Excellent Books on Writing
They Say I Say, a book about essay writing.
The Writing Life, by Annie Dillard
Writing Down the Bones, by Natalie Goldberg
Bird by Bird, by Ann Lamott.
Books of Quotations
The Oxford Book of Aphorisms, by Oxford Press
The Secret Heart of the Clock: A Book of Aphorisms by Elias Canetti (Nobel Prize winner)
The Sayings of the Buddha, by Siddhartha Gautama
Logic and Life-Planning
What Color is Your Parachute?: A career guidance book
The Artist's Way: creative direction, with helpful quotations
The Dimensional Philosopher's Toolkit (2013), including an objective knowledge system by Nathan Coppedge