Gumnut Baby Bookmark by by Simson & Co., NSW, Australia
Welcome to our page BOOKMARK QUOTES A collection of quotes about bookmarks by famous writers and anonymus, from affectionate to malicious, a smorgasbord of paranormal beliefs, funny adorations, and incidental feelings. A rare literary niche product,
Adams, Guy - Sherlock: The Case Book Sherlock: If the occasional pile of clutter offends you, by all means move it. John: Last time I tried that I was bitten by a large spider you appeared to be using as a bookmark.
Akemi G - Why We Are Born Karma, which originally meant “action” or “deed” in Sanskrit, is about this system of reviewing our previous deeds and choosing differently. Karma doesn’t get back to us unexpectedly. We get back to karma for our highest good. It’s like going back to where we bookmarked.
Ball, Duncan - Ode to a Bookmark O little bookmark slim and slight between the pages closed up tight.
When at last I douse my light you guard my place all through the night.
No matter where that place may be I know you'll keep it just for me.
Then in the morn your squarish head admist the book above my bed.
O little bookmark slim and slight working, working through the night.
AwsomeAud - bookcrossing.com Every slip of paper in the house is my potential bookmark.
Baker, Jes -Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls Our bodies are our physical bookmarks that hold space for us in the world.
Blum, Robin K. Throw out those crumpled receipts, old card catalog cards, and ripped up parking tickets and get yourself some real bookmarks.
Burton, Emme - Fix It For Us I hate the word fine. It is descriptive of nothing. Socially acceptable filler with no true meaning. It’s what you say when you are checking your feelings, unwilling or unable to let yourself be too happy or too sad. Fine. It’s an emotional bookmark. A pause until you can continue the story.
Campbell, Nancy - Thoughts From the Cornfields As well as being a functional tool, a bookmark denotes human effort as decisively as a flagstaff planted on Everest. The sliver of paper silently congratulates the conqueror of a world of letters.
Deep in a story, suddenly you turn a page and find the marker nagging at your curiosity, like a message in a bottle from a forgotten traveller.
Cox, Katy and Uhlig, Sue - Perdue University Galleries A bookmark is usable and a piece of art, therefore it is functional art.
Capote, Truman - Breakfast at Tiffany's and Three Stories I discovered, from observing the trash-basket outside her door, that her regular reading consisted of tabloids and travel folders and astrological charts; that she smoked an esoteric cigarette called Picayunes: survived on cottage cheese and Melba toast; that her vari-colored hair was somewhat self-induced. The same source made it evident that she received V-letters by the bale. They were torn into strips like bookmarks. I used occasinally to pluck myself a bookmark in passing. Remember and miss you and rain and please write and damn and goddamn were the words that recurred most often on these slips; those, and lonesome and love.
Ciardi, John A Bookmark You go out in a ship, up in a plane, Around in a car, and far in a train. But every good book that you begin Goes far, around, up, out and in. As far in as imagining goes To time, or to anywhere anyone knows. Have a good trip! And just in case You stop to rest, I'll hold your place.
Coates, John M. - The Hour Between Dog and Wolf: Risk-taking, Gut Feelings and the Biology of Boom and Bust Damasio and Bechara developed their ‘Somatic Marker Hypothesis’. According to this hypothesis, each event we store in memory comes bookmarked with the bodily sensations – Damasio and Bechara call these ‘somatic markers’ – we felt at the time of living through it for the first time; and these help us decide what to do when we find ourselves in a similar situation.
Coleman, Les Headstone: death’s bookmark.
Coysh, Arthur Wilfred - Collecting Bookmarkers One of the great advantages of collecting bookmarkers is that they are easy to store.
Crockett, Jessie - Maple Mayhem Grampa’s long beard was serving as a bookmark in a well-thumbed paperback with a Western-themed cover.
The Distillery - Bookmarks Are For People That Hate Money I’m not sure how much money the bookmark industry brings in these days. I actually tried a brief search but the term “bookmark” has been co-oped by everyone in technology. My question is: why on earth do people pay for bookmarks anyway? I almost understand beautiful ones like the image attached but these are made of brushed stainless steel!?! Is that really necessary or even prudent? The purpose of a bookmark is to mark your page in a book, yes? Perhaps people also use them to remind themselves that they are rich, appreciate beautiful design, or want to be constantly asked WWJD but I’m not so sure. I think the entire bookmark industry is a conspiracy against our good sense. I’ll keep using a trusty dollar bill as my bookmark…because after all, it’s still cheaper than a bookmark.
Espada, Martin - The Republic of Poetry In the republic of poetry, poets rent a helicopter to bombard the national palace with poems on bookmarks, and everyone in the courtyard rushes to grab a poem fluttering from the sky, blinded by weeping.
The Legend of the Bacon Bookmark, BiblioBuffet Website (discontinued) The oldest reference is from Omaha, NE, which reported that the Omaha Public Library “has a new trophy in its collection of things used as bookmarks - a slice of bacon.” The article wryly observed that “the library staff will not undertake to preserve it.
A preservation librarian at Indiana University was so appalled that she called for establishing the Worst Bookmark of the Year Award after finding a Hostess apple pie inside a book.
Build A Better Bookmark, BiblioBuffet Website (discontinued) The story goes that Art Fry, a new product development researcher at 3M, was frustrated by bookmarks that kept falling out of his choir book, and ultimately created the Post-It® note.
Although many of these novel bookmarks seem like good ideas, it is perhaps an indication of their value that several of them can no longer be found. In the end, simple paper bookmarks or their handy substitutes in the form of tickets, receipts and cards appear to win the day with bookmark users.
Ferreri, Marco - Bookmarks Culture is not only passed on orally or by instinctive imitation, but above all through reading and study, hence also through the assistance of such a small object as a bookmark.
Fischer-Kesselmann, Heidemarie It becomes clear quickly, especially when looking at the home-made bookmarks that there is an intensive and yet largely unexplored relation of the human being to the bookmark.
The bookmark changed in the course of time from the mere text marker to a carrier of communication, from a marker for reading it turned into a mark which can be read for itself.
Gibbs, Cecilia May - Mother of the Gumnuts, p.68 - A biography by Maureen Walsh I thought of the Australian gum leaf, which was an ideal shape for a bookmark and a pretty thing. In the middle of the night I awoke, and in fancy, saw peeping over a long gum leaf, a little bush sprit with a gum nut on its head.
Giorgi, Elizabeth - Being Geek Chic If you love to read, you know there are three kinds of book-markers: the dog-earer, the any old flat object that will hold my spot-er and the beautiful “I even spent money on a bookmark”-er. Of course, if you read an e-reader you totally miss the point, but that is neither here nor there. I fall into the “I even spent money on a bookmark” category. To me, a bookmark is a friendly “hello! we’re so glad you’re back!” statements as I immerse myself back into the text to tackle paragraph after paragraph.
Gravemaker, Marian Some bookmarks are too beautiful to be hidden between the pages of books.
Hamel, Frank - The History and Development of the Bookmarker, The Book-Lover's Magazine, 1906 Many of the public libraries place markers in the books they issue, on some of which the rules and regulations governing the institute appear. Usually they bear the legend 'This marker to be returned with the book? - a much needed but oft-neglected injunction, if we were to take as accurate the statistics given by one librarian. Ten thousand markers were placed in the books, and at the end of three months not one of them could be found!
The story of the bookmarker has not yet been fully told, perhaps because this useful but humble accessory to the library has but slight historical interest apart from that of the volume to which it belongs.
Hazard, Lisa Rusczyk - Sam the Night Person Azzy bookmarked her daydream and pushed it under the bed.
Henning, Gina -How to Bake the Perfect Christmas Cake My own Grandmother and Mother are anti gadget. One time I saw my Mom using the kindle I got her for Christmas as a bookmark in a paperback book.
International Friends of Bookmarks (IFOB) - Newsletter No.2, March 31, 2016 Another statistics demonstrates the situation at the moment very clearly: if you search for “bookmarks” on Gooogle, 76 % of the results show pages relating to “virtual or browser bookmarks”, 14 % of the result are related to other sites such as bookstores, or books which simply have the word bookmark in their title, and only 10 % of the results concern real or physical bookmarks, or "bookmarks for books" how Google names them. This means, the relevance of real bookmarks on the internet is insignificant, or with other words: if you say bookmark most people shall think of a browser bookmark and not of our friends.
Irwin, Alan - Alan Irwin's Blog It’s unfortunate that the Netscape Navigator browser started using the term bookmark back in the mid 1990’s. Internet Explorer uses the term favorite places, and the first web browser, Mosaic, used the term hotlink. But, Navigator was the big web browser during those early, precedent setting days, and the terminology stuck around.
Alan Irwin's Blog - about the bookmark exhibition on Mirage Bookmark website It’s a set of bookmarks advertising their own Bookmark Exhibition. Images of bookmarks in the exhibition are used on the bookmarks advertising the exhibition. I think this is some sort of meta bookmark category.
keksi2 - bookcrossing.com When I start a new book, I like to choose the "right" bookmark, a slip of paper won´t do.
King, Stephen - Danse Macabre Every English teacher who ever did a Monarch or Cliff's Notes ought to be dragged out to his or her quad, drawn and quartered, then cut into tiny pieces, said pieces to be dried and shrunk in the sun and then sold in the college bookstore as bookmarks.
Leigh, Leslie - Murder in Wonderland I want to ask you a question: Who buys bookmarks?" "What do you mean? People who love books?" "You would think, right? But you're wrong. People who read books on the regular, yes, they buy bookmarks. But that rare breed like myself, and apparently our Ms. Cardinal here, people who snuggle with books, they don’t buy bookmarks." No?" "No, we don’t, said Allie, turning pages carefully. "We go through books like crazy. And we'll stop in the middle of one to start another, and then go back to the first one after a long period of time, and we use whatever's at hand to mark our place; a receipt, a ticket stub, a tissue--
little miao - mariser.vox.com I never thought of it, but bacon is actually the perfect size and shape for a bookmark. I'm imagining a nice hardcover edition of Hamlet with a piece of bacon poking out the top - how classy.
Maginnis, Valerie - Mission Viejo Library Back in the good old days, marketing and PR for libraries consisted of a flier or a bookmark. Now, we have to be just as commercially minded as the private sector.
McCracken, Edd - Bookriot / The secret Life of Bookmarks You can tell a lot about someone from their bookmarks. For the reader, they perform a vital role. They are guardians standing in the way of threads being lost, plot points missed. They are a fixed point, a sliver of paper lingering in the gulf between what went before and what is yet to come, like some Dickensian ghost. It is not a job to be given lightly, so we choose our bookmarks wisely.
Maner, Asim - Mirage Bookmark The fact is, only few readers buy a bookmark because they are interested in it's function. Most people buy a bookmark because they find it beautiful. It is sort of love at first sight or impulse buying as marketing gurus would say.
Marcowitz, Bern and Rosenberg, Margot - Collecting Bookmarks The problem is this: you can mark your place in a book and leave that place marked forever. As dealers specializing in old books, we see it frequently: discolored pages preserving the outline of something that should not have been there, whether as bookmark or keepsake.
Ness, Patrick Besides, what was more perfect an object than a book? The different rags of paper, smooth or rough under your fingers. The edge of the page pressed into your thumbprint as you turned a new chapter. The way your bookmark - fancy, modest, scrap paper, candy wrapper - moved through the width of it, marking your progress, a little further each time you folded it shut.
National Preservation Office, The British Library, 1977 Save your bacon - Use a bookmark
Pamuk, Orhan - The New Life As he noticed me, he placed a letter opener with mother-of-pearl inlays as a bookmark between the pages of the book, laid it aside, stood up and said, he has been waiting for me and he is ready.
Picoult, Jodi - The Storyteller If you had to pack your whole life into a suitcase - not just the practical things, like clothing, but the memories of the people you had lost and the girl you had once been - what would you take? The last photograph you had of your mother? A birthday gift from your best friend - a bookmark embroidered by her? A ticket stub from the traveling circus that had come through town two years ago, where you and your father held your breath as jeweled ladies flew through the air, and a brave man stuck his head in the mouth of a lion? Would you take them to make wherever you were going feel like home, or because you needed to remember where you had come from?
Popular Joke Bookmark? You mean quitter strip?
Ray As I lifted her up in my arms, my heart racing with delight; I knew in that moment, my bookmark had found a new home for a night;
Rehse, E. Günther - Lesezeichen, 1994 The bookmark accompanying the books for six hundred years now, curiously didn't receive much attention yet. **editor's note, 2016: Meanwhile we know that bookmarks accompany books for about two thousand years, since the emergence of the codex form of books in the 1st century AD. Earliest History of Bookmarks**
Roberts, Frank X. - Defining the Bookmark, BiblioBuffet Website (discontinued) Perhaps lexicographers might be convinced (though it is doubtful) to limit “bookmark” or “bookmarker” to the definition of the collected item.
From the late 4th century A.D., when it seems the only bookmark available to St Augustine was his finger, to the present where they have become cultural artifacts as numerous as golf balls, bookmarks have remained extremely difficult to define.
Sonnet to a Bookmark Patience, hard thing, but you my trusty mate Have learned the way. Even left out in the rain, Uncomplaining you mark the poet's old refrain, "They also serve who only stand and wait." Though drowned in coffee stains and many a tear, Soldier-like you stand and keep the guard; When weary heads begin to nod, you're there, Between the pages keeping watch and ward. There is a lesson in your quiet ways: That we who frown and fret might try to learn Like you awhile to stop and think and look; To put some simple patience in our days, And find at last the truth for which we yearn Stands within, not on the pages of our book.
Roberts, Lauren - Bookmarks: A Personal Passion I’d never been a collector—until I latched onto bookmarks.
Roten, Michèle - Das Magazin, 50 - 2007 Used books are my dearest: notes on the margin, old tickets and postcards as bookmarks from persons who on the other end of the world may have gotten a murderer or are dead now, but for a short time the same story was performed in our heads, we read the same story.
Rowell, Rainbow - Eleanor & Park Dumb. He should have gotten the pen. Jewelry was so public ... and personal, which was why he'd bought it. He couldn't buy Eleanor a pen. Or a bookmark. He didn't have bookmarklike feelings for her.
Semple, Maria When I graduated high school, I was one of many English-majors-to-be traveling through Europe with a copy of 'Let's Go Europe' in one hand, 'Anna Karenina' in the other, a Eurail pass for a bookmark.
Simmons, Carol - Director, Daly City Library The most unusual thing I ever found returned in a book was a passport - being used as a bookmark ...
Simon and Garfunkel - The Dangling Conversation, Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme And you read your Emily Dickinson, And I, my Robert Frost, And we note our place with bookmarkers That measure what we've lost.
Skinner, Frank - Frank Skinner on the Road I walked back into the bedroom and, after all that, I actually was surprised. She lay on the bed, her hands nonchalantly behind her head, with the banana between her legs. Only half of it was alfresco. It was if we'd had sex and then, before heading for the bathroom, I'd bookmarked her vagina so as not to lose my place.
Spielberg, Steven Why pay a dollar for a bookmark? Why not use the dollar for a bookmark? - AwsomeAud | bookcrossing.com That won't work very well in Canada, where the dollars are coins!
- Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. Reading the bookmark site, I'm with Spielberg, only I'd rather use the dollar to buy another book and use the cash register receipt for a bookmark.
- Richard Lomboy - winner of a competition to find the best answer for Steven Spielberg's question, staged on Mirage Bookmark website in 2010 For the same reason why we use fork and knife instead of our hands.
Standley, Peter Although it must be at least 20 years since I first started collecting, I continue to be surprised that even after all that time I still find bookmarks of a type or design I have not seen before.
Staves, Dana Bookmarks truly make a perfect gift. They can be tucked discretely into a book or a stocking. They are are a useful and necessary part of any bookworm’s collection. There’s no such thing as too many bookmarks – that would be like saying one has too many scarves; not possible.
Taylor, Laini I love bookshelves, and stacks of books, spines, typography, and the feel of pages between my fingertips. I love bookmarks, and old bindings, and stars in margins next to beautiful passages.
Woolf, Virginia - To the Lighthouse .. lent her his books… but could he believe that Minta read them? She dragged them about the garden, sticking in leaves to mark the place.
- The Waves Happiness is in the quiet, ordinary things. A table, a chair, a book with a paper-knife stuck between the pages. And the petal falling from the rose, and the light flickering as we sit silent.
Wright, Steven I just got out of the hospital. I was in a speed-reading accident. I hit a bookmark.
Denn sind Lesezeichen in gewisser Weise nicht auch ein Spiegel unseres Selbst? Sagt es nicht einiges über mich, aus welchem Material sie bestehen, was darauf abgebildet ist, ob sie handgefertigt oder ein Werbegeschenk sind? Vielleicht ist mein Lesezeichen alt, verknickt oder es sind darauf Sätze notiert, die ich bei der Lektüre besonders schön fand? Was würde ein Fremder wohl über mich denken, wenn er mein Lesezeichen fände? Are bookmarks not in a certain way a mirror of ourselves? Doesn't it tell quite a lot about me which material they are made of, what is depicted on them, whether they are handmade ones or giveaways? Maybe my bookmark is old, creased or sentences are noted on it, sentences I found beautiful while reading? What would a stranger think about me if he would discover my bookmark?
So bewahre ich in meiner Schreibtischschublade unter anderem Lesezeichen aus einem Shanghaier Hotel, einer Londoner Buchhandlung und einem Ort aus der Schweiz auf. Für mich sind sie mehr als Werbegeschenke, sie sind Zeugen meiner Erlebnisse. Thus I keep in my desk drawer among others bookmarks of a hotel in Shanghai, a bookshop in London, and a place in Switzerland. For me they are more than giveaways, they are witnesses of my experiences and adventures.