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Quotes of the Day for 12 May 2001 – Books

Yesterday's quotes dealt with Books in a tone of great reverence, and while that does actually represent my primary feeling about books I also found many quotes that appealed to my cynical side.

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The quotes:

These days it seems like any idiot with a laptop computer can churn out a business book and make a few bucks. That's certainly what I'm hoping. If would be a real letdown if the trend changed before this masterpiece goes to print.
     - Scott Adams, The Dilbert Principle

When I speak of being in contact with my books, I mean it literally. I like to be able to lean my head against them.
     - Leigh Hunt

The covers of this book are too far apart.
     - Ambrose Bierce

Imagine a survivor of a failed civilization with only a tattered book on aromatherapy for guidance in arresting a cholera epidemic. Yet, such a book would more likely be found amid the debris than a comprehensible medical text.
     - James Lovelock

Many a man wishes he were strong enough to tear a telephone book in half - especially if he has a teenage daughter.
     - Guy Albert Lombardo

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