"Reading gives one something to think about other than one’s self." Tom Bissell
"If you have never said 'Excuse me' to a parking meter or bashed your shins on a fireplug, you are probably wasting too much valuable reading time." Sherri Chasin Calvo
"We know that books are not a way of letting someone else think in our place: On the contrary, they are machines that provoke further thought." Umberto Eco
"Nothing is worth reading that does not require an alert mind." Charles Dudley Warner
"The food we eat feeds our body but the novels we read feed our mind." N.N.
[If anyone can tell me the originator of this quote, I'd be very thankful and would happily include the name.]
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