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"Even bad books are books, and therefore sacred." - Gunter Grass

"Even bad books are books and therefore sacred." - Gunter Grass

"Proverbs like the sacred books of each nation, are the sanctuary of the intuitions." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I've read all the books but one Only remains sacred: this Volume of wonders, open Always before my eyes." - Kathleen Raine

"The tantras are ancient sacred books of India and Tibet. The tantras detail specific means for attaining liberation." - Frederick Lenz

"Everything sacred, nothing sacred." - Bodhidharma

"Even as a young child, I was a lover of books and of the spaces in which, as indeed in a sacred temple, books might safely reside." - Joyce Carol Oates

"Books follow morals, and not morals books." - Theophile Gautier

"I've heard people ask, What's so sacred about a classic books that you can't change it for the modern child? Nothing is sacred about a classic. What makes a classic is the life that has accrued to it from generation after generation of children. Children give life to these books. Some books which you could hardly bear to read are, for children, classic." - Frances Clarke Sayers

"I love books." - Matthew Macfadyen

"Electronic books are junk." - Ray Bradbury

"I love my books." - Elizabeth Edwards

"I'm obsessed with books." - David Sylvian

"Books always help." - Aung San Suu Kyi

"The sacred books of the ancient Persians say, If you would be holy, instruct your children, because all the good acts they perform will be imputed to you." - Charles De Montesquieu

"Proverbs are the literature of reason, or the statements of absolute truth, without qualification. Like the sacred books of each nation, they are the sanctuary of its intuitions." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Scriptures, n. The sacred books of our holy religion, as distinguished from the false and profane writings on which all other faiths are based." - Ambrose Bierce

"Scriptures - The sacred books of our holy religion, as distinguished from the false and profane writings on which all other faiths are based." - Ambrose Bierce

"Becoming an author changes your attitude too. Once you see where books come from, and how they're made, they never seem quite as sacred again." - Lev Grossman

"There were epochs in the history of humanity in which the writer was a sacred person. He wrote the sacred books, universal books, the codes, the epic, the oracles. Sentences inscribed on the walls of the crypts; examples in the portals of the temples. But in those times the writer was not an individual alone; he was the people." - Augusto Roa Bastos

"You're gay, you sell books... you probably shag the books." - Eddie Izzard

"Books do furnish a room." - Anthony Powell

"I don't reread my books." - Graham Swift

"I read a lot of books for information, like doctor books, spy books. . . ." - William S Burroughs

"Everything is sacred and nothing is sacred." - Shailene Woodley

"Books are special, books are the way we talk to generations that have not turned up yet. The fact that we can actually, essentially communicate with the people in ancient Egypt, people in Rome and Greece, people in ancient Britain, people in New York in the 1920s who can communicate to us and change the way we think, and change the things that we believe. I think that books are special. Books are sacred. And I think that when you are selling books, you have to remember that in all the profits and loss, in all of that, you are treading on sacred ground." - Neil Gaiman

"Henceforth it will be the task of this Sacred Congregation not only to examine carefully the books denounced to it, to prohibit them if necessary, and to grant permission for reading forbidden books, but also to supervise, ex officio, books that are being published, and to pass sentence on such as deserve to be prohibited." - Pope Pius XII

"The words and sentences you take into your body from books are no less sacred and healing than communion. Surely at least one such person lives in your zip code." - Mary Karr

"They recite their sacred books, although the fact informs me that these are a fiction from first to last. O Reason, thou (alone) speakest the truth. Then perish the fools who forged the religious traditions or interpreted them!" - Al-Ma'arri

"Those tragic comedians, the Chamber of Commerce red hunters, the Women's Christian Temperance Union smellers, the censors of books, the Klan regulators, the Methodist prowlers, the Baptist guardians of sacred vessels-we have the national mentality of a police lieutenant." - H L Mencken

"They recite their sacred books, although the fact informs me that these are a fiction from first to last. O Reason, thou (alone) speakest the truth. Then perish the fools who forged the religious traditions or interpreted them!" - Al-Ma'arri

"The Hindu faith and the information for its sacred books, the Vedas, were taken to the Indian subcontinent by the Aryans from the Caucasus Mountains, one of the centers for extraterrestrials/inner terrestrials and their offspring." - David Icke

"A book is somehow sacred. A dictator can kill and maim people, can sink to any kind of tyranny and only be hated, but when books are burned the ultimate in tyranny has happened. This we cannot forgive." - John Steinbeck

"There is no trust more sacred than the one the world holds with children." - Kofi Annan

"The miserable are sacred." - Seneca the Younger

"Women are sacred." - Vin Diesel

"Nothing is sacred, right?" - Mia Kirshner

"The tarot is sacred." - Alejandro Jodorowsky

"I like small books. I like durable books. I like plain books. I like small type and thin pages." - Jesse Ball

"God makes trees, he doesn't write books." - Bill Maher

"Children's books are by nature partisan." - Eric Walters

"I don't sign contracts for my books." - Andrew Vachss

"I don't take advances for my books." - Andrew Vachss

"Most books aren't pure nonfiction or fiction." - James Frey

"Read much, but not many books." - Gustave Flaubert

"I love comic books. I just do." - Megan Fox

"Judaism is in all my books." - Bernard Werber

"Films are always different from books." - William Kircher

"I love deliberately badly written books." - Richard Prince

"Americans like fat books and thin women." - Russell Baker

"Then I celebrated my Wall of Books. I counted the volumes on my twenty-foot-long modernist bookshelf to make sure none had been misplaced or used as kindling by my subtenant. "You're my sacred ones," I told the books. "No one but me still cares about you. But I'm going to keep you with me forever. And one day I'll make you important again." I thought about that terrible calumny of the new generation: that books smell." - Gary Shteyngart

"Then I celebrated my Wall of Books. I counted the volumes on my twenty-foot-long modernist bookshelf to make sure none had been misplaced or used as kindling by my subtenant. "You're my sacred ones," I told the books. "No one but me still cares about you. But I'm going to keep you with me forever. And one day I"ll make you important again." I thought about that terrible calumny of the new generation: that books smell." - Gary Shteyngart

"Life is sacred. Life is art. Life is sacred art." - Gabrielle Roth

"Pagans exalt sacred things, the Prophets extol sacred deeds." - Abraham Joshua Heschel

"If any thing is sacred, the human body is sacred." - Walt Whitman

"Sacred space and sacred time and something joyous to do is all we need. Almost anything then becomes a continuous and increasing joy. What you have to do, you do with play. I think a good way to conceive of sacred space is as a playground. If what you're doing seems like play, you are in it. But you can't play with my toys, you have to have your own. Your life should have yielded some. Older people play with life experiences and realizations or with thoughts they like to entertain. In my case, I have books I like to read that don't lead anywhere." - Joseph Campbell

"Books are the carriers of civilization... .....Books are humanity in print." - Barbara Tuchman

"He didn't know what books meant to her, that books were symbols of truth and meaning ..." - Cassandra Clare

"Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent." - Henry David Thoreau

"Most of the books I read these days are children's books at bedtime." - Charlie Brooker

"Making books is hard work. Some books are, of course, more demanding than others." - David Macaulay

"Sacred Bands and elite squadrons aren't what the mercenaries' guild is about. Field them at your peril." - Janet Morris

"We will go into the future as a single sacred community, or we will all perish in the desert." - Thomas Berry

"The rights of men and women should be equal and sacred-marriage should be a perfect partnership." - Robert Green Ingersoll

"Sacred cows make great hamburgers." - Robert Reisner

"Sacred texts always offend reason." - Mason Cooley

"Love is a sacred silence." - Orhan Pamuk

"All true work is sacred." - Thomas Carlyle

"Sage is cleansing and sacred." - Pink

"Wisdom is a sacred communion." - Victor Hugo

"Bigotry is the sacred disease." - Heraclitus

"Every old poem is sacred." - Horace

"Proverbs, like the sacred books of each nation, are the sanctuary of the intuitions. That which the droning world, chained to appearances, will not allow the realist to say in his own words, it will suffer him to say in proverbs without contradiction." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Make each day truly new, dressing it with the blessings of heaven, bathing it in wisdom and love and putting yourself under the protection of Mother Nature. Learn from the wise, from the sacred books, but do not forget that every mountain, river, plant or tree also has something to teach." - Paulo Coelho

"People who need to possess the physical copy of a book, and not merely an electronic version, are in some sense mysteics. We believe that the objects themselves are sacred, not just the stories they tell. We believe that books possess the power to transubstantiate, to turn darkness into light, to make being out of nothingness." - Joe Queenan

"Like me, he has a searing belief that books are sacred. They might not be to other people, but when you have a passion, you hold on to it. You defend it. You dont pretend it isn't important at the risk of offending others." -Carrie." - Candace Bushnell

"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

"Do not accept anything simply because it has been said by your teacher, or because it has been written in your sacred books, or because it has been believed by many, or because it has been handed down by your ancestors. Accept and live only according to what will enable you to see truth face to face." - Gautama Buddha

"Believers and doers are what we need - faithful librarians who are humble in the presence of books.... To be in a library is one of the purest of all experiences. This awareness of library's unique, even sacred nature, is what should be instilled in our neophites." - Lawrence Clark Powell

"I have only one certainty: there exists a parallel spiritual universe that impinges on the world in which we live. Apart from that, everything else seems absurd to me-sacred books, revelations, guides, manuals, ceremonies ... and, what is worse, they appear to have no lasting effects." - Paulo Coelho

"If men were but to read the New Testament with the same tone and emphasis, with which they do other books, and were to keep out of mind the idea of its being sacred, they would be disgusted with the credulity, and the want of intellect, reason and judgment, that is apparent in it." - Lysander Spooner

"Lists of books we reread and books we can't finish tell more about us than about the relative worth of the books themselves." - Russell Banks

"Never lend books, for no one ever returns them; the only books I have in my library are books that other folks have left me." - Anatole France

"I never thought I would just be doing Arkady books." - Bill Vaughan

"Like mold on books, grow myths on history." - Laini Taylor

"People should be interested in books, not their authors." - Agatha Christie

"Anything worth anything can be found in books." - Nora Roberts

"What a blessing it is to love books." - Elizabeth von Arnim

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

"I learned about sex the hard way... from books." - Emo Philips

"My books are like my children. I love them all." - Marie Bradby

"I hope my books make statements about our general condition." - William Golding

"I'd like to sell a lot of books." - Terry Pratchett

"I'm not a character in any of my books." - Truman Capote

"I don't read books for pleasure, but in desperation." - Jesse Ball

"Too many people write books as a calling card." - Simon Sinek

"Books are an attempt to control something that's uncontrollable." - John Edgar Wideman

"I never thought I would just be doing Arkady books." - Martin C. Smith

"Happy the people whose annals are blank in history books!" - Thomas Carlyle

"I love comic books - maybe to a fault sometimes." - Zack Snyder

"I long for books; I am utterly greedy about them." - Deb Caletti

"I always seem to be reading several books at once." - Drew Gilpin Faust

"I love comic books and I love anime." - Samuel L Jackson

"I collect books, primarily first-edition 20th-century fiction." - John Larroquette

"As a cub reporter, I devoured books about journalism." - Lionel Barber

"A home without books is a body without soul." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"I read my books aloud before they were published." - Beverly Cleary

"I will try to write books until I drop dead." - Cornelia Funke

"Young men should prove theorems, old men should write books." - G H Hardy

"Actually, the books were never a planned career path." - Jamie Lee Curtis

"I suppose books are my real passion in life." - John Boyne

"I never read comic books as a kid." - Al Jourgensen

"Books have led some to learning and others to madness." - Petrarch

"My favourite books are Charles Bukowski's 'Post Office' and 'Women.'" - Alex Pettyfer

"My books are just pure escapism for kids." - Dav Pilkey

"All my books were easy to write - doesn't it show?" - Daniel Pinkwater

"I love story songs because I've always loved books." - Dolly Parton

"Books had instant replay long before televised sports." - Bernard Williams

"Books are not men and yet they stay alive." - Henry Ward Beecher

"Books are alive, you see. They're not dead, they're alive." - Ray Bradbury

"History books that contain no lies are extremely dull." - Anatole France

"The books that everybody admires are those that nobody reads." - Anatole France

"I never wrote my books especially for children." - P L Travers

"My books are based on observing others, not myself." - Michael Korda

"Look, I had a passion for comic books growing up." - Baz Luhrmann

"I love to both give and receive very old books." - Augusten Burroughs

"Sometimes I don't like the books that I'm reading." - Charlie Kaufman

"If you think you have it tough, read history books." - Bill Maher

"Writing books is the closest men ever come to childbearing." - Norman Mailer

"I will say I am the sum of my books." - V S Naipaul

"But everything of value about me is in my books." - V S Naipaul

"Books which are no books." - Charles Lamb

"read thousands of books and I will power myself with knowledge. Pens and books are the weapons that defeat terrorism." - Malala Yousafzai

"The distinction has blurred between young adult and adult books. Some of the teen books have become more sophisticated." - Ann Brashares

"It's not just the books under fire now that worry me. It is the books that will never be written." - Judy Blume

"I bring spiritual books with me while travelling. I like books about thoughts and how you see the world." - Olga Kurylenko

"Love is a sacred mystery. To those who love, it remains forever wordless; But to those who do not love, it may be but a heartless jest." - Khalil Gibran

"Comment is free but facts are sacred." - C P Scott

"Sweet music! sacred tongue of God." - Charles Godfrey Leland

"The words secret and sacred are siblings." - Mary Ruefle

"Religion is often politics made sacred." - Gloria Steinem

"In love the ordinary is made sacred." - Arthur Dobrin

"Liberty and equality-lovely and sacred words!" - Giuseppe Mazzini

"Great sorrow makes sacred the sufferer." - Robert Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Earl of Lytton

"Sacred cows make the best hamburger." - Mark Twain

"Honorable battle sustains a Sacred Band." - Janet Morris

"What will be / the sacred words?" - Amiri Baraka

"Sacred religion! mother of form and fear." - Samuel Daniel

"Work to me is a sacred thing." - Margaret Bourke-White

"The sacred influence of light appears." - John Milton



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