Saturday, 8 March 2014

Book Quotes of the Week

"We read to know that we are not alone." C.S. Lewis

"Stock your mind. It is your house of treasures and no one in the world can interfere with it." Frank McCourt 

"She entered the story knowing she would emerge from it feeling she had been immersed in the lives of others, in plots that stretched back twenty years, her body full of sentences and moments, as if awaking from sleep with a heaviness caused by unremembered dreams." Michael Ondaatje in "The English Patient"

"Every book, every volume you see here, has a soul. The soul of the person who wrote it and of those who read it and lived and dreamed with it. Every time a book changes hands, every time someone runs his eyes down its pages, its spirit grows and strengthens." Carlos Ruiz Zafón in "La Sombra del Viento" (The Shadow of the Wind)

"A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading." William Styron

"Books! People never really stop loving books. 51st century. By now, you've got holovids, direct-to-brain downloads, fiction mist. But you need the smell. The smell of books, Donna - Deep Breath!" The Doctor (Doctor Who, TV Series)

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