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A book is one of the most patient of all man's inventions.

A book may be compared to your neighbor...

A book may be compared to your neighbor; if it be good, it cannot last too long; if bad, you cannot get rid of it too early

A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say

A few Books well chosen, and well made use of, will be more profitable than a great confused Alexandrian library

A library is a temple unabridged with priceless treasure...

A library is thought in cold storage.

A library...should be the delivery room for the birth of ideas--a place where history comes to life.

A million monkeys...

A truly good book teaches me better than to read it...

All my major works have been written in prison...

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Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.

Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right, or better.

Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right, or better

Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right, or better.

Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics...

At times, our own light goes out, and is rekindled by a spark from another person.

Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.

Be sincere, be brief, be seated.

Being slightly paranoid is like being slightly pregnant – it tends to get worse.

Beliefs are what divide people. Doubt unites them.

Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it.

Beware the man of one book

Books are the carriers of civilization

Censorship, like charity, should begin at home: but unlike charity, it should end there.

Chance favors only the prepared mind

Chance favors the prepared mind

Children are not the people of tomorrow, but people today.

Choose an author as you would a friend.

Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes

Courage - a perfect sensibility of the measure of danger, and a mental willingness to endure it.

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