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“People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading.” Logan Pearsall Smith in Afterthoughts, “Myself”

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“What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it.” J.D. Salinger in The Catcher in the Rye.

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“Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.” C.S. Lewis, quoted at ThinkExist.com

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“One reads books in order to gain the privilege of living more than one life. People who don’t read are trapped in a mine shaft, even if they think the sun is shining.” GARRISON KEILLOR, “The More Noble Prize,” Salon.com, Nov. 30, 2005. As quoted at Notable Quotes