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A bad book is as much of a labor to write as a good one; it come as sincerely from the author's soul
Aldous Huxley
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.
John Kenneth Galbraith
A book is a gift you can open again and again.
Garrison Keillor
A book is a mirror: If an ass peers into it, you can't expect an apostle to look out
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
A book is like a piece of rope; it takes on meaning only in connection with the things it holds together.
Norman Cousins
A book is never a masterpiece: it becomes one. Genius is the talent of a dead man.
Carl Sandburg
A classic is a book which people praise and don't read.
Mark Twain
A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
A man will turn over half a library to make one book
Samuel Johnson
A truly good book teaches me better than to read it. I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint. What I began by reading, I must finish by acting.
Henry David Thoreau
All books can be indecent books, though recent books are bolder.
For filth, I'm glad to say, is in the mind of the beholder.
When correctly viewed, everything is lewd.
I could tell you things about Peter Pan,
And the Wizard of OZ, there's a dirty old man!
Tom Lehrer
All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened and after you are finished reading one you will feel that all that happened to you and afterwards it all belongs to you; the good and the bad, the ecstasy, the remorse,
Ernest Hemingway
Anybody who doesn't like this book is healthy
Groucho Marx
Argument, as usually managed, is the worst sort of conversation, as in books it is generally the worst sort of reading
Jonathan Swift
Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.
Mark Twain
Beware the man of one book.
St. Thomas Aquinas
Books and marriage go ill together.
Books are a uniquely portable magic
Stephen King
Books are embalmed minds
Christian Nevell Bovee
Books are fatal: they are the curse of the human race. Nine-tenths of existing books are nonsense, and the clever books are the refutation of that nonsense. The greatest misfortune that ever befell man was the invention of printing.
Benjamin Disraeli
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