Reading Good Books Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 100 Quotes About Reading Good Books

#1. Books have immortalized great minds. Books have kept ancients secrets alive. A world which least value books, least value the real essence of wisdom and least know how to preserve what is precious! - Author: Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
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#2. Good aims not always make good books. - Author: Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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#3. You may think that you don't want to read about the problems of being brought up Mennonite, but the great thing about books is that you'll read anything a good writer wants you to read. - Author: Nick Hornby
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#4. A good vocabulary is not acquired by reading books written according to some notion of the vocabulary of one's age group. It comes from reading books above one. - Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
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#5. I have built a city from the books I've read. A good book sings a a timeless music that is heard in the choir lofts, and balconies, and theaters that thrived within that secret city inside me. - Author: Pat Conroy
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#6. It wasn't until I started reading and found books they wouldn't let us read in school that I discovered you could be insane and happy and have a good life without being like everybody else. - Author: John Waters
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#7. An unread book does nobody any good. Stories happen in the mind of a reader, not among symbols printed on a page. - Author: Brandon Mull
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#8. I think, basically, what I'm good for is reading - a lot. I think I'll always be more of a reader than a writer, definitely. There are sooo many books in the world I haven't read, sometimes I feel as if they're all piled on top of my head weighing me down and saying, 'Hurry up.' - Author: Helen Oyeyemi
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#9. A person who does not read cannot think. He may have good mental processes, but he has nothing to think about. You can feel for people or natural phenomena and react to them, but they are not ideas. You cannot think about them.
[Life magazine, December 10, 1965] - Author: Rex Stout
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#10. Take a good book to bed with you - books do not snore. - Author: Thea Dorn
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#11. I had decided to become a bookseller because I loved good books. I assumed there must be many others who shared a love for reading and that I could minister to their needs. I thought of this as a calling. - Author: Stuart Brent
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#12. When the writing is good, a book becomes a mirror. The reader will see an uncanny familiarity and respond accordingly. - Author: Jen Knox
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#13. Our society accepts the book as a given, but the act of reading
once considered useful and important, as well as potentially dangerous and subversive
is now condescendingly accepted as a pastime, a slow pastime that lacks efficiency and does not contribute to the common good. - Author: Alberto Manguel
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#14. I am forever an advocate of books, both the reading of them and the writing. There is something sacred to me in that community. Because writing
and reading
is a solitary business. And it's good to know I'm not alone. - Author: Shannon Celebi
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#15. I started writing while I was a little boy. Maybe it's because I was reading a lot of books I admired, and thought that I would like to write something like that someday. Also, my love for good writing pushed me. - Author: Naguib Mahfouz
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#16. Reading stimulates the imagination and a good imagination can change the world in the most splendid of ways. - Author: Meredith Wood
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#17. I believe we do well to fall asleep each night with books. We enter the library of our dreams in good company then. - Author: Robert Stephen Parry
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#18. I don't finish a lot of the books I read. I get enormous pleasure from reading half f them, two-thirds of them, even incredibly good books. But I don't feel it's my duty to finish them. I read the last few pages and find out what happens at the end. - Author: Jackie French
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#19. It is not the reading of many books which is necessary to make a man wise or good; but well reading of a few. - Author: Richard Baxter
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#20. If there was no Bible, it would be no matter whether you could read or not. Reading other books would do you no good. - Author: Jupiter Hammon
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#21. Good fiction often gives us characters in extremity, which ironically gives us a clearer mirror in which to see ourselves. - Author: Sarah Van Arsdale
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#22. Many people tell me that they don 't know what to feel when they finish one of my books because the story was dark, or complicated, or strange. But while they were reading it, they were inside my world and they were happy. That's good. - Author: Haruki Murakami
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#23. A good book is always on tap; it may be decanted and drunk a hundred times, and it is still there for further imbibement. - Author: Holbrook Jackson
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#24. I love buying and collecting good books: I am passionate reader. This is my sacred life. - Author: Lailah Gifty Akita
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#25. The Real-World was a sprawling mess of a book in need of a good editor. - Author: Jasper Fforde
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#26. To become a 'good reader' one must give oneself over to a regime of concentrated pleasure. One does not set out to read a book a day (there is no necessary pleasure in that) but may spend two or three years on one book [. . .], read only portions of another, devour a third at a single sitting. - Author: Michael Schmidt
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#27. Good books are for consideration after, too. - Author: Stephen King
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#28. Read good books to improve your life. - Author: Lailah Gifty Akita
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#29. It wasn't a good idea to work on 'Naked' in the first months of a marriage. I was living apart from my wife in a flat overflowing with books I was reading for the part. - Author: David Thewlis
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#30. Dreams, books, are each a world; and books, we know,
Are a substantial world, both pure and good:
Round these, with tendrils strong as flesh and blood,
Our pastime and our happiness will grow. - Author: William Wordsworth
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#31. For a book to be a good one a reader must have a connection with the characters and identify with them and have the story hold their attention and want more - Author: Brenda Kay Winters
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#32. She liked getting hold of some book ... and keeping it to herself, and gnawing its contents in privacy, and pondering the meaning without sharing her thoughts with any one, or having to decide whether the book was a good one or a bad one. - Author: Virginia Woolf
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#33. Most of what makes a book 'good' is that we are reading it at the right moment for us. - Author: Alain De Botton
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#34. Reading good books ruins you for enjoying bad books. - Author: Mary Ann Shaffer
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#35. In doing the screenplay for 'Good Night, and Good Luck,' the most important thing for me was to constantly go back to wherever the opposition would argue. So I had to keep reading all the books and articles about why McCarthy is such a good guy. - Author: George Clooney
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#36. Clearly one must read every good book at least once every ten years. - Author: C.S. Lewis
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#37. All good books are about everything, abbreviated. - Author: Andrew Smith
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#38. Reading is a conversation. All books talk. But a good book listens as well. - Author: Mark Haddon
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#39. Anyone who is too lazy to master the comparatively small glossary necessary to understand Chaucer deserves to be shut out from the reading of good books forever. - Author: Ezra Pound
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#40. What makes a good book? Simply put, a good book is one that you enjoy reading. - Author: Carmela Dutra
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#41. There is such seduction in a library of good books that I cannot resist the temptation to luxuriate in reading. - Author: John Quincy Adams
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#42. Reading books might itself be a bit weird, but obviously okay, since books were part of school, and doing well in school was clearly a good thing. But comics were more like candy, just flashy wrappers without any nourishment. Cheap thrills. - Author: Michael Dirda
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#43. We may need to put down the book from time to time, but we should make sure not to let the computer become the new book. The universal medium, like the universal library, is a dream that does more harm than good. - Author: Andrew Piper
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#44. Had she read any good books lately? At all? She could tell him that she was going to take out a subscription at the library tomorrow because she was feeling starved of good reading material and could he recommend anything that she might not already have read? - Author: Mary Balogh
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#45. I can't fall asleep at night when reading a good book. - Author: Lailah Gifty Akita
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#46. That the reading of good books, is like the conversation with the honestest persons of the past age, who were the Authors of them, and even a studyed conversation, wherein they discover to us the best only of their thoughts. That eloquence hath forces & beauties which are incomparable. - Author: Rene Descartes
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#47. Some of these things are true and some of them lies. But they are all good stories. - Author: Hilary Mantel
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#48. A good book is like really loved item at a really good restaurant, every time you go there you order it to see if it tastes like you remember, only to find out it is even BETTER than you remembered! - Author: K.A Cameron
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#49. A good book, he had concluded, leaves you wanting to reread the book. A great book compels you to reread your own soul. Such books were for him rare and, as he aged, rarer. Still he searched, one more Ithaca for which he was forever bound. - Author: Richard Flanagan
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#50. One can't prescribe books, even the best books, to people unless one knows a good deal about each individual person. - Author: Rudyard Kipling
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#51. Conversations and jokes together, mutual rendering of good services, the reading together of sweetly phrased books, the sharing of nonsense and mutual attentions. - Author: Robertson Davies
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#52. The summer passed quietly. I busied myself as best I could, reading a good deal. - Author: Michael Cox
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#53. You can make time to read for 10-20 minutes daily. - Author: Lailah Gifty Akita
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#54. Anything that spreads books and brings about more books, I would say it is good. Good medicine, not bad. - Author: Jenny Colgan
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#55. I always try to treat the book itself as the artwork. I don't want you to stop while you're reading one of my books and say, 'Oh! What a gorgeous illustration!' I want you to stop at the end of the book and say, 'This is a good book. - Author: Chris Raschka
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#56. In order to pronounce a book bad it is not enough to discover that it elicits no good response from ourselves, for that might be our fault. - Author: C.S. Lewis
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#57. A good reader should always have two books with him: one to read, the other one to lend. - Author: Gabrielle Dubois
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#58. As we expand our knowledge of good books, we shrink the circle of men whose company we appreciate. - Author: Ludwig Feuerbach
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#59. Buy good books, and read them; the best books are the commonest, and the last editions are always the best, if the editors are not blockheads. - Author: Lord Chesterfield
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#60. I have a household of good books, and reading tends to take for me the place of experience - or rather to become itself experience concentrated. You will say this is a dull picture, but I cultivate dulness in a world grown too noisy. - Author: Henry James
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#61. The failure to read good books both enfeebles the vision and strengthens our most fatal tendency
the belief that the here and now is all there is. - Author: Allan Bloom
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#62. I often feel sorry for people who don't read good books; they are missing a chance to lead an extra life. - Author: Scott Corbett
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#63. I write to get ideas out of my head - Author: Bobbi Kay
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#64. I have found that reading is much better than a good sleep. - Author: Lailah Gifty Akita
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#65. I grew up reading 19th-century novels and late Victorian children's books, so I try for a good story full of coincidence and error, landscape and weather. However, the world was radically changed during my lifetime, and I tell of that battering as best I can. - Author: Fanny Howe
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#66. He pinched the remaining chapters' pages delicately between his fingers and sighed. He always hated reaching the end of a good book. - Author: David S.E. Zapanta
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#67. By then, [1737]...the French were taking advantage of the new "reading rooms" created by architects such as Blondel and of new seat furniture and had begun a practice we now call curling up with a good book. - Author: Joan DeJean
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#68. Every day is a good day if we are reading a picture book. - Author: Vivian Kirkfield
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#69. Reading a book is like going on a great journey. You don't know what'll happen, but something is bound to change. And for me, that change has always been good. - Author: Shannon Hale
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#70. I like Jo Nesbo and Hakan Nesser. There are so many good books in the world. I don't want to spend time reading bad crime novels. - Author: Maj Sjowall
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#71. Every age has its own outlook. It is specially good at seeing certain truths and specially liable to make certain mistakes. We all, therefore, need the books that will correct the characteristic mistake of our own period. And that means the old books. - Author: C.S. Lewis
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#72. It is rather when
We gloriously forget ourselves, and plunge
Soul-forward, headlong, into a book's profound,
Impassioned for its beauty and salt of truth
'Tis then we get the right good from a book. - Author: Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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#73. The best of fiction, as we know, of course, doesn't tell the truth; it tales the truth. - Author: Criss Jami
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#74. I took on a year of reading books for a reason. Because words are witness to life: they record what has happened, and they make it all real. Words create the stories that become history and become unforgettable. Even fiction portrays truth: good fiction is truth. - Author: Nina Sankovitch
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#75. She ate toast in bed, then reread a favorite book, taking comfort from a story where she knew the outcome would be good and just and right. - Author: Sarah Mayberry
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#76. In junior high school, I learned that I could be good at school. I remember liking the freedom to choose classes and the pleasure of learning and doing well. My perseverance and love of reading had somehow allowed me to overcome many disadvantages of dyslexia, and I read a lot of books for pleasure. - Author: Carol W. Greider
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#77. No book, however good, should ever be read as a task. If you do so read a book, it is very likely that you will not only get nothing out of it but that you will have toward the book and its author a repugnance that is unwarranted. - Author: Burton Rascoe
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#78. It is both relaxing and invigorating to occasionally set aside the worries of life, seek the company of a friendly book ... from the reading of 'good books' there comes a richness of life that can be obtained in no other way. - Author: Gordon B. Hinckley
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#79. As any avid reader knew, a good read deserved a good seat. - Author: David S.E. Zapanta
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#80. I sometimes look at my bookshelf now and think about how someday I'm going to die without ever reading a lot of the books there. And one might be life-changingly good and I'll never know. - Author: Jeff Zentner
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#81. The "to read' list is a place where most good books go to die... - Author: Danny L. Deaube
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#82. Writers: read books. Read good books. Read bad books. Learn what does and does not work. - Author: Kira Hawke
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#83. Reading books is good,
Rereading good books is better. - Author: Lawrence Clark Powell
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#84. There are a lot of good books around. People don't read any more. It's a sad state of affairs. Reading's the only thing that allows you to use your imagination. When you watch films it's someone else's vision, isn't it? - Author: Lemmy Kilmister
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#85. Accolades and lists may tell us about accomplishments, but life is meant to be experienced, not just accomplished. It's like the difference between reading books for the sake of reading and reading books just to get a good grade. - Author: LZ Granderson
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#86. I learned little save that most of the deeds, good and bad both, incurring opprobrium or plaudits or reward either, within the scope of man's abilities, had already been performed and were to be learned about only from books. - Author: William Faulkner
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#87. It is no more necessary that a man should remember the different dinners and suppers which have made him healthy, than the different books which have made him wise. Let us see the results of good food in a strong body, and the results of great reading in a full and powerful mind. - Author: Sydney Smith
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#88. To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life. - Author: W. Somerset Maugham
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#89. Can I ask what you're reading?" ... She turned the book so the cover faced me. Wuthering Heights. "Have you read it?" She said. I nodded. I could feel the pulsating beat of my heart behind my eyes. "It's a sad story." "Sad stories make good books," She said. "They do. - Author: Khaled Hosseini
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#90. Reading good books doesn't necessarily make one a good person - or a smarter, funnier, or more cultivated person, either. - Author: Maureen Corrigan
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#91. I think that writing should be honest and simple, and it should say something about what it means to be a person. When God is good to us, we write in such a way that the act of reading becomes a pleasure to those who buy our books. - Author: M.V. Carey
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#92. I was raised to respect books - the house was full of them. From the time I was little, it was drummed into our heads that books were almost the most important thing in the world, second only to getting a good education. - Author: Martha Southgate
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#93. Reading good books spoils you for enjoying bad books. - Author: Annie Barrows
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#94. When I was in my twenties and broke, I'd buy books before food. A meal will sustain you for a few hours, a good book will sustain you for life. - Author: Gabrielle Zevin
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#95. As with a love affair, the battered heart needs time to recover from a good work of fiction. - Author: Michael Dirda
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#96. Sleep is good, he said, and books are better. - Author: George R R Martin
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#97. When she thinks a book is very good, what she says to herself is: yes, that's how things are. I hadn't thought of it before, but that's how things are. - Author: Ellen Douglas
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#98. A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest. - Author: C.S. Lewis
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#99. Read a good book every day. Books help to educate the soul. The mere joy of learning something new will instill the will to live in you. - Author: Sanchita Pandey
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#100. There's no better way to inform and expand you mind on a regular basis than to get into the habit of reading good literature. - Author: Stephen R. Covey
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