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"Most people are other people, their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation" ~Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

 

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A bad book is the worse that it cannot repent. It has not been the devil's policy to keep the masses of mankind in ignorance; but finding that they will read, he is doing all in his power to poison their books.
~ E.N. Kirk - [Books and Reading]

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A book is a mirror: If an ass peers into it, you can't expect an apostle to look out.
~ Georg C. Lichtenberg - [Books and Reading]

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A vacuum of ideas affects people differently than a vacuum of air, otherwise readers of books would be constantly collapsing.
~ Georg C. Lichtenberg - [Books and Reading]

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After all, the world is not a stage -- not to me: nor a theatre: nor a show-house of any sort. And art, especially novels, are not little theatres where the reader sits aloft and watches... and sighs, commiserates, condones and smiles. That's what you want a book to be: because it leaves you so safe and superior, with your two-dollar ticket to the show. And that's what my books are not and never will be. Whoever reads me will be in the thick of the scrimmage, and if he doesn't like it -- if he wants a safe seat in the audience -- let him read someone else.
~ D. H. Lawrence - [Books and Reading]

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Borrowers of books --those mutilators of collections, spoilers of the symmetry of shelves, and creators of odd volumes.
~ Charles Lamb - [Books and Reading]

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Do we write books so that they shall merely be read? Don't we also write them for employment in the household? For one that is read from start to finish, thousands are leafed through, other thousands lie motionless, others are jammed against mouseholes, thrown at rats, others are stood on, sat on, drummed on, have gingerbread baked on them or are used to light pipes.
~ Georg C. Lichtenberg - [Books and Reading]

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For a good book has this quality, that it is not merely a petrifaction of its author, but that once it has been tossed behind, like Deucalion's little stone, it acquires a separate and vivid life of its own.
~ Caroline Lejeune - [Books and Reading]

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He has left off reading altogether, to the great improvement of his originality.
~ Charles Lamb - [Books and Reading]

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I can't bear art that you can walk round and admire. A book should be either a bandit or a rebel or a man in the crowd.
~ D. H. Lawrence - [Books and Reading]

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I feel like I'm drowning. Every night, I'm carrying home loads of things to read but I'm too exhausted. I keep clipping things and Xeroxing them and planning to read them eventually, but I just end up throwing it all away and feeling guilty.
~ Ghita Levine - [Books and Reading]

 

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