„It’s good.’ She chirps the last bit as if that were all to say about a book: It’s good or it’s bad. I liked it or I didn’t. No discussions of the writing, the themes, the nuances, the structure. Just good or bad. Like a hot dog.“

—  Gillian Flynn, livro Em Parte Incerta

Fonte: Gone Girl

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„A bad book is as much of a labor to write as a good one; it comes as sincerely from the author's soul.“

—  Aldous Huxley, livro Point Counter Point

Variante: A bad book is as much of a labour to write as a good one; it comes as sincerely from the author's soul.
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„Reading good books ruins you for enjoying bad books.“

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„The man writes with such genuine passion for the books he's discussing. With so many critics you feel they're writing so people will say they're good critics.“

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„I like to inquire into everything. Hercule Poirot is a good dog.“

—  Agatha Christie, livro Peril at End House

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„He used to say that "no book was so bad but that some good might be got out of it."“

—  Pliny the Younger Roman writer 61 - 113

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—  Mariko Tamaki Canadian writer and artist 1975

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„There is no book so bad," said the bachelor, "but something good may be found in it.“

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„There's no such thing as a bad dog, just a bad owner.“

—  John Grogan American journalist 1958

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