~Arabic proverb A precious — mouldering pleasure — 'tis — To meet an Antique Book — In just the Dress his Century wore — A privilege — I think — His venerable Hand to take — And warming in our own — A passage back — or two — to make — To Times when he — was young. ~Terri Guillemets Sleep is the most moronic fraternity in the world, with the heaviest dues and the crudest rituals. For a few golden sentences we will turn over and actually read a volume of four or five hundred pages. She has operated from center-right and even copped to being an incrementalist. ~Robert Brault, Don't fight with the pillow, but lay down your head And kick every worriment out of the bed. As per request, Sleepy Ash went to Japan to do the job. A woman who has a true and wise sympathy with her husband's book-buying is an adored object.
For there is in the company of books, The living souls of the departed sage, And bard, and hero; there is in the roll Of eloquence and history, which speak The deeds of early and of better days. Nor is sorrow diminished when washed by night. ~Ross MacDonald The oldest books are still only just out to those who have not read them. But each time a child opens a book, he pushes open the gate that separates him from Elsewhere. I don't know if anyone has ever pointed out that great attraction of insomnia before, but it is so; the night seems to release a little more of our vast backward inheritance of instincts and feelings; as with the dawn, a little honey is allowed to ooze between the lips of the sandwich, a little of the stuff of dreams to drip into the waking mind.
For example, if you are having a bad relationship or you just had a breakup with a lover, you will be stressed and hence you cannot sleep. Let me have a good supply of books. Baltus Van Tassel: A simple farmer who has prospered. Not the 50 shades you were looking for right? Of course you may need to try a few of these to find the best ones for you. It is one of the few havens remaining where a man's mind can get both provocation and privacy. Quote: Katrina Anne Van Tassel: Is it Theodore? And that system stands for the labor and taxonomy of human understanding, and to touch a book is to touch that system, however lightly.
Hold there, you rangéd row of books! ~Louis de Wohl, Citadel of God, 1959 Characteristically, the budding litterateur has had his nose in a book. Ichabod Crane: I stand up for sense and justice! Whether my Maker is prepared for the ordeal of meeting me is another matter. Look out for that man! ~John Godfrey Saxe 1816—1887 Life is something that happens when you can't get to sleep. Trump is every bit the clueless bozo I thought he was and then some. Electronic gadgets are also a great source of disturbing your sleeping habits. Katrina Anne Van Tassel: Why do you say that? Once again, Hamlet finds a reason to not kill Claudius. Three persons have been murdered there, all within a fortnight.
They were not thinking of getting killed when they went where death lurked. ~Bob Eckstein, Introduction to Footnotes from the World's Greatest Bookstores: True Tales and Lost Moments from Book Buyers, Booksellers, and Book Lovers, 2016 This nice and subtle happiness of reading, this joy not chilled by age, this polite and unpunished vice, this selfish, serene life-long intoxication. I take one down and it speaks with me in a tongue not now heard on earth, and of men and things of which it alone possesses knowledge. But these structures evolved over centuries in ways that map our collective endeavor to understand and express our world. Jean Giraudoux There is always death and taxes; however, death doesn't get worse every year.
Anything except sticking me in a goddam cemetery. In summer, he always wears Mahiru's uncle's pajamas. Horace Our death is not an end if we can live on in our children and the younger generation. If they get sick or slow down, something stronger kills them. It has bettered all the challenges of time. ~Terri Guillemets Knowledge is of two kinds. ~Jessamyn West Sometimes, looking at the many books I have at home, I feel I shall die before I come to the end of them, yet I cannot resist the temptation of buying new books.
The Bronx is up, the Battery is down, and home is this way. Heightened arousal It isn't just your thoughts that can prevent you from falling asleep — exercising shortly before going to bed or ingesting stimulants too late in the day can also deter sleepiness from setting in. Goethe, farewell; Farewell, triumphant smile and tragic eyes, And pitiless world-wisdom! ~John LeCarre Never judge a book by its movie. Fields There was never a child so lovely but his mother was glad to get him to sleep. Voltaire quotes A person starts dying when they stop dreaming. Smile, even when you're trying not to cry and the tears are blurring your vision.
And now it's put me in mortal dread of. Three score years and ten is such a stingy ration of time, when there is so much time around. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes Nothing is more beautiful than a beautiful book. His favorite drink is cola. I pray God it is satisfied now, and that you find peace. Eliot Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it. The title of a book fills the place of the face in a human being.