Quotes about Books

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A book can be as dangerous as a sword in the right hands.

George R. R. Martin

A man ought to read just as inclination leads him; for what he reads as a task will do him little good.

Samuel Johnson

Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.

Harper Lee

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A novel is never anything but a philosophy put into images.

Albert Camus

People talk about books that write themselves, and it`s a lie. Books don`t write themselves. It takes thought and research and backache and notes and more time and more work than you`d believe.

Neil Gaiman

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Short stories are tiny windows into other worlds and other minds and other dreams. They are journeys you can make to the far side of the universe and still be back in time for dinner.

Neil Gaiman

A moving finger having once written could never be lured back to unwrite.

Isaac Asimov

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One must always be careful of books, [...] and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.

Cassandra Clare

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A bookstore is one of the only pieces of physical evidence we have that people are still thinking.

Jerry Seinfeld

How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a book!

Henry David Thoreau

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It takes a heap of sense to write good nonsense.

Mark Twain

Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations.

Henry David Thoreau

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In books I have traveled, not only to other worlds, but into my own.

Anna Quindlen

The best books (...) are those that tell you what you know already.

George Orwell

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Ah, how good it is to be among people who are reading!

Rainer Maria Rilke

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