Books Quotes

A good book reflects the reader, as much as it illuminates the author’s texts

Thursday, July 8th, 2010
illuminated manuscript

Claire nodded in understanding.

“Now,” Goninan said, imagine a book that literally is different for each person who reads it.”

Janey frowned. “Do you men that the story I’m reading in…”

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Books continue each other, in spite of our habit of judging them separately

Monday, May 3rd, 2010
books forever

I took down one of them at random. It stood at the very end of the shelf, was called LIFE’S ADVENTURE, or some such title, by Mary Carmichael, and was published in this very month of October. It seems to be her first book, I said to myself, but one must…

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If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use reading it at all

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010
Librarian Godiva

Pure modernity of form is always somewhat vulgarising. It cannot help being so. The public imagine that, because they are interested in their immediate surroundings, Art should be interested in them also, and should take…

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Let us read, and let us dance – these two amusements will never do any harm to the world

Monday, November 16th, 2009
dancing in the streets

You deceive yourself very grossly, when you think that you have been ruined by books. The empire of Russia is two thousand leagues in extent, and there are not six men who are aware of the points disputed by the Greek and Latin…

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