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The Quotable Book Lover

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This collection of more than five hundred quotations captures the wisdom and wit of the most insightful things ever said about books, spoken and written by such legendary figures as: Aeschylus; Ernest Hemingway; John Ruskin; Woody Allen; Thomas Jefferson; Charles Scribner; Maya Angelou; Franz Kafka; George Bernard Shaw; Jane Austen; Helen Keller; Wallace Stevens; Francis ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published October 1st 2002 by Lyons Press (first published 1999)
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Nisah Haron
Sep 17, 2011 Nisah Haron rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: all booklovers
A wonderful collection of quotes on reading, writing, libraries, literature and of course, on books! It will brighten up your day - especially, if you are an avid reader / booklover.

Among my favourite quotes are :

"The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers." - Thomas Jefferson

"Read not to contradict and confute, nor to believe and take for granted, nor to find talk and discourse, but to weigh and consider." - Francis Bacon

"My library, was
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Angel
This is another of my little favorites. It is a quotation of books about books and reading. From quotes about libraries to quotes about publishing and collectors, it features a nice selection. Feel free to read it through, or just browse here and there. For me, it is a book I pick up every so often and browse again and again. If you like books and stuff about books, this is a nice little book to have.
Jenna
Oct 29, 2014 Jenna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Amusing, entertaining, and containing a great variety of quotations, some of which I really wish I could use for social media images, but probably shouldn't.
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