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A person of mature years and ripe development, who is expecting nothing from literature but the corroboration and renewal of past ideas, may find satisfaction in a lucidity so complete as to occasion no imaginative excitement, but young and ambitious students are not content with it. They seek the excitement because they are capable of the growth that it accompanies.

Perhaps there are none more lazy, or more truly ignorant, than your everlasting readers.
Books are but waste paper unless we spend in action the wisdom we get from thought -- asleep. When we are weary of the living, we may repair to the dead, who have nothing of peevishness, pride, or design in their conversation.
At least half the mystery novels published violate the law that the solution, once revealed, must seem to be inevitable.
A good title is the title of a successful book.
The novel can't compete with cars, the movies, television, and liquor. A guy who's had a good feed and tanked up on good wine gives his old lady a kiss after supper and his day is over. Finished.
Surviving and thriving as a professional today demands two new approaches to the written word. First, it requires a new approach to orchestrating information, by skillfully choosing what to read and what to ignore. Second, it requires a new approach to integrating information, by reading faster and with greater comprehension.
Tis pleasant, sure, to see one's name in print; A book's a book, although there's nothing in it.
The reading or non-reading a book will never keep down a single petticoat.
Reading without purpose is sauntering not exercise.
The lessons taught in great books are misleading. The commerce in life is rarely so simple and never so just.
Reading is not a duty, and has consequently no business to be made disagreeable.
Hypocrite reader -- my fellow -- my brother!
Everything in this book may be wrong. [The Savior's Manual]

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