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The best effect of any book, is that it excites the reader to self-activity.

Author: Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)

Profession: Scottish Philosopher, Author

What we become depends on what we read after all the professors have finished with us. The greatest university of all is the collection of books.

Author: Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)

Profession: Scottish Philosopher, Author

Reading a book is like re-writing it for yourself. You bring to a novel, anything you read, all your experience of the world. You bring your history and you read it in your own terms.

Author: Angela Carter (1940-1992)

Profession: British Author

The novel can't compete with cars, the movies, television, and liquor. A guy who's had a good feed and tanked up on good wine gives his old lady a kiss after supper and his day is over. Finished.

Author: Louis-Ferdinand Celine (1894-1961)

Profession: French Author

Books are standing counselors and preachers, always at hand, and always disinterested; having this advantage over oral instructors, that they are ready to repeat their lesson as often as we please.

Author: Oswald Chambers (1874-1917)

Profession: Scottish Preacher, Author

A good book, in the language of the book-sellers, is a salable one; in that of the curious, a scarce one; in that of men of sense, a useful and instructive one.

Author: Oswald Chambers (1874-1917)

Profession: Scottish Preacher, Author

Books are the blessed chloroform of the mind.

Author: Robert Chambers (1802-1871)

Profession: Scottish Publisher, Writer

Most books today seemed to have been written overnight from books read the day before.

Author: Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort (1741-1794)

Profession: French Writer, Journalist, Playwright

A good title is the title of a successful book.

Author: Raymond Chandler (1888-1959)

Profession: American Author

At least half the mystery novels published violate the law that the solution, once revealed, must seem to be inevitable.

Author: Raymond Chandler (1888-1959)

Profession: American Author

It is chiefly through books that we enjoy intercourse with superior minds, and these invaluable means of communication are in the reach of all. In the best books, great men talk to us, give us their most precious thoughts, and pour their souls into ours.

Author: William Ellery Channing (1780-1842)

Profession: American Unitarian Minister, Author

God be thanked for books; they are the voices of the distant and the dead, and make us heirs of the spiritual life of past ages.

Author: William Ellery Channing (1780-1842)

Profession: American Unitarian Minister, Author

Every man is a volume if you know how to read him.

Author: William Ellery Channing (1780-1842)

Profession: American Unitarian Minister, Author

The flood of print has turned reading into a process of gulping rather than savoring

Author: Warren Chappell

Profession:

Buy good books, and read them; the best books are the commonest, and the last editions are always the best, if the editors are not blockheads.

Author: Lord Chesterfield (1694-1773)

Profession: British Statesman, Author