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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

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

Reading is a conversation. All books talk. But a good book listens as well. Mark Haddon
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The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page. Augustine of Hippo

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

No book is really worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally – and often far more – worth reading at the age of fifty and beyond. C.S. Lewis
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If you go home with somebody, and they don't have books, don't fuck 'em! John Waters

And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything. William Shakespeare

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

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

All good books have one thing in common - they are truer than if they had really happened. Ernest Hemingway

The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid. Jane Austen


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