Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best One Book Quotes from famous authors such as Kate Thompson, Michael Connelly, Patrick J. Adams, Clive Cussler, Barbara Palvin. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!
There’s only one set of books I’ve written that I knew was going to be more than one book at the beginning, and those are the ‘Missing Link’ books.
I’ve been able to write at least one book a year for 20 years, and I don’t think I would’ve had that kind of drive if I hadn’t come out of the journalism business.
I always travel with one book. I’ll read it and then leave it for someone else, and take another book.
I am not like Stephen King, who writes one book, then writes another. I finish a book and go off and… look for wrecks. Then, six months later, I might start another book.
I finish, like, one book in a day. That’s my problem. That’s why Kindle is good for me, because I put, like, 15 books in it.
My parents used books as bribes: if I got straight A’s on my report card, they would buy me one book. This was completely unnecessary, as I always got A’s, and they bought me books all the time anyway, and we all knew it.
All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn.
My dream was to be known as a writer and to be able to produce at least one book that would be read by people. That dream came true with the publication of my first novel – and all the rest has been a sweet bonus.
I can’t take just one book with me anywhere.
Anyone can write one book: even politicians do it. Starting a second book reveals an intention to be a professional writer.
I think that some books are more successful than others to certain readers. People who read my books for the humor, they’re going to love one book. People who read my books for the mystery, they might not like that book quite as much.
I was very fortunate that my first novel captivated the imaginations of so many readers who asked for a sequel. After that, one book led to another as I discovered other facets to my characters I wanted to investigate further.
I’m an avid reader so I can go on and on about my recommendation for books but the one book that I would strongly recommend is ‘Many Lives, Many Masters’ by Dr Brian Weiss. This book has really helped me change my perspective towards a lot of things and also get a better understanding of life.
I’ve published one book before, and now I’m writing a book of essays and stories about life in Tokyo. And I have one book coming out in May in Germany, about fitness.
I hate the idea of sequels. I think you should be able to do it in one book.
One book at a time… though I’m usually doing the research for others while I’m writing, but that sort of research is fairly desultory and I like to stick to the book being written – and writing a book concentrates the mind so the research is more productive.
And then I wrote my first autobiography when I – well, it was 23 years ago. And since then I’ve written about one book every two years.
I’m not going to make judgments about what people are reading. I just want them to be reading. And I think reading one book leads to another book.
My goal is to write one book of fiction, and that’s all I want to do. It takes so much time, and I don’t really have enough time. But I admire writers so much.
One book that I just think is absolutely beautiful is ‘The Kite Runner.’ I’d recommend that one to any and everyone.
I thought I’d write one book and the world would change overnight.
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.
I’m remembering one book that I wrote, ‘Fourth Grade Rats,’ that took a month to write, but most of them, full-length novels, I would say about a year.
I work on one book at a time. And yes, I am immersed. Six days a week for four to six hours a day. In between books, I stop writing for as much as two to three months, but during that time, I do research and think, plot and plan the book.
You’re always told by your publisher that you must only write one book a year and some years you should perhaps write none at all.
I never read. I’ve never read one book… I just can’t do it. Something’s wrong with me. I have what they call now is ‘ADD,’ like I’ll read and all of a sudden I’ll be thinking about shopping or… I’m not there. I drift off. I get crazy, so I don’t even bother.
Even before he had one book published, Jack was one of those people you could feel was very special.
If you’re lucky enough to have 70 years of literate adulthood, and if you read one book every week, you’re still only going to get to 3,640 books.
When people ask for book recommendations, I say this: Do some math. If you read one book every week for the rest of your life, and if you’re lucky enough to live for 50 more years, you’re only going to get to 2,600 books.
When I’m working on one book, part of my imagination is thinking ahead to the next one.
A man will turn over half a library to make one book.
I have only ever read one book in my life, and that is White Fang. It’s so frightfully good I’ve never bothered to read another.
I read one book where the characters never said anything; instead, they spent all their time grunting and bleating and hissing and cooing and growling and chirping and… It was like a menagerie in there. After a while, I wasn’t even taking in the rest of the book, because that was all I could see: the dialogue tags.
I always have at least one book with me. I try and read a book a month.
Every night, I was read to. Every Friday, we were taken to the library. I always received at least one book for my birthday. I have a few of them yet. Early on, I had my own collection of books. I loved to read. Still do.
For something that’s supposed to be secret, there is a lot of intelligence history. Every time I read one book, two more are published.
I loved doing problems in school. I’d take them home and make up new ones of my own. But the best problem I ever found, I found in my local public library. I was just browsing through the section of math books and I found this one book, which was all about one particular problem – Fermat’s Last Theorem.
A recommendation to scholars: Write only one book about Lincoln; give it your best shot, and then move on.
I buy a lot of books I never read. But that’s not really a waste, since all it takes is one idea from even one book to radically reshape the way a person leads, thinks and lives.
I feel ‘The Night Circus’ has a complete story arc in one book. I like it as a single volume. It feels complete to me, and I wouldn’t want to stretch it out into something it’s not.
I’m lucky enough to work with, I think, the greatest writer there’s ever been, Shakespeare. Whose collected works would always be under my pillow if I was only ever allowed one book to keep, and who never bores me.
In one book, CACHALOT, just for my own amusement, every character is based directly on someone I have known.
I’m a commercial writer, not an author. Margaret Mitchell was an author. She wrote one book.
Perhaps if I knew I would be stranded on an island with but one book, I would choose the Bible. For no religious reason whatsoever, but because of the varieties of stories, which might be useful as the days pass.
I am a big believer in the fact that all authors really write only one book.