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  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a book! The book exists for us, perchance, that will explain our miracles and reveal new ones. The at present unutterable things we may find somewhere uttered.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors.
  • Elizabeth Hardwick
    Elizabeth Hardwick
    American literary critic, novelist, and short story writer 1916-2007
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    Books give not wisdom where none was before. But where some is, there reading makes it more.
  • Groucho Marx
    Groucho Marx
    American comic actor 1895-1977
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    From the moment I picked up your book until I laid it down, I was convulsed with laughter. Some day I intend on reading it.
    Source: Life (9 geb. 1962), over Dawn Ginsbergh's Revenge van S.J. Perelman
  • Thomas Jefferson
    Thomas Jefferson
    American statesman 1743-1826
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    My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.
  • Albert Einstein
    Albert Einstein
    German - American physicist 1879-1955
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    Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
  • 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. C. Fields
    W. C. Fields
    American Actor 1879-1946
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    W. C. Fields, a lifetime agnostic, was discovered reading a Bible on his deathbed. ''I'm looking for a loop-hole,'' he explained.
  • Bruce Schneier
    Bruce Schneier
    American cryptographer, computer security professional and writer 1963-
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    ... if anyone thinks they can get an accurate picture of anyplace on the planet by reading news reports, they're sadly mistaken.
    Source: Schneier, Bruce (2005)
  • John Ruskin
    John Ruskin
    English art critic 1819-1900
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    A book worth reading is worth buying.
  • David Mitchell
    David Mitchell
    English novelist and screenwriter 1969-
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    A book you finish reading is not the same book it was before you read it.
    Source: Number9Dream (2007) 365
  • Boris Becker
    Boris Becker
    German tennis player 1967-
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    A few years after my first son was born, he wanted to know how we chose his name, so I began reading him the story of Noah's Ark.
  • Jane Austen
    Jane Austen
    English writer 1775-1817
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    A fondness for reading, properly directed, must be an education in itself.
  • Ben Jonson
    Ben Jonson
    British Dramatist, Poet 1573-1637
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    A gentleman reading a poem that began with Where is that man that never yet did hear
    Of fair Penelope, Ulysses' queen? calling his cook, asked if he had ever heard of her, who answering No, demonstrate to him Lo, there the man that never yet did hear
    Of fair Penelope, Ulysses' queen.
    Source: Conversations with William Drummond of Hawthornden
  • William Styron
    William Styron
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    A great book should leave you with many experiences and slightly exhausted at the end. You should live several lives while reading it.
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