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Books Teach Something

I don’t think there is any book that can’t teach you something, even if it is how not to tell a story. Mary Higgins Clark, from By the Book, requoted from Reader’s Digest, July/August 2016 issue, page 29.

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Without Books

I cannot live without books. Thomas Jefferson, in a letter to John Adams (June 10, 1815), quoted in What Liberals Believe, page 164, edited by William Martin

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Bookworms

People who love reading are often called bookworms – but that’s the wrong way around. It’s not you that worms into a book; it is books that worm into you. Amanda Craig, quoted in the “Independent” (UK), re-quoted in “The … Continue reading

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Books

It is books that are a key to the wide world; if you can’t do anything else, read all that you can. Jane Hamilton, from “The Book of Ruth” quoted from “Reader’s Disgest”, July 1997

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Mark Twain Quotes

Nothing needs reforming as other people’s habits. From “Reader’s Digest” 1996 calendar I have never let my schooling interfere with my education. From “Reader’s Digest” Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example. … Continue reading

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Oscar Wilde Quotes

“I have nothing to declare but my brilliance.” Oscar Wilde, after being asked what did he have to declare by a N.Y. customs agent “Men always want to be a woman’s first love. Women have a more subtle instinct: what … Continue reading

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How To Destroy a Culture

You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them. Ray Bradbury

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A Room Without Books

A room without books is like a body without a soul. Cicero

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