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The Old Testament is responsible for more atheism, agnosticism, disbelief - call it what you will - than any book ever written. It has emptied more churches than all the counter-attractions of cinema, motor-bicycle and golf course.~A. A. Milne


Book Golf You

Is 'The Wind in the Willows' a children's book? Is 'Alice in Wonderland?' Is 'Treasure Island?' These are masterpieces which we read with pleasure as children, but with how much more pleasure when we are grown-up.~A. A. Milne


Children Book Wind

I've always believed in writing without a collaborator, because where two people are writing the same book, each believes he gets all the worry and only half the royalties.~Agatha Christie


Book Writing People

Actors are agents of change. A film, a piece of theater, a piece of music, or a book can make a difference. It can change the world.~Alan Rickman


Change Music Book

At some point, I would like to write a book and other things, but I work best when there is some sort of deadline in my own mind, but not when fifty people or fifty million people are breathing down the back of my neck.~Alanis Morissette


Work Best Book

When a woman gets dressed up to go out at night, she wants to give 50% away, and hold the rest back. If you're an open book, there's no allure.~Alexander McQueen


Woman Book Night

Books are a finer world within the world.~Alexander Smith


World Within Books

The paperback is very interesting but I find it will never replace the hardcover book - it makes a very poor doorstop.~Alfred Hitchcock


Book Find Interesting

I read just endlessly, ceaselessly, almost every book, it seems!~Alice Paul


Book Almost Read

Books are challenging and inspirational to me.~Amy Sedaris


Inspirational Me Books

There is not one big cosmic meaning for all, there is only the meaning we each give to our life, an individual meaning, an individual plot, like an individual novel, a book for each person.~Anais Nin


Life Book Meaning

People think, 'Oh, well how can 'The Hobbit,' which is one book, become three films?' But you can take one line from an appendice and it turns into a whole sequence.~Andy Serkis


Book People You

When I'm not working, I would kill to have some sort of creative outlet other than, say, a coloring book. And when I'm working, I want to do all those things I was griping about - you know, make a turkey-and-cheese sandwich, put it in a zip-top bag, and stick it in a lunch box right now!~Angie Harmon


Book Creative Want

I don't have the time to curl up on my couch with a good book.~Angie Harmon


Time Good Book

Every book has an intrinsic impossibility, which its writer discovers as soon as his first excitement dwindles.~Annie Dillard


Book Excitement Writer

The possession of a book becomes a substitute for reading it.~Anthony Burgess


Book Reading Possession

I enjoy journalism; anybody does. You see the results immediately; you've got an immediate audience instead of having to wait for your audience as you do if you're writing a book, and you get a bit of money coming in, and you can see more clearly how you're paying the bills. But it's not a good position for the serious novelist to be in.~Anthony Burgess


Money Good Book

What doesn't kill you only makes your book longer.~Anthony Kiedis


Book You Longer

Anything created by human beings is already in the great book of nature.~Antoni Gaudi


Nature Great Book

Living is like tearing through a museum. Not until later do you really start absorbing what you saw, thinking about it, looking it up in a book, and remembering - because you can't take it in all at once.~Audrey Hepburn


Book Thinking Living

I think at all social networks, be it Facebook or Twitter or whatever it is, there's an ecosystem that exist there. But there's also an ego system that exists there.~Ashton Kutcher


Ego Think Facebook

With stand-up, I can have an idea, go down the street to a comedy club and work on it, flesh it out, book a venue, people will come, then film it. I do all that myself; I never have to answer to anybody.~Aziz Ansari


Work Myself Book

A surprising number of people - including many students of literature - will tell you they haven't really lived in a book since they were children. Sadly, being taught literature often destroys the life of the books.~A. S. Byatt


Life Children Book

What if there was a library which held every book? Not every book on sale, or every important book, or even every book in English, but simply every book - a key part of our planet's cultural legacy.~Aaron Swartz


Legacy Book Important

So I went in front of the judge, and I had my St. Jude prayer book in my pocket and my St. Jude medal. And I'm standing there and that judge said I was found guilty, so he sentenced me to what the law prescribed: one to 14 years.~Aaron Neville


Law Book Prayer

Imagine a world in which no writer has written a literary novel in sixty years. Imagine a place where not a single person has read a book that is truly about the character at its center.~Adam Johnson


Character Book World

There is that lovely feeling of one reader telling another, 'You must read this.' I've always wanted to write a book like that, with the sense that you are contributing to the discourse in middle America, a discourse that begins at a book club in a living room, but then spreads. That is meaningful to me.~Abraham Verghese


Book Meaningful America

There's a part of me that feels like it gets really frustrating to keep working in the manner that I made the book 'Shortcomings,' where everything is pretty accurate to the real world.~Adrian Tomine


Book World Me

I don't pick up my work at all. If it's something that's still in progress and I have the chance to make some edits on the material or think about the order, little things like that, I'll keep those stories at hand and go through them. But once it exists as the book, it's locked away in a vault, and I kind of put it behind me.~Adrian Tomine


Work Progress Book

I've always liked the tradition of publishing work serially in the comic-book 'pamphlet' format and then collecting that work in book form, so I've just stuck with it.~Adrian Tomine


Work Book Tradition

I've always published a range of responses to my work in the letters section of my comic book.~Adrian Tomine


Work Book Letters

I've learned that you really cannot judge a book by its cover.~Aileen Lee


Book You Judge

I wrote three mysteries and then a contemporary spy novel that was unbelievably derivative - completely based on 'The Conversation,' the movie with Gene Hackman. Amazingly, the character in the book looks exactly like... Gene Hackman.~Alan Furst


Character Book Three

Definition of a classic: a book everyone is assumed to have read and often thinks they have.~Alan Bennett


Book Thinks Classic

The best book on programming for the layman is 'Alice in Wonderland'; but that's because it's the best book on anything for the layman.~Alan Perlis


Best Book Programming

My first book is really about heat. That book, for me, was an exploration of heat as ingredient. Why we don't talk about heat as an ingredient, I don't quite understand, because it is the common ingredient to all cooking processes.~Alton Brown


Book Cooking Me

A bad book and good marketing won't work, the same way a good book and bad marketing will also not work. There is no choice in the matter that if you need to write a good book, you also need to have good marketing for it.~Amish Tripathi


Work Good Book

I'm one of those lucky guys making a living out of something I really enjoy doing. That's a blessing. But you never know. What if my subsequent book series flops? I don't come from a wealthy background, so I'd be left with no choice. I'd have to go back into banking!~Amish Tripathi


Book Blessing Choice

The book is called 'A House in the Sky' because during the very, very darkest times, that was how I survived. I had to find a safe place to go in my mind where there was no violence being done to my body and where I could reflect on the life I had lived and the life that I still wanted to live.~Amanda Lindhout


Life Sky Book

That is a good book which is opened with expectation, and closed with delight and profit.~Amos Bronson Alcott


Good Book Expectation

An art book is a museum without walls.~Andre Malraux


Art Book Museum

The book is called 'Most Talkative,' because I was voted most talkative in high school. And I've never stopped talking. My mouth has been my greatest asset and my biggest Achilles' heel.~Andy Cohen


School Greatest Book

For me, hip-hop was a mirror when young-adult books were not. I could see myself in a Nas song more than I could see myself in a book.~Angie Thomas


Myself Book Mirror

I wanted to have a book that showed there's no one way to sound black. I wanted to tell teens that the way you speak is okay; you're good the way you are.~Angie Thomas


Good Book Black

Obsession led me to write. It's been that way with every book I've ever written. I become completely consumed by a theme, by characters, by a desire to meet a challenge.~Anne Rice


Challenge Book Me

You reach deep down and bring up what feels absolutely authentic to you as you move along with the book, but you don't know everything about it. You can't.~Anne Rice


Deep Book You

You write a book and you finish the book. That's your job done, right? You win the Booker and you have a whole new job. You have to be the thing, right? So instead of writing the story, you somehow are the story. And that I found that sort of terrible.~Anne Enright


Job Book Writing

But what I hope for from a book - either one that I write or one that I read - is transparency. I want the story to shine through. I don't want to think of the writer.~Anne Tyler


Hope Book Shine

I'm really lucky with the people around me. They know me, so they don't confuse the issues, really. They know what a book is and they know who I am and they know the difference between the two.~Anne Enright


I Am Book People

A close associate of his gave an interview in which the book was described as quotes 'fiction from being to end'. I suffered trial by tabloid for a couple of weeks, lots of insults in the press, in the columns - this man should be put in the tower and so on.~Anthony Holden


End Man Book

I decided he'd changed so much that a whole new book was required and that book actually I can say so was the first to say that the marriage was in trouble and the Prince didn't like at all and my book was being serialized in the Sunday Times over five weeks.~Anthony Holden


Marriage Book Sunday

I first got to know Charles in the late seventies when I wrote an article and then a book about him and I think at the time he came across as quite appealing, it was probably the height of his popularity.~Anthony Holden


Time Book Late

That was par for the course but I also found that commissions were being canceled and in fact I considered this directly libelous - I write biographies for a living as well as being a journalist - for a non fiction book to be called fiction from beginning to end.~Anthony Holden


End Beginning Book

When I get back from this book tour, I'm planning to learn the internet. Maybe I can hook up in cyberspace.~Armistead Maupin


Planning Book Learn

This character's entirely invented, and the woman that I interviewed wouldn't recognize herself, or really anything about herself, in this book, which she hasn't read, because she doesn't read English.~Arthur Golden


Woman Character Book

The cleanest book on a dusty bookshelf is usually a dirty one.~Ashwin Sanghi


Book Dirty Cleanest

I love to both give and receive very old books.~Augusten Burroughs


Love Old Books

I knew that if I wrote a new book every six months or every year, if I continued to read great books, eventually I would write something worthy of publication. I understood I might be in my forties or my fifties or even my sixties, but I felt confident that it would happen.~Augusten Burroughs


Great Book Sixties

I'm always prepared for the worst. I was prepared to have the book come out, sell seven copies, and have to keep working in advertising, so it was just great that it was received so well and by such a huge audience.~Augusten Burroughs


Great Book Advertising

When I had my first gig, I was 18 in January in 2007. My first gig that I got paid, I was playing for 10 people in a 250 people capacity venue. The promoter wanted to book me because he liked my music. I played a couple of songs that made people dance. To me, that rush has always stayed the same.~Afrojack


Music Dance Book

I find writing a book a slow, intricate process, a kind of obstacle course punctuated with great rewards. But research is always thrilling, and I tend to incorporate newfound material up to the very last minute.~Adrienne Mayor


Great Book Writing

For me, whether it's in a book or on T.V., a recipe has to be simple. I have a short attention span, so to open a cookbook and see a recipe that goes on for three to four pages, well, I've lost interest.~Al Roker


Book Simple Short

I resisted writing a book for a long time because I didn't want to invade anyone else's privacy or hurt anyone or anger anyone.~Alana Stewart


Time Anger Book

We'd never expect to understand a piece of music on one listen, but we tend to believe we've read a book after reading it just once.~Ali Smith


Music Book Believe

A good argument, like a good dialogue, is always a proof of life, but I'd much rather go and read a book.~Ali Smith


Life Good Book

All we need to do, reader or writer, from first line to final page, is be as open as a book, and be alive to the life in language - on all its levels.~Ali Smith


Life Book Language

Long before I was a writer, when I was just a haphazard reader and a dreamer of stories, I learnt about an influential book by Harold Bloom. 'The Anxiety of Influence', published in 1973 when I was five years old, is taken up with the terrifying influence of poets on each other.~Andrew O'Hagan


Book Influence Bloom

Reading a book is like re-writing it for yourself. You bring to a novel, anything you read, all your experience of the world. You bring your history and you read it in your own terms.~Angela Carter


History Experience Book

I walked the streets of New York; I would feel the presence of Daredevil. I would see him up on the rooftop. What you are doing in your life, you start to see in your book. It all starts to merge together.~Ann Nocenti


Life Together Book

I like talking about comic book process, and one of the things is that I have plans going ahead for years, and the plans constantly get thrown away and shifted. There's a difference between planning and what actually happens in life, and comics have a life of their own.~Ann Nocenti


Life Planning Book

My daughter loves romances. She's a Ph.D student at George Washington University, and when my first book without a clinch cover came out, she said to me: 'Finally, a book I can read on the Metro.'~Ann Maxwell


Daughter Book Me

You love each book. They're your children.~Ann Maxwell


Love Children Book

Part of being innovative in government is sometimes not trying to plot out the last chapter of the book, but to be open and see what comes back.~Anthony Foxx


Book Government Trying

I believe passionately in preemptive pessimism, especially before a book comes out. I expect the worst both from reviewers and sales, and then, with any luck, I may be proved wrong.~Antony Beevor


May Book Believe

My greatest fear is disappointing the reader, so each book has to be better than the one before.~Anthony Horowitz


Fear Greatest Book

My favourite part of writing a book is thinking up the ideas, and that can start a long time before I actually sit down at my desk.~Anthony Horowitz


Time Book Thinking

'Codename Baboushka' is an action-packed modern pulp spy thriller, in the sort of British tradition of 'Modesty Blaise', New Avengers and of course James Bond. It's a book about Contessa Annika Malikova, the last of a noble Russian line and an enigmatic, mysterious figure in New York high society.~Antony Johnston


Book Society Tradition

'Modesty Blaise' is not well known in the United States, but in the United Kingdom, she's an institution - especially for a comic book reader of a certain age. She's a wonderful creation, and her strip ran in newspapers for a long time. So whenever female spies come to mind for us, they think of 'Modesty Blaise'.~Antony Johnston


Time Age Book

So, yes, 'Codename Baboushka' is all-action and over-the-top, at least by my standards. But it also has a complex, multifaceted protagonist, a deep mystery at its core, and a kind of humanity that, through all the bullets and high-kicks, is really the soul of the book.~Antony Johnston


Deep Book Soul

If you do approach a comics publisher, make sure it's one that publishes the kind of book you want to make. Don't take your literary fiction to Marvel or DC; don't pitch your Spider-Man epic to Image.~Antony Johnston


Book Want You

I wrote a book on life coaching, because my life became my own reference point how to live.~Anupam Kher


Life Book My Life

Occasionally I find a travel book that is both illuminating and entertaining, where vivid writing and research replace self-indulgence and sloppy prose.~Arthur Smith


Travel Book Writing

Man ceased to be an ape, vanquished the ape, on the day the first book was written.~Arthur Helps


Day Man Book

Everywhere I have sought rest and not found it, except sitting in a corner by myself with a little book.~Arthur Helps


Myself Book Rest

A man's action is only a picture book of his creed.~Arthur Helps


Man Book Picture

When I'm on the couch, I usually have the TV on and my MacBook Air nearby. And sometimes, when my ADD is really kicking in, I have my iPad too. And my iPhone. And a magazine that I haven't gotten to. And a book under the pillow to my left.~Aubrey Plaza


Book Sometimes Pillow

If I have the option, I always read the paper or a book or something I can touch and destroy in my own hands.~Aubrey Plaza


Book Hands I Can

In 2007 I was at Facebook, and we looked at some of the social networks in Asia, and they were full of games.~Adam D'Angelo


Facebook Games Some

Having a book published whenever is a huge honor.~Adam Silvera


Book Honor Having

My first book was on the grittier side of life. A week before being published, I realized all of my main characters come from single households. That was something that, when I lived in South Bronx, that's what it was like.~Adam Silvera


Life Week Book

I was very lucky to befriend many authors before even signing with an agent, and they were all so supportive of me when I told them I was in the middle of my first book.~Adam Silvera


Book Me Lucky

Book clubs are the best thing that has happened to the world of publishing.~Adriana Trigiani


Best Book World

I think that books are fundamentally educational.~Akhil Sharma


Think Books I Think

'Family Life' is a blueprint of my life. It was horrible and physically gruesome in a way the book doesn't attempt to capture. It was emotionally very bleak.~Akhil Sharma


Life Family Book

I had written a book. For various reasons, the publishing industry had decided that my book was going to be 'important.' The novel had taken me 12-and-a-half years to write, and after being with the book for so long, I had no real perspective on the merits or demerits of what I had written. I hoped it was good, but feared that it wasn't.~Akhil Sharma


Good Book Perspective

One thing I don't want to feel is marketplace pressure, so I'm really glad I enjoy teaching because I can rely on that for a salary. I think it would be such a different game if I had to write a book that has to sell well.~Aimee Bender


Book Game Enjoy

For me, even in my first book, the pleasures of writing anything magical is that it has to be physical. It has to be grounded and very much in this world. Then, I get to play with all the consequences of this new thing.~Aimee Bender


Book World Writing

I learnt that I must never finish a book with nothing else to do.~Alan Garner


Book Finish Nothing

I got a call on a Sunday. 'Do you want to do 'The Godfather?' I thought they were kidding me, right? I said, 'Yes, of course, I love that book' - which I had never read.~Albert S. Ruddy


Love Book Sunday

The thing is when you play a character it's the persona you bring across from a book to film, or book to script to film. If I play Frank Sinatra, there's gonna be things I do in a movie that Frank might not have done, but it's the personality that comes across.~Alex Pettyfer


Character Personality Book

To map the Governor General's Award is to map both the past and the future of Canadian literature, and to be nominated for my first book is wonderful.~Alexi Zentner


Future Past Book

For 'The Lobster Kings,' I listened to a lot of Johnny Cash. And it makes its way into the book.~Alexi Zentner


Book Kings Way

I had not expected to ever be in a position to able to say, 'Hey, see the magazine with J. Lo on the cover? They reviewed my book inside.'~Alexi Zentner


Book See Say

Every time I finish a book, I forget everything I learned writing it - the information just disappears out of my head.~Alice Hoffman


Time Book Writing

I did go there later, but I hadn't been there before I wrote the book. Sometimes I feel like the imagined can feel more real than the real?~Alice Hoffman


Book Real Feel

I never plot out my novels in terms of the tone of the book. Hopefully, once a story is begun it reveals itself.~Alice Hoffman


Book Story Never

But mostly, it's a book about my relationship with my father.~Alison Bechdel


Relationship Father Book

Writing this book feels like a completely different activity from writing my comic strip because it's about real life. I feel like I'm using a part of my brain that's been dormant until now.~Alison Bechdel


Life Book Writing

I think a conceptual idea comes to me first - something I've been mulling over a lot right before I feel like writing a book - and then the characters start to develop around it.~Andrea Seigel


Book Writing Me

Irvine, being a planned community, is really good shorthand, especially in a movie or book, for understanding suburban pressures.~Andrea Seigel


Good Community Book

I read books all the time. I'm just half looking for something to do; I mostly just read for pleasure. Occasionally I stumble across something that could be a movie, but I don't put a book down just because I don't see a movie in it, either.~Andrew Dominik


Time Book Looking

I have a Twitter account; I have a fantastic Facebook page.~Angus King


Page Facebook Twitter

Usually a feeling of disappointment follows the book, because what I hoped to write is not what I actually accomplished. However, it becomes a motivation to write the next book.~Anita Desai


Disappointment Book

Creating a book and creating a collection involve a lot of editing.~Anna Sui


Book Editing Creating

To make a book convincing, it's less important that the right tree be in the right place than that the characters are emotionally real.~Anthony Marra


Tree Book Important

I promoted myself on Twitter and Facebook as hard as possible, nonstop. People started realizing that if they commented on my videos, I'd reply to their comment, so I started getting a lot more views and comments.~Austin Mahone


Myself People Facebook

Every night, I was read to. Every Friday, we were taken to the library. I always received at least one book for my birthday. I have a few of them yet. Early on, I had my own collection of books. I loved to read. Still do.~Avi


Birthday Book Night

I don't like the idea of a book being a test or being used for a test. The way - in my opinion - to make good readers is to let kids choose their own books and not test them.~Avi


Good Book Opinion

I definitely have an affection for detective fiction, and when I first read Dashiell Hammett's 'The Maltese Falcon,' that book and its author made an enormous impression on me as a reader and a writer, and led me to other hard-boiled American writers like Raymond Chandler and Ross McDonald, among many.~Avi


Book American Me

My mind has become somewhat like a book. What I mean by that is that when I look at the world, I see it as a story.~Avi


Book World Mind

I read my first book on Woodrow Wilson at age 15, and I was hooked.~A. Scott Berg


Age Book First

My life has been the antithesis of that book 'The Secret'. I've always been interested in doing what I do. I love storytelling and I really enjoyed acting, but it never seemed like a realistic thing.~Aaron Stanford


Life Love Book

I didn't follow the whole 'X-Men' story because it got too complicated. I'd pick up a comic book and have no idea what was going on.~Aaron Stanford


Book Story Complicated

A great comic-book cover occurs when it gets a potential reader to pick the book up and start thumbing through it. That's a comic cover's job: Attract someone's attention, and persuade them to try the issue out.~Adam Hughes


Great Job Book

In bookstores, my stuff is usually filed in the out-of-the-way, additional interest sections.~Adam Gopnik


Interest Bookstores Stuff

You can be precious about something like 'Blair Witch' and say, 'How dare you approach it as a sequel or remake' or whatever, but its legacy was so tarnished by 'Book of Shadows' that someone had to come in and do something in the spirit of the original.~Adam Wingard


Legacy Book You

My earnestness at the injustices I witnessed when I was writing 'Random Family' may have been my gravest reportorial offense during the early years of reporting. When I discuss the book with students, they often ask me how I could 'stand by' in the face of so much suffering; the egregiousness wasn't my powerlessness but my surprise.~Adrian Nicole LeBlanc


Family May Book

I picked books by their covers - the worse the cover, the more I wanted to read it.~Ahmet Zappa


Read More Books

When we had to do book reports, I would pick a book that no one read and just make it up and turn that in. I got praised for my imagination.~Ahmet Zappa


Imagination Book Up

I've always wanted to have a book published - it was a dream of mine, but the thought of actually writing a book made me feel really sick.~Ahmet Zappa


Book Writing Me

Pitches are like pages of a book; they're so important. The chess game; how I set you up early, and how I'll do it differently later.~Al Leiter


Book Chess Game

Anyone who was tempted to draw comparisons between my father's 'Dave Robicheaux' series and my first book quickly gave up.~Alafair Burke


Father Book Up

I wish - I wish instead of just recommending these books, I could set them down at your doorstep. The collected stories of John Updike, the second volume of T.C. Boyle's collected stories, and Stanley Crouch's book about the rise and times of our genius saxophone player Charlie Parker. These are deep books, books that you can get lost in.~Alan Cheuse


Deep Book Lost

Former Dublin newsman Paul Lynch made his debut as a novelist a few years ago with a book called 'Red Sky in Morning,' set in mid-19th century County Donegal, where a rage-driven farmer has committed a murder with devastating results.~Alan Cheuse


Morning Sky Book

You need to be naive enough to do things differently. No big publishing house would have allowed us to co-create a fully designed, four color business book in landscape format - because it was contrary to the publishing industry logic. However, we thought of Business Model Generation as a product, not just a book - similar to Apple products.~Alexander Osterwalder


Business Book Generation

Thanks to my fans for support on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.~Alexandre Pato


Support Thanks Facebook

I have no regrets because I did everything by the book.~Alexis Arguello


Book No Regrets Regrets

I've been reading this little book. It's called the Russian constitution. And it says that the only source of power in Russia is the people. So I don't want to hear those who say we're appealing to the authorities. Who's the power here?~Alexei Navalny


Power Book People

'Flaubert's Parrot' is an amphibious book in which what appears to be a personal essay about Flaubertian writing is gradually, delicately transformed into an extremely sad novel in which the differences between character, author, and narrator are less clear than they appear at first glance.~Alvaro Enrigue


Sad Character Book

I don't think that books are wondrous, magical things that come from nowhere. It's important that a book has clues about where and how it was written.~Alvaro Enrigue


Book Important Think

Vivian Abenshushan and Veronica Gerber write brilliant books that defy generic conventions.~Alvaro Enrigue


Brilliant Books Write

Writing is so fun precisely because if you take out the right adjective, the readers can decide what kind of book is in their hands. Suspension of disbelief should not be mandatory in contemporary writing.~Alvaro Enrigue


Book Writing Fun

Throw out the rule book. If you like wearing navy and black together, wear it; if you like mixing up gold and silver jewellery, mix it. If you like it, wear it - don't care about what anyone else thinks.~Amber Le Bon


Together Book Gold

Writers have to be careful not to confuse personal attention with the attention that's going towards the book.~Andre Dubus III


Book Attention Personal

I was really surprised at the success of 'House of Sand and Fog,' because it is so awfully dark. Believe it or not, when writing it, I never had the word 'tragedy' in my head - I wasn't trying to write a dark book at all.~Andre Dubus III


Success Book Writing

As an actor, you generally don't get to choose what projects you are part of, so I've been very fortunate that 'The Book of Mormon' was something I got to be part of. I don't want to be lofty, but it was groundbreaking, in many ways, for musical theater, so that was really thrilling to be part of.~Andrew Rannells


Book Want You

November is Jewish book month, so Jewish Community Centers all around the country have book fairs where they invite authors and sell books in advance of the holidays.~Anita Diament


Community Book Holidays

The Bible - it's sort of the other person in the room. There's this book, the reader, and the Bible.~Anita Diament


Book Bible Person

I lived through a classic publishing story. My editor was fired a month before the book came out. The editor who took it over already had a full plate. It was never advertised. We didn't get reviewed in any major outlets.~Anita Diament


Book Story Classic

The more I do bookstores, the more people come up to me from church groups. I spoke at Pittsburg State College and had 2 or 3 ministers and book groups from a couple of churches.~Anita Diament


College Book People

If you could have a book called My Favorite Six Stories, I don't think I'd have trouble doing that.~Ann Beattie


Book Doing You

The clue to book jacket photography is to look friendly and approachable, but not too glamorous.~Antonia Fraser


Book Photography Look

The concentration in my book on Marie Antoinette's childhood and on her family influences. It is surprising how some books actually start with her arrival in France!~Antonia Fraser


Family Childhood Book

I hate the only one of my book jackets when I was made up professionally, my hair made into a smooth bell.~Antonia Fraser


Hate Book Hair

Every play I do, every book I write, every painting I paint, I will struggle with. I don't know what it's like for a project to come easy.~Antony Sher


Struggle Book Painting

When I was writing 'The White Tiger' I lived in a building pretty much exactly like the one I described in this novel, and the people in the book are the people I lived with back then. So I didn't have to do much research to find them.~Aravind Adiga


Book Writing People

Not being a comic book fan, being thrown into that and seeing the extreme - it's taken very seriously. So I tried to do as much learning as I could about it so I wasn't mean or anything.~Ashley Scott


Learning Book Seriously

I had a library of maybe 1,000 books in my room in Buenos Aires. I did have the sense that everything there was organised in the right way. You'll probably think I needed serious psychiatric treatment, but there were times when I would not buy a book because I knew it wouldn't fit one of the categories into which I had divided the library.~Alberto Manguel


Book Library You

A writer stops writing the moment he or she puts the last full stop to their text, and at that point the book is in limbo and doesn't come to life until the reader picks it up and the reader flips the pages.~Alberto Manguel


Life Book Moment

I always knew that I wanted to live with books, even as a child, because we traveled a lot. Home was the book to which I came back every evening.~Alberto Manguel


Home Child Book

I remember, as a child, the confusion of not knowing what this place was where I was supposed to spend the night: it's a disquieting experience for a child. And what I would do was quickly unpack my books and go back to a book I knew well and make sure the same text and the same illustrations were there.~Alberto Manguel


Experience Child Book

There's a point at which writing a book, or a long article, begins to feel like mental labor, and it's too painful to connect in the world in any real way mid-process. The only way to survive is to write until it is all said and done.~Alexandra Fuller


Book World Writing

I am becoming increasingly difficult to please as a reader, but I adore being surprised by a really wonderful book, written by someone I've never heard of before.~Alexandra Fuller


I Am Book Difficult

What a sense of superiority it gives one to escape reading some book which everyone else is reading.~Alice James


Book Reading Escape

'Britain's Royal Families' became my first published book, in 1989, from The Bodley Head, and the rest of the story is - dare I say it? - history!~Alison Weir


History Book Rest

Writing books that people want to read is helpful - my most successful book is my only police procedural, a very popular subgenre of the very popular crime fiction genre.~Allan Guthrie


Book Writing People

I have a screened in porch, and it's nice to curl up with a book outside when it's raining, especially an old battered classic like 'Pride & Prejudice & Zombies.'~Amanda Hocking


Book Pride Nice

I wanted to create a heroine that was flawed. I wanted her to be a real person. She's selfish, she's childish, she's immature and because I'm doing a three-book arc I really played that up in the first book. I wanted the reader to be annoyed with her at times.~Amber Benson


Book Selfish Doing

I usually plan to read a book for a half-hour before bed, but then I end up staying awake until 3 A.M. to finish it. Fortunately, my dog doesn't mind when I keep the bedside lamp on.~Amanda Hocking


Dog End Book

I've always been a big fan of books.~Amber Benson


Always Big Books

I priced my books at what I would want to spend on an electronic book.~Amanda Hocking


Book Want Spend

I'm at my desk for about 9:30 A.M., and I stay there all day. Then there's a lot of checking Facebook and eBay and that sort of thing.~Aminatta Forna


Day Facebook Desk

I have swung on a flying trapeze, explored a glacier, and been hit in the face by a shark's tail while scuba diving. I like to throw myself fully into projects and adventures, which is probably how I managed to publish a book in the first place.~Amelia Atwater-Rhodes


Myself Book Flying

Honestly, I get character ideas from the most inane places. Sometimes a song will give me an idea. Sometimes I will just hear a snippet of conversation that ends up having nothing to do with the book that emerges.~Amelia Atwater-Rhodes


Character Book Me

I don't write to create performance material; I write to make books.~Amy Gerstler


Performance Create Books

One of the strangest results of having your name on a book jacket is the proliferation of people who know one narrow aspect of your life and are suddenly surprised to learn there's more.~Amelia Atwater-Rhodes


Life Book People

The more I like a book, the more slowly I read. this spontaneous talking back to a book is one of the things that makes reading so valuable.~Anatole Broyard


Book Reading Talking

I want this book to be facts, to be important, to be history.~Anatoli Boukreev


History Book Important

When I'm sniffing around new territory, I often choose, rather randomly, one general book and then follow its bibliography and notes to other, more specialized works and to the primary source material.~Andrea Barrett


Book Choose New

The highest praise is when a kid says, 'This book feels so real; this could have happened at my school.'~Andrew Clements


School Book Real

One of the advantages of the book's having been out there for more than a quarter century is that there's been time for people to report back on what it's done for them.~Andrew Tobias


Time Book People

What adults don't always understand is that to a kid, a comic book is like a movie. My Marvel comics took my imagination to other places - other galaxies.~Angela Bowie


Imagination Book Places

I mean to say, this is the book and I really loathe it and I can't imagine what a nice Jewish boy like me ever, how I ever got into this dreadful trade.~Al Alvarez


Book Me Nice

As a writer, you live in such isolation. It's hard to imagine your book has a life beyond you.~Ann Brashares


Life Book Live

'Shetland' is adapted from the novel 'Red Bones.' The book is based around an archaeological dig, and the mystery starts with the murder of the elderly woman who crofts the land where the dig is happening.~Ann Cleeves


Woman Book Red

I'm publicizing the book that's done. I'm writing the book that's in the hopper, and I'm doing a little advance research on the book to come.~Ann Rule


Book Writing Research

All of my books now come from readers' ideas.~Ann Rule


Ideas Now Books

Being a filmmaker in the digital platform has given me complete creative control. I can make what I want, when I want. I don't have to wait to book an audition.~Anna Akana


Book Creative Me

I was very influenced by The Magic Mountain. It's a book that had a huge impact on me. I loved that as a shape for a novel: put a bunch of people in a beautiful place, give them all tuberculosis, make them all stay in a fur sleeping bag for several years and see what happens.~Ann Patchett


Beautiful Mountain Book

I don't write for an audience, I don't think whether my book will sell, I don't sell it before I finish writing it.~Ann Patchett


Book Writing Finish

I think people become consumed with selling a book when they need to be consumed with writing it.~Ann Patchett


Book Writing People

'Until Friday Night' is the first book in my new young adult series, 'The Field Party.'~Abbi Glines


Book Night Young

You should not do an autobiography if you want to tell the truth. There are a lot of things I know about people. If I can't say something good about a person, I don't want to say anything. And since I don't want to say anything bad, I won't write a book.~Abraham A. Ribicoff


Good Truth Book

When I came back to Washington to be The Times' chief congressional correspondent in 1991, I was looking for a book subject, and Ted Kennedy stood out for two reasons.~Adam Clymer


Book Looking Washington

Another thing that's quite different in writing a book as a practicing newspaperman is that if you look at what you've written the next morning and you think you didn't get it quite right, you can fix it.~Adam Clymer


Morning Book Writing

I am a book reviewer. I write for a glossy magazine called 'SCI FI.' The money is not life-changing, but it's a low-stress gig. Publishers send me their books. More than I could possibly read. I pick a few and write about them, put a very few others on the shelf, to be perused at my leisure, someday.~Adam-Troy Castro


Money I Am Book

Fame, money and the size of the market are not very important to me. What is, is writing a book that is worth doing and then publishing it. I don't write books for entertainment, for people to pass the time then throw away.~Aidan Chambers


Time Money Book

I get intrigued by a puzzle, and writing a book is the best way to solve it.~Anthony Storr


Best Book Writing

But then of course you reach a point where you have to say, I've got to figure out how this book's going to end. Otherwise, you're going to write yourself into so many dead-ends.~Anthony Doerr


End Book Yourself

How can a rabbi not live with doubt? The Bible itself is a book of doubt.~Arthur Hertzberg


Book Live Doubt

It's such a complicated thing to put a movie together. The book world is so much simpler.~Arthur Slade


Together Book World

I will get a loan and pay the money the court asks for. But I will not lay down my writing and I still say this was an important book to write.~Asne Seierstad


Money Book Writing

There is nothing I would change - to change it I would have had to write a totally different book.~Asne Seierstad


Change Book Nothing

The book came after the fall of the Taliban, it says something about Afghan family life. Those kind of stories - what happens behind the scenes on a TV screen - are important.~Asne Seierstad


Life Family Book

At the same time, as you know, unless you are a comic book reader, Daredevil is not a known thing.~Avi Arad


Time Book You

I knew Bobby Dylan back in the days when he lived in the village. He used to come and see me and sing songs for me, saying they ought to go into my next collected book on American folk music.~Alan Lomax


Music Book American

I didn't really grow up a comic book fanatic.~Alan Ritchson


Book Grow Up Grow

Writing a book is not a crime.~Alexander Ahndoril


Book Writing Crime

I think that writing texts, publishing texts, selling texts in a physical book store is one of the important tools for breeding this new generation.~Alexander Mamut


Book Generation Writing

I wrote each book in thirty-five days flat - just to get the darned thing finished.~Alistair Maclean


Book Days Finished

For the longest time, I was auditioning, getting called back, and I had a long string of things not going my way. I thought, 'Maybe this is never going happen. Maybe I'll never book a commercial.'~Allyn Rachel


Time Book Long

I'm concerned about a lot of serious border issues. This book is about the border reality and the struggles of the undocumented worker.~Ana Castillo


Book Reality Serious

For a professional writer in the Soviet Union, it works this way. First, you have to have something to say - that's the main thing. Second, it's a matter of who publishes you. If your book has real stuff in it, readers will ferret it out, even in a Siberian journal.~Anatoly Rybakov


Book You Professional

All my books are adventures, but they also have a social viewpoint.~Anatoly Rybakov


Books Social Viewpoint

I'm supposed to say, Bill O'Reilly, that's immoral - click - and then walk back in and book his A block the next day and have a fine day and everything be kosher? I don't think so.~Andrea Mackris


Day Book Walk

'Blind Curve,' the book I'm working on now, sprang from a crazy incident that happened to me last year while on my book tour. I was pulled out of my car for a minor traffic violation - an incident that escalated into my being thrown into cuffs and told I was going to jail. Except in my story, the hero doesn't get off as easily as I did.~Andrew Gross


Car Hero Book

I'm all about entertaining and keeping a reader on the edge of their seat, so to me, the social issues have to be meaningful and give the book what's really 'at stake,' but ultimately it's not about them - it's always a personal story of everyday people thrust into life-threatening situations and having to perform heroic acts.~Andrew Gross


Book People Meaningful

A good-humored wife who appreciates most, if not all, of my humor - her price is far above rubies, as the book of Proverbs doesn't quite say.~Andrew Hudgins


Wife Humor Book

You've got to live life to write a book about it.~Andy Williams


Life Live Life Book

I'm happy to see book clubs on TV. Talking about books has always been an important and invigorating part of reading them, and it's nice that that is getting attention from the media.~Ann Packer


Happy Book Reading

Reading was such a formative part of my childhood (along with 'Loony Tunes'), that it is difficult to pin point the most influential book. But, under an interrogation light I would probably have to say 'Jane Eyre' by Charlotte Bronte.~Ann-Marie MacDonald


Light Childhood Book

I started my career as an actor, then morphed into a playwright who accidentally became a novelist with my first book 'Fall On Your Knees.'~Ann-Marie MacDonald


Book Fall Career

I had a book that was given to me as a kid that was called 'Faeries.' It was this dark, sinister book with pictures that used to scare me because they were these creepy little creatures. But, I was always really drawn to that fantasy world, more than a sci-fi world, in terms of outer space stuff.~Anna Silk


Book Space World

One good thing about leaving daily journalism was that I was no longer obliged to read all the book prize short lists.~Annalena McAfee


Good Daily Book

Somebody said writing is easy, you just sit down at your typewriter and open a vein. It depends on the book. Some, I have to do quite a lot of research, which I like. Others are much closer to me.~Anne Rivers Siddons


Book Writing Me

You're too busy writing the next book to worry about Googling yourself all the time.~Annette Curtis Klause


Time Book Writing

I usually get up not before 9. I have a huge library - I'm a big fan of Scandinavian crime fiction - so I'll usually take a book and go off to one of my favorite bistros for a cappuccino or espresso or maybe I'll have some lovely smoked salmon for breakfast.~Anthony Geary


Book Breakfast Library

Books do furnish a room.~Anthony Powell


Room Books Furnish

If we don't build a company as influential as Google or Facebook, then we failed. I'm, like, perpetually stressed, honestly.~Arash Ferdowsi


Company Google Facebook

Before 'Wings' came out, I told a few people that at the end of book one, readers should think Laurel made the right choice. Then, at the end of 'Spells,' they should understand why Laurel made the choice she did.~Aprilynne Pike


End Book People

I would say that, in the future, the book will be reserved for things that function best as a book. So, if I need a textbook that's going to be out of date because of new technological inventions, you're better off having it where you can download the supplements or the update.~Art Spiegelman


Best Future Book

The technology that threatens to kill off books as we know them - the 'physical book,' a new phrase in our language - is also making the physical book capable of being more beautiful than books have been since the middle ages.~Art Spiegelman


Beautiful Technology Book

When you have a book as material as it is, it's a lot easier to create a character because you have so many resources to draw upon when acting.~Asa Butterfield


Character Book Acting

Someone can do three episodes of 'The Bold and the Beautiful,' then turn around and book a primetime show. That's happening all the time.~Ashley Jones


Time Beautiful Book

Wear the old coat and buy the new book.~Austin Phelps


Book New Old