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Learn as much by writing as by reading.

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Read not to contradict and confute, nor to find talk and discourse, but to weigh and consider.

Don't join the book burners. Don't think you're going to conceal faults by concealing evidence that they ever existed. Don't be afraid to go in your library and read every book...

The only obligation to which in advance we may hold a novel, without incurring the accusation of being arbitrary, is that it be interesting.

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I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.

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Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.

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I aimed at the public's heart, and by accident I hit it in the stomach.

Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.

Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill. I think that there is nothing, not even crime, more opposed to poetry, to philosophy, ay, to life itself than this incessant business.

The worst thing about new books is that they keep us from reading the old ones.

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