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For books are more than books, they are the life, the very heart and core of ages past, the reason why men worked and died, the essence and quintessence of their lives.

Amy Lowell Quotes

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Outside of a dog, a man's best friend is a book. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.

Groucho Marx Quotes

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Learning hath gained most by those books by which the printers have lost.

Thomas Fuller Quotes

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I am not a speed reader. I am a speed understander.

Isaac Asimov Quotes

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The printing press is either the greatest blessing or the greatest curse of modern times, sometimes one forgets which it is.

Sir James M. Barrie Quotes

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A novel is never anything, but a philosophy put into images.

Albert Camus Quotes

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Books are the blessed chloroform of the mind.

Robert Chambers Quotes

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The flood of print has turned reading into a process of gulping rather than savoring.

Warren Chappell Quotes

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The great American novel has not only already been written, it has already been rejected.

Frank Dane Quotes

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I heard his library burned down and both books were destroyed -- and one of them hadn't even been colored in yet.

John Dawkins Quotes

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Never judge a book by its movie.

J. W. Eagan Quotes

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The greatest gift is the passion for reading. It is cheap, it consoles, it distracts, it excites, it gives you knowledge of the world and experience of a wide kind. It is a moral illumination.

Elizabeth Hardwick Quotes

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Books give not wisdom where none was before. But where some is, there reading makes it more.

John Harington Quotes

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The best of a book is not the thought which it contains, but the thought which it suggests; just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones but in the echoes of our hearts.

Oliver Wendell Holmes Quotes

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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."

Paxton Hood Quotes

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A book might be written on the injustice of the just.

Anthony Hope Quotes

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The Bible remained for me a book of books, still divine -- but divine in the sense that all great books are divine which teach men how to live righteously.

Sir Arthur Keith Quotes

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What is reading, but silent conversation.

Walter Savage Landor Quotes

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Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.

Harper Lee Quotes

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The pleasure of reading is doubled when one lives with another who shares the same books.

Katherine Mansfield Quotes

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Once we have learned to read, meaning of words can somehow register without consciousness.

Anthony Marcel Quotes

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Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.

Richard McKenna Quotes

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Deep versed in books and shallow in himself.

John Milton Quotes

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A dose of poison can do its work but once. A bad book can go on poisoning minds for generations.

William Murray Quotes

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A library is thought in cold storage.

Herbert Samuel Quotes

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