Quotes of the Day for 17 June 2004 – Books
At this point in the move I'm starting to consider books to be both blessing and curse. I'm thinking of them because there are a couple that I really need but can't find, a couple of interesting titles I don't recall owning that turned up, and my back still hasn't recovered from all the lifting. But after I get the quotes on their way I'll take a couple of aspirins and curl up with one of the thousands of Books that did get on shelves here.
That is a good book which is opened with expectation and closed with profit.
- Amos Bronson Alcott, 1799 - 1888
Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill.
- Barbara Tuchman
Only two classes of books are of universal appeal. The very best and the very worst.
- Ford Madox Ford, 1873 - 1939
A book should serve as the ax for the frozen sea within us.
- Franz Kafka, 1883 - 1924
The books that the world calls immoral are the books that show the world its own shame.
- Oscar Wilde, 1854 - 1900
Beware of the man of one book.
- Thomas Aquinas, 1225 - 1274
Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.
- Julius Henry "Groucho" Marx, 1890 - 1977
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