"The multitude of books is a great evil. There is no limit to this fever for writing."
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"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."
"I would sooner read a timetable or a catalog than nothing at all."
"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."
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