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❝My philosophy
like colour TV
is all there
in black and white❞
Monty Python

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A classic is something that everybody wants to have read, and nobody wants to read.
Mark Twain (1835-1910)

Copy from one, it's plagiarism; copy from two, it's research.
Wilson Mizner (1876-1933)

From the moment I picked your book up until I laid it down I was convulsed with laughter. Some day I intend reading it.
Groucho Marx (1890-1977)

I liked the tree better than the book.

Never judge a book by its movie.
J.W. Eagan

Thank you for sending me a copy of your book; I'll waste no time reading it.
Moses Hadas (1900-1966)

The covers of this book are too far apart.
Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)

The Internet is proof that a million monkeys with a million typewriters can't write Hamlet.
Robert Wilensky

The paperback is very interesting, but I find it will never replace the hardcover book: it makes a very poor doorstop.
Alfred Hitchcock (1899-1980)

There are three rules for writing a novel; unfortunately, no one knows what they are.
Somerset Maugham (1874-1965)

There are very many people who read simply to prevent themselves from thinking.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1742-1799)

This book fills a much-needed gap.
Moses Hadas (1900-1966)

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