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Those who do not read are no better off than those who cannot read.

Author: Source Unknown

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I wish I could write a beautiful book to break those hearts that are soon to cease to exist: a book of faith and small neat worlds and of people who live by the philosophies of popular songs.

Author: Source Unknown

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Ideally a book would have no order to it, and the reader would have to discover his own.

Author: Raoul Vaneigem (1934)

Profession: Belgian Situationist Philosopher

All the known world, excepting only savage nations, is governed by books.

Author: Voltaire (1694-1778)

Profession: French Historian, Writer

It is far better to be silent than merely to increase the quantity of bad books.

Author: Voltaire (1694-1778)

Profession: French Historian, Writer

The books we think we ought to read are poky, dull, and dry; The books that we would like to read we are ashamed to buy; The books that people talk about we never can recall; And the books that people give us, oh, they're the worst of all.

Author: Carolyn Wells (1870-1942)

Profession: American Author

Beware you be not swallowed up in books! An ounce of love is worth a pound of knowledge.

Author: John Wesley (1703-1791)

Profession: British Preacher, Founder of Methodism

Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures.

Author: Jessamyn West (1903-1984)

Profession: American Author

Books are lighthouses erected in the great sea of time.

Author: Edwin P. Whipple (1819-1886)

Profession: American Essayist

Camerado! This is no book; who touches this touches a man.

Author: Walt Whitman (1819-1892)

Profession: American Poet

The words of my book nothing, the drift of it everything.

Author: Walt Whitman (1819-1892)

Profession: American Poet

The books that the world calls immoral are the books that show the world its own shame.

Author: Oscar Wilde (1856-1900)

Profession: British Author, Wit

There is no such thing as a moral book or an immoral book. Books are well written or badly written. That is all.

Author: Oscar Wilde (1856-1900)

Profession: British Author, Wit

Books had instant replay long before televised sports.

Author: Bert Williams

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The reason a writer writes a book is to forget a book and the reason a reader reads one is to remember it.

Author: Thomas Wolfe (1931)

Profession: American Author, Journalist