„I never read a book I must review; it prejudices you so.“

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Oscar Wilde401
irischer Schriftsteller 1854 - 1900

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„She read a little of it. I give her review verbatim: "Oh, your book? It's all about those how-wid Wajahs. I didn't understand it."“

—  Rudyard Kipling, buch Plain Tales from the Hills

Wressley of the Foreign Office.
Plain Tales from the Hills (1888)

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„I must lay down the law as I understand it, and as I read it in books of authority.“

—  John Coleridge, 1st Baron Coleridge British lawyer, judge and Liberal politician 1820 - 1894

1 Cababe & Ellis' Q. B. D. Rep. 136.
Reg. v. Ramsey (1883)

„A critic can only review the book he has read, not the one which the writer wrote.“

—  Mignon McLaughlin American journalist 1913 - 1983

The Complete Neurotic's Notebook (1981), Unclassified

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„Ambition, I’ve found, can lead only to failure. I do not read the reviews. No, I am not singing for you.“

—  Conor Oberst American musician 1980

Lifted or The Story Is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground (2002)

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„As a rule I never read bad reviews about myself because my best friends invariably tell me about them.“

—  Oscar Levant, buch The Memoirs of an Amnesiac

The Memoirs of an Amnesiac (1965)

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„Send me no more reviews of any kind. — I will read no more of evil or good in that line. — Walter Scott has not read a review of himself for thirteen years.“

—  George Gordon Byron English poet and a leading figure in the Romantic movement 1788 - 1824

Letter to his publisher, John Murray (3 November 1821).

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„I don't think I should be getting more attention from mainstream book reviewers. I've never written any mainstream books, and I'm always surprised when the mainstreamers notice me at all.“

—  R. A. Lafferty American writer 1914 - 2002

As quoted in "My interview with R.A. Lafferty", by Tom Jackson, originally published in Lan's Lantern #39 (1991); here in the Sandusky Register (16 January 2015) http://www.sanduskyregister.com/story/201501160010

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„Books do not age as you and I do. They will speak still when you and I are gone, to generations we will never see. Yes, the books must survive.“

—  Corrie ten Boom Dutch resistance hero and writer 1892 - 1983

Quelle: The Hiding Place: The Triumphant True Story of Corrie Ten Boom

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