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Edward P. Morgan Quotes

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A book is the only place in which you can examine a
fragile thought without breaking it,
or explore an explosive idea without fear it will go off in your face.
It is one of the few havens remaining where a man's
mind can get both provocation and privacy.
- Edward P. Morgan

The book of life is filled with incoherent riddles.
Life's true lessons are inscribed in a corner of the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The Lessons of the Book of Life are
Writ Small in its Margins.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The Book of Life is a Book of Riddles,
with its Real Lessons Writ Small in the Margins.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

A closed mind is like a closed book;
just a block of wood.
- Chinese proverb

In the book of life, the answers aren't in the back.
- Charles M. Schulz in his Peanuts cartoon

The real lessons from the book of life
are inscribed in a corner of the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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Now there is one outstanding important fact regarding spaceship earth,
and that is that no instruction book came with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

The important thing is this: to be able, at any moment,
to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.
- Charles Du Bos (1882-1939), from his book Approximations (1922)
(not Charles DuBois or Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

The most important thing about Spaceship Earth -
an instruction book didn't come with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

The best of a book is not the thought which it contains,
but the thought which it suggests;
just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones
but in the echoes of our hearts.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

What a book a devil's chaplain might write
on the clumsy, wasteful, blundering, low,
and horribly cruel work of nature!
- Charles Darwin

Life is a Book of Riddles,
with the Real Lessons Writ Small in its Margins.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The things of this world exist;
they are; you can't refuse them.
- Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching - Book One #2 - version by Ursula K. Le Guin

The only way to store information is by agreement.
The belief system is like a Book of Law that rules our mind.
Our biggest fear is taking the risk to be alive.
Humans punish themselves endlessly
for not being what they believe they should be.
We have the need to be accepted and to be loved by others,
but we cannot accept and love ourselves.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Here with a Loaf of Bread beneath the Bough,
A Flask of Wine, a Book of Verse - and Thou
Beside me singing in the Wilderness -
And Wilderness is Paradise enow.
- Omar Khayyam

Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend.
Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.
- Groucho Marx

Not everyone is always going to like what you do.
Your job application, your book proposal,
your offer of marriage is going to
get rejected sometimes - perhaps often.
Your boss, your spouse, even the person
behind you in the supermarket checkout line
is occasionally going to think that you are doing it all wrong.
Don't take it personally.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Faith:
When you walk to the edge of all the light you have
and take that first step into the darkness of the unknown,
you must believe that one of two things will happen:
...
There will be something solid for you to stand upon,
or, you will be taught how to fly
- Patrick Overton - from his book of poems: The Leaning Tree, 1975
[Widely mis-attributed to Barbara J. Winter, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, and others]

I do not recall a Jewish home without a book on the table.
- Elie Wiesel

If I read a book that impresses me,
I have to take myself firmly in hand
before I mix with other people;
otherwise they would think my mind rather queer.
- Anne Frank

It's a very good historical book about history.
- Dan Quayle

Marriage - a book of which the first chapter is written
in poetry and the remaining chapters in prose.
- Beverley Nichols

Don't join the book burners.
Do not think you are going to conceal thoughts
by concealing evidence that they ever existed.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

A wonderful thing about a book, in contrast to a computer screen,
is that you can take it to bed with you.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

I am mortified to be told that, in the United States of America,
the sale of a book can become a subject of inquiry,
and of criminal inquiry too.
- Thomas Jefferson

The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.
- Saint Augustine

It is only in the country that we can get to know a person or a book.
- Cyril Connolly

Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
- Thomas Jefferson

The joke in our family is that we can cry reading the phone book.
- Ron Reagan

Getting out of the hospital is a lot like resigning from a book club.
You're not out of it until the computer says you're out of it.
- Erma Bombeck

Everyone thinks they're going to write one book of poems or one novel.
- Marilyn Hacker

You know you're getting old when all the names in your black book have M. D. after them.
- Harrison Ford

A truly good book teaches me better than to read it.
I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint.
What I began by reading, I must finish by acting.
- Henry David Thoreau

O Day of days when we can read!
The reader and the book, either without the other is naught.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The issue I highlight in the book is welfare reform.
- Robert Scheer

But the animation has become very good,
and I think that a movie is not a book,
and a book is not a movie.
- Katherine Dunn

And you know, when you take on something like this,
you read a book like this, you know that it's going to be an adventure.
That's part of what draws you to it.
- Lawrence Kasdan

I was pleasantly surprised after the book came out.
It was like, hey, the home team put down a nice score.
- Rocco DiSpirito

The book of Revelation says that we no longer need the sun or the moon,
for Christ is the light of the world.
- Tim LaHaye

I decided we should book ourselves, so I started booking the band.
- Ruben Blades

Everything goes by the board: honor,
pride,
decency to get the book written.
- William Faulkner

I have even written a book about Wine called The Grapes of Ralph.
- Ralph Steadman

Every book is a quotation;
and every house is a quotation out of all forests,
and mines, and stone quarries;
and every man is a quotation from all his ancestors.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Many women have told me they remember where they were when they read the book,
and how they felt suddenly that what they really thought
or felt about things made sense.
- Carol Gilligan

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

Every well-written book is a light for me.
When you write, you use other writers and their books
as guides in the wilderness.
- Kate DiCamillo

Fifty years from now I'll be just three inches of type in a record book.
- Brooks Robinson

I've been bragging for over 25 years that my first
New York Times bestseller was a book I copied from the U.S.
Government Printing Office!
- Matthew Lesko

I was about 13, in some ways, when I wrote the first book.
Approximately 18 when I wrote the second.
- Jonathan Franzen

I would never want to hurt anyone by writing a book.
- Kathie Lee Gifford

I can't pick out one single book that had such a profound personal impact.
- Louise Brown

I had neither expert aid nor advice.
I studied no courses in writing; until a year or so ago,
I never read a book by anybody advising writers how to write.
- Robert E. Howard

The beginning of Book Three is the last one that I drew,
where V's conducting the 1812 overture.
- David Lloyd

I knew the term Stepford Wife, and I knew what that meant.
I never read the book, and I think before I started
filming I watched the movie.
I thought it was very dated.
- Glenn Close

Nothing more rapidly inclines a person to go into a
monastery than reading a book on etiquette.
There are so many trivial ways in which it is possible
to commit some social sin.
- Quentin Crisp

The book of Revelation is written largely in symbols.
- Joseph Franklin Rutherford

In World War II, the book you have in front of you,
it was said and it is probably true,
that there was not a single American who did not know
the name of somebody serving in uniform.
- Oliver North

My diary is a mirror telling the story of a dreamer who,
a long long time ago went through life the way one reads a book.
- Anais Nin

A true intellectual is a man who, after reading a book
and being convinced by its arguments,
will shoot someone or, more likely, order someone shot.
- John McCarthy

Obsession led me to write.
It's been that way with every book I've ever written.
I become completely consumed by a theme,
by characters, by a desire to meet a challenge.
- Anne Rice

I really had little interest in becoming famous.
When I write my book, it will be my guide to avoid becoming a rock star.
- Edgar Winter

I have some friends, some honest friends,
and honest friends are few; My pipe of briar,
my open fire, A book that's not too new.
- Robert Service

The words of my book nothing, the drift of it everything.
- Walt Whitman

All literature consists of whatever the writer thinks is cool.
The reader will like the book to the degree that he
agrees with the writer about what's cool.
- Steven Brust

Bonfire of the Vanities: The lesson of that book is,
never start believing your own press.
- Charles James

The book of female logic is blotted all over with tears,
and Justice in their courts is forever in a passion.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

I get to show the reader the essence of the book without giving anything away.
- Mary Grandpre

I love comic book movies, and Marvel Comics obviously are the best.
- Maria Menounos

There is no Frigate like a book to take us lands away
nor any coursers like a page of prancing Poetry.
- Emily Dickinson

A good book is the precious lifeblood of a master spirit.
- John Milton


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