I am 55 years old now. It takes three years to write one book. I don't know how many books I will be able to write before I die. It is like a countdown. So with each book I am praying - please let me live until I am finished.— Haruki Murakami
Unbelievable Old Books quotations
I don't worry about getting old. I'm old already. Only young people worry about getting old. When I was 65, I had Cupid's eczema. I don't believe in dying. It's been done. I'm working on a new exit. Besides, I can't die now - I'm booked.
The better part of the man is soon ploughed into the soil for compost.
By a seeming fate, commonly called necessity, they are employed, as it says in an old book, laying up treasures which moth and rust will corrupt and thieves break through and steal. It is a fool's life, as they will find when they get to the end of it, if not before.
Seek wisdom in books, rare manuscripts, and cryptic poems if you will, but seek it out also in simple stones, and fragile herbs, and in the cries of wild birds. Listen to the whisperings of the wind and the roar of water if you would discover magic, for it is here that the old secrets are preserved.
My name is Katniss Everdeen. I am seventeen years old. My home is District 12. I was in the Hunger Games. I escaped. The Capitol hates me.
I drank coffee and read old books and waited for the year to end.
Once upon a time, I thought faeries lived only in books, old folktales, and the past. That was before they burst upon my life as vibrant, luminous beings, permeating my art and my everyday existence, causing glorious havoc.
There are relatively few science fiction or fantasy books with the main character being an old person.
Until we consider animal life to be worthy of the consideration and reverence we bestow upon old books and pictures and historic monuments, there will always be the animal refugee living a precarious life on the edge of extermination, dependent for existence on the charity of a few human beings.
Black Books adheres to a more old fashioned, traditional sitcom format, which I think works, because in its own way, it's quite theatrical.
There are two novels that can transform a bookish 14-year-old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish daydream that can lead to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood ...in which large chunks of the day are spent inventing ways to make real life more like a fantasy novel. The other is a book about orcs.
If I ever saw my muse she would be an old woman with a tight bun and spectacles poking me in the middle of the back and growling, "Wake up and write the book!
I never feel lonely if I've got a book - they're like old friends.
Even if you're not reading them over and over again, you know they are there. And they're part of your history. They sort of tell a story about your journey through life.
To a bibliophile, there is but one thing better than a box of new books, and that is a box of old ones.
Writer's block is real. It happens. Some days you sit down at the old typewriter, put your fingers on the keys, and nothing pops into your head. Blanko. Nada. El nothingissimo. What you do when this happens is what separates you from the one-of-thesedays- I'm-gonna-write-a-book crowd.
A book must be an ice-axe to break the seas frozen inside our soul.
If peace had a smell,it would be the smell of a library full of old, leather-bound books.
Old books exert a strange fascination for me -- their smell, their feel, their history; wondering who might have owned them, how they lived, what they felt.
There are things in the Old Book which I may not be able to explain, but I fully accept it as the infallible Word of God, and receive its teachings as inspired by the Holy Spirit.
The Louvre is a good book to consult, but it must only be an intermediary.
The real and immense study that must be taken up is the manifold picture of nature.
I'm old-fashioned and think that reading books is the most glorious pastime that humankind has yet devised.
The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written.
We can help write that story by setting goals.
I am an author-illustrator of children's books - and yet - I must confess I don't do the books for the kids. When I'm working on a book I'm somewhere else - at the circus - or a rustic old farm - or deep in a forest - with no thought of who might read the book or what age group it would appeal to. I write them so I can illustrate them.
A truly great book should be read in youth, again in maturity and once more in old age, as a fine building should be seen by morning light, at noon and by moonlight.
It is better to hide ignorance, but it is hard to do this when we relax over wine.
The Big L was cold crazy, A top-notch crook snatchin pocket books from old ladies
Tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther.
I cordially dislike allegory in all its manifestations, and always have done since I grew old and wary enough to detect its presence.
Wear the old coat and buy the new book.
A book is a wonderful present. Though it may grow worn, it will never grow old.
In my view, nineteen pounds of old books are at least nineteen times as delicious as one pound of fresh caviar.
When you are old and gray and full of sleep, and nodding by the fire, take down this book and slowly read, and dream of the soft look your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep.
I read over a hundred books a year and have done so since I was fifteen years old, and every book I've read has taught me something.
Old Marley was dead as a doornail... The wisdom of our ancestors is in the simile.
The Master's power is like this. He lets all things come and go effortlessly, without desire. He never expects results; thus he is never disappointed. He is never disappointed; thus his spirit never grows old.