Sunday, April 5, 2015

Dedication

18 great book quotes and book dedications, stolen from Buzz Feed and embellished to better meet blogging needs. 



My kid is a lover of libraries. She volunteered at the community library through High School and is getting a degree in English. She is also proficient at giving the stink eye. I wonder if on time returns improved during her time. 

I cannot sleep unless I am surrounded by books. - Jorge Luis Borges



Gillian Flynn, ‘Dark Places’:
What can I say about a man who knows how I think and still sleeps next to me with the lights off?

There’s nothing to match curling up with a good book when there’s a repair job to be done around the house. - Joe Ryan 


Robb Hobb, ‘Ship of Magic’:
To caffeine and sugar, my companions through many a long night of writing.

A classic is something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read. -Mark Twain


Mark Twain, ‘Adventures of Huckleberry Finn’:
Persons attempting to find a motive in this narrative will be prosecuted; persons attempting to find a moral in it will be banished; persons attempting to find a plot in it will be shot.
BY ORDER OF THE AUTHOR.

We read to know we are not alone. - C.S. Lewis


George R.R. Martin, ‘A Storm of Swords’:
Ania, I love you, will you marry me?

A university is just a group of buildings gathered around a library. - Shelby Foote





Pedram Amini, ‘Fuzzing: Brute Force Vulnerability Discovery’:
I dedicate this book to George W. Bush, my Commander-in-Chief, whose impressive career advancement despite remedial language skills inspired me to believe that I was capable of authoring a book.

The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who'll get me a book I ain't read. -Abraham Lincoln



Sean Carroll, ‘The Particle at the End of the Universe’:
To Mom, 
Who took me to the library

No two persons ever read the same book.–Edmund 
Wilson



Mark Z. Danielewski, 'House Of Leaves':
This is not for you.


Never judge a book by its movie. -J.W. Eagan 



Chris Colfer, 'The Land of Stories': 
To Grandma, for being my first editor and giving me the best writing advice I've ever received: Christopher, I think you should wait until you're done with elementary school before worrying about being a failed writer.

Having your book turned into a movie is like seeing your oxen turned into bouillon cubes. - John LeCarre






Charles Bukowski, 'Post Office': 
This is presented as a work of fiction and dedicated to nobody.

To choose a good book, look in an inquisitor’s prohibited list. - John Aikin

 


Tobias Wolff, 'This Boy's Life': 
My first stepfather used to say that what I didn't know would fill a book. Well, here it is.

What is more important in a library than anything else - than everything else - is the fact that it exists. - Archibald MacLeish



E.E. Cummings, 'No Thanks':  
E.E. Cummings wrote a book of poems that was turned down by 14 publishers. He finally published it under the title "No Thanks." The dedication was a list of all the publishers who had rejected it, arranged in the shape of a funeral urn.

A truly great library contains something in it to offend everyone. - Jo Godwin


Frankie Boyle, 'My Shit Life So Far': 
To all my enemies, I will destroy you.

Wear the old coat and buy the new book. - Austin Phelps



Jodi Lynn Anderson, 'Tiger Lily':
For the girls with messy hair and thirsty hearts 

Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.- P. J. O'Rourke



Jenny Lawson, 'Let’s Pretend This Never Happened':
I want to thank everyone who helped me write this book, except for that guy who yelled at me in Kmart when I was eights because he thought I was being "too rowdy." You're an asshole sir. 

I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book. - Groucho Marx


Joseph J. Rotman, 'An Introduction To Algebraic Topology':
To my wife Marginal and my children Ella Rose ad Daniel Adam without whom this book would have been competed two years earlier. 

All books are divisible into two classes, the books of the hour, and the books of all time.– John Ruskin



Shannon Hale, 'Austenland':
For Colin Firth
You're a really great guy, but I'm married, so I think we should just be friends.


A dirty book is rarely dusty. - Author Unknown
 



Giden Defoe, 'The Pirates! in an Adventure with the Romantics': 
To Evangeline Lilly, Jennifer Garner, Julie Christie, Phoebe Cates, Wendy James and out of Transvision Vamp, Alison Clarkson, Molly Ringwald, beyonce, Louise Lombard, Miss France 1998, and that elfin one from the first series of America's 
Next Top Model.
Don't start crying about it now, Sophie. I warned you this was on the cards. 

Never lend books, for no one ever returns them; the only books I have in my library are books that other folks have lent me. - Anatole France 



Kiera Cass, 'The Selection':
Hi, Dad! *waves*

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