Quotes of the Day for 11 May 2001 – Books
A reader contemplating opening a bookstore requested quotes on booksellers. Alas, I couldn't find much in the database, but I readily found many references to the treasure on the shelves.
All that Mankind has done, thought, gained or been, it is lying as in magic preservation in the pages of books. They are the choicest possessions of men.
- Thomas Carlyle
A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it.
- Edward P. Morgan
What is the most precious, the most exciting smell awaiting you in the house when you return to it after a dozen years or so? The smell of roses, you think? No, mouldering books.
- Andre Sinyavsky
A book is a garden carried in the pocket.
- Chinese proverb
When you read a classic, you do not see more in the book than you did before; you see more in yourself than there was before.
- Cliff Fadiman
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