Quotes: Books, Reading

(bound to sell and to be read; the ability to hear with the eyes)

Books and their values.


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Every man who knows how to read has it in his power to magnify himself, to multiply the ways in which he exists, to make his life full, significant, and interesting.

—Aldous Huxley

Those who once claimed that crime does not pay

Are taking a second look;

The only ex-cons who are hard-up are those

Who haven’t yet written a book.

—George O. Ludcke

A book, shut tight, is but a block of paper.

—Chinese Proverb

Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.

—Francis Bacon

There is no frigate like a book

To take us lands away,

Nor any coursers like a page

Of prancing poetry.

—Emily Dickinson

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