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[The pleasures of writing] correspond exactly to the pleasures of reading, the bliss, the felicity of a phrase is shared by writer ...
The common reader ... differs from the critic and the scholar. He is worse educated, and nature has not gifted him so generously. ...
The work is rather too light, bright, and sparkling; it wants
shade; it wants to be stretched out here and there with a long<
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The function of the hero in art is to inspire the reader or spectator to continue in the same spirit from where he, the hero, leav ...
If the pages of this book contain some successful verse, the reader must excuse me the discourtesy of having usurped it first. Our ...
What is a novel? I say: an invented story. At the same time a story which, though invented has the power to ring true. True to wha ...
Readers are less and less seen as mere non-writers, the subhuman "other" or flawed derivative of the author; the lack of a pen is ...
As a father I had some trouble finding the words to separate the person from the deed. Usually, when one of my sons broke the rule ...
O Day of days when we can read! The reader and the book,--either without the other is naught.
'Tis the good reader that makes the good book; a good head cannot read amiss: in every book he finds passages which seem confidenc ...
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