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“What we call education and culture is for the most part nothing but the substitution of reading for experience, of literature for life, of the obsolete fictitious for the contemporary real.”
George Bernard Shaw
“My early and invincible love of reading I would not exchange for all the riches of India.”
“Education has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading”
George Macaulay Trevelyan
“If I want to be alone, some place I can write, I can read, I can pray, I can cry, I can do whatever I want - I go to the bathroom.”
“Never read a book through merely because you have begun it.”
“A thorough reading and understanding of the Bible is the surest path to atheism”
“I took a speed-reading course and read War and Peace in twenty minutes. It involves Russia.”
“The more I read, the more I meditate; and the more I acquire, the more I am enabled to affirm that I know nothing”
“The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries.”
“A man only learns in two ways, one by reading, and the other by association with smarter people”
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