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    The Bible differs from all other books in that it never wears out. Other books are read and laid aside, but the Bible is a constant companion. No matter how often we read it or how familiar we become with it, some new truth is likely to spring out at us from its pages whenever we open it, or some old truth will impress us as it never did before. Every Christian can give illustrations of this.
    — William Jennings Bryan
    You know, I've always been really interested in this stuff, and I'm going to read this.
    — William J. Clinton
    tags: read 
     
    Our statute books gradually became laden with gross, stereotyped distinctions between the sexes and, indeed, throughout much of the 19th century the position of women in our society was, in many respects, comparable to that of blacks under the pre-Civil War slave codes.
    — William J. Brennan
    tags: women  society  respect  sex  war  book  black 
     
    In a world in which men write thousands of books and one million scientific papers a year, the mythic bricoleur is the man who plays with all that information and hears a music inside the noise.
    — William Irwin Thompson
    tags: men  world  music  book  write  year 
     
    Don't write so that you can be understood, write so that you can't be misunderstood.
    — William Howard Taft
    tags: write 
     
    I profess to learn and to teach anatomy not from books but from dissections, not from the tenets of Philosophers but from the fabric of Nature.
    — William Harvey
    One day I will go back to my books and piano, but not yet.
    — William Hague
    tags: book 
     
    It's time to close the books on infectious diseases, declare the war against pestilence won, and shift national resources to such chronic problems as cancer and heart disease.
    — William H. Stewart
    tags: time  heart  problem  war  book 
     
    I have a tendency to say 'yes' to a script or no to a script. Not 'yes' based on a rewrite.
    — William H. Macy
    I've written a lot of scripts that someone else directed, and it's absolutely vital that, if I'm gonna act in it, then I have to take off the writer hat and let the director direct.
    — William H. Macy
    I'm really proud of the writing on Door to Door, and I think that's the Emmy that meant the most - the writing.
    — William H. Macy
    tags: writing 
     
    If you were a fully realized person-whatever the hell that would be-you wouldn't fool around writing books.
    — William H. Gass
    tags: hell  writing  book  fools 
     
    It's not the word made flesh we want in writing, in poetry and fiction, but the flesh made word
    — William H. Gass
    tags: writing  poetry  fiction 
     
    Getting even is one reason for writing.
    — William H. Gass
    tags: writing 
     
    What one wants to do with stories is screw them up.
    — William H. Gass
    tags: stories 
     
    When book and reader's furrowed brow meet, it isn't always the book that's stupid.
    — William H. Gass
    tags: book 
     
    I specialize in science and history, with a special emphasis on including do-it-yourself projects in the mix. My dozen or so books have sold hundreds of thousands of copies. I'm also a contributing editor at Popular Science and at Make Magazine.
    — William Gurstelle
    tags: book 
     
    I've seen Leonardo Da Vinci notebooks which are filled with tiny, messy scrawls written in mirror image across the page. I'd love to know how he kept all his projects going at once.
    — William Gurstelle
    We live in a war of two antagonistic ethical philosophies, the ethical policy taught in the books and schools, and the success policy.
    — William Graham Sumner
    tags: live  war  philosophy  school  book  success 
     
    However you disguise novels, they are always biographies.
    — William Golding
    tags: novel 
     
    I hope my books make statements about our general condition.
    — William Golding
    tags: book  hope 
     
    Graham Greene at 82 years old was still writing, and I don't think anyone can deny the force, the expertise, and the unique quality of his writing, if you take his complete oeuvre.
    — William Golding
    tags: writing  quality  year 
     
    It wasn't until I was 37 that I grasped the great truth that you've got to write your own books and nobody else's, and then everything followed from there.
    — William Golding
    tags: truth  book  write 
     
    You have the older generation like Iris Murdoch and Angus Wilson who are not as old as Graham Greene, but still are coming on. I dare say anyone who knew the scene better than I know it could fill it in with a very satisfactory supply of novels.
    — William Golding
    tags: novel 
     
    I do like people to read the books twice, because I write my novels about ideas which concern me deeply and I think are important, and therefore I want people to take them seriously. And to read it twice of course is taking it seriously.
    — William Golding
    tags: people  novel  book  write  read  ideas 
     
    For a small island, the place is remarkably diverse. Writers tend to see things from their own points of view, looking in one direction very much.
    — William Golding
    Books are the depositary of everything that is most honourable to man.
    — William Godwin
    tags: men  book 
     
    Books gratify and excite our curiosity in innumerable ways.
    — William Godwin
    tags: curiosity  book 
     
    He that revels in a well-chosen library, has innumerable dishes, and all of admirable flavour.
    — William Godwin
    tags: library 
     
    In a Glasser Quality School there is no such thing as a closed book test. Students are told to get out their notes and open their books. There is no such thing as being forbidden to ask the teacher or another student for help.
    — William Glasser
    tags: help  school  book  quality  forbidden 
     
    I'm not a very intentional writer. I try to be as unintentional as possible. What I basically try to do is invite the zeitgeist in to tea.
    — William Gibson
    The ecological impact of book manufacture and traditional book marketing - I think that should really be considered. We have this industry in which we cut down trees to make the paper that we then use enormous amounts of electricity to turn into books that weigh a great deal and are then shipped enormous distances to point-of-sale retail.
    — William Gibson
    tags: book  marketing 
     
    My dream scenario would be that you could go into a bookshop, examine copies of every book in print that they're able to offer, then for a fee have them produce in a minute or two a beautiful finished copy in a dust jacket that you would pay for and take home.
    — William Gibson
    tags: beautiful  book  dreams 
     
    You could have sex relatively comfortably on a platform of books, but not on a platform of PDA.s. Hardcover books. Paperbacks might start sliding around. Though I.d still prefer paperbacks to a pile of PDA.s.
    — William Gibson
    tags: sex  book 
     
    I don't begin a novel with a shopping list - the novel becomes my shopping list as I write it.
    — William Gibson
    tags: novel  write 
     
    I don't always like writing, but I very much like having written.
    — William Gibson
    tags: writing 
     
    I'm very primitive in terms of economics. The kind of new business in which stock gets more valuable because the company grows, but there must be limits to growth. But if publishing is expanding to fill that retail space, it seems like there may be a necessary and unpleasant correction waiting down the road. How many books to people WANT?
    — William Gibson
    The Simpson's in Piccadilly has been turned into the largest bookstore in all of Europe! How can they fill it? All of these purpose-built Borders and Chapters and every new mall that goes up has a giant chain bookstore with a purpose-built author reading space, whoah, what's gong on there.
    — William Gibson
    tags: space  reading  author 
     
    I've been through the whole western world, and it seems to me that there's more retail floor space devoted to the sale of books than food! There's more retail floor space devoted to the sale of books than there's been in the entire history of humanity! It's grotesque!
    — William Gibson
    tags: world  space  book 
     
    The construct of William Gibson the Writer is coming down, and become more open. It's more of a Glasnost - Transparency! Transparency is what it is.
    — William Gibson
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