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If you imagine writing 1,000 words a day, which most journalists do, that would be a very long book a year. I don't manage nearly that... but I have published slightly too much recently. A. N. Wilson

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What if there was a library which held every book? Not every book on sale, or every important book, or even every book in English, but simply every book - a key part of our planet's cultural legacy. Aaron Swartz

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I don't pick up my work at all. If it's something that's still in progress and I have the chance to make some edits on the material or think about the order, little things like that, I'll keep those stories at hand and go through them. But once it exists as the book, it's locked away in a vault, and I kind of put it behind me. Adrian Tomine

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I've always liked the tradition of publishing work serially in the comic-book 'pamphlet' format and then collecting that work in book form, so I've just stuck with it. Adrian Tomine

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I've always published a range of responses to my work in the letters section of my comic book. Adrian Tomine

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'Drawn & Quarterly' has always given me complete editorial control over my books and comics, so any decision about what to include or exclude from the book was my own. Adrian Tomine

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I've learned that you really cannot judge a book by its cover. Aileen Lee

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For me, whether it's in a book or on T.V., a recipe has to be simple. I have a short attention span, so to open a cookbook and see a recipe that goes on for three to four pages, well, I've lost interest. Al Roker

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Television viewing has become for me a completely different experience, because I don't watch shows on a weekly basis. I wait until the DVD or I TiVo everything and wait until the end of a season and watch it all over a weekend. For me that's a really satisfying experience, like reading a book. Alan Ball

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Definition of a classic: a book everyone is assumed to have read and often thinks they have. Alan Bennett

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It takes me three months of research and nine months of work to produce a book. When I start writing, I do two pages a day; if I'm gonna do 320, that's 160 days. Alan Furst

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I wrote three mysteries and then a contemporary spy novel that was unbelievably derivative - completely based on 'The Conversation,' the movie with Gene Hackman. Amazingly, the character in the book looks exactly like... Gene Hackman. Alan Furst

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When I read period material - and it ain't on Google - I am always alert for that one incredible detail. I'll read a whole book and get three words out of it, but they'll be three really good words. Alan Furst

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What I discovered is I don't like to repeat lead characters because one of the most pleasurable things in a book to me is learning about the lead. Alan Furst

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A book must have moral purpose to be any good. Why, I don't know. Alan Furst

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The ability to absorb a book and make someone else's words and story your own was exactly was I was doing on stage. Alan King

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The best book on programming for the layman is 'Alice in Wonderland'; but that's because it's the best book on anything for the layman. Alan Perlis

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I can't not put humor in a book. Albert Brooks

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I wrote this book, '2030,' and I was careful in the book not to overdo the future because I don't think it comes that fast. Albert Brooks

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'Looking For Alaska' by John Green is a very great book. I feel like every teenage girl says John Green's 'Fault In Our Stars,' but 'Looking For Alaska' is better. Alessia Cara

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I love 'House of Cards.' I would watch Kevin Spacey read the phone book. Alexandra Daddario

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I have no regrets because I did everything by the book. Alexis Arguello

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Some readers sort of suspect that you have another book that you didn't publish that has even more information in it. I think that readers sort of want to be taught something. They have this idea that there's a takeaway from a novel rather than just the being there, which I think is the great, great pleasure of reading. Alice McDermott

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'Lives' is one of those books I should really have written when I was younger. It is the classic childhood, adolescence, breakthrough-into-maturity book. Every beginning writer has that material - and after that, you're not sure what you can do. Alice Munro

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The book is called 'A House in the Sky' because during the very, very darkest times, that was how I survived. I had to find a safe place to go in my mind where there was no violence being done to my body and where I could reflect on the life I had lived and the life that I still wanted to live. Amanda Lindhout

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That is a good book which is opened with expectation, and closed with delight and profit. Amos Bronson Alcott

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People think, 'Oh, well how can 'The Hobbit,' which is one book, become three films?' But you can take one line from an appendice and it turns into a whole sequence. Andy Serkis

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In the same way 'Lord of the Rings' was an interpretation of the book, 'The Hobbit' is being treated the same way. It will be faithfully represented with a fresh interpretation. Andy Serkis

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A book is simply the container of an idea like a bottle; what is inside the book is what matters. Angela Carter

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When I'm not working, I would kill to have some sort of creative outlet other than, say, a coloring book. And when I'm working, I want to do all those things I was griping about - you know, make a turkey-and-cheese sandwich, put it in a zip-top bag, and stick it in a lunch box right now! Angie Harmon

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