Favorite quotes about books?

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Favorite quotes about books?

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1JesterKat
jan 19, 2011, 11:33pm

I'm still doing CPR on this group...

I thought maybe people could post their favorite quotations about books and/or reading. Mine is from Ruined by Reading: A Life in Books by Lynne Sharon Schwartz:

"I have done what people do, my life makes a reasonable showing. Can I go back to my books now?"

2WholeHouseLibrary
jan 19, 2011, 11:46pm

Every time I read 'Pride and Prejudice' I want to dig her (Jane Austen) up and beat her over the skull with her own shin-bone.
Mark Twain

3KatrinkaV
jan 23, 2011, 10:21am

Well, it's not really what you're looking for, but Walter Benjamin's "Unpacking My Library" is one of my favorite essays on (owning) books.

4JesterKat
jan 25, 2011, 6:28pm

Oooh, nice! And we all know about Bookcase Porn, right? http://www.bookcaseporn.com/

5KatrinkaV
feb 6, 2011, 9:26am

Delicious-- and frustrating, since it inspires a nice case of envy.