Do not consider it proof just because it is written in books, for a liar who will deceive with his tongue will not hesitate to do the same with his pen.
I grew up reading 19th-century novels and late Victorian children’s books, so I try for a good story full of coincidence and error, landscape and weather. However, the world was radically changed during my lifetime, and I tell of that battering as best I can.
Any reflection about poetry should begin, or end, with this question: who and how many read poetry books?
All that I know about my life, it seems, I have learned in books.
So we want an Islamic state where Islamic law is not just in the books but enforced, and enforced with determination. There is no space and no room for democratic consultation. The Shariah is set and fixed, so why do we need to discuss it anymore? Just implement it!
There is no substitute for books in the life of a child.
There are writers in Germany who drink the Absolute like water; and there are books in which even the dogs make references to the Infinite.
Four of my children are daughters, and I’ve watched them devote themselves to reading books about how little girls learn to become women – how they learn to deal with boys and men, and the different hurdles females have to go over.
A lot of people in government don’t really read books at all.
The oldest books are only just out to those who have not read them.