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1. "In a library, no empty shelf remains empty for long."
Author: Alberto Manguel
2. "If on a friend's bookshelfYou cannot find Joyce or SterneCervantes, Rabelais, or Burton,You are in danger, face the fact,So kick him first or punch him hardAnd from him hide behind a curtain."
Author: Alexander Theroux
3. "It's almost funny, isn't it?""What is?""How some animals are worth more than others?""Well," he handed Konrad a sugar cube from a tin on the shelf. "It isn't just the animal; it's the type of animal.""Color, shape, size? If people pay for an animal based on what it looks like, what does that say about them?""It isn't necessarily what they look like." He frowned. "It's about where they come from.""That's silly," she said."
Author: Amanda Lance
4. "It has long been my belief that everyone's library contains an Odd Shelf. On this shelf rests a small, mysterious completely unrelated to the rest of the library, yet which, upon closer inspection, reveals a good deal about its owner."
Author: Anne Fadiman
5. "Her jaw dropped. "You - you -"He chuckled and winked at her. Her ire evaporated like the steam from the pot--coiling and disappearing into the air. When he used his wiles on her, he was tantalizing. With that purely happy look on his face he was devastating."You do realize that I will have my revenge?" she said calmly, though her heart was racing. "I could hope for no less." He flashed her a grin, and she gripped the side of the table to keep from moving closer."I dislike you.""Always a comfort to know." He looked at the kitchen clock, a small mantel piece positioned precariously on a shelf. "Right on time for the night."She blinked. She supposed it was something of a nightly ritual. "Wouldn't want to disappoint you, your highness.""Your majesty, if you will."
Author: Anne Mallory
6. "I have a shelf of comfort books, which I read when the world closes in on me or something untoward happens."
Author: Anne McCaffrey
7. "Mom is losing, no doubt, because our vegetables have come to lack two features of interest: nutrition and flavor. Storage and transport take predictable tolls on the volatile plant compounds that subtly add up to taste and food value. Breeding to increase shelf life also has tended to decrease palatability. Bizarre as it seems, we've accepted a tradeoff that amounts to: "Give me every vegetable in every season, even if it tastes like a cardboard picture of its former self."
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
8. "One never owns a book. It sits on your shelf in a fine edition like a piece of furniture, and you are its admiring ward until it flies off from you in a time of financial hardship. If it is a tattered paperback, she is your casual mistress you use a few times. If you have read it a hundred times then it is your wife, and a source of infinite mystery."
Author: Bauvard
9. "Highbrow Fiction: Since the invention of genre fiction, relegated from attention space to shelf space, then finally to empty space when no new editions are put out. The first category of literature in which the ideal reader and the real reader are one and the same – the writer."
Author: Bauvard
10. "Your mom isn't going to let me step foot inside this place. I've seen the gun she keeps on the top shelf of the pantry."
Author: Becca Fitzpatrick
11. "Das Meer war ein lebendiges Wesen, so unberechenbar wie ein großer Theaterschauspieler: es konnte ruhig und freundlich sein, konnte sein Publikum mit offenen Armen willkommen heißen und schon im nächsten Moment sein stürmisches Temperament unter Beweis stellen, Menschen herumschleudern, als wollte es sie hinauswerfen, konnte Küsten attackieren und ganze Inseln zerstören. Es hatte verspielte Seiten, es mochte die Menschen, schaukelte Kinder, kippte Luftmatratzen, brachte Windsurfer aus dem Gleichgewicht, ging aber gelegentlich auch Seeleuten helfend zur Hand – alles mit einem verschmitzten Kichern."
Author: Cecelia Ahern
12. "It was unaccountable not to be obliged to go out to see her, not to have any occasion to be tormenting myself about her, not to have to write to her, not to be scheming and devising opportunities of being alone with her. Sometimes, of an evening, when I looked up from my writing, and saw her seated opposite, I would lean back in my chair, and think how queer it was that there we were, alone together as a matter of course—nobody's business any more—all the romance of our engagement put away on a shelf, to rust—no one to please but one another—one another to please, for life."
Author: Charles Dickens
13. "Shut up. You don't have to buy a pair of shoes just because you tried them on. They may look great sitting on the shelf, but that doesn't mean they won't feel like medieval torture devices on your feet once you wear them around for a few days. It's the same thing with me." (Lisa)"
Author: Cherrie Lynn
14. "In this time of the Internet and nonfiction, to be on an actual bookshelf in an actual bookstore is exciting in itself."
Author: Chris Abani
15. "To be the best of yourself don't relegate your best on the shelf"
Author: Constance Chuks Friday
16. "I don't mind if my skull ends up on a shelf as long as it's got my name on it."
Author: Debbie Harry
17. "I marveled at how they were all closed up, asleep with their secrets unseen until you reached up and took the book down from the shelf."
Author: Deborah Lawrenson
18. "Love After LoveThe time will come when, with elation you will greet yourself arriving at your own door, in your own mirror and each will smile at the other's welcome, and say, sit here. Eat. You will love again the stranger who was your self.Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart to itself, to the stranger who has loved you all your life, whom you ignored for another, who knows you by heart. Take down the love letters from the bookshelf, the photographs, the desperate notes, peel your own image from the mirror. Sit. Feast on your life."
Author: Derek Walcott
19. "The "quality revolution" in the latter half of the 20th century has taken us to a point where all products that reach asupermarket shelf work. The competitive differentiators of the future will be products which are the most innovative, even though they may not be the best"
Author: Gyan Nagpal
20. "The childish and savage taste of men and women for new patterns keeps how many shaking and squinting through kaleidoscopes that they may discover the particular figure which this generation requires to-day. The manufacturers have learned that this taste is merely whimsical. Of two patterns which differ only by a few threads more or less of a particular color, the one will be sold readily, the other lie on the shelf, though it frequently happens that after the lapse of a season the latter becomes the most fashionable. Comparatively, tattooing is not the hideous custom which it is called. It is not barbarous merely because the printing is skin-deep and unalterable."
Author: Henry David Thoreau
21. "A book lying idle on a shelf is wasted ammunition."
Author: Henry Miller
22. "Librarians are hot. They have knowledge and power over their domain...It is no coincidence how many librarians are portrayed as having a passionate interior, hidden by a cool layer of reserve. Aren't books like that? On the shelf, their calm covers belie the intense experience of reading one. Reading inflames the soul. Now, what sort of person would be the keeper of such books?"
Author: Holly Black
23. "Most friendships are bound to a specific time, place or season. Some women characterize these relationships as having expiration dates or shelf lives, because friendships tend to run their natural course."
Author: Irene S. Levine
24. "Since I was trying so hard to make books lead my life, I didn't want to read them and then just put them back on the shelf and say, "good book," as if I was patting a good dog. I wanted books to change me, and I wanted to write books that would change others."
Author: Jack Gantos
25. "The finest music in the room is that which streams out to the ear of the spirit in many an exquisite strain from the little shelf of books on the opposite wall. Every volume there is an instrument which some melodist of the mind created and set vibrating with music, as a flower shakes out its perfume or a star shakes out its light. Only listen, and they soothe all care, as though the silken-soft leaves of poppies had been made vocal and poured into the ear."
Author: James Lane Allen
26. "It's all as if words, phrases, images, syntax were small glass beads from a necklace which was wrenched from some neck and spilled on the floor and down the sides of sofa cushions and armchairs and under bookshelves and maybe swallowed by the cat. I've got to find all the glass pieces before I can even reorder the color sequence, and restring it and tie it tighter than before. There's always a splendor in beginning all over. Even if it means getting on one's knees to search beneath that bookshelf or prospecting through years of lint and ashes beneath those cushions. Even if it means breaking open that cat's shit, which it conveniently has deposited in a plastic box, more orderly than any secretary could ever hope to be.Then I'll appreciate the value of each bead – rather, each word and image – that much more, never wasting another. And I will, I swear to myself, get it all back in time, string it all together, tighter, as I said, than before."
Author: Jim Carroll
27. "Books are what you step on to take you to a higher shelf. The higher your stack of books, the higher the shelf you can reach. Want to reach higher? Stack some more books under your feet! Reading is what brings us to new knowledge. It opens new doors. It helps us understand mysteries. It lets us hear from successful people. Reading is what takes us down the road in our journey. Everything you need for a better future and success has already been written."
Author: Jim Rohn
28. "It was Nurse Caroline who introduced Homer to young Dr. Harlow, who was in the throes of growing out his bangs; a cowlick persisted in making his forehead look meager; a floppy shelf of straw-colored hair gave Dr. Harlow's eyes the constant anxiousness of someone peering from under the brim of a hat.‘Oh yes, Wells – our ether expert,' Dr. Harlow said snidely.‘I grew up in an orphanage,' said Homer Wells. ‘I did a lot of helping out around the hospital.'‘But surely you never administered any ether?' said Dr. Harlow.‘Surely not,' lied Homer Wells. As Dr. Larch had discovered with the board of trustees, it was especially gratifying to lie to unlikable people."
Author: John Irving
29. "Married pixy, I told myself, forcing my eyes back to the shelf of ceramic animals. Fifty-four kids. Beautiful wife, sweet as sugar, who would kill me in my sleep while apologizing for it."
Author: Kim Harrison
30. "Thwack. The nail drove deeper, as if Montgomery was driving it into my very heart. How hard was it to fix a loose nail? He hit it again and again, determined to set that bookshelf straight. Determined to do something right, after so much wrong."
Author: Megan Shepherd
31. "Olivia began the search feeling calm, numb even. She did not wish to break the chest unless she had to, and the quantity of papers had multiplied in her absence, appearing on the nightstand, taking up a new shelf on the bookcase. But as she searched, heedless of what she knocked over, or pages she ripped in her haste, her actions began to summon a different mood. She tore through the papers as though she were in the grip of some silent, unfolding hysteria."
Author: Meredith Duran
32. "Wait," I said as Noah slipped a book from a shelf and headed toward the door. "Where are you going?""To read?"But I don't want you to. "But I need to go home," I said, my eyes meeting his. "My parents are going to kill me.""Taken care of. You're at Sophie's house."I loved Sophie."So I'm...staying here?""Daniel's covering for you."I loved Daniel."Where's Katie?" I asked, trying to sound casual."Eliza's house."I loved Eliza."And your parents?" I asked."Some charity thing."I loved charity."So why are you going to read when I'm right here?"
Author: Michelle Hodkin
33. "I ceased the search to listen again, what the problem was. What's going on at home? Why was Luccas calling out Jane's name? What happened? Why could I hear him without connecting directly to him? I shook my head, but screams pierced through. I moved the shelf on its side, a loud crashing that startled the men outside. Falling to my knees, I covered my ears to them. My head banged against the metal and stayed there. "What in the name of Hera am I going to do?" I asked the air. The screams stopped but for how long? How long would silence be until they resumed? I raised my head, gently pulling my hands away and listened. Silence. Where were the men chasing me? Did they give in and go home? No, that would have been too easy. Saain would slay each man for leaving a traitor alive."
Author: Millicent Ashby
34. "I stand and grab a hefty bottle of perfume from the bathroom shelf and return to the bedroom door. It's not much of a weapon, I know, but it's heavy and square, and hitting someone over the head with a glass brick has got to be better than bitch-slapping them."
Author: Nick Alexander
35. "One night, after hours, you are alone and running your hands under the hot water when the voice asks if you aren't through with your ablutions yet. You do not know the word but write it down to look it up the next day. You learn its definition on page 3 of Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary: "The washing of one's body or part of it (as in a religious rite)." You are certain you have never heard this word before as you were raised without any religion and have never set foot inside any church or temple, and you return the dictionary to the shelf and vow never to play this game of counting your wounds again."
Author: Patrick DeWitt
36. "I don't have hard numbers about this, but the impression I get is that the amount of eyeballs you get from being on the humor shelf at Barnes & Noble - it is almost insignificant."
Author: Randall Munroe
37. "In sum, do not insult me with the beheadings, finger choppings or the lung-deflations you plan for my works. I need my head to shake or nod, my hand to wave or make into a fist, my lungs to shout or whisper with. I will not go gently onto a shelf, degutted, to become a non-book. All you umpires, back to the bleachers. Referees, hit the showers. It's my game. I pitch, I hit, I catch. I run the bases. At sunset I've won or lost. At sunrise, I'm out again, giving it the old try. And no one can help me. Not even you."
Author: Ray Bradbury
38. "My dislike has no consequences. It accrues only in my mind—like preserves on a shelf or guns zeroing in, and never firing."
Author: Renata Adler
39. "You could eat sushi off my bookshelf. My cleaning regime is like a battleground. I'm Genghis Khan and my cleaning products are my Mongolian army and I take no prisoners. The rest of my life is an experiment in chaos so I like to keep my flat neat."
Author: Ryan Adams
40. "Chase opened the mini fridge. "Wanna drink?" He asked."No thank you and you shouldn't either.""Oh I definitely need one, besides it numbs the hunger." He grabbed a few of the tiny bottles from the door shelf."Then by all means get your drink on." Samuel chuckled."
Author: S.L. Ross
41. "Don't buy books for your shelf, buy them for yourself."
Author: Saji Ijiyemi
42. "You've only got a short shelf-life as an actor, and I want to make the most of it while I can."
Author: Sharon Horgan
43. "Ideas and philosophies have a shelf-life. They must be kept fresh and renewed or they will spoil. If left unattended, the same ideas and philosophies that once nourished you and helped you grow can poison you and make you sick. Become aware of new ideas that can refresh your way of life and be open to the fact that your old ideas and philosophies can work for you for some time, but when the shelf-life has passed, those ideas and philosophies could also harm you."
Author: Steve Maraboli
44. "Randy stared into the glass he held in his hand, gazing into its cobra eyes. A double shot of thirty-year-old single malt whisky. You can't be an alcoholic when you only drink top shelf. Right?"
Author: Ted Magnuson
45. "Right up to the middle of this century all perceptions of the world around us were delivered via the bookshelf or the paper route."
Author: Theodore Bikel
46. "The dogged implicitness of emotional knowledge, its relentless unreasoning force, prevents logic from granting salvation just as it precludes self-help books from helping. The sheer volume and variety of helf-help paraphernalia testify at once to the vastness of the appetite they address and their inability to satisfy it."
Author: Thomas Lewis
47. "Well, right now I'm not dead. But when I am, it's like...I don't know, I guess it's like being inside a book that nobody's reading. [...] An old one. It's up on a library shelf, so you're safe and everything, but the book hasn't been checked out for a long, long time. All you can do is wait. Just hope somebody'll pick it up and start reading."
Author: Tim O'Brien
48. "What bothers me today is the lack of, well, I guess you'd call it authentic experience. So much is a sham. So much is artificial, synthetic, watered-down, and standardized. You know, less than half a century ago there were sixty-three varieties of lettuce in California alone. Today, there are four. And they are not the four best lettuces, either; not the most tasty or nutritious. They are the hybrid lettuces with built-in shelf life, the ones that have a safe, clean, consistent look in the supermarket. It's that way with so many things. We're even standardizing people, their goals, their ideas. The sham is everywhere."
Author: Tom Robbins
49. "Fruit often ends up rotting in the crisper drawer. Well, that's the wrong place to put it. Out of sight, out of mind. The kids all know where the junk-food shelf is. Make the fruit that easy to get to. Put a big huge bowl of fruit on the counter."
Author: Tyler Florence
50. "My greatness does not extend to this shelf."
Author: Victor Hugo

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