Sunday, 5 April 2015

Book Quotes of the Week

"She reads books as one would breathe air, to fill up and live." Annie Dillard

"If books were roads, some would be made for driving quickly—details are scant, and what details there are appear drab—but the velocity and torque of the narrative is exhilarating. Some books, if seen as roads, would be made for walking—the trajectory of the road mattering far less than the vistas these roads might afford. The best book for me: I drive through it quickly but am forced to stop on occasion, to pull over and marvel. These books are books meant to be reread. (The first time through, I can tear along, as fast as possible, and then later, I’ll enjoy a leisurely stroll—so that I can see what I’ve missed)." Peter Mendelsund, author of "What we see when we read"

"I do so hate finishing books. I would like to go on with them for years ..." Beatrix Potter

"A library is many things, but particularly it is a place where books live, and where you can get in touch with other people, and other thoughts, through books… Books hold most of the secrets of the world, most of the thoughts that men and women have had." E.B. White

"Having a huge number of books is not exactly about reading them all - it’s about having the possibility of reading them all. ..." N.N.

[If anyone can tell me the originator of this quote, I'd be very thankful and would happily include the name.]

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  1. Great quotes Marianne, a very Happy Easter to you.

  2. Thank you, Janet, and a very happy Easter to you, too.