Volumes

Famous quotes containing the word volumes:

    Some time ago a publisher told me that there are four kinds of books that seldom, if ever, lose money in the United States—first, murder stories; secondly, novels in which the heroine is forcibly overcome by the hero; thirdly, volumes on spiritualism, occultism and other such claptrap, and fourthly, books on Lincoln.
    —H.L. (Henry Lewis)

    And let a scholar all earth’s volumes carry,
    He will be but a walking dictionary:
    A mere articulate clock.
    George Chapman (1559–1634)

    These volumes contain not the highest, but a very practicable wisdom, which startles and provokes, rather than informs us. Carlyle does not oblige us to think; we have thought enough for him already, but he compels us to act.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)