The greatest part of a writer’s time is spent in reading. In order to write a man will turn over half a library to make one book.
-Samuel Johnson, 1705-1784. Johnson was a poet, playwright, essayist, moralist, biographer, editor and the sole author of A Dictionary of the English Language, first published in 1755 and which remained the preeminent English dictionary until the publication of the Oxford English Dictionary in 1928.
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what a great quote
thanks for sharing it
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