Never judge a book by its movie.
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- Many readers judge of the power of a book by the shock it gives their feelings –as some savage tribes determine the power of muskets by their recoil; that being considered best which fairly prostrates the purchaser.
- The novel can’t compete with cars, the movies, television, and liquor. A guy who’s had a good feed and tanked up on good wine gives his old lady a kiss after supper and his day is over. Finished.
- Beware you be not swallowed up in books! An ounce of love is worth a pound of knowledge.
- A big leather-bound volume makes an ideal razor strap. A thin book is useful to stick under a table with a broken caster to steady it. A large, flat atlas can be used to cover a window with a broken pane. And a thick, old-fashioned heavy book with a clasp is the finest thing in the world to throw at a noisy cat.
- There is no such thing as a moral book or an immoral book. Books are well written or badly written. That is all.
- The Brahmins say that in their books there are many predictions of times in which it will rain. But press those books as strongly as you can, you can not get out of them a drop of water. So you can not get out of all the books that contain the best precepts the smallest good deed.