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So many books, so little time. Frank Zappa#Books 582
Frank Zappa#Books 582
Literature does not exist in a vacuum. Writers as such have a definite social function exactly proportional to their ability as writers. This is their main use. Ezra Pound#Books 130
Ezra Pound#Books 130
Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become. C.S. Lewis#Books 120
C.S. Lewis#Books 120
Honesty is the first chapter of the book wisdom. Thomas Jefferson#Books 99
Thomas Jefferson#Books 99
Books are good enough in their own way, but they are a mighty bloodless substitute for living. Robert Louis Stevenson#Books 82
Robert Louis Stevenson#Books 82
All that mankind has done, thought or been: it is lying as in magic preservation in the pages of books. Thomas Carlyle#Books 73
Thomas Carlyle#Books 73
Literature is where I go to explore the highest and lowest places in human society and in the human spirit, where I hope to find not absolute truth but the truth of the tale, of the imagination and of the heart. Salman Rushdie#Books 72
Salman Rushdie#Books 72
I hate books; they only teach us to talk about things we know nothing about. Jean-Jacques Rousseau#Books 71
Jean-Jacques Rousseau#Books 71
A good book is the precious lifeblood of a master spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to life beyond life. John Milton#Books 71
John Milton#Books 71
There is no reason why the same man should like the same books at eighteen and at forty-eight Ezra Pound#Books 71
Ezra Pound#Books 71
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