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                         QUOTES ABOUT BOOKS
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Thank you for sending me a copy of your book - I'll waste no time
reading it. -Moses Hadas

This book fills a much-needed gap.
-Moses Hadas (1900-1966) in a review

Readers are plentiful; thinkers are rare. -Harriet Martineau

If you believe everything you read, better not read. -Japanese proverb

The world is coming to an end. Please return your library books. 

What progress we are making. In the Middle Ages they would have burned
me. Now they are content with burning my books. -Sigmund Freud 

No book is really worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally
(and often far more) worth reading at the age of fifty and beyond.
-Clive Staples Lewis

Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.
-Mark Twain

Never turn down the opportunity to read a book, they're just movies
for smart people.

A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells
us the truth about its author. -Gilbert K. Chesterton

Books are good enough in their own way, but they are a poor substitute
for life. -Robert Louis Stevenson 

To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
-Edmund Burke

The books that the world calls immoral are the books that show the
world its own shame. -Oscar Wilde

It's more fun writing bad books than reading good ones.
-Werner Lansburgh

Booklovers are thought by unbookish people to be gentle and unworldly,
and perhaps a few of them are so. But there are others who will lie
and scheme and steal to get books as wildly and unconsciously as the
dope-taker in pursuit of his drug. -Robertson Davies

The test of literature is, I suppose, whether we ourselves live more
intensely for the reading of it. -Elizabeth Drew

No furniture is so charming as books. -Sydney Smith

A book is a garden carried in the pocket. -Arabian proverb

I went to a bookstore and asked the saleswoman, "Where's the self-help
section?" She said if she told me, it would defeat the purpose.

Sometimes you can't look up the correct spelling of a word in the
dictionary because you don't know how to spell it.

That is a good book which is opened with expectation and closed in
profit. -Amos Bronson Alcott

The man who doesn't read good books has no advantage over the man who
can't read them. -Mark Twain

My books are water, those of the great geniuses are wine - everybody
drinks water. -Mark Twain

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