There's something in a flying horse, There's something in a huge balloon.william wordsworth
But, indeed, we prefer books to pounds; and we love manuscripts better than florins; and we prefer small pamphlets to war horses.Isaac D'Israeli, Curiosities of Literature, Pamphlets.
The great standard of literature as to purity and exactness of style is the Bible.Hugh Blair, p. 386. (Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895))
Thou mayest as well expect to grow stronger by always eating, as wiser by always reading.Thomas Fuller, p. 386. (Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895))
It is right for you, young men, to enrich yourselves with the spoils of all pure literature; but he who would make a favorite of a bad book, simply because it contains a few beautiful passages, might as well caress the hand of an assassin because of the jewelry which sparkles on his fingers.Joseph Parker, p. 386. (Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895))
Your manuscript is both good and original; but the part that is good is not original, and the part that is original is not good.Commonly attributed to Samuel Johnson, not found in his writings or contemporary writings about him; see details
Children's literature is a key educational source in creating an inclusive culture.Mark McGlashan
All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.george orwell
I’ve learned all our course books by heart, of course, I just hope it will be enough – I’m Hermione Granger, by the way, who are you?J. K. Rowling
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