„Life is a book and there are a thousand pages I have not yet read.“

Source: Clockwork Princess

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„Life is a book, and there are a thousand pages I have not yet read. I would read them together with you, as many as I can, before I die.“

—  Cassandra Clare, book Clockwork Princess

Source: The Infernal Devices, Clockwork Princess (2013), p. 539, spoken by Will
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Context: I recall what you said to me once, that words have the power to change us. Your words have changed me, Tess; they have made me a better man than I would have been otherwise. Life is a book, and there are a thousand pages I have not yet read. I would read them together with you, as many as I can, before I die.

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„The world is a great book, of which they that never stir from home read only a page.“

—  Aurelius Augustinus early Christian theologian and philosopher 354 - 430

Attributed to Augustine in "Select Proverbs of All Nations" (1824) by "Thomas Fielding" (John Wade), p. 216 http://www.archive.org/details/selectproverbsa00wadegoog, and later in the form "The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page", as quoted in 20,000 Quips & Quotes (1995) by Evan Esar, p. 822; this has not been located in Augustine's writings, and may be a variant translation of an expression found in Le Cosmopolite (1753) by Fougeret de Monbron: "The universe is a sort of book, whose first page one has read when one has seen only one's own country."
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„[Examiners] spend their lives in discovering which pages of a text-book a man ought to read and which will not be likely to 'pay.“

—  Peter Guthrie Tait British mathematician 1831 - 1901

in an address to the University of Edinburgh graduates, as quoted by [Cargill Gilston Knott, Life and scientific work of Peter Guthrie Tait, Cambridge University Press, 1911, 11]

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