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    Long ago I fell back on books as the only permanent consolers. They are the one stainless and unimpeachable achievement of the human race. It saddens me to think that I shall have to die with thousands of books unread that would have given me noble and unblemished happiness.
    — Christopher Morley
    The world has been printing books for 450 years, and yet gunpowder still has a wider circulation. Never mind! Printer's ink is the greater explosive: it will win.
    — Christopher Morley
    tags: world  book  year 
     
    I wish there could be an international peace conference of booksellers, for (you will smile at this) my own conviction is that the future happiness of the world depends in no small measure on them and on the librarians.
    — Christopher Morley
    Living in a bookshop is like living in a warehouse of explosives. Those shelves are ranked with the most furious combustibles in the world--the brains of men.
    — Christopher Morley
    tags: men  living  brain 
     
    That's why I call this place the Haunted Bookshop. Haunted by the ghosts of the books I haven't read. Poor uneasy spirits, they walk and walk around me. There's only one way to lay the ghost of a book, and that is to read it.
    — Christopher Morley
    tags: poor  ghost  book  read  spirit 
     
    It's a good thing to turn your mind upside down now and then, like an hour-glass, to let the particles run the other way.
    — Christopher Morley
    tags: mind 
     
    Humor is perhaps a sense of intellectual perspective: an awareness that some things are really important, others not; and that the two kinds are most oddly jumbled in everyday affairs.
    — Christopher Morley
    tags: humor 
     
    Cherish all your happy moments: they make a fine cushion for old age.
    — Christopher Morley
    tags: age 
     
    No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as the dog does.
    — Christopher Morley
    tags: dog  genius  appreciate 
     
    The bicycle, the bicycle surely, should always be the vehicle of novelists and poets.
    — Christopher Morley
    tags: poet 
     
    Life is a foreign language; all men mispronounce it
    — Christopher Morley
    tags: men 
     
    There is indeed a heaven on this earth, a heaven which we inhabit when we read a good book.
    — Christopher Morley
    tags: earth  book  read  heaven 
     
    The courage of the poet is to keep ajar the door that leads into madness.
    — Christopher Morley
    tags: madness  poet  courage 
     
    The real purpose of books is to trap the mind into doing its own thinking.
    — Christopher Morley
    tags: real  thinking  mind  book 
     
    That's what this country needs- more books!
    — Christopher Morley
    High heels were invented by a woman who had been kissed on the forehead.
    — Christopher Morley
    tags: women 
     
    No man is lonely while eating spaghetti: it requires so much attention.
    — Christopher Morley
    tags: men  attention 
     
    If we discovered that we had only five minutes left to say all that we wanted to say, every telephone booth would be occupied by people calling other people to stammer that they loved them.
    — Christopher Morley
    tags: people 
     
    When you sell a man a book you don't sell just twelve ounces of paper and ink and glue - you sell him a whole new life. Love and friendship and humour and ships at sea by night - there's all heaven and earth in a book, a real book.
    — Christopher Morley
    tags: friendship  men  humour  earth  night  real  book  sell  heaven 
     
    There is only one rule for being a good talker- learn to listen.
    — Christopher Morley
    tags: rules  learn 
     
    Only the sinner has the right to preach.
    — Christopher Morley
    tags: right  sinner 
     
    We call a child's mind 'small' simply by habit; perhaps it is larger than ours is, for it can take in almost anything without effort.
    — Christopher Morley
    tags: mind 
     
    April prepares her green traffic light and the world thinks Go.
    — Christopher Morley
    tags: world  april 
     
    If we discovered that we only had five minutes left to say all that we wanted to say, every telephone booth would be occupied by people calling other people to stammer that they loved them.
    — Christopher Morley
    tags: people 
     
    All cities are mad: but the madness is gallant. All cities are beautiful: but the beauty is grim.
    — Christopher Morley
    tags: beauty  madness 
     
    The trouble with wedlock is that there's not enough wed and too much lock.
    — Christopher Morley
    My theology, briefly, is that the universe was dictated but not signed.
    — Christopher Morley
    tags: theology  universe 
     
    Lots of times you have to pretend to join a parade in which you're not really interested in order to get where you're going.
    — Christopher Morley
    tags: time 
     
    Act like you expect to get into the end zone.
    — Christopher Morley
    If you have to keep reminding yourself of a thing, perhaps it isn't so.
    — Christopher Morley
    Heavy hearts, like heavy clouds in the sky, are best relieved by the letting of a little water.
    — Christopher Morley
    tags: heart  sky  water 
     
    Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, every day, something no one else is thinking.
    — Christopher Morley
    tags: thinking  reading  read 
     
    There are three ingredients in the good life: learning, earning and yearning.
    — Christopher Morley
    tags: learning 
     
    The censure of a dog is something no man can stand.
    — Christopher Morley
    tags: men  dog 
     
    There is only one success- to be able to spend your life in your own way.
    — Christopher Morley
    A mind too proud to unbend over the small ridiculosa of life is as painful as a library with no trash in it.
    — Christopher Morley
    tags: mind  library 
     
    Blessed is the satirist; and blessed the ironist; blessed the witty scoffer, and blessed the sentimentalist; for each, having seen one spoke of the wheel, thinks to have seen all, and is content.
    — Christopher Morley
    tags: blessed  witty 
     
    There are a lot of people who must have the table laid in the usual fashion or they will not enjoy the dinner.
    — Christopher Morley
    tags: fashion  people 
     
    Blessed is he who has never been tempted; for he knows not the frailty of his rectitude.
    — Christopher Morley
    tags: blessed 
     
    America is still a government of the naive, for the naive, and by the naive. He who does not know this, nor relish it, has no inkling of the nature of his country.
    — Christopher Morley
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    christopher morley
    Birth    : May 5, 1890
    Death  : March 28, 1957
    Occupation  : Journalist