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This nice and subtle happiness of reading, this joy not chilled by age, this polite and unpunished vice, this selfish, serene life-long intoxication.
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Logan Pearsall Smith Quotes

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To sit alone in the lamplight with a book spread out before you, and hold intimate converse with men of unseen generations - such is a pleasure beyond compare.
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Kenko Yoshida Quotes

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Let your bookcases and your shelves be your gardens and your pleasure-grounds. Pluck the fruit that grows therein, gather the roses, the spices, and the myrrh.
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Judah Ibn Tibbon Quotes

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Books - the best antidote against the marsh-gas of boredom and vacuity.
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George Steiner Quotes

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Lord! When you sell a man a book you don't sell just twelve ounces of paper and ink and glue. You sell him a whole new life. Love and friendship and humour and ships at sea by night - there's all heaven and earth in a book, a real book.
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Christopher Morley Quotes

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There is a temperate zone in the mind, between luxurious indolence and exacting work; and it is to this region, just between laziness and labor, that summer reading belongs.
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Henry Ward Beecher Quotes

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He who lends a book is an idiot. He who returns the book is more of an idiot.
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Arabic Proverb Quotes

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An ordinary man can surround himself with two thousand books and thenceforward have at least one place in the world in which it is possible to be happy.
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Augustine Birrell Quotes

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These are not books, lumps of lifeless paper, but minds alive on the shelves. From each of them goes out its own voice... and just as the touch of a button on our set will fill the room with music, so by taking down one of these volumes and opening it, one can call into range the voice of a man far distant in time and space, and hear him speaking to us, mind to mind, heart to heart.
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Gilbert Highet Quotes

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Fiction reveals truths that reality obscures.
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Jessamyn West Quotes

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