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

A book must be the ax for the frozen sea within us.
Franz Kafka

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

Books let us into their souls and lay open to us the secrets of our own.
William Hazlitt

I hate books; they only teach us to talk about things we know nothing about.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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

Man no longer dreams over a book in which a soft voice, a constant companion, observes, exhorts, or sighs with him through the pangs of youth and age. Today he is more likely to sit before a screen and dream the mass dream which comes from outside.
Loren Eiseley /Strangeness in the Proportion /

Nature and books belong to the eyes that see them.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Remember that the book which bores you when you are twenty or thirty will open doors for you when you are forty or fifty-and vise versa. Don’t read a book out of its right time for you.
Doris Lessing

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

The demand that stories must be “about” something is from Communist thinking and, further back, from religious thinking, with its desire for self-improvement books as simple-minded as the messages on samplers.
Doris Lessing

The multitude of books is making us ignorant.

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

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

Wherever they burn books they will also, in the end, burn human beings
Heinrich Heine

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