„And in none of these ways are moral philosophers better than other philosophers or professors in other fields. Schwitzgebel even scrounged up the missing-book lists from dozens of libraries and found that academic books on ethics, which are presumably borrowed mostly by ethicists, are more likely to be stolen or just never returned than books in other areas of philosophy.“
The Righteous Mind (2012)
„What I admire in the ancient philosophers is their desire to make their lives conform to their writings, a trait which we notice in Plato, Theophrastus and many others. Practical morality was so truly their philosophy's essence that many, such as Xenocrates, Polemon, and Speusippus, were placed at the head of schools although they had written nothing at all. Socrates was none the less the foremost philosopher of his age, although he had not composed a single book or studied any other science than ethics.“
— Nicolas Chamfort French writer 1741 - 1794
Ce que j'admire dans les anciens philosophes, c'est le désir de conformer leurs mœurs à leurs écrits: c'est ce que l'on remarque dans Platon, Théophraste et plusieurs autres. La Morale pratique était si bien la partie essentielle de leur philosophie, que plusieurs furent mis à la tête des écoles, sans avoir rien écrit; tels que Xénocrate, Polémon, Heusippe, etc. Socrate, sans avoir donné un seul ouvrage et sans avoir étudié aucune autre science que la morale, n'en fut pas moins le premier philosophe de son siècle.
Maximes et Pensées (Van Bever, Paris : 1923), #448
Maxims and Considerations, #448
„Academic education is the act of memorizing things read in books, and things told by college professors who got their education mostly by memorizing things read in books.“
— Elbert Hubbard American writer, publisher, artist, and philosopher fue el escritor del jarron azul 1856 - 1915
— Baruch Spinoza Dutch philosopher 1632 - 1677
Gilles Deleuze, Negotiations (cited in the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy http://www.iep.utm.edu/d/deleuze.htm#SH3b)
A - F, Gilles Deleuze
„It is more of a job to interpret the interpretations than to interpret the things, and there are more books about books than about any other subject: we do nothing but write glosses about each other.“
— Michel De Montaigne, livro Ensaios
Book III, Ch. 13
Essais (1595), Book III
„I had found my religion: nothing seemed more important to me than a book. I saw the library as a temple.“
— Jean Paul Sartre, livro As Palavras
Fonte: The Words
„Lending a favorite book has its risks; the borrower may not like it. I still don’t know a better novel than Crime and Punishment—still, every fourth or fifth borrower returns it unfinished: it depresses him; besides that, he didn’t believe it. More borrowers than this return the first volume of Remembrance of Things Past unfinished: they were bored. There is no book you can lend people that all of them will like.“
— Randall Jarrell poet, critic, novelist, essayist 1914 - 1965
“An Unread Book”, p. 50
The Third Book of Criticism (1969)
„It is like having a book out from the library.
It is like constantly having a book out from the library.“
— Lorrie Moore American writer 1957
— Sydney Smith English writer and clergyman 1771 - 1845
Vol. I, ch. 11
Lady Holland's Memoir (1855)
„Collect books, even if you don't plan on reading them right away. Nothing is more important than an unread library.“
— John Waters American filmmaker, actor, comedian and writer 1946
„There are many horrible sights in the multiverse. Somehow, though, to a soul attuned to the subtle rhythms of a library, there are few worse sights than a hole where a book ought to be.
Someone had stolen a book.“
— Terry Pratchett, livro Guards! Guards!
Fonte: Guards! Guards!
„Rousseau has said in his Emile (book iv.): "Even though philosophers should be in a position to discover the truth, which of them would take any interest in it? Each one knows well that his system is not better founded than the others, but he supports it because it is his. …The essential thing is to think differently from others. With believers he is an atheist; with atheists he is a believer."“
— Miguel de Unamuno 19th-20th century Spanish writer and philosopher 1864 - 1936
How much substantial truth there is in these gloomy confessions of this man of painful sincerity.
The Tragic Sense of Life (1913), III : The Hunger of Immortality
— Joni Eareckson Tada American artist 1949
Fonte: Anger: Aim It in the Right Direction
„Be it sports, theatre activities or even reading a book, I would feel I should read faster and more books than the others. Lazing around is not in my nature.“
— Narendra Modi Prime Minister of India 1950
2011, Interview with C. S. S. Latha, 2011
Contexto: I have been an early riser since the beginning. My initial life demanded labour and effort for survival, so I am very hard working by nature. I would toil more than my peers. Be it sports, theatre activities or even reading a book, I would feel I should read faster and more books than the others. Lazing around is not in my nature. Even today, I don't avail a Sunday. I remember when I was a child, during the India–China war, 50 kilometres from my village; there was a railway junction from where the army was dispersing aid to the war field. I accompanied some young men who went there to serve tea and snacks and give a pep talk to boost the soldiers' spirits. I didn't know what exactly this whole act was about, but I was there[. ]
„After all, if you believe that no one was ever corrupted by a book, you also have to believe that no one was ever improved by a book (or a play or a movie). You have to believe, in other words, that all art is morally trivial and that, consequently, all education is morally irrelevant. No one, not even a university professor, really believes that.“
— Irving Kristol American columnist, journalist, and writer 1920 - 2009
New York Times Magazine, March 28, 1971.
— Yann Martel, livro Life of Pi
Fonte: Life of Pi (2001), Chapter 73, p. 230
„If I were asked what book is better than a cheap book, I should answer that there is one book better than a cheap book, — and that is a book honestly come by.“
— James Russell Lowell American poet, critic, editor, and diplomat 1819 - 1891
Before the U. S. Senate Committee on Patents (29 January 1886)
— Louis Pasteur French chemist and microbiologist 1822 - 1895
The Mammoth Book of Zingers, Quips, and One-Liners (2004) by Geoff Tibballs