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When I was growing up, I always read horror books, while my sister read romance novels. Dorothy Allison#Books 67
Dorothy Allison#Books 67
My only objection to the custom of giving books as Christmas presents is perhaps the selfish one that it encourages and keeps in the game a number of writers who would be far better employed if they abandoned the pen and took to work. P. G. [Sir Pelham Grenville] Wodehouse#Books 67
P. G. [Sir Pelham Grenville] Wodehouse#Books 67
Learning why one great book is just like every other great book is the key to understanding literature John Moschitta#Books 66
John Moschitta#Books 66
The liveliness of literature lies in its exceptionality, in being the individual, idiosyncratic vision of one human being, in which, to our delight and great surprise, we may find our own vision reflected. Salman Rushdie#Books 66
Salman Rushdie#Books 66
Children deprived of words become school dropouts; dropouts deprived of hope behave delinquently. Amateur censors blame delinquency on reading immoral books and magazines, when in fact, the inability to read anything is the basic trouble. Peter S. Jennison#Books 66
Peter S. Jennison#Books 66
The atmosphere of orthodoxy is always damaging to prose, and above all it is completely ruinous to the novel, the most anarchical of all forms of literature. George Orwell#Books 65
George Orwell#Books 65
I still remember the day my father took me to the Cemetery of Forgotten Books for the first time. Carlos Ruiz Zafón#Books 65
Carlos Ruiz Zafón#Books 65
I started to write in 2001. I wrote the books for the fun of it. It was an old idea I had had since the nineties. Steig Larsson#Books 65
Steig Larsson#Books 65
I think it is good that books still exist, but they do make me sleepy. Frank Zappa#Books 64
Frank Zappa#Books 64
The naturalistic literature of this country has reached such a state that no family of characters is considered true to life which does not include at least two hypochondriacs, one sadist, and one old man who spills food down the front of his vest. Robert Benchley#Books 64
Robert Benchley#Books 64
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