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    17 Writers On The Importance Of Reading

    "Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them." —Lemony Snicket

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    From his letter to Mademoiselle Leroyer de Chantepie, September 1858, via The Perpetual Orgy: Flaubert and Madame Bovary.

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    From her speech "Literature is Freedom."

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    From his autobiography, Palm Sunday.

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    From her book On Writing.

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    From Life magazine, 1963.

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    From his book Shelf Life.

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    Quoted in Donalyn Miller's Reading in the Wild.

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    From a quote in The Guardian, June 2009.

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    From her Selected Letters.

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    From her book Mansfield Park.

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    From his book Role Models.

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