Buying books would be a good thing if one could also buy the time to read them in: but as a rule the purchase of books is mistaken for the appropriation of their contents.— Arthur Schopenhauer
Bumbling Buying Books quotations
It isn’t what the book costs. It’s what it will cost you if you don’t read it.
There is as much trickery required to grow rich by a stupid book as there is folly in buying it.
Here’s to books, the cheapest vacation you can buy.
Of course anyone who truly loves books buys more of them than he or she can hope to read in one fleeting lifetime. A good book, resting unopened in its slot on a shelf, full of majestic potentiality, is the most comforting sort of intellectual wallpaper.
Buying a book is not about obtaining a possession, but about securing a portal.
My idea of rich is that you can buy every book you ever want without looking at the price and you're never around assholes. That's the two things to really fight for in life.
I've had it with these cheap sons of bitches who claim they love poetry but never buy a book.
When I get a little money, I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes.
Buy ammunition! Remember that a man cannot have too many books, too many wines, or too much ammunition. Our adversaries on the other side are reaching for the excuse of lead poisoning. If they can push that idea through, you may wind up still owning your guns but without anything to shoot in them.
I'm addicted to email, but other than that, there are practical things - being able to buy a book on the internet that you can't find in your local bookshop. This could be a lifeline if you live further from the sources.
For every book you buy, you should buy the time to read it.
If you want to read about love and marriage, you've got to buy two separate books.
The Bible's the greatest book ever written.
But I sure don't need anybody I can buy for six bits and a chew of tobacco to explain it to me.
Wear the old coat and buy the new book.
Books are easy to find and easy to buy.
A paperback these days only costs six or seven dollars. You can borrow that from your kids!
When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes.
Don't you ever mind," she asked suddenly, "not being rich enough to buy all the books you want?
I am a struggling writer. A middle-aged man with two little kids and I'm just trying to earn a living. So buy this book - or my kids will have to go to foster care.
To buy books would be a good thing if we also could buy the time to read them.
Buying books was a way anyone could acquire a work of art for very little.
We can buy you one of those books they have for little kids 'Timmy Has Two Dads'. Except I don't think they have one called 'Timmy Has Two Dads and One of Them Was Evil'. That part you're just going to have to work through on your own.
I almost once wanted to publish a self help book saying, 'How To Be Happy, by Stephen Fry: Guaranteed Success'. And people buy this huge book and it's all blank pages, and the first page would just say, 'Stop feeling sorry for yourself--and you will be happy.'
Being rich is not about how much money you have or how many homes you own;
it's the freedom to buy any book you want without looking at the price and wondering if you can afford it.
Writers are really people who write books not because they are poor, but because they are dissatisfied with the books which they could buy but do not like.
Authors have a greater right than any copyright, though it is generally unacknowledged or disregarded. They have a right to the reader's civility. There are favorable hours for reading a book, as for writing it, and to these the author has a claim. Yet many people think that when they buy a book they buy with it the right to abuse the author.
a. Critics: people who make monuments out of books. b. Biographers: people who make books out of monuments. c. Poets: people who raze monuments. d. Publishers: people who sell rubble. e. Readers: people who buy it.
Alfred Hitchcock, Isaac Newton, Elvis Presley, Captain Bligh, they're heroic or pathetic depending on which book you buy.
We'll soon buy books and newspapers straight over the Internet. Uh, sure.
A book worth reading is worth buying.
I was going to buy a book on hair loss, but the pages kept falling out.
The very cheapness of literature is making even wise people forget that if a book is worth reading, it is worth buying. No book is worth anything which is not worth much; nor is it serviceable, until it has been read, and re-read, and loved, and loved again; and marked, so that you can refer to the passages you want in it.
You ever buy a book and not read it? You feel almost guilty having it up on a bookshelf. People are like, "Hey, how's that book?" "I haven't read it." "Oh, did you just buy it?" "I've had it since high school." "Well, can I borrow it?" "No."
Every single person that spent a few bucks to buy a book that I wrote deserves a big thank you from my whole family.
I'm a massive comic book fan. I was buying weekly installments of "The Watchmen", and "From Hell", and "Parallax" and "Johnny Nemo". I was a huge comic book fan as a kid and I still am. Me and my youngest son are both comic book nerds together; make models and stuff.