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Kindle readers Wilde about Oscar 20.01.14

LINES from a once-censored novel by Irish writer Oscar Wilde have been listed among the 'Most Highlighted Passages of All Time' by Kindle users.
Several thought-provoking passages from 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' have made it on to the e-book readers' list of favourite lines.
The most highlighted passage from Wilde's Gothic tale is: "I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their good intellects". The line has been highlighted 4,771 times to date by Kindle readers and makes it to number 25 on the list.
Another line from Wilde's 19th century novel - "Those who are faithful know only the trivial side of love: it is the faithless who know love's tragedies" - has been highlighted 4,189 times and features at number 37 on the list. ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’ – which tells of a young man’s descent into a life of debauchery - also takes 26th place on Kindle’s list of ‘Most Highlighted Books of All Time’.
‘The Holy Bible’ is Kindle’s most highlighted book of all time.
Kindle readers use a simple mechanism on their device or Kindle App to highlight
book passages that are meaningful to them. Millions of passages are highlighted every month, according to Amazon figures. Readers will often notice these passages underlined with a faint squiggle.
The most-highlighted Kindle passages are from 'The Hunger Games' novel and its two sequels ‘Catching Fire’ and ‘Mockingjay’ by Suzanne Collins. Indeed, eight of the 10 most-highlighted passages are from Collins' trilogy. The other two are from the Jane Austen classic 'Pride and Prejudice'.
Top of the most highlighted list is the line from Collins' 'Catching Fire' - "Because sometimes things happen to people and they’re not equipped to deal with them". It has to date garnered 17,784 Kindle highlights.
The 'Mockingjay’ line 'It takes ten times as long to put yourself back together as it does to fall apart", was highlighted by 8,833 Kindle users.
Kindle’s most highlighted lists are “based on a combination of number of highlighting customers and number of highlights”, Amazon says.
Many of the most popular paragraphs are taken from best-selling self-help books but many readers also turn to the classics for inspiration.
Readers’ second most highlighted passage is from 'Pride & Prejudice': "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife".

Other most highlighted passages:

"I am not pretty. I am not beautiful. I am as radiant as the sun." 'The Hunger Games', highlighted by 7,519 Kindle users.

"Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing." 'The Picture of Dorian Gray', highlighted by 4,044 Kindle users.

“Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things." from 'The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People', highlighted by 4,106 Kindle users.

"Pretend to be completely in control and people will assume that you are." 'Steve Jobs', highlighted by 3,886 Kindle users.

"There is a luxury in self-reproach. When we blame ourselves, we feel that no one else has a right to blame us. It is the confession, not the priest, that gives us absolution." 'The Picture of Dorian Gray', highlighted by 3,506 Kindle users.
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