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I believe that every English poet should read the English classics, master the rules of grammar before he attempts to bend or break them, travel abroad, experience the horror of sordid passion and-if he is lucky enough-know the love of an honest woman. - Robert Graves


Do not suppose, however, that I intend to urge a diet of classics on anybody. I have seen such diets at work. I have known people who have actually read all, or almost all, the guaranteed Hundred Best Books. God save us from reading nothing but the best. - Robertson Davies


Books that have become classics, books that have had their day and now get more praise than perusal, always remind me of retired colonels and majors and captains who, having reached the age limit, find themselves retired on half pay. - Thomas Bailey Aldrich