„There are too many books in the world to read in a single lifetime; you have to draw the line somewhere.“

—  Diane Setterfield, libro The Thirteenth Tale

Origine: The Thirteenth Tale

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„Is this a book exhausted from too much reading? Or too little reading?“

—  Peter Greenaway British film director 1942

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„If you are anything like me --- Clever, fond of goat cheese, and devilishly handsome --- then you have undoubtedly read many books.“

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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, libro Clockwork Princess

Origine: The Infernal Devices, Clockwork Princess (2013), p. 539, spoken by Will
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Contesto: 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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