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'Classic.' A book which people praise and don't read.
Mark Twain

Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
Albert Einstein

Anything in parentheses can be ignored.
/Murphy's Law/

Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.
Mark Twain

Berneathys formula fact: Instruction manuals are for losers
/Murphy's Law/

Education... has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.
G. M. Trevelyan

Every reader, as he reads, is actually the reader of himself. The writer's work is only a kind of optical instrument he provides the reader so he can discern what he might never have seen in himself without this book. The reader's recognition in himself of what the book says is the proof of the book's truth.
Marcel Proust /Time Regained/

I never know what I think about something until I read what I've written on it.
William Faulkner

I've never know any trouble than an hour's reading didn't assuage.
Arthur Schopenhauer

If we wish to know the force of human genius, we should read Shakespeare. If we wish to see the insignificance of human learning, we may study his commentators.
William Hazlitt

Keep reading. It's one of the most marvelous adventures that anyone can have.
Lloyd Alexander

Let us read and let us dance - two amusements that will never do any harm to the world.

No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting.
Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading.
Logan P. Smith

Read not to contradict and confute, nor to believe and take for granted... but to weigh and consider.
Francis Bacon

Read the directions and directly you will be directed in the right direction.
Lewis Carroll /Alice in Wonderland/

Reading is equivalent to thinking with someone else's head instead of with one's own.
Arthur Schopenhauer

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.
Albert Einstein

Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.
Francis Bacon

The illiterate of the future will not be the person who cannot read. It will be the person who does not know how to learn.
Alvin Toffler

The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.
Thomas Jefferson

The most important service rendered by the press and the magazines is that of educating people to approach printed matter with distrust.
Samuel Butler

The worst thing about new books is that they keep us from reading the old ones.
John Wayne

There's many a bestseller that could have been prevented by a good teacher.
Flannery O'Connor

To buy books would be a good thing if we also could buy the time to read them.
Arthur Schopenhauer

When all else fails, read the instructions.
/Murphy's Law/

When I read about the way in which library funds are being cut and cut, I can only think that American society has found one more way to destroy itself.
Isaac Asimov

When you re-read a classic you do not see in the book more than you did before. You see more in you than there was before.
Cliffton Fadiman

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