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A book reads the better which is our own, and has been so long known to us, that we know the topography of its blots, and dog's ears, and can trace the dirt in it to having read it at tea with buttered muffins.
- Charles Lamb

    Author: Assorted Authors

By burning Luther's books you may rid your bookshelves of him, but you will not rid men's minds of him.

    Author: Desiderius Erasmus

When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes.

    Author: Desiderius Erasmus

Your library is your paradise.

    Author: Desiderius Erasmus

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

    Author: Francis Bacon

Studies perfect nature and are perfected still by experience.

    Author: Francis Bacon

A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.

    Author: G.K. Chesterton

A room without books is like a body without a soul.

    Author: G.K. Chesterton

Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity.

    Author: G.K. Chesterton

Once I planned to write a book of poems entirely about the things in my pocket. But I found it would be too long; and the age of the great epics is past.

    Author: G.K. Chesterton

There is a great deal of difference between an eager man who wants to read a book and the tired man who wants a book to read.

    Author: G.K. Chesterton

If all the crowns of Europe were placed at my disposal on condition that I should abandon my books and studies, I should spurn the crowns away and stand by the books.

    Author: Francois Fenelon

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