„For every book you buy, you should buy the time to read it.“

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„Would you buy a book proudly stating on the cover that its reader is a dummy? Or would you think "of course it's ironic"?“

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„Buying books is probably my biggest vice“

—  Katie Melua British singer-songwriter 1984
Context: Buying books is probably my biggest vice when I travel. I bought a great one in America called An Incomplete Education, which covers everything from fashion to philosophy in quite a humorous way. It’s a bluffer’s guide, but pretty extensive. Because I never went to university, it’s my attempt to bone up on subjects I don’t know much about.

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„Men are not accustomed to buy books unless they want them.“

—  Horace Mann American politician 1796 - 1859
Context: Men are not accustomed to buy books unless they want them. If, on visiting the dwelling of a man of slender means, I find the reason why he has cheap carpets and very plain furniture to be that he may purchase books, he rises at once in my esteem. Books are not made for furniture but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house.

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