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    When you reread a classic, you do not see more in the book than you did before; you see more in you than there was before

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What is twice read is commonly better remembered that what is
transcribed.

What is twice read is commonly better remembered that what is
transcribed.

by Samuel Johnson Found in: Reading Quotes,
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A home without books is a body without soul.

A home without books is a body without soul.

by Marcus Tullius Cicero Found in: Reading Quotes,
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I like to be beholden to the great metropolitan English speech,
the sea which receives tributaries from every region read more

I like to be beholden to the great metropolitan English speech,
the sea which receives tributaries from every region under
heaven. I should as soon think of swimming across the Charles
river when I wish to go to Boston, as of reading all my books in
originals, when I have them rendered for me in my mother tongue.

by Ralph Waldo Emerson Found in: Reading Quotes,
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Books have always a secret influence on the understanding; we
cannot at pleasure obliterate ideas: he that reads books read more

Books have always a secret influence on the understanding; we
cannot at pleasure obliterate ideas: he that reads books of
science, though without any desire fixed of improvement, will
grow more knowing; he that entertains himself with moral or
religious treatises, will imperceptibly advance in goodness; the
ideas which are often offered to the mind, will at last find a
lucky moment when it is disposed to receive them.

by Samuel Johnson Found in: Reading Quotes,
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I love to lose myself in other men's minds.
When I am not walking, I am reading;
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I love to lose myself in other men's minds.
When I am not walking, I am reading;
I cannot sit and think. Books think for me.
- Charles Lamb (used pseudonym Elia),

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If you read a lot of books you are considered well read. But if you watch a lot of TV, read more

If you read a lot of books you are considered well read. But if you watch a lot of TV, you're not considered well viewed.

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Read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest.

Read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest.

by Book Of Common Prayer Found in: Reading Quotes,
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What they're accustomed to is no great matter,
But then, alas! they've read an awful deal.
[Ger., read more

What they're accustomed to is no great matter,
But then, alas! they've read an awful deal.
[Ger., Zwar sind sie an das Beste nicht gewohnt,
Allein sie haben schrecklich viel gelesen.]

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If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.

If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.

by Oscar Wilde Found in: Reading Quotes,
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