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I was bookish and dorky in high school, so the best part of this movie was getting to be on the other side.
— Piper Perabo —

Why, he was so handsome and brave that no one would ever have suspected that he was bookish!

— Gerald Morris

All witches who'd lived in her cottage were bookish types. They thought you could see life through books but you couldn't, the reason being that the words got in the way.

— Terry Pratchett

There was something unusual about him, or something behind him. It might be that he was bookish - never came to see you without taking up the book on the table (he was now reading, with his bootlaces trailing on the floor); or that he was a gentleman, which showed itself in the way he knocked the ashes out of his pipe, and in his manners of course to women.

— Virginia Woolf

It is when we are faced with death that we turn most bookish.

— Jules Renard

I felt a bit bookish, cut off from life.

— Ray Bradbury

He was bookish, she was not; he was theoretical, she political. She called a rose a rose. He called it an accumulation of cultural and biological constructions circulating around the mutually attracting binary poles of nature/artifice.

— Zadie Smith

The pleasure of this sort of life-bookish, she supposed it might be called, a reading life- had made her isolation into a rich and even subversive thing.

— Louise Erdrich

The not-so-bookish librarian was half angel, half she-devil, so sayeth the rumor mill.

— Ellen Hopkins

Knowledge gained through experience is far superior and many times more useful than bookish knowledge.

— Mahatma Gandhi

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