One often hears complaints against morally improving books, as if it were better to be degraded by one’s reading.
The dead alive and busy.
The footnotes are the most important part of corporate annual reports, and the same is often true of non-fiction.
Reading maketh a full man, writing an exact man, and conference a man ready to quit his job.
Misspellers learn from speech, mispronouncers from books.
Only the literary cannot profit from literature.
Too much plot shows too little respect for one’s audience, and too little shows too much.
Many books are least likely to be read by the people who would profit most by reading them.
Only the very cruellest novelists reproduce dialogue accurately.
If you want to keep a secret, put it in the middle of a long book.
Read to be contradicted.