Quotes about books

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„Some books are undeservedly forgotten; none are undeservedly remembered.“

—  W. H. Auden, book The Dyer's Hand

"Reading", p. 10
The Dyer's Hand, and Other Essays (1962)

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„One cannot review a bad book without showing off.“

—  W. H. Auden, book The Dyer's Hand

"Reading", p. 11
The Dyer's Hand, and Other Essays (1962)

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„Of all things, I liked books best.“

—  Nikola Tesla Serbian American inventor 1856 - 1943

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„We shouldn't teach great books; we should teach a love of reading.“

—  B.F. Skinner American behaviorist 1904 - 1990

As quoted in B. F. Skinner : The Man and His Ideas (1968) by Richard Isadore Evans, p. 73.
Context: We shouldn't teach great books; we should teach a love of reading. Knowing the contents of a few works of literature is a trivial achievement. Being inclined to go on reading is a great achievement.

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„This book had two authors, and they were both the same person.“

—  Terry Pratchett, book A Hat Full of Sky

Author's note, revised edition (1992).
The Carpet People (1971; 1992)
Source: A Hat Full of Sky

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