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This book fills a much-needed gap.

Author: Hadas In A Review.

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She could give herself up to the written word as naturally as a good dancer to music or a fine swimmer to water. The only difficulty was that after finishing the last sentence she was left with a feeling at once hollow and uncomfortably full. Exactly like indigestion.

Author: Jean Rhys (1894-1979)

Profession: British Author

Reading makes immigrants of us all. It takes us away from home, but more important, it finds homes for us everywhere.

Author: Hazel Rochman

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Upon books the collective education of the race depends; they are the sole instruments of registering, perpetuating and transmitting thought.

Author: Henry C. Rogers

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Everything you need for better future and success has already been written. And guess what? All you have to do is go to the library.

Author: Jim Rohn

Profession: American Businessman, Author, Speaker, Philosopher

Miss a meal if you have to, but don't miss a book.

Author: Jim Rohn

Profession: American Businessman, Author, Speaker, Philosopher

The book you don't read won't help.

Author: Jim Rohn

Profession: American Businessman, Author, Speaker, Philosopher

Don't just read the easy stuff. You may be entertained by it, but you will never grow from it.

Author: Jim Rohn

Profession: American Businessman, Author, Speaker, Philosopher

The reason that fiction is more interesting than any other form of literature, to those who really like to study people, is that in fiction the author can really tell the truth without humiliating himself.

Author: Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962)

Profession: American First Lady, Columnist, Lecturer, Humanitarian

Very young children eat their books, literally devouring their contents. This is one reason for the scarcity of first editions of Alice in Wonderland and other favorites of the nursery.

Author: A. S. W. Rosenbach

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The books one has written in the past have two surprises in store: one couldn't write them again, and wouldn't want to.

Author: Jean Rostand (1894-1977)

Profession: French Biologist, Writer

Prerequisite for rereadability in books: that they be forgettable.

Author: Jean Rostand (1894-1977)

Profession: French Biologist, Writer

In the dark colony of night, when I consider man's magnificent capacity for malice, madness, folly, envy, rage, and destructiveness, and I wonder whether we shall not end up as breakfast for newts and polyps, I seem to hear the muffled cries of all the words in all the books with covers closed.

Author: Leo Rosten (1908-1997)

Profession: Polish Born American Political Scientist

The real risks for any artist are taken in pushing the work to the limits of what is possible, in the attempt to increase the sum of what it is possible to think. Books become good when they go to this edge and risk falling over it --when they endanger the artist by reason of what he has, or has not, artistically dared.

Author: Salman Rushdie (1948)

Profession: Indian-born British Author

A book is a version of the world. If you do not like it, ignore it; or offer your own version in return.

Author: Salman Rushdie (1948)

Profession: Indian-born British Author