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    If you're a singer you lose your voice. A baseball player loses his arm. A writer gets more knowledge, and if he's good, the older he gets, the better he writes.

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We breathe, we think, we conceive of our lives as narratives.

We breathe, we think, we conceive of our lives as narratives.

by Christopher Lehmann Found in: Literary Quotes,
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A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say.

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

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Rice Krispies happens to be one of my favorite junk foods, just as I regard Michener as superior among junk read more

Rice Krispies happens to be one of my favorite junk foods, just as I regard Michener as superior among junk writers.

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From the moment I picked your book up until I laid it down I was convulsed with laughter. Some day read more

From the moment I picked your book up until I laid it down I was convulsed with laughter. Some day I intend reading it.

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Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.

Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.

by William Wordsworth Found in: Literary Quotes,
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Beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplates them.

Beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplates them.

by David Hume Found in: Literary Quotes,
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If you just learn a single trick, Scout, you'll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. You read more

If you just learn a single trick, Scout, you'll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view . . . until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.

by Atticus Finch Found in: Literary Quotes,
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I'll publish, right or wrong: / Fools are my theme, let satire be my song.

I'll publish, right or wrong: / Fools are my theme, let satire be my song.

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The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.

The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.

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