Carolyn Wells quotes

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The true Chameleon is small,
A lizard sort of thing;
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If he roars at you as you're dyin'
You'll know it is the Asian Lion.
The books we think we ought to read are poky, dull, and dry;
The books that we would like to read we are ashamed to buy;
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I have always hated biography, and more especially, autobiography. If biography, the writer invariably finds it necessary to plast ...
I view askance a book that remains undisturbed for a year. Oughtn't it to have a ticket of leave? I think I may safely say no book ...
... as beauty is in the eye of the beholder, the ideal library is in the wish of its maker.
There are many ways of discarding [books]. You can give them to friends,--or enemies,--or to associations or to poor Southern libr ...
To take pride in a library kills it. Then, its motive power shifts over to the critical if admiring visitor, and apologies are nec ...
... ideals, standards, aspirations,--those are chameleon words, and take color from their speakers,--often false tints. A scholarl ...
It is the interest one takes in books that makes a library. And if a library have interest it is; if not, it isn't.
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