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my name is axel marazzi and i eat words for breakfast.

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“No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting.”

– Lady M. W. Montagu

“Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.”

– John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

“A first book has some of the sweetness of a first love.”

– Robert Aris Willmott 

“No matter what his rank or position may be, the lover of books is the richest and the happiest of the children of men.”

– J.A. Langford

“The first time I read an excellent book, it is to me just as if I had gained a new friend. When I read over a book I have perused before, it resembles the meeting with an old one.”

– Oliver Goldsmith

“The love of books is a love which requires neither justification, apology, nor defense.”

– J.A. Langford

“A book is a friend whose face is constantly changing. If you read it when you are recovering from an illness, and return to it years after, it is changed surely, with the change in yourself.”

– Andrew Lang

“If the crowns of all the kingdoms of Europe were laid down at my feet in exchange for my books and my love of reading, I would spurn them all.”

– François Fénelon

“A book, too, can be a star, ‘explosive material, capable of stirring up fresh life endlessly,’ a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe.”

– Madeleine L’Engle

“Reading is to the mind, what exercise is to the body. As by the one, health is preserved, strengthened, and invigorated: by the other, virtue (which is the health of the mind) is kept alive, cherished, and confirmed.”

– Joseph Addison