"There was a time when the world acted on books; now books act on the world."
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"The worst thing about new books is that they keep us from reading the old ones."
"One man is as good as another until he has written a book."
"I am a part of everything that I have read."
"He has left off reading altogether, to the great improvement of his originality."
"What is reading, but silent conversation."
"Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing."
"You've really got to start hitting the books because it's no joke out here."
"There are very many people who read simply to prevent themselves from thinking."
"A book is a mirror: If an ass peers into it, you can't expect an apostle to look out."
"The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who'll get me a book I ain't read."
"All books are either dreams or swords."
"Books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind."
"What a sense of security in an old book which time has criticized for us."
"The multitude of books is a great evil. There is no limit to this fever for writing."
"A novel must be exceptionally good to live as long as the average cat."
"Everything in the world exists to end up in a book."
"The pleasure of reading is doubled when one lives with another who shares the same books."
"Once we have learned to read, meaning of words can somehow register without consciousness."
"Readers are plentiful: thinkers are rare."
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