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The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries. Rene Descartes

Honesty is the first chapter of the book wisdom. Thomas Jefferson

look for a long time at what pleases you, and longer still at what pains you... Colette

Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life. Mark Twain

A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest. C.S. Lewis

If a book about failures doesn't sell, is it a success? Jerry Seinfeld

The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page. Saint Augustine

Reading is a conversation. All books talk. But a good book listens as well. Mark Haddon
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What we become depends on what we read after all of the professors have finished with us. The greatest university of all is a collection of books. Thomas Carlyle

If you go home with somebody, and they don't have books, don't fuck 'em! John Waters

We don't need lists of rights and wrongs, tables of do's and don'ts: we need books, time, and silence. Thou shalt not is soon forgotten, but Once upon a time lasts forever. Philip Pullman

Writing a book is a very lonely business. You are totally cut off from the rest of the world, submerged in your obsessions and memories. Mario Vargas Llosa

A book is never a masterpiece: it becomes one. Genius is the talent of a dead man. Edmond de Goncourt

Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten. Neil Gaiman

It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole book. Friedrich Nietzsche

Authors with quotes about book
Ezra Pound
Thomas Keller
Cornelia Funke
Jonathan Coe

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