A calculated choice...(Copyright 2005)

Melanie Caughey

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Read, read, read.

"Beware of the man of one book." - Anonymous.

"Wear the old coat and buy the new book." - Austin Phelps.

"A room without books is like a body without a soul." - Cicero.

"Some say life is the thing, but I prefer reading" - Logan Pearsall Smith.

"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library." - Jorge Luis Borges.

"I've never known any trouble that an hour's reading didn't assuage." - Charles De Secondat.

"This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force." - Dorothy Parker.

"When I get a little money, I buy books; and if any is left, I buy food and clothes." - Desiderius Erasmus.

"Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house." - Henry Ward Beecher.

"I often feel sorry for people who don't read good books; they are missing a chance to lead an extra life." - Scott Corbett.

"There is no Frigate like a Book to take us Lands away, Nor any Coursers like a Page Of prancing Poetry." - Emily Dickinson.

"I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves." - Anna Quindlen.

"The greatest gift is the passion for reading. It is cheap, it consoles, it distracts, it excites, it gives you knowledge of the world and experience of a wide kind." - Elizabeth Hardwick.

"What's the product that is imbued with the most value, and the most meaning, and is the most important thing in the world? And without a doubt, that is books." - Rafael Sabatini.

"In a very real sense, people who have read good literature have lived more than people who cannot or will not read. It is not true that we have only one life to lead; if we can read, we can live as many more lives and as many kinds of lives as we wish." - S. I. Hayakawa.

"All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened and after you are finished reading one you will feel that all that happened to you and afterwards it all belongs to you; the good and the bad, the ecstasy, the remorse, and sorrow, the people and the places and how the weather was." - Ernest Hemingway.

"Outside of a dog a book is a man's best friend. Inside a dog it is too dark too read." - Groucho Marx.

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