The sense of war, the extraordinary bravery of the Allied armies, the numbers, the losses, the real suffering that disappears in time and commemorative oratory, are not marked out in any red guidebook of the emotions, but they are present if you look.

— John Vinocur

Attractive Guidebook quotations

Just a reminder - a guidebook is no substitute for skill, experience, judgment and lots of tension.

People need to know why we, as the Jewish people, have a right to be here.

We need to tell people what we are doing here... My tourism guidebook is the Bible.

I am a pastor, and I teach and preach the Bible to my congregation every week.

But the Bible is not a manufacturer's handbook. Neither is it a science textbook nor a guidebook for public policy.

I went to the UN and even the guidebook was spineless.

Dave Wann's recipes from his own experience in Simple Prosperity are a breath of fresh air, and just what we need for a saner future. They include ideas, sound research and down-to-earth advice we can all use. This book is also much more: a friendly, personal guidebook for living a more enjoyable, healthy, loving life.

It's easy to set a story anywhere if you get a good guidebook and get some basic street names, and some descriptions, but, for me, yes, I am indebted to my travels to India for several of the stories.

Just ask the local people for the best food. Don't rely on a guidebook.

If you go to a big city anywhere in the world and you need a doctor, just ask me. I can tell you who's good and who's bad. I've even considered writing a guidebook.

There is no definitive guidebook on how to pick the right partner, and even if there were, I'm way too dumb to write it.

I feel like I would need to investigate and get some local tips.

I think if I've learned anything from being on tour, it's that sometimes things you see in the guidebooks are stereotypically the best things to do, but there's no substitute for local knowledge on that stuff.

Casting is really a black art. It's a huge part of directing and it's the most invisible. It's one that people don't really think about or talk about. But you can really destroy your movie by casting it badly before you've shot a foot of film. And yet there are no guidebooks for it, there's no rule book to tell you how to do it. It's all your own experience and your own sensibility and your own intuition.

Taking the Bible too literally is a mistake. It should be read as a guidebook of wisdom and insight.

Major cities are divided into two parts;

the bits that are in the guidebook and the bits that aren't. If you don't take a guidebook, you'll see a different city.

On the plane, I like to read fiction set in the location I'm going to.

Fiction is in many ways more useful than a guidebook, because it gives you those little details, a sense of the way a place smells, an emotional sense of the place. So, I'll bring Graham Greene's The Quiet American if I'm going to Vietnam. It's good to feel romantic about a destination before you arrive.

You don't need a guidebook to see New Orleans - just a good pair of shoes.

If the guidebook used to be critical, today it seems largely a celebratory adjunct to the publicity operations of hotels, resorts, and even countries.

Whatever a guidebook says, wether or not you leave somewhere with a sense of the place is entirely a matter of smell and instinct.

I am collecting the lessons each faction has to teach me, and storing them in my mind like a guidebook for moving through the world. There is always somthing to learn, always somthing that is important to understand

For every traveller who has any taste of his own, the only useful guidebook will be the one which he himself has written.

Any pile of stunted growth unaware that entertainment is just that and nothing more deserves to doom themselves to some dank cell somewhere for having been so stupid!! Movies, books, T.V., music - they're all just entertainment, not guidebooks for damning yourself!

Most people who travel look only at what they are directed to look at.

Great is the power of the guidebook maker, however ignorant.