

"I make a good living selling hardback books through paper publishers, and I have many friends in the industry who will suffer as it changes, so on a personal level, the transition to digital isn't something I welcome wholeheartedly." - Barry Eisler

"Keepers of books, keepers of print and paper on the shelves, librarians are keepers also of the records of the human spiritthe records of men's watch upon the world and on themselves." - Archibald Macleish

"I hate reading digital books. I don't enjoy the experience. I like smelling the paper, turning the pages. I think the book as we've always known it is an efficient technology." - Paul Auster

"I often get asked, 'Is the book dead?' It hasn't happened yet. It's different than music. Music was always meant to be pure sound - it started out as pure sound and now it's pure sound again. But books started out as things. Words on paper began as words on paper. The paperback book is the best technology to deliver that information to you." - Chip Kidd

"Read much, but not too many books." - Benjamin Franklin

"Books worth reading are worth re-reading." - Holbrook Jackson

"I read all the books for 'Twilight.'" - Emma Roberts

"Any system or blueprint for success is better than none at all. Think on paper." - Brian Tracy

"I still have my laptop but I haven't used it. I'm a paper man, not electronic." - Carlos Slim

"A child's life is like a piece of paper on which every person leaves a mark." - Robert A Heinlein

"Writing a manual forces you to place your thoughts and ideas down on paper." - Tara VanDerveer

"....a perfect paper airplane." - Ellen Hopkins

"Yeah? For what paper?" - Yogi Berra

"Write . . . write . . . pencil . . . paper." - Heinrich Heine

"Writing, and especially writing a novel, where you get to sit in a room by yourself with either a pen and a paper or a computer for a couple of years, is a very solitary occupation. You can read sales figures - a hundred thousand books sold, half a million books sold - but they are just numbers." - Neil Gaiman

"There was that special smell made up of paper, ink, and dust; the busy hush; the endless luxury of thousands of unread books. Best of all was the eager itch of anticipation as you went out the door with your arms loaded down with books." - Zilpha Keatley Snyder

"If you read good books, when you write, good books will come out of you." - Natalie Goldberg

"The books I haven't written are better than the books other people have." - Cyril Connolly

"Beware of books. They are more than innocent assemblages of paper and ink and string and glue. If they are any good, they have the spirit of the author within. Authors are rogues and ruffians and easy lays. They are gluttons for sweets and savories. They devour life and always want more. They have sap, spirit, sex. Books are panderers. The Jews are not wrong to worship books. A real book has pheromones and sprouts grass through its cover." - Erica Jong

"I have come to believe that large print, thick and heavy paper, and wide margins and oversize leading is indicative of the expected intelligence of the reader. ... Compare children's books and books on Web Duhsign or other X-in-21-days books. If the reading level of a specification is below college level, chances are the people behind it are morons and the result morose." - Erik Naggum

"A book is not necessarily made of paper. A book is not necessarily made to be read on a Kindle. A book is a collection of text, organized in one of a variety of ways. You could say that words printed on paper and bound between cloth covers will someday be obsolete. But if and when that day comes, there will still be a thing called books." - James Gleick

"I still love books. Nothing a computer can do can compare to a book. You can't really put a book on the Internet. Three companies have offered to put books by me on the Net, and I said, 'If you can make something that has a nice jacket, nice paper with that nice smell, then we'll talk.' All the computer can give you is a manuscript. People don't want to read manuscripts. They want to read books. Books smell good. They look good. You can press it to your bosom. You can carry it in your pocket." - Ray Bradbury

"Imitating paper isn't the goal; the goal is surpassing paper." - Mark Bernstein

"I never threw away that paper with my Grammy speech because I haven't hit the pinnacles I plan to reach." - Drake

"All reactionaries are paper tigers." - Mao Tse-Tung

"Anything on paper is obsolete!" - Craig Reucassel

"Imperialism is a paper tiger." - Mao Zedong

"All reactionaries are paper tigers." - Mao Zedong

"Anything on paper is obsolete!" - Craig Bruce

"Nearly all literature, in one sense, is made up of guide-books. Old ones tell us the ways our fathers went, through the thoroughfares and courts of old; but how few of those former places can their posterity trace, amid avenues of modern erections; to how few is the old guide-book now a clew! Every age makes its own guide-books, and the old ones are used for waste paper." - Herman Melville

"The Library didn't only contain magical books, the ones which are chained to their shelves and are very dangerous. It also contained perfectly ordinary books, printed on commonplace paper in mundane ink. It would be a mistake to think that they weren't also dangerous, just because reading them didn't make fireworks go off in the sky. Reading them sometimes did the more dangeous trick of making fireworks go off in the privacy of the reader's brain." - Terry Pratchett

"For some of us, books are as important as almost anything else on earth. What a miracle it is that out of these small, flat, rigid squares of paper unfolds world after world after world, worlds that sing to you, comfort and quiet or excite you. Books help us understand who we are and how we are to behave. They show us what community and friendship mean; they show us how to live and die." - Anne Lamott

"Books are lighthouses erected in the great sea of time." - Edwin Percy Whipple

"Books are never finished, They are merely abandoned." - Oscar Wilde

"Books may be classed from the Faculties of the mind" - Thomas Jefferson

"Education is the process of selling someone on books." - Douglas Wilson

"Kids books Grownup books That's just marketing. Books are books," - Maurice Sendak

"Books which are no books." - Charles Lamb

"Those smutty books sell because women wish their husbands had half the balls the men in those books do." - Tara Brown

"I don't read books. I like to read newspapers and magazines, but I've never learnt to enjoy books or novels." - Kid Rock

"I blame the newspapers because every day they call our attention to insignificant things, while three or four times in our lives,we read books that contain essential things. Once we feverishly tear the band of paper enclosing our newspapers, things should change and we should find-I do not know-the Pensees by Pascal!" - Marcel Proust

"All these books have lived together... inside my mind. They follow one another only on paper and because of an utter impossibility to let themselves be all written at the same time. Whatever book I write, I never devote myself to it completely, and the matter which most insistently requires me soon later develops, however, at the other end of me." - Andre Gide

"Thou hast most traitorously corrupted the youth of the realm in erecting a grammar school: and whereas, before, our forefathers had no other books but the score and the tally, thou hast caused printing to be used, and, contrary to the king, his crown and dignity, thou hast built a paper mill." - William Shakespeare

"They did' have novels back then. (Tory) History says they did' have books, yet what's this thing in my hand? It's square, bound paper that's been written on. Looks like a book to me. (Acheron) Thank you, Captain Sarcasm. How nice of you to join us again. (Tory)" - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"As the hours crept by, the afternoon sunlight bleached all the books on the shelves to pale, gilded versions of themselves and warmed the paper and ink inside the covers so that the smell of unread words hung in the air." - Maggie Stiefvater

"They didn't have novels back then. (Tory) History says they didn't have books, yet what's this thing in my hand? It's square, bound paper that's been written on. Looks like a book to me. (Acheron) Thank you, Captain Sarcasm. How nice of you to join us again. (Tory)" - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"What I eventually realized is that the real business of books is not done by awards committees or people who turn trees into paper or editors or agents or even writers. We're all just facilitators. The real business is done by readers." - John Green

"I am of the firm belief that everybody could write books and I never understand why they don't. After all, everybody speaks. Once the grammar has been learnt it is simply talking on paper and in time learning what not to say." - Beryl Bainbridge

"If I was in love with someone, I would get their picture out of the school yearbook and do portraits. If I was curious about sex, I would draw pictures of it. There were no books for me to look at. Then I would go find my father's matches to burn the paper" - Lynn Johnston

"Books should stand on their own feet ... If they need shoring up by a preface here, an introduction there, they have no more right to exist than a table that needs a wad of paper under one leg in order to stand steady." - Virginia Woolf

"There is something about libraries, old libraries, that makes them seem almost sacred. There's a smell of paper and must and binding stuff. It's like all the books are fighting against decay, against turning into dust, and at the same time fighting for attention." - Carrie Jones

"I know there's a lot of talk about self-publishing right now. Everyone's giddy with the possibilities. And I'll admit that it looks good on paper: sell your books directly and keep a bigger chunk of the profit for yourself. No rejection letters. No hassle with agents. Sounds good, right?" - Patrick Rothfuss

"I am of the firm belief that everybody could write books and I never understand why they don't. After all, everyone speaks. Once the grammar has been learnt it is simply talking on paper and in time learning what not to say." - Beryl Bainbridge

"I just read everything I could get my hands on. I taught myself to read or my mother taught me. Who knows how I learned to read? It was before I went to school, so I would go to the library and just take things off the shelf. My mother had to sign a piece of paper saying I could take adult books." - Joan Didion

"And [Asimov]'ll sign anything, hardbacks, softbacks, other people's books, scraps of paper. Inevitably someone handed him a blank check on the occasion when I was there, and he signed that without as much as a waver to his smile - except that he signed: 'Harlan Ellison." - Isaac Asimov

"The deadlines are much, much longer with books. When I was a reporter, a lot of times I'd come in at 8:30 a.m., get an assignment right away, interview somebody, turn the story in by 9:30, and have the finished story in the paper that landed on my desk by noon." - Margaret Haddix

"I cannot remember a time when I was not in love with them-with the books themselves, cover and binding and the paper they were printed on, with their smell and their weight and with their possession in my arms, captured and carried off to myself." - Eudora Welty

"I am not that attached to material things. And the good thing is I can make choices. I have very few possessions. Luckily, as a man you don't need much... a few papers, a couple of books, and a few shirts, jackets, sweaters. It fits in a little thing, in a paper bag, so it's very easy." - Nicolas Berggruen

"I vividly remember my first 'Superman' comic, which my granddad bought me when I was about 7. From that point on, all I wanted to do is draw comics. And specifically, superhero and science fiction comics. Basically I used to copy comic books, and draw my own comics on scrap paper." - Dave Gibbons

"The ecological impact of book manufacture and traditional book marketing - I think that should really be considered. We have this industry in which we cut down trees to make the paper that we then use enormous amounts of electricity to turn into books that weigh a great deal and are then shipped enormous distances to point-of-sale retail." - William Gibson

"Books are but waste paper unless we spend in action the wisdom we get from thought - asleep. When we are weary of the living, we may repair to the dead, who have nothing of peevishness, pride, or design in their conversation." - William Butler Yeats

"I always wrote. I wrote from when I was 12. That was therapeutic for me in those days. I wrote things to get them out of feeling them, and onto paper. So writing in a way saved me, kept me company. I did the traditional thing with falling in love with words, reading books and underlining lines I liked and words I didn't know." - Carrie Fisher

"If I was in love with someone, I would get their picture out of the school yearbook and do portraits. If I was curious about sex, I would draw pictures of it. There were no books for me to look at. Then I would go find my father's matches to burn the paper." - Lynn Johnston

"Other people are talking about writing books about my life, or about some of the things I've done. I find it strange, but I also feel it's my life and my story, and I guess I better be the one to get it on paper the way it actually happened." - Chris Kyle

"I'm a writer who stacks cat food for a living. It's true: I have a master's degree in creative writing, I've published two critically successful books, and I get paid to replenish the shelves of my local food co-op with pet food, sponges and toilet paper. Nine days out of 10, I do it quite happily." - Ali Liebegott

"The biggest influence on my books was the fact that I had worked in a newspaper for so long. In a daily paper, you learn to write very quickly; there is no time to sit and brood about what you are going to say." - Maeve Binchy

"I'm imagining that paper books will evolve to become something akin to candles we have them in our homes and cherish their light but don't light our homes with them. Readers of Lincoln's era would likely be surprised at how well-lit our homes are and I think it's likely that we will be surprised at how well-read future book readers will be." - Steve Leveen

"No, I got a GED in my 30s. My kids know that I never stop learning, and they know I love reading. I have books overflowing everywhere. I am current on today's events and I read the paper every day, and we talk about it, so they see that appetite." - Michael J Fox

"I remember World War II when there were very few books, very little paper available. For me to walk into a shop or look at a list and see anything that I want, or almost anything, is like a kind of miracle." - Doris Lessing

"I always carry lots of stuff with me wherever I roam, always weighted down with books, with cassettes, with pens and paper, just in case I get the urge to sit down somewhere, and oh, I don't know, read something or write my masterpiece." - Elizabeth Wurtzel

"The great thing about making picture books is that you can make absolutely anything you want happen. It's a bit like making a film, but you don't need lots of money for actors and costumes - you just need pens, paper, and your imagination." - Mini Grey

"As soon as I got into the library I closed my eyes and took a deep breath. I got a whiff of the leather on all the old books, a smell that got real strong if you picked one of them up and stuck your nose real close to it when you turned the pages. Then there was the the smell of the cloth that covered the brand-new books, books that made a splitting sound when you opened them. Then I could sniff the the paper, that soft, powdery, drowsy smell that comes off the page in little puffs when you're reading something or looking at some pictures, kind of hypnotizing smell." - Christopher Paul Curtis

"It had been startling and disappointing to me to find out that story books had been written by people, that books were not natural wonders, coming up of themselves like grass. Yet regardless of where they come from, I cannot remember a time when I was not in love with them - with the books themselves, cover and binding and the paper they were printed on, with their smell and their weight and with their possession in my arms, captured and carried off to myself. Still illiterate, I was ready for them, committed to all the reading I could give them ..." - Eudora Welty

"I become one of those people who walks alone in the dark at night while others sleep or watch Mary Tyler Moore reruns or pull all-nighters to finish up some paper that's due first thing tomorrow. I always carry lots of stuff with me wherever I roam, always weighted down with books, with cassettes, with pens and paper, just in case I get the urge to sit down somewhere, and oh, I don't know, read something or write my masterpiece. I want all my important possessions, my worldly goods, with me at all times. I want to hold what little sense of home I have left with me always." - Elizabeth Wurtzel

"Standards are paper. I use paper to wipe my butt every day. That's how much that paper is worth." - Linus Torvalds

"I met this cowboy with a brown paper hat, paper waistcoat and paper trousers. He was wanted for rustling." - Chic Murray

"A cigarette is a pinch of tobacco rolled in paper with fire at one end and a fool at the other." - George Bernard Shaw

"If congress has the right under the Constitution to issue paper money, it was given them to use themselves, not to be delegated to individuals or corporations." - Andrew Jackson

"I have also a paper afloat, with an electromagnetic theory of light, which, till I am convinced to the contrary, I hold to be great guns." - James Clerk Maxwell

"Compare the silent rose of the sun And rain, the blood-rose living in its smell, With this paper, this dust. That states the point." - Wallace Stevens

"If you attempt an actual argument with a modern paper of opposite politics, you will have no answer except slanging or silence." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"Citizenship to me is more than a piece of paper. Citizenship is also about character. I am an American. We're just waiting for our country to recognize it." - Jose Antonio Vargas

"Wayne put me right here, that's who I get the paper wit. I hope that my success never alters our relationship." - Drake

"But love isn't quantifiable on paper." - Maggie Stiefvater

"Paper is more patient than man." - Anne Frank

"Make deals with people, not paper." - Penn Jillette

"Paper Moon didn't bring me love." - Tatum O'Neal

"You don't drive races on paper." - Kimi Raikkonen

"Paper is always strongest at the perforations." - Stephen Corry

"The paper standard is self-destructive." - Hans F. Sennholz

"Our civilization depends largely on paper." - Pliny The Elder

"Is the Scientific Paper a Fraud?" - Peter Medawar

"Don't chase the paper, chase the dream," - Puff Daddy

"You don't drive races on paper." - Kimi Raikkonen

"Paper buys time. Steel buys freedom." - Philip D. Murphy

"Paper is like Joyce Carol Oates: white." - Caryl Churchill

"You do' drive races on paper." - Kimi Raikkonen

"Money could never have originated as paper." - James Cook

"I used to cut out paper dolls." - Andy Warhol

"My vocation to preach on paper." - Harriet Beecher Stowe

"A white wall is the fool's paper." - Proverbs

"Because paper has more patience than people." - Anne Frank

"Paper Moon didn't bring me love." - Tatum Oneal

"Birds are an ecological litmus paper." - Roger Tory Peterson

"We're all pretty ordinary on paper." - Michael Bergin

"Blank paper has always inspired me." - Daniel Handler

"I like to make collages - paper collages." - Rachel True



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