More literary thoughts


Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction.  No, read in order to live.  –Gustave Flaubert

Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?  –Henry Ward Beecher

A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.  –George R.R. Martin

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