„How many cities have revealed themselves to me in the marches I undertook in the pursuit of books!“

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„There are many people who reach their conclusions about life like schoolboys; they cheat their master by copying the answer out of a book without having worked out the sum for themselves.“

—  Sören Kierkegaard Danish philosopher and theologian, founder of Existentialism 1813 - 1855
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„I have read my books by many lights, hoarding their beauty, their wit or wisdom against the dark days when I would have no book, nor a place to read.“

—  Louis L'Amour Novelist, short story writer 1908 - 1988
Education of a Wandering Man (1989), Context: How much of what we do is free will, and how much is programmed in our genes? Why is each people so narrow that it believes that it, and it alone, has all the answers? In religion, is there but one road to salvation? Or are there many, all equally good, all going in the same general direction? I have read my books by many lights, hoarding their beauty, their wit or wisdom against the dark days when I would have no book, nor a place to read. I have known hunger of the belly kind many times over, but I have known a worse hunger: the need to know and to learn. Ch. 11

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„A sense of unspeakable security is in me this moment, on account of your having understood the book. I have written a wicked book, and feel spotless as the lamb.“

—  Herman Melville American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet 1818 - 1891
Context: In me divine magnanimities are spontaneous and instantaneous — catch them while you can. The world goes round, and the other side comes up. So now I can't write what I felt. But I felt pantheistic then—your heart beat in my ribs and mine in yours, and both in God's. A sense of unspeakable security is in me this moment, on account of your having understood the book. I have written a wicked book, and feel spotless as the lamb. Ineffable socialities are in me. I would sit down and dine with you and all the Gods in old Rome's Pantheon. It is a strange feeling — no hopelessness is in it, no despair. Content — that is it; and irresponsibility; but without licentious inclination. I speak now of my profoundest sense of being, not of an incidental feeling. Letter to Nathaniel Hawthorne (July 1851); published in Memories of Hawthorne (1897) by Rose Hawthorne Lathrop, p. 157

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„I cannot write at all, but if I could how could I make a little book, when I have seen enough to make a dozen large books? I will not write at all.“

—  John James Audubon American ornithologist, naturalist, and painter 1785 - 1851
Journal entry in Audubon and His Journals (1897), edited by Maria R. Audubon, Vol. I, "The European Journals 1826 - 1829", p. 184

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„Many counterrevolutionary books have been written in favor of the Revolution. But Burke has written a revolutionary book against the Revolution.“

—  Novalis, livro Blüthenstaub
Blüthenstaub (1798), Fragment No. 104; on Edmund Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790).

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