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◆ What really knocks me out is a book that, when you're all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn't happen much, though.
- J.D. Salinger100
◆ If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.
- Albert Einstein100
◆ History is not the story of heroes entirely. It is often the story of cruelty and injustice and shortsightedness. There are monsters, there is evil, there is betrayal. That's why people should read Shakespeare and Dickens as well as history ~~ they will find the best, the worst, the height of noble attainment and the depths of depravity.
- David C McCullough99
◆ Whoever is able to write a book and does not, it is as if he has lost a child
- Rabbi Nachman99
◆ In the morning I bathe my intellect in the stupendous and cosmogonal philosophy of the Bhagavad Gita in comparison with which our modern world and its literature seems puny
- Henry David Thoreau99
◆ The essay is a literary device for saying almost everything about almost anything
- Aldous Huxley99
◆ If in other lands the press and books and literature of all kinds are censored, we must redouble our efforts here to keep them free
- Franklin D Roosevelt99
◆ In science, read by preference the newest works. In literature, read the oldest. The classics are always modern.
- Amy Lowell99
◆ In literature as in love, we are astonished at what is chosen by others.
- Andre Maurois99
◆ When I read great literature, great drama, speeches, or sermons, I feel that the human mind has not achieved anything greater than the ability to share feelings and thoughts through language.
- James Earl Jones99
◆ The difficulty of literature is not to write, but to write what you mean
- Robert Louis Stevenson99
◆ Literature is the immortality of speech
- August Wilhelm Von Schlegel99
◆ I write-down to speak-up.
- MK Asante Jr99
◆ The decline of literature indicates the decline of a nation.
- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe99
◆ For the creation of a masterwork of literature two powers must concur, the power of the man and the power of the moment, and the man is not enough without the moment.
- James Allen99

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