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To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.

No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader.
Never judge a book by its movie.
Books are lighthouses erected in the great sea of time.
Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. It is wholesome and bracing for the mind to have its faculties kept on the stretch.
A book worth reading is worth buying.
This book is not to be tossed lightly aside, but to be hurled with great force.
What is reading, but silent conversation.
Old books, you know well, are books of the world's youth, and new books are the fruits of its age.
If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.
There is more treasure in books than in all the pirates loot on Treasure Island and best of all, you can enjoy these riches every day of your life.
The reading of all good books is like a conversation with all the finest men of past centuries.
You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.
A conventional good read is usually a bad read, a relaxing bath in what we know already. A true good read is surely an act of innovative creation in which we, the readers, become conspirators.
The failure to read good books both enfeebles the vision and strengthens our most fatal tendency --the belief that the here and now is all there is.
Of all the ways of acquiring books, writing them oneself is regarded as the most praiseworthy method. Writers are really people who write books not because they are poor, but because they are dissatisfied with the books which they could buy but do not like.
A book is a garden, an orchard, a storehouse, a party, a company by the way, a counselor, a multitude of counselors.
Some books are undeservedly forgotten; none are undeservedly remembered.
Those who do not read are no better off than those who cannot read.
A classic is something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read.
Without books the development of civilization would have been impossible. They are the engines of change, windows on the world, Lighthouses as the poet said erected in the sea of time. They are companions, teachers, magicians, bankers of the treasures of the mind, Books are humanity in print.
Everything you need for better future and success has already been written. And guess what? All you have to do is go to the library.
A book is a part of life, a manifestation of life, just as much as a tree or a horse or a star. It obeys its own rhythms, its own laws, whether it be a novel, a play, or a diary. The deep, hidden rhythm of life is always there -- that of the pulse, the heart beat.
The book to read is not the one which thinks for you, but the one which makes you think. No book in the world equals the Bible for that.
When I get a little money, I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes.
Buy good books, and read them; the best books are the commonest, and the last editions are always the best, if the editors are not blockheads.
God be thanked for books; they are the voices of the distant and the dead, and make us heirs of the spiritual life of past ages.
Reading a book is like re-writing it for yourself. You bring to a novel, anything you read, all your experience of the world. You bring your history and you read it in your own terms.
What we become depends on what we read after all the professors have finished with us. The greatest university of all is the collection of books.
Books are masters who instruct us without rods or ferules, without words or anger, without bread or money. If you approach them, they are not asleep; if you seek them, they do not hide; if you blunder, they do not scold; if you are ignorant, they do not laugh at you.
Begin to read a book that will help you move toward your dream.
All the best stories in the world are but one story in reality -- the story of escape. It is the only thing which interests us all and at all times, how to escape.
Books are men of higher stature; the only men that speak aloud for future times to hear.
There is no such thing as a moral book or an immoral book. Books are well written or badly written. That is all.
The books we think we ought to read are poky, dull, and dry; The books that we would like to read we are ashamed to buy; The books that people talk about we never can recall; And the books that people give us, oh, they're the worst of all.
A good book is the best of friends, the same today and for ever.
Most books, like their authors, are born to die; of only a few books can it be said that death has no dominion over them; they live, and their influence lives forever.

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