"I would sooner read a timetable or a catalog than nothing at all."
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"What is important is not to be able to read rapidly, but to be able to decide what not to read."
"A successful book cannot afford to be more than ten percent new."
"There are two kinds of books. Those that no one reads and those that no one ought to read."
"A person who publishes a book appears willfully in public with his pants down."
"Deep versed in books and shallow in himself."
"Books and marriage go ill together."
"No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor is any pleasure so lasting."
"Every abridgement of a good book is a fool abridged."
"You will find most books worth reading are worth reading twice."
"A dose of poison can do its work but once. A bad book can go on poisoning minds for generations."
"Read good, big important things."
"This book is not to be tossed lightly aside, but to be hurled with great force."
"The last thing one discovers in composing a work is what to put first."
"Let blockheads read what blockheads wrote."
"The mere brute pleasure of reading --the sort of pleasure a cow must have in grazing."
"A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author."
"A book is the only immortality."
"A room without books is like a body without a soul."
"Perhaps there are none more lazy, or more truly ignorant, than your everlasting readers."
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