Not done a quote-post for a while, and so to address that error here is a quote-post on a subject close to my heart, that of books… Those wonderful things made of paper that can hold whole universes within them or a microcosm of humanity laid bare… And the houses that keep them.
So let’s start off with an old favourite and Mr Gaimens thoughts on the matter at hand.
A book is a dream that you hold in your hand ~ Neil Gaimen
Someday you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again ~ C.S.Lewis
Books are a uniquely portable magic ~ Stephen King
One glance at a book and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for 1,000 years. To read is a voyage through time. ~ Carl Sagan
A man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them ~ Mark Twain
All good books have one thing in common- they are truer than if they had really happened ~ Ernest Hemingway
A house that has a library in it has a soul ~ Plato
To build up a library is to create life. It’s never just a random collection of books ~ Carlos Marta Dominguez
I never understood people who don’t have bookshelves ~ George Plimpton
A good library will never be too neat, or too dusty, because somebody will always be in it, taking books off the shelves and staying up late reading them. ~ Lemony Snicket
Never put off till tomorrow the book you can read today ~ Holbrook Jackson
And finally, a little self-nepotism on my part…
When I was young I wanted a house with a library in it, now I am older I want a library with a house in it ~ Mark Hayes