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Carl Sandburg
“The books awed her by size, thickness, the staggering mass of lines and words to read before she could read all of them. Then having read all of the books must she carry in her head all that knowledge from the books? This too staggered her.
"Wouldn't my head feel queer?" she asked Elder Brewster. "Wouldn't my head feel heavy carrying so much knowledge? Could any of it spill out if there was too much?”
Carl Sandburg, Remembrance Rock

Louis L'Amour
“Today you can buy the Dialogues of Plato for less than you would spend on a fifth of whiskey, or Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire for the price of a cheap shirt. You can buy a fair beginning of an education in any bookstore with a good stock of paperback books for less than you would spend on a week's supply of gasoline.”
Louis L'Amour, Education of a Wandering Man

Lemony Snicket
“It is likely I will die next to a pile of things I was meaning to read.”
Lemony Snicket

Joseph Gordon-Levitt
“His hands were weak and shaking from carrying far too many books from the bookshop. It was the best feeling.”
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories, Vol. 1

Nick Hornby
“The annoying thing about reading is that you can never get the job done. The other day I was in a bookstore flicking through a book called something like 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (and, without naming names, you should be aware that the task set by the title is by definition impossible, because at least four hundred of the books suggested would kill you anyway), but reading begets reading--that's sort of the point of it, surely?--and anybody who never deviates from a set list of books is intellectually dead anyway.”
Nick Hornby, Shakespeare Wrote for Money

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