Famous quotes containing the words books, bookstore, business and/or killing:
“In an extensive reading of recent books by psychologists, psychoanalysts, psychiatrists, and inspirationalists, I have discovered that they all suffer from one or more of these expression-complexes: italicizing, capitalizing, exclamation-pointing, multiple-interrogating, and itemizing. These are all forms of what the psychos themselves would call, if they faced their condition frankly, Rhetorical-Over-Compensation.”
—James Thurber (18941961)
“I went to the bookstore and God was not there.
Doctor Faustus was baby blue with a Knopf dog
on his spine. He was frayed and threadbare
—Anne Sexton (19281974)
“The business of a novelist is, in my opinion, to create characters first and foremost, and then to set them in the snarl of the human currents of his time, so that there results an accurate permanent record of a phase of human history.”
—John Dos Passos (18961970)
“Mrs. Finney: Cant we have some peace in this house, even on New Years Eve?
Sadie: You got it mixed up with Christmas. New Years Eve is when people go back to killing each other.”
—Joseph L. Mankiewicz (19091993)