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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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The place where you can search and browse over 65,000 famous quotes, quotations, proverbs,  quotable words, epigrams, and aphorisms from famous people and works of literature from past to present.
 

 :: 10 Quotes of the Moment

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A book is a garden, an orchard, a storehouse, a party, a company by the way, a counselor, a multitude of counselors.
~ Henry Ward Beecher - [Books and Reading]

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Books are men of higher stature; the only men that speak aloud for future times to hear.
~ E.S. Barrett - [Books and Reading]

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Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house.
~ Henry Ward Beecher - [Books and Reading]

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Books are not men and yet they stay alive.
~ Stephen Vincent Benet - [Books and Reading]

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Does there, I wonder, exist a being who has read all, or approximately all, that the person of average culture is supposed to have read, and that not to have read is a social sin? If such a being does exist, surely he is an old, a very old man.
~ Arnold Bennett - [Books and Reading]

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Everything in this book may be wrong. [The Savior's Manual]
~ Richard Bach - [Books and Reading]

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Footnotes are the finer-suckered surfaces that allow testicular paragraphs to hold fast to the wider reality of the library.
~ Nicholson Baker - [Books and Reading]

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He has only half learned the art of reading who has not added to it the more refined art of skipping and skimming.
~ Arthur James Balfour - [Books and Reading]

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He that loves a book will never want a faithful friend, a wholesome counselor, a cheerful companion, an effectual comforter. By study, by reading, by thinking, one may innocently divert and pleasantly entertain himself, as in all weathers, as in all fortunes.
~ Barrow - [Books and Reading]

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Hypocrite reader -- my fellow -- my brother!
~ Charles Baudelaire - [Books and Reading]

 

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