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"This will never be a civilized country until we expend more money for books than we do for chewing gum." Elbert Hubbard 2.888888888888889 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"Reading makes a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man." Francis Bacon 3.857142857142857 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"Every reader finds himself. The writer's work is merely a kind of optical instrument that makes it possible for the reader to discern what, without this book, he would perhaps never have seen in himself." Marcel Proust 4.555555555555555 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we spent with a favorite book." Marcel Proust 4.714285714285714 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new at all." Abraham Lincoln 3.6666666666666665 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"Any reviewer who expresses rage and loathing for a novel is preposterous. He or she is like a person who has put on full armor and attacked a hot fudge sundae." Kurt Vonnegut 4.181818181818182 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"This report, by its very length, defends itself against the risk of being read." Winston Churchill 4.703703703703703 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"The advice of their elders to young men is very apt to be as unreal as a list of the hundred best books." Oliver Wendell Holmes 3 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"But what is the difference between literature and journalism? Journalism is unreadable and literature is not read. That is all." Oscar Wilde 4.428571428571429 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"A truly great book should be read in youth, again in maturity and once more in old age, as a fine building should be seen by morning light, at noon and by moonlight." Robertson Davies 4.666666666666667 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"A room without books is like a body without a soul." GK Chesterton 4.466666666666667 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers." Thomas Jefferson 3.8666666666666667 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"The books we read should be chosen with great care, that they may be, as an Egyptian king wrote over his library, "The medicines of the soul."" Oliver Wendell Holmes 3 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"A good book is the best of friends, the same to-day and for ever." Martin Farquhar Tupper 4.666666666666667 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"There is no friend as loyal as a book." Ernest Hemingway 5 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"Ideally a book would have no order to it, and the reader would have to discover his own." Mark Twain 3.75 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force." Dorothy Parker 4.9411764705882355 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing." Benjamin Franklin 4.642857142857143 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting." Edmund Burke 4.375 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"Many books require no thought from those who read them, and for a very simple reason; they made no such demand upon those who wrote them." Charles Caleb Colton 3.6666666666666665 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote


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