"Reading is a gymnasium for the imagination where people can work out, get ready for the shocks of existence." Robert Hass
"What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure." Samuel Johnson
"The crime of book purging is that it involves a rejection of the word. For the word is never absolute truth, but only man’s frail and human effort to approach the truth. To reject the word is to reject the human search." Max Lerner
"I read old books because I would rather learn from those who built civilization than those who tore it down." 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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