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Alfred Whitney Griswold Quotes and Sayings
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Books won't stay banned.
They won't burn.
Ideas won't go to jail.
- Alfred Whitney Griswold

The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas.
- Alfred Whitney Griswold

Things have got to be wrong in order that they may be deplored.
- Alfred Whitney Griswold

It is a barren kind of criticism which tells you what a thing is not.
- Alfred Whitney Griswold

 

A Socrates in every classroom.
- Alfred Whitney Griswold

In the long run of history, the censor and the inquisitor have always lost.
The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas.
- Alfred Whitney Griswold

The divine spark leaps from the finger of God to the finger of Adam,
whether it takes ultimate shape in a law of physics or a law of the land,
a poem or a policy, a sonata or a mechanical computer.
- Alfred Whitney Griswold

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Books and friends should be few but good.
- Anonymous

Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection,
not in books alone, but in every leaf in spring-time.
- Martin Luther PHOTO

Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience:
this is the ideal life.
- Mark Twain

Who has fully realized that history
is not contained in thick books
but lives in our very blood?
- Carl Jung

Books serve to show a man
that those original thoughts of his
aren't very new at all.
- Abraham Lincoln

You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture.
Just get people to stop reading them.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Books can only reveal us to ourselves,
and as often as they do us this service we lay them aside.
- Henry David Thoreau

Books are mirrors:
you only see in them what you already have inside you.
- Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Nature and books belong to the eyes that see them.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A house without books is like a room without windows.
- Horace Mann

All of the books in the world contain no more information
than is broadcast as video in a single large American city in a single year.
Not all bits have equal value.
- Carl Sagan

Read the best books first,
or you may not have a chance to read them at all.
- Henry David Thoreau

And this, our life, exempt from public haunt,
finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks,
sermons in stones, and good in everything.
- William Shakespeare

If you want to read about love and marriage,
you've got to buy two separate books.
- Alan King

Movies are not scripts - movies are films;
they're not books,
they're not the theatre.
- Nicolas Roeg

Wisdom is not wisdom when it is derived from books alone.
- Horace

A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than
the metaphysics of books.
- Walt Whitman

We do not need to proselytize
either by our speech or by our writing.
We can only do so really with our lives.
Let our lives be open books for all to study.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Books! I dunno if I ever told you this,
but books are the greatest gift one person can give another.
- Bono

Books are the greatest gift one person can give another.
- Bono

I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think,
all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read,
and all the friends I want to see.
- John Burroughs

Keeping books on social aid is capitalistic nonsense.
I just use the money for the poor.
I can't stop to count it.
- Evita Peron

Reading about nature is fine, but if a person
walks in the woods and listens carefully,
he can learn more than what is in books,
for they speak with the voice of God.
- George Washington Carver

I live alone, with cats, books, pictures,
fresh vegetables to cook, the garden,
the hens to feed.
- Jeanette Winterson

Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers,
the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters,
and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.
- John Lubbock

The love of learning, the sequestered nooks,
And all the sweet serenity of books.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

More books, more racing and more foolishness with cars
and motorcycles are in the works.
- Brock Yates

Books are the treasured wealth of the world
and the fit inheritance of generations and nations.
- Henry David Thoreau

There's probably one more story about Bosnia that I'd like to do,
because I spent a fair amount of time on the Serb side of the lines,
which isn't apparent in the other books.
- Joe Sacco

As for collaboration - I have done a lot,
26 books, and found publishers increasingly resistive to them.
It's not that the books are bad; editors won't even read them.
- Piers Anthony

When I was starting out, I did not do short fiction well,
because I kept wanting to write books.
- Elizabeth Moon

You will find something more in woods than in books.
Trees and stones will teach you that which you can
never learn from masters.
- Saint Bernard

Anyway, several rewrites later, Del Rey Books did publish my first novel,
and it did become the first work of fiction on the
New York Times trade paperback bestseller list.
- Terry Brooks

I'm not too interested in books about India.
- Beatrice Wood

Every one of my books is written from the viewpoint of cops,
with the exception of my book Killer on the Road,
which is written from the viewpoint of a serial killer.
- James Ellroy

The fear of failure is so great, it is no wonder that
the desire to do right by one's children has led to
a whole library of books offering advice on how to raise them.
- Bruno Bettelheim

I'll look at the script and I'll try to find as many books,
movies, and pieces of music that I think are going
to feed each scene or the character as a whole.
- Josh Lucas

Booksellers are the most valuable destination for the lonely,
given the numbers of books that were written because
authors couldn't find anyone to talk to.
- Alain de Botton

There's a great deal of attention paid and books written
about this change of life in a woman,
and really very little written about a man's change of life.
- Frank Langella

Readers are paramount.
I live to write books for them.
- Jeffery Deaver

I didn't have time for talent shows and stuff like that.
I was into books and studying real hard.
- Cheryl Lynn

I don't like Communism because it hands out wealth through rationing books.
- Omar Torrijos Herrera

When the Supreme Court moved to Washington in 1800,
it was provided with no books, which probably accounts
for the high quality of early opinions.
- Robert Jackson

I had to learn chord shapes.
I bought books with chord charts.
I used to listen to all kinds of pop music.
- Mick Taylor

People are usually surprised to hear this,
but I don't really read children's books.
- Beverly Cleary

I used to get a haircut every Saturday so I would never
miss any of the comic books.
I had practically no hair when I was a kid!
- R. L. Stine

On my first days here I did not start work immediately but,
as planned, I took it easy for a few days -
flicked through books,
studied Japanese art a little.
- Gustav Klimt

Good books, like good friends, are few and chosen;
the more select,
the more enjoyable.
- Louisa May Alcott

Living wild species are like a library of books still unread.
Our heedless destruction of them is akin to burning
the library without ever having read its books.
- John Dingell

I was a very observant child.
The boys in my books are based on boys in my neighborhood growing up.
- Beverly Cleary

I think that the online world has actually brought books back.
People are reading because they're reading the damn screen.
That's more reading than people used to do.
- Bill Murray

I prefer the honest jargon of reality to the outright lies of books.
- Jean Rostand

I have learned to do more with less,
so you don't see the big books anymore.
- Terry Brooks

These are books that want to be read out loud.
These are books kids share with each other,
and I think that's important.
- Brian P. Cleary

A single conversation across the table with a wise
man is better than ten years mere study of books.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

My books are elegiac in the sense that they're odes
to a nation that even I sometimes think may not exist
anymore except in my memory and my imagination.
- Richard Russo

I think I learned a lot from reading in general -
even from reading badly written books.
- Margaret Haddix

Well I guess the plan was to write poetry and publish
books and make a living from writing poetry.
That was a pretty ambitious plan I guess.
- Robert Adamson

I first began to read religious books at school,
and especially the Bible, when I was eleven years old;
and almost immediately commenced a habit of secret prayer.
- Francis W. Newman

I get sent a lot of scripts which feature him as a
kind of all-purpose Victorian literary character and
really understand little,
if anything, about him, his life or his books.
- Simon Callow

I've been a screenwriter for twenty-five years.
Every one of my books have been optioned for movies
and I have written a few of those screenplays.
- Alice Hoffman

I've only read two books in my life:
Baseball Sparkplug and Love Story.
- George Brett

My books are primarily plot driven but the best plot
in the world is useless if you don't populate them
with characters that readers can care about.
- Jeffery Deaver

I always turn in my books on time, so you can always
count on a book coming out when it's supposed to.
- Kevin J. Anderson


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