Many thanks for your book. I shall waste no time in reading it.
I read part of it all the way through.
This is not a book to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force.
And it is that word 'hummy', my darlings, that marks the first place in The House at Pooh Corner at which Tonstant Weader fwowed up.
really a wonderful novel.
The Far Pavilions is one of those big, fat paperbacks, intended to while away a monsoon or two, which, if thrown with a good overarm action, will bring a water buffalo to its knees.
written by a rabbit.
Jack Kerouac? That's not writing, that's typing.
frightfully good that I've never bothered to read another.
I never read a book before reviewing it; it prejudices a man so.
Some editors are failed writers, but so are most writers.
Jane Austen's books are absent from this library. Just that one omission alone would make a fairly good library out of a library that hadn't a book in it.
There is nothing so rare as a Woollcott first edition except perhaps a Woollcott second edition.
Most jazz books possess all the charm and wit of manuals on the construction of gas-cooled nuclear generators.
Henry Kissinger may be a great writer, but anyone who finishes his book is definitely a great reader.
Why pay a dollar for a bookmark? Use the dollar as a bookmark.
Have you ever struggled through one of Salman Rushdie's books to the end? Neither have I and neither, I bet, did the Ayatollah.
Last time I went to Portugal I got through six Jeffrey Archer novels.I must remember to take enough toilet paper next time.
From the moment I picked up your book until the moment I put it down I could not stop laughing. Someday I hope to read it.
Agatha Christie has given more pleasure in bed than any other woman.
Lord of the Rings is simply unreadable, and for me that always sort of spoils a book.
Oh fuck! Not another elf.
I am the kind of writer that people think other people are reading.
The first porn book I wrote, I called, House of Leather. I published it under the name of the headmaster who threw me out of prep school.
I just got out of hospital. I was in a speed-reading accident. I hit a bookmark.
I took a speed-reading course, and read War and Peace in 20 minutes. It's about Russia.
To write a diary every day is like returning to one's own vomit.
It's the good girls keep diaries. The bad girls never have the time.
Keep a diary and someday it'll keep you.
I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read on the train.
Once I read her diary. I was twenty pages in before I realized it wasn't a Sidney Sheldon novel.
My favourite book, movie and food is Fried Green Tomatoes.
I remember my first diary entry: '1st January 1937. Hung about.
perhaps seem more interesting when it is written down.
I never read the life of an important person without discovering that he knew more and could do more than I could ever hope to know or to do in half a dozen lifetimes.
Every great man nowadays has his disciples, and it is always Judas who writes the biography.
I'm a minor player in my own life story.
they were about as reliable as his hairpieces.
Next to the writer of real estate advertisements, the autobiographer is the most suspect of prose artists.
I'm writing an unauthorized autobiography.
not in alphabetical order.
What's another word for thesaurus?
An encyclopaedia is a system for collecting dust in alphabetical order.
My favourite quotation is eight pounds ten for a second-hand suit.
I'm bringing out a book for the building trade called The Dictionary of Ludicrous Quotations.
Never judge a book by its movie.
I've just been reading the dictionary. Turns out the zebra did it.
and you're right back at the beginning.
I gave my young nephew a book for Christmas. He's spent six months looking for where to put the batteries.
I do a lot of reading about serial killers, mostly How To books.
There is no tribe of human beings more pestiferous than the people who insist on lending you books whether you wish to borrow them or not.
Rare volume: a returned book.
lend me a bookcase.
one you want to read is always out.
A man who has not read Homer is like a man who has not seen the ocean. There is a great object of which he has no idea.
Paradise Lost is a book that, once put down, is very hard to pick up again.
often think they have.
wants to read.
A man came to my door and said, `I'd like to read your gas meter.' I said, `Whatever happened to the classics?
All literature is a footnote to Faust. I have no idea what I mean by that.
children. Life is the other way round.
as the heavy petting of literature.
we couldn't read it.
A book reads the better which is your own, and has been so long known to us, that we know the topography of its blots, and dog's ears, and can trace the dirt in it to having read it at tea with buttered muffins.
It's not easy having dyslexia. Last week I went to a toga party as a goat.
- I'm just thick. At least now I have a name for it.
I like a thin book because it will steady a table; a leather volume because it will strop a razor; and a heavy book because it can be thrown at a cat.
them or read a single word.
`I have 20,000 books,' Jeremy Beadle boasted, which is rather like learning that Stephen Hawking has 20,000 pairs of trainers.
People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading.