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If he is a fighter, he is no writer; if a writer, no fighter.

  - Talmud, Avoda ZaraTopics: books war
Who is the person that bares his nakedness here and it is beheld everywhere? The man that writes something and errs in writing it.

  - Yehuda Ben TibbonTopics: books wisdom
The best way to become acquainted with a subject is to write a book about it.

  - Benjamin DisraeliTopics: books
Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.

  - Albert EinsteinTopics: humor books
I don't think anyone should write their autobiography until after they're dead.

  - Samuel GoldwynTopics: humor books death
Special-interest publications should realize that if they are attracting enough advertising and readers to make a profit, the interest is not so special.

  - Fran LebowitzTopics: humor books
Your life story would not make a good book. Don't even try.

  - Fran LebowitzTopics: humor books life
Writing a book is not as tough as it is to haul thirty-five people around the country and sweat like a horse five nights a week.

  - Bette MidlerTopics: humor books
It is only in Hebrew that you feel the full meaning of it -- all the associations which a different word has.

  - David Ben-GurionTopics: books education
Only a generation of readers will span a generation of writers.

  - Steven SpielbergTopics: books education
People have forgotten how to tell a story. Stories don't have a middle or an end any more. They usually have a beginning that never stops beginning.

  - Steven SpielbergTopics: books
When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading.

  - Henry YoungmanTopics: food and drink humor books health and medicine
I must say that I find television very educational. The minute somebody turns it on, I go to the library and read a book.

  - Groucho MarxTopics: television humor books education
Television has raised writing to a new low.

  - Samuel GoldwynTopics: television humor books
Life is God's novel so let him write it.

  - Isaac Bashevis SingerTopics: books life
The best minister is the human heart; the best teacher is time; the best book is the world; the best friend is God.

  - Yiddish ProverbTopics: books friendship education wisdom
The wastebasket is a writer's best friend.

  - Isaac Bashevis SingerTopics: books
The critic proclaims: 'You should learn to write', and the author answers: 'You should learn to read.'

  - Chananya ReichmanTopics: books
No man is wise without books.

  - Gevul BinyaminTopics: wisdom books
The more books, the more wisdom.

  - Omer HashikhchaTopics: wisdom books
I do not recall a Jewish home without a book on the table.

  - Elie WieselTopics: books education home and family
Three possessions should you prize: a field, a friend, and a book.

  - Hai GaonTopics: business and money friendship books
Many pens are broken, and seas of ink consumed, to descibe things that never happened.

  - Midrash TanchumaTopics: history books
If you are a man of the sword, you can't claim to be a man of the book; and if you are a man of the book, you will not be a man of the sword.

  - Talmud, Avodah Zarah 17bTopics: books Torah/Bible/Tanach war
Reading poetry in translation is like kissing a woman through a veil.

  - Chaim Nachman BialikTopics: women books
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