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Thank you for sending me a copy of your book -- I'll waste no time reading it.

Author: Moses Hadas (1900-1966)

Profession: American Classicist and Translator

I have read your book and much like it.

Author: Moses Hadas (1900-1966)

Profession: American Classicist and Translator

The greatest gift is the passion for reading. It is cheap, it consoles, it distracts, it excites, it gives you knowledge of the world and experience of a wide kind. It is a moral illumination.

Author: Elizabeth Hardwick (1916)

Profession: American Novelist

Books give not wisdom where none was before. But where some is, there reading makes it more.

Author: John Harington

Profession:

In a real sense, people who have read good literature have lived more than people who cannot or will not read. It is not true that we have only one life to live; if we can read, we can live as many more lives and as many kinds of lives as we wish.

Author: S. I. Hayakawa (1902-1992)

Profession: Canadian Born American Senator, Educator

If I have not read a book before, it is, for all intents and purposes, new to me whether it was printed yesterday or three hundred years ago.

Author: William Hazlitt (1778-1830)

Profession: British Essayist

All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened and after you are finished reading one you will feel that all that happened to you and afterwards it all belongs to you; the good and the bad, the ecstasy, the remorse, and sorrow, the people and the places and how the weather was.

Author: Ernest Hemingway (1898-1961)

Profession: American Writer

The good parts of a book may be only something a writer is lucky enough to overhear or it may be the wreck of his whole damn life --and one is as good as the other.

Author: Ernest Hemingway (1898-1961)

Profession: American Writer

The most foolish kind of a book is a kind of leaky boat on the sea of wisdom; some of the wisdom will get in anyhow.

Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894)

Profession: American Author, Wit, Poet

Old books, you know well, are books of the world's youth, and new books are the fruits of its age.

Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894)

Profession: American Author, Wit, Poet

The best of a book is not the thought which it contains, but the thought which it suggests; just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones but in the echoes of our hearts.

Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894)

Profession: American Author, Wit, Poet

The books we read should be chosen with great care, that they may be, as an Egyptian king wrote over his library, ''The medicines of the soul.''

Author: Paxton Hood

Profession:

Be as careful of the books you read, as of the company you keep; for your habits and character will be as much influenced by the former as by the latter.

Author: Paxton Hood

Profession:

My books kept me from the ring, the dog-pit, the tavern, and the saloon.

Author: Thomas Hood (1799-1845)

Profession: British Poet and Humorist

A book might be written on the injustice of the just.

Author: Anthony Hope (1863-1933)

Profession: British Writer