We read books to find out who we are. What other people, real or imaginary, do and think and feel... is an essential guide to our understanding of what we ourselves are and may become.— Ursula K. Le Guin
Competitive Real Books quotations
I am very happy to be alive. There is much fun to be had. Music, movies, books, paintings, drawingsI hope you have these things where you are. If you have them, what does the real world matter anyway?
The Christ within who is our hope of glory is not a matter of theological debate or philosophical speculation. He is not a hobby, a part-time project, a good theme for a book, or a last resort when all human effort fails. He is our life, the most real fact about us. He is the power and wisdom of God dwelling within us.
One of the things I have tried to do with this book and with all of them really is avoid that simple, easy, reductionist view of motivation and to show we do things for a complex net of reasons, a real braid of reasons.
The world needs you. It doesn't need you at a party having read a book about how to appear smart at parties - these books exist, and they're tempting - but resist falling into that trap. The world needs you at the party starting real conversations, saying, 'I don't know,' and being kind.
It's almost like these games are the modern day comic books, especially when you play Alone in the Dark. There's a real story that goes along with it and a movie seemed like the right kind of transition to make.
Friends should be like books, few, but hand-selected.
Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don't matter at all, because once you are Real you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand.
There is no mistaking a real book when one meets it. It is like falling in love.
Guerrilla ontology The basic technique of all my books .
Ontology is the study of being; the guerrilla approach is to so mix the elements of each book that the reader must decide on each page 'How much of this is real and how much is a put-on?
I have a real soft spot in my heart for librarians and people who care about books.
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.
One of the saddest days of my life was when my mother told me Superman did not exist. I was like what do you mean he's not real. And she thought I was crying because it’s like Santa Claus is not real and I was crying because there was no one coming with enough power to save us.
A real book is not one that we read, but one that reads us.
My lack of access to the real world has been replaced completely by books, and it can’t be healthy to live in a land of happily ever afters.
There's a serendipity to real life that the Internet can't duplicate.
Do you use the library? For anything? Well, sometimes you end up picking up the book next to the one you were looking for, and it's that book that changes your life.
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.
Real life this fdar had taught me that in the adult world, fate was chaotic and uncertain. Guidelines for success were arbitrary. But in the world of D&D, at least there was a rule book... By role-playing, we were in control, and our characters... wandered through places of danger, their destinies, ostensibly, within our grasp.
I’m not interested in teaching books by women.
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.
Real education should consist of drawing the goodness and the best out of our own students. What better books can there be than the book of humanity?
In a very real sense, people who have read good literature have lived more than people who cannot or will not read.
Y'all smoke to enjoy it. I smoke to die.
There is no publication in the scientific literature - in prestigious journals, specialty journals, or books - that describes how molecular evolution of any real, complex biochemical system either did occur or even might have occurred.
No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader.
If you don't remember childhood and you idealize it, you can't write books for kids because they're not real. Kids pick that up.
All that glitters is not gold.
I have stared long enough at the glowing flat rectangles of computer screens.
Let us give more time for doing things in the real world...plant a plant, walk the dogs, read a real book, go to the opera.
There's nothing definite yet. Of course, any time you have a book, there's going to be book signings and stuff. We'll do bookstores that handle both audio and video. And some of the stores want to have the CDs available at the same time. So that part looks real good.
It would be nice to design a real briefcase - you open it up and it's your computer but it also stores your books.
The real war will never get in the books.
What better book can there be than the book of humanity.
Well in the book Carrie was my alter ego.
In real life, Sarah Jessica and I don't look anything alike. But people do say that we sound alike. Sarah Jessica is an adorable girl and she is very funny.
The best fantasy is written in the language of dreams.
It is alive as dreams are alive, more real than real, for a moment at least, that long magic moment before we wake.
Sometimes people write novels and they just be so wordy and so self-absorbed.
I am not a fan of books ... I like to get information from doing stuff like actually talking to people and living real life.