In old days books were written by men of letters and read by the public. Nowadays books are written by the public and read by nobody.
There are but two powers in the world, the sword and the mind. In the long run the sword is always beaten by the mind
There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.
We are of opinion that instead of letting books grow moldy behind an iron grating, far from the vulgar gaze, it is better to let them wear out by being read.
I am too fond of reading books to care to write them.
There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book.
Books are well written, or badly written. That is all.
Why are our days numbered and not, say, lettered?
And were an epitaph to be my story I'd have a short one ready for my own. I would have written of me on my stone: I had a lover's quarrel with the world.
I kept always two books in my pocket, one to read, one to write in.
Censorship ends in logical completeness when nobody is allowed to read any books except the books that nobody reads.
Republicans are for both the man and the dollar, but in case of conflict the man before the dollar.
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