I am an omnivorous reader with a strangely retentive memory for trifles.
A man should keep his little brain attic stocked with all the furniture that he is likely to use, and the rest he can put away in the lumber room of his library, where he can get it if he wants it.
It is a great thing to start life with a small number of really good books which are your very own.
It has always seemed to me that so long as you produce your dramatic effect, accuracy of detail matters little. I have never striven for it and I have made some bad mistakes in consequence. What matter if I hold my readers?
The love of books is among the choicest gifts of the gods.
By Arthur Conan Doyle