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Show me the books he loves and I shall know the man far better than through mortal friends.
Books - Reading
Dawn Adams

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Observation more than books and experience more than persons, are the prime educators.
Analysis
Amos Bronson Alcott

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The more sins you confess, the more books you will sell.
Books - Reading
American Proverb

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Some books are undeservedly forgotten; none are undeservedly remembered.
Books - Reading
W. H. Auden

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Literary imagination is an aesthetic object offered by a writer to a lover of books.
Literature
Gaston Bachelard

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Some books are to be tasted; others to be swallowed; and some few to be chewed and digested.
Books - Reading
Francis Bacon

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

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

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Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?
Books - Reading
Henry Ward Beecher

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When I am dead, I hope it may be said: His sins were scarlet, but his books were read.
Books - Reading
Hilaire Belloc

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

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Books and harlots have their quarrels in public.
Debate
Walter Benjamin

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Facts in books, statistics in encyclopedias, the ability to use them in men's heads.
Facts
Fogg Brackell

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You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.
Books - Reading
Ray Bradbury

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There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.
Books - Reading
Joseph Brodsky

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Books succeed, and lives fail.
Books - Reading
Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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They lard their lean books with the fat of others work.
Plagiarism
Sir Richard Burton

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The true university of these days is a collection of books.
Libraries
Thomas Carlyle

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I think the adjective post-modernist really means mannerist. Books about books is fun but frivolous.
Modern and Modernism
Angela Carter

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Books are the blessed chloroform of the mind.
Books - Reading
Robert Chambers

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Most books today seemed to have been written overnight from books read the day before.
Books - Reading
Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort

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A single conversation across the table with a wise man is worth a month's study of books.
Wisdom
Chinese Proverb

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A room without books is like a body without a soul.
Books - Reading
Marcus T. Cicero

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The biggest critics of my books are people who never read them.
Critics and Criticism
Jackie Collins

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Next to acquiring good friends, the best acquisition is that of good books.
Books - Reading
Charles Caleb Colton

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Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.
[ Research ] Wernher Von Braun