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    Bertrand Russell
    “There are two motives for reading a book; one, that you enjoy it; the other, that you can boast about it.”
    Bertrand Russell

  • #2
    George Burns
    “You can't help getting older, but you don't have to get old.”
    George Burns

  • #3
    Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.
    “Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.”
    Roald Dahl

  • #4
    D.H. Lawrence
    “A woman has to live her life, or live to repent not having lived it.”
    D.H. Lawrence, Lady Chatterley's Lover

  • #5
    John F. Kennedy
    “The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word 'crisis.' One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity. In a crisis, be aware of the danger--but recognize the opportunity.”
    John F. Kennedy

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    Michael Crichton
    “If you don't know history, then you don't know anything. You are a leaf that doesn't know it is part of a tree. ”
    Michael Crichton

  • #7
    Richard Llewellyn
    “O, there is lovely to feel a book, a good book, firm in the hand, for its fatness holds rich promise, and you are hot inside to think of good hours to come.”
    Richard Llewellyn, How Green Was My Valley

  • #8
    Daphne du Maurier
    “I wish I was a woman of about thirty-six dressed in black satin with a string of pearls.”
    Daphne du Maurier, Rebecca

  • #9
    Marcel Proust
    “Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”
    Marcel Proust

  • #10
    L.M. Montgomery
    “Isn't it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?”
    L.M. Montgomery

  • #11
    Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
    “Finally, from so little sleeping and so much reading, his brain dried up and he went completely out of his mind.”
    Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Don Quixote

  • #12
    Anne Rice
    “Evil is always possible. And goodness is eternally difficult.”
    Anne Rice, Interview with the Vampire

  • #13
    Haruki Murakami
    “If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.”
    Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

  • #14
    Jasper Fforde
    “After all, reading is arguably a far more creative and imaginative process than writing; when the reader creates emotion in their head, or the colors of the sky during the setting sun, or the smell of a warm summer's breeze on their face, they should reserve as much praise for themselves as they do for the writer - perhaps more.”
    Jasper Fforde, The Well of Lost Plots

  • #15
    Julian Barnes
    “Books say: She did this because. Life says: She did this. Books are where things are explained to you; life is where things aren't. I'm not surprised some people prefer books.”
    Julian Barnes, Flaubert's Parrot

  • #16
    Fran Lebowitz
    “Think before you speak. Read before you think.”
    Fran Lebowitz, The Fran Lebowitz Reader

  • #17
    Charles Lamb
    “Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and to have her nonsense respected.”
    Charles Lamb, The Life, Letters and Writings of Charles Lamb

  • #18
    William Shakespeare
    “Doubt thou the stars are fire;
    Doubt that the sun doth move;
    Doubt truth to be a liar;
    But never doubt I love.”
    William Shakespeare, Hamlet

  • #19
    Ishmael Reed
    “No one says a novel has to be one thing. It can be anything it wants to be, a vaudeville show, the six o’clock news, the mumblings of wild men saddled by demons.”
    Ishmael Reed, Yellow Back Radio Broke-Down

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    Patricia A. McKillip
    “Imagination is the golden-eyed monster that never sleeps. It must be fed; it cannot be ignored.”
    Patricia A. McKillip

  • #21
    Harper Lee
    “Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.”
    Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

  • #22
    Philip Pullman
    “After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.”
    Philip Pullman

  • #23
    Edward Albee
    “What I mean by an educated taste is someone who has the same tastes that I have.”
    Edward Albee

  • #24
    Robert Frost
    “In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.”
    Robert Frost

  • #25
    Mark Twain
    “April 1. This is the day upon which we are reminded of what we are on the other three hundred and sixty-four.”
    Mark Twain, Pudd'nhead Wilson and Other Tales

  • #26
    Charles Baudelaire
    “Genius is nothing more nor less than childhood recaptured at will.”
    Charles Baudelaire, The Painter of Modern Life and Other Essays

  • #27
    Mae West
    “There are no good girls gone wrong - just bad girls found out.”
    Mae West

  • #28
    Richard Hughes
    “Do your bit to save humanity from lapsing back into barbarity by reading all the novels you can.”
    Richard Hughes

  • #29
    Christopher Morley
    “There is no mistaking a real book when one meets it. It is like falling in love.”
    Christopher Morley, Pipefuls

  • #30
    Katherine Anne Porter
    “The past is never where you think you left it.”
    Katherine Anne Porter

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