„Houses are like books: so many of them around you, yet you only look at a few and visit or reside in fewer still.“

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Milorad Pavić
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„If you are looking for Number Seventeen — and it is more than likely that you will be, for this book is all about that particular house — you will very soon find it.“

—  P. L. Travers Australian-British novelist, actress and journalist 1899 - 1996

Fonte: Mary Poppins (1934), Ch. 1 "East-Wind"
Contexto: If you want to find Cherry-Tree Lane all you have to do is ask the Policeman at the cross-roads. He will push his helmet slightly to one side, scratch his head thoughtfully, and then he will point his huge white-gloved finger and say: "First to your right, second to your left, sharp right again, and you're there. Good-morning."
And sure enough, if you follow his directions exactly, you will be there — right in the middle of Cherry-Tree Lane, where the houses run down one side and the Park runs down the other and the cherry-trees go dancing right down the middle.
If you are looking for Number Seventeen — and it is more than likely that you will be, for this book is all about that particular house — you will very soon find it.

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„Their house had real hard-cover books in it, and you often saw them lying open on the sofa, the words still warm from being read.“

—  David Sedaris, livro Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls

Variante: Their house had real hardcover books in it, and you often saw them lying open on the sofa, the words still warm from being read.
Fonte: Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls

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„The fact that so many books still name the Beatles "the greatest or most significant or most influential" rock band ever only tells you how far rock music still is from becoming a serious art.“

—  Piero Scaruffi Italian writer 1955

Contexto: The fact that so many books still name the Beatles "the greatest or most significant or most influential" rock band ever only tells you how far rock music still is from becoming a serious art. Jazz critics have long recognized that the greatest jazz musicians of all times are Duke Ellington and John Coltrane, who were not the most famous or richest or best sellers of their times, let alone of all times. Classical critics rank the highly controversial Beethoven over classical musicians who were highly popular in courts around Europe. Rock critics are still blinded by commercial success: the Beatles sold more than anyone else (not true, by the way), therefore they must have been the greatest. Jazz critics grow up listening to a lot of jazz music of the past, classical critics grow up listening to a lot of classical music of the past. Rock critics are often totally ignorant of the rock music of the past, they barely know the best sellers. No wonder they will think that the Beatles did anything worth of being saved.

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„Life is a book, and there are a thousand pages I have not yet read. I would read them together with you, as many as I can, before I die.“

—  Cassandra Clare, livro Clockwork Princess

Fonte: The Infernal Devices, Clockwork Princess (2013), p. 539, spoken by Will
reference to quote from Clockwork Angel
Contexto: I recall what you said to me once, that words have the power to change us. Your words have changed me, Tess; they have made me a better man than I would have been otherwise. Life is a book, and there are a thousand pages I have not yet read. I would read them together with you, as many as I can, before I die.

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„Books are the windows through which the soul looks out. A house without books is like a room without windows.“

—  Horace Mann American politician 1796 - 1859

The Duty of Owning Books (1859)
Contexto: Books are the windows through which the soul looks out. A house without books is like a room without windows. No man has a right to bring up his children without surrounding them with books, if he has the means to buy them. It is a wrong to his family. He cheats them! Children learn to read by being in the presence of books. The love of knowledge comes with reading and grows upon it.

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„She bent over me again. Blood began to move around in me, like a prospective tenant looking over a house.“

—  Raymond Chandler, livro The Big Sleep

Fonte: The Big Sleep (1939), Chapter 28, Phillip Marlowe watching Mona "Silver-Wig" Mars

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„In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but how many can get through to you.“

—  Mortimer J. Adler American philosopher and educator 1902 - 2001

Fonte: Connie Robertson (1998). Book of Humorous Quotations. p. 2

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