Monday, 6 February 2012

What they talk about when they talk about books

  • 'Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.' - Groucho Marx
  •  "I have always imagined that Paradise would be a kind of library." - Jorge Luis Borges.
  • "I took a speed reading course and read 'War and Peace' in twenty minutes. It involves Russia."  - Woody Allen
  •  "Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint."  - Mark Twain.
  •  This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force." - Dorothy Parker.
  • “When I have money, I buy books. If any money is left over, I buy food and clothes.” - Erasmus
  • “The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.” -Mark Twain
  • "It's not that I don't like people. It's just that when I'm in the company of others--even my nearest and dearest- there always comes a moment when I'd rather be reading a book." Maureen Corrigan
  • "Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking." Albert Einstein
GM (không phải Gabriel Marquez) sưu tầm và tuyển chọn

10 comments:

  1. Mark Twain's parody of Woody Allen: "I don't believe you have ever read WAR AND PEACE, and you don't want to. That's something that you just want to take on trust. It's a classic, just as Professor Winchester says, and it meets his definition of a classic -- something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read."

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  2. Đọc bài này làm em nhớ đến câu chuyện kể về nhà thơ Dante ở hiệu sách.

    HTp

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    1. Dante làm gì ở hiệu sách? Anh chỉ nhớ Lenin ở hiệu cắt tóc?:)

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  3. I often carry things to read so that I will not have to look at the people. ~Charles Bukowski

    bác Bukowski thì lúc nào nghe cũng có vẻ tiêu cực nhưng mà bác í nói đúng ý em.

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  4. Em thích Mark Twain. Hình như ở đây còn thiếu Einstein anh ơi.-:)

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  5. Em thắc mắc "certain age" của bác Albert Einstein là già cỡ nào?

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  7. 'Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.' - Groucho Marx Câu này nghĩa là gì anh ơi, anh giải thích dùm em với.

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  8. 'Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.' - Groucho Marx - Anh cho em hỏi câu này nghĩa là gì với anh.

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