Friday, 9 March 2018

Book Quotes of the Week

"Emerson said that a library is a magic chamber in which there are many enchanted spirits. They wake when we call them. When the book lies unopened, it is literally, geometrically, a volume, a thing among things. When we open it, when the book surrenders itself to its reader, the aesthetic event occurs. And even for the same reader the same book changes, for the change; we are the river of Heraclitus, who said that the man of yesterday is not the man of today, who will not be the man of tomorrow. We change incessantly, and each reading of a book, each rereading, each memory of that rereading, reinvents the text. The text too is the changing river of Heraclitus." Jorge Luis Borges

"Libraries literally aren't just a place to obtain books for free. They're one of the few public spaces left in our society where you're allowed to exist without the expectation of spending money." Long Tweets McGee

"If you lay in your bed at night and haven’t learned anything new that day, get out of the bed and read a book." R. Moore

"With books I am never alone." 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. I agree wholeheartedly with Borges. I have experienced what he says.

    1. So do I. I have yet to read a quote by him that I don't approve of.

      Have a good week!