Quotes about Books

Carolyn Newlen

I just ran across a quote by Anne Lamott that is new to me:


For some of us, books are as important as anything else on earth. What a miracle it is that out of these small, flat, rigid pieces of paper unfolds world after world . . . worlds that sing to you, comfort and quiet you, or excite you.



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masgar14

thus you discover the paradoxical virtu of reading, which is to abstract ourselves from the world in order to find meaning in it (Daniel Pennac French uthor)

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astrokath

From Carl Sagan:


What an astonishing thing a book is. It's a flat object made from a tree with flexible parts on which are imprinted lots of funny dark squiggles. But one glance at it and you're inside the mind of another person, maybe somebody dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, an author is speaking clearly and silently inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people who never knew each other, citizens of distant epochs. Books break the shackles of time. A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic.

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vee_new

"Books are the mirror of the soul" Virginia Woolf

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Carolyn Newlen

Vee, I either have the soul of a murderer or I'm a seeker of justice. Yeah, that's it.

"I cannot live without books." Thomas Jefferson



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kathy_t

On the Bas Bleu Facebook page this morning:


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laceyvail 6A, WV

From the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society:

"Reading good books just ruins you for bad books."

That's from memory and may not be exactly right. Our book club read the book, and while it was sweet and entertaining, it was not exactly what I call a really good book. But the point is true.

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