"Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill."
Barbara Tuchman

"Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one."
Albert Einstein

"The richest person in the world - in fact all the riches in the world - couldn't provide you with anything like the endless, incredible loot available at your local library."
Malcolm Forbes

"An idea not coupled with action will never get any bigger than the brain cell it occupied."
Arnold Glasow

"The aim of education should be to teach us rather how to think, than what to think - rather to improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves, than to load the memory with thoughts of other men."
Bill Beattie

"Be as careful of the books you read, as of the company you keep; for your habits and character will be as much influenced by the former as by the latter."
Paxton Hood

"I personally believe we developed language because of our deep inner need to complain."
Jane Wagner

"Preconceived notions are the locks on the door to wisdom."
Merry Browne

"Cinema should make you forget you are sitting in a theater."
Roman Polanski

"Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task."
William James

"Certain flaws are necessary for the whole. It would seem strange if old friends lacked certain quirks."
Goethe

"Nostalgia is like a grammar lesson: you find the present tense, but the past perfect!"
Owens Lee Pomeroy

"Advertising is 85% confusion and 15% commission."
Fred Allen

"The most common trouble with advertising is that it tries too hard to impress people."
James Randolph Adams

"You can tell the ideals of a nation by its advertisements."
Norman Douglas

"Journalism is the ability to meet the challenge of filling space."
Rebecca West

"The internet is just a world passing around notes in a classroom."
Jon Stewart

"You can never get enough of what you don't need to make you happy."
Eric Hoffer

"To speak and to speak well are two things. A fool may talk, but a wise man speaks."
Ben Jonson

"If you feel that you have both feet planted on level ground, then the university has failed you."
Robert Goheen

"The telephone is a good way to talk to people without having to offer them a drink."
Fran Lebowitz

"If a composer could say what he had to say in words he would not bother trying to say it in music."
Gustav Mahler

"Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton asked why."
Bernard Baruch

"Accomplishing the impossible means only that the boss will add it to your regular duties."
Doug Larson

"Quotes are nothing but inspiration for the uninspired."
Richard Kemph

"Chess is a foolish expedient for making idle people believe they are doing something very clever when they are only wasting their time."
George Bernard Shaw

"In art the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can inspire."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

"To lose one's self in reverie, one must be either very happy, or very unhappy. Reverie is the child of extremes."
Antoine Rivarol

"Nothing encourages creativity like the chance to fall flat on one's face."
James D. Finley

"Design is directed toward human beings. To design is to solve human problems by identifying them and executing the best solution."
Ivan Chermayeff

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