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    Books are delightful society. If you go into a room and find it full of books - even without taking them from the shelves they seem to speak to you, to bid you welcome.
    — William E. Gladstone
    tags: society  book 
     
    The book must of necessity be put into a bookcase. And the bookcase must be housed. And the house must be kept. And the library must be dusted, must be arranged, must be catalogued. What a vista of toil, yet not unhappy toil!
    — William E. Gladstone
    tags: book  library 
     
    Books have that strange quality, that being of the frailest and tenderest matter, they outlast brass, iron and marble.
    — William Drummond
    tags: book  quality 
     
    The mortality of all inanimate things is terrible to me, but that of books most of all.
    — William Dean Howells
    tags: book 
     
    Friends, books, a garden, and perhaps his pen,Delightful industry enjoy'd at home,An Nature, in her cultivated trimDress'ed to his taste, inviting him abroad -Can he want occupation who has these?
    — William Cowper
    Books are not seldom talismans and spells.
    — William Cowper
    tags: book 
     
    Th' embroid'ry of poetic dreams.
    — William Cowper
    tags: dreams 
     
    Meditation here may think down hours to moments. Here the heart may give a useful lesson to the head and learning wiser grow without his books.
    — William Cowper
    Sit down to write what you have thought, and not to think what you shall write.
    — William Cobbett
    tags: thoughts  write 
     
    A poem is a small machine made out of words.
    — William Carlos Williams
    tags: poem  machine 
     
    I think all writing is a disease. You can't stop it.
    — William Carlos Williams
    tags: writing 
     
    No wreaths please - especially no hothouse flowers. Some common memento is better, something he prized and is known by: his old clothes - a few books perhaps.
    — William Carlos Williams
    tags: flowers  book 
     
    A poem is a small machine made of words.
    — William Carlos Williams
    tags: poem  machine 
     
    If you haven't got an idea, write a story anyway.
    — William Campbell Gault
    tags: stories  write  ideas 
     
    Better halfe a loafe than no bread.
    — William Camden
    Eloquence is the poetry of prose.
    — William C. Bryant
    tags: poetry 
     
    All that tread, the globe are but a handful to the tribes, that slumber in its bosom.
    — William C. Bryant
    Poetry is the eloquence of verse.
    — William C. Bryant
    tags: poetry 
     
    To vegetate you don't need to read!
    — William C. Brown
    The king to Oxford sent a troop of horse, For Tories own no argument but force; With equal care, to Cambridge books he sent, For Whigs allow no force but argument.
    — William Browne
    tags: care  book 
     
    There's a sense in all my novels that nothing is certain.
    — William Boyd
    tags: novel 
     
    I know many older writers who were very successful and whose books are now out of print, so you have to go to antiquarian booksellers to buy their fifth or eighth novel or whatever it is.
    — William Boyd
    tags: successful  novel  book 
     
    Great books, like large skulls, have often the least brains.
    — William Benton Clulow
    tags: brain  book 
     
    It is the simple truth to say that the New Testament books became canonical because no one could stop them doing so.
    — William Barclay
    tags: truth  book 
     
    Not all writers are artists. But all of us like the idea of somebody in the year 2283 blowing the dust off one of our books, thumbing through it and exclaiming, "Hey, listen to what this old guy had to say back in the twentieth century!
    — William Attwood
    tags: book  ideas  artist  year 
     
    The best thing an actor can be is ready. Be flexible, be ready.
    — Willem Dafoe
    You can be intuitive when you've got a more expansive role. You can get into the poetry of telling the story rather than just pushing buttons.
    — Willem Dafoe
    tags: stories  poetry 
     
    With theatre, you have to be ready for anything.
    — Willem Dafoe
    One man's observation is another man's closed book or flight of fancy.
    — Willard Van Orman Quine
    tags: book 
     
    When you write, you can hide behind your words. When you talk, you are up front, like the clown in the midway booth; and passersby can bean you with a ball.
    — Willard R. Espy
    tags: write 
     
    Our tree became the talking tree of the fairy tale; legends and stories nestled like birds in its branches.
    — Willa Cather
    tags: stories 
     
    I don't want anyone reading my writing to think about style. I just want them to be in the story.
    — Willa Cather
    tags: writing  reading  stories 
     
    Most publishers, like most writers, are ruined by their successes.
    — Willa Cather
    tags: success 
     
    Code writers, they are my idols.
    — will.i.am
    If you know how to freestyle, you will never have writer's block.
    — will.i.am
    If you would ask my mom what books I liked growing up, I liked Dr. Seuss.
    — will.i.am
    tags: book 
     
    We all rely on technology to communicate, to survive, to do our banking, to shop, to get informed, but none of us knows how to read and write the code.
    — will.i.am
    tags: write  read  technology 
     
    To a bibliophile, there is but one thing better than a box of new books, and that is a box of old ones.
    — Will Thomas
    tags: book 
     
    If you're always ready, you don't have to get ready.
    — Will Smith
    Well, all I know is what I read in the papers.
    — Will Smith
    tags: read 
     
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