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Somewhere, everywhere, now hidden, now apparent in what ever is written down, is the form of a human being. If we seek to know him, are we idly occupied?

Author: Virginia Woolf (1882-1941)

Profession: British Novelist, Essayist

Old books that have ceased to be of service should no more be abandoned than should old friends who have ceased to give pleasure.

Author: Sir Peregrine Worsthorne (1923)

Profession: British Journalist

Choose an author as you choose a friend.

Author: Sir Christopher Wren


Thy books should, like thy friends, not many be, yet such wherein men may thy judgment see.

Author: William Wycherley (1640-1716)

Profession: British Dramatist

Man ceased to be an ape, vanquished the ape, on the day the first book was written.

Author: Yevgeny Zamyatin (1884-1937)

Profession: Russian Writer

To read too many books is harmful.

Author: Mao Zedong (1893-1976)

Profession: Founder of Chinese Communist State