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  • John Updike
    John Updike
    American writer and criticus 1932-
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    Our brains are no longer conditioned for reverence and awe. We cannot imagine a Second Coming that would not be cut down to size by the televised evening news, or a Last Judgment not subject to pages of holier-than-thou second-guessing in The New York Review of Books.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
    Henry David Thoreau
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    Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all.
  • Voltaire
    Voltaire
    French writer and philosopher (ps. of François Marie Arouet) 1694-1778
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    The multitude of books is making us ignorant.
  • Katherine Mansfield
    Katherine Mansfield
    New Zealand-born British Author 1888-1923
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    The pleasure of all reading is doubled when one lives whith another who shares the same books.
  • W. E. B. Du Bois
    W. E. B. Du Bois
    American sociologist, historian, civil rights activist and writer 1868-1963
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    There are certain books in the world which every searcher for truth must know: the Bible, the Critique of Pure Reason, the Origin of Species, and Karl Marx's Capital.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    To read well, that is, to read true books in a true spirit, is a noble exercise, and one that will task the reader more than any other exercise which the customs of the day esteem. It requires a training such as the athletes underwent, the steady intention almost of the whole life to this object.
  • Harold S. Geneen
    Harold S. Geneen
    American Accountant, Industrialist, CEO, ITT 1910-
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    When you have mastered numbers, you will in fact no longer be reading numbers, any more than you read words when reading books You will be reading meanings.
  • Horace
    Horace
    Roman poet 65-8 BC
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    Wisdom is not wisdom when it is derived from books alone.
  • Samuel Butler
    Samuel Butler
    English poet 1612-1680
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    An apology for the devil: it must be remembered that we have heard one side of the case. God has written all the books.
  • Candace Camp
    Candace Camp
    American writer 1949-
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    'The Marrying Season' is the final book in the 'Legend of St. Dwynwen' series, and in each of the three books, a small village church in the Cotswolds plays a significant role.
  • Carl Sagan
    Carl Sagan
    American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist and author 1934-1996
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    A book is made from a tree. It is an assemblage of flat, flexible parts (still called "leaves") imprinted with dark pigmented squiggles. One glance at it and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, the author is speaking, clearly and silently, inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people, citizens of distant epochs, who never knew one another. Books break th
  • Bill Walsh
    Bill Walsh
    American football coach 1931-2007
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    A harsh reality of newspaper editing is that the deadlines don't allow for the polish that you expect in books or even magazines.
  • Carlos Ruiz Zafon
    Carlos Ruiz Zafon
    Spanish novelist 1964-2020
    Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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    A modern-day Dickens with a popular voice and a genius for storytelling in any genre, Stephen King has written many wonderful books.
  • Walt Whitman
    Walt Whitman
    American poet, essayist, and journalist 1819-1892
    Walt Whitman
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    A morning glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books.
  • Walt Whitman
    Walt Whitman
    American poet, essayist, and journalist 1819-1892
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    A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books.
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