General Famous Quotes

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Rank #1
70 votes

A critic is a legless man who teaches running, 

- Anonymous

Rank #2
64 votes

One hundred years from now, It will not matter what kind of car I drove, What kind of house I lived in, Or how much money I had in the bank, But the world may be a better place because I made a difference in a child's life. 

- Anonymous

Rank #3
57 votes

Unfortunately, the elimination of incentives such as parole, good time credits and funding for college courses, means that fewer inmates participate in and excel in literacy, education, treatment and other development programs. 

- Bobby Scott

Rank #4
65 votes

Books are the quietest and most constant of friends ? and the most patient of teachers. 

- Charles W. Eliot

Rank #5
53 votes

Words are the voice of the heart. 

- Confucius

Rank #6
103 votes

When I get a little money, I buy books. And if there is any left over, I buy food. 

- Desiderius Erasmus

Rank #7
52 votes

This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force. 

- Dorothy Parker

Rank #8
51 votes

Growing up without books is growing up deprived and with a deprivation that puts one at risk for failure. 

- Dr. Perri Klass, Boston University School of Medicine

Rank #9
52 votes

From the moment I picked up your book until I laid it down, I was convulsed with laughter. Some day I intend reading it. 

- Groucho Marx

Rank #10
209 votes

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

- Groucho Marx

Rank #11
51 votes

Readers are plentiful: thinkers are rare. 

- Harriet Martineau

Rank #12
218 votes

Never judge a book by its movie. 

- J.W. Eagan

Rank #13
47 votes

October is crisp days and cool nights, a time to curl up around the dancing flames and sink into a good book. 

- John Sinor

Rank #14
49 votes

Save the child and you save the nation. 

- L. Ron Hubbard

Rank #15
47 votes

Drawing on my fine command of the English language, I said nothing. 

- Robert Benchley

Rank #16
49 votes

Authors like cats because they are such quiet, lovable, wise creatures, and cats like authors for the same reasons. 

- Robertson Davies

Rank #17
51 votes

I'm writing a book. I've got the page numbers done. 

- Steven Wright

Rank #18
50 votes

There was once a young man who, in his youth, professed his desire to become a great writer. When asked to define "great," he said, "I want to write stuff that the whole world will read, stuff that people will react to on a truly emotional level, stuff that will make them scream, cry, howl in pain and anger! 

- That man now works for Microsoft, writing error messages

Rank #19
47 votes

All that mankind has done, thought, gained or been: It is all lying in magic preservation in the pages of books. 

- Thomas Carlyle

Rank #20
52 votes

There are three rules for writing the novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are. 

- W. Somerset Maugham

Rank #21
52 votes

Words are the only things that last forever. 

- William Hazlitt

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