Misspellers learn from speech, mispronouncers from books.
The dead alive and busy.
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.
I have never known anyone book-smart, but book-stupid I see every day.
Read a lot: think some: write a little.
Reading old books leavens our fashionable prejudices with a few unfashionable ones.