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I would sooner read a timetable or a catalog than nothing at all.

W. Somerset Maugham Quotes

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Reading is like permitting a man to talk a long time, and refusing you the right to answer.

Ed Howe Quotes

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Unlike other people, our reviewers are powerful because they believe in nothing.

Harold Clurman Quotes

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Critics are usually kinder to cheaper movies than to those they perceive to be big Hollywood releases. They cut you a lot more slack if you spend less money, which makes no sense.

Ethan Coen Quotes

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Writing about music is like dancing about architecture; it's a really stupid thing to want to do.

Elvis Costello Quotes

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It is very perplexing how an intrepid frontier people, who fought a wilderness, floods, tornadoes, and the Rockies, cower before criticism, which is regarded as a malignant tumor in the imagination.

Edward Dahlberg Quotes

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Wear the old coat and buy the new book.

Austin Phelps Quotes

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The reason that there are so few good books written is that so few people who write know anything.

Walter Bagehot Quotes

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If writers were good businessmen, they'd have too much sense to be writers.

Irvin S. Cobb Quotes

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In America only the successful writer is important, in France all writers are important, in England no writer is important, and in Australia you have to explain what a writer is.

Geoffrey Cottrell Quotes

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There's one good kind of writer -- a dead one.

James T. Farrell Quotes

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Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths pure theatre.

Gail Godwin Quotes

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We should be as careful of the books we read, as of the company we keep. The dead very often have more power than the living.

Tryon Edwards Quotes

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Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them all.

Henry David Thoreau Quotes

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I divide all readers into two classes: those who read to remember and those who read to forget.

William Lyon Phelps Quotes

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I remember when I was in college, people told me I couldn't play in the NBA. There's always somebody saying you can't do it, and those people have to be ignored.

Bill Cartwright Quotes

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Words represent your intellect. The sound, gesture and movement represent your feelings.

Patrica Fripp Quotes

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Gentle words, quiet words, are after all the most powerful words. They are more convincing, more compelling, more prevailing.

W. Gladden Quotes

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Keep your words sweet -- you may have to eat them. I expect to pass through this world but once; any good thing therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now; let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.

Stephan Grellet Quotes

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Some authors should be paid by the quantity NOT written.

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He had read much, if one considers his long life; but his contemplation was much more than his reading. He was wont to say that if he had read as much as other men he should have known no more than other men.

John Aubrey Quotes

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Books are men of higher stature; the only men that speak aloud for future times to hear.

E.s. Barrett Quotes

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Satire is often the reflection of a kind of moral nausea.

Crand Briton Quotes

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Though by whim, envy, or resentment led, they damn those authors whom they never read.

Charles Churchill Quotes

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The surest way to make a monkey of a man is to quote him.

Robert Benchley Quotes

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