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Let blockheads read what blockheads wrote.

Author: Lord Chesterfield (1694-1773)

Profession: British Statesman, Author

A good novel tells us the truth about it's hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.

Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton (1874-1936)

Profession: British Author

The mere brute pleasure of reading --the sort of pleasure a cow must have in grazing.

Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton (1874-1936)

Profession: British Author

A book is the only immortality.

Author: Rufus Choate (1799-1859)

Profession: American Lawyer, Statesman

Happy is he who has laid up in his youth, and held fast in all fortune, a genuine and passionate love for reading.

Author: Rufus Choate (1799-1859)

Profession: American Lawyer, Statesman

A room without books is like a body without a soul.

Author: Marcus T. Cicero

Profession: Great Roman Orator, Politician

Many books require no thought from those who read them, and for a very simple reason: they made no such demand upon those who wrote them. Those works, therefore, are the most valuable, that set our thinking faculties in the fullest operation. understand them.

Author: Clarendon

Profession:

Perhaps there are none more lazy, or more truly ignorant, than your everlasting readers.

Author: William Cobbett (1762-1835)

Profession: British Journalist, Reformer

Books are but waste paper unless we spend in action the wisdom we get from thought -- asleep. When we are weary of the living, we may repair to the dead, who have nothing of peevishness, pride, or design in their conversation.

Author: Jeremy Collier (1650-1726)

Profession: British Clergyman, Conjuror

Books, like friends, should be few and well chosen. Like friends, too, we should return to them again and again for, like true friends, they will never fail us -- never cease to instruct -- never cloy.

Author: Charles Caleb Colton (1780-1832)

Profession: British Sportsman Writer

Next to acquiring good friends, the best acquisition is that of good books.

Author: Charles Caleb Colton (1780-1832)

Profession: British Sportsman Writer

A person of mature years and ripe development, who is expecting nothing from literature but the corroboration and renewal of past ideas, may find satisfaction in a lucidity so complete as to occasion no imaginative excitement, but young and ambitious students are not content with it. They seek the excitement because they are capable of the growth that it accompanies.

Author: Charles Horton Cooley (1864-1929)

Profession: American Sociologist

I used to walk to school with my nose buried in a book.

Author: Coolio (1963)

Profession: American Musician, Rapper, Actor, Singer, Songwriter

The book salesman should be honored because he brings to our attention, as a rule, the very books we need most and neglect most.

Author: Frank Crane

Profession: American Actor

You are wise, witty and wonderful, but you spend too much time reading this sort of stuff.

Author: Jim Critchfield

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