"The world may be full of fourth-rate writers but it's also full of fourth-rate readers."
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"Hypocrite reader -- my fellow -- my brother!"
"Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house."
"Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?"
"When I am dead, I hope it may be said: His sins were scarlet, but his books were read."
"Books are not men and yet they stay alive."
"I read the newspaper avidly. It is my one form of continuous fiction."
"Reading is not a duty, and has consequently no business to be made disagreeable."
"Read nothing that you do not care to remember, and remember nothing you do not mean to use."
"You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them."
"There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them."
"It is well to read everything of something, and something of everything."
"Begin to read a book that will help you move toward your dream."
"Books succeed, and lives fail."
"Reading without purpose is sauntering not exercise."
"In science read the newest works, in literature read the oldest."
"The oldest books are still only just out to those who have not read them."
"'Tis pleasant, sure, to see one's name in print; A book's a book, although there's nothing in it."
"The reading or non-reading a book will never keep down a single petticoat."
"A novel is never anything, but a philosophy put into images."
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