Thursday, August 21, 2014

Bookish Quotes

I'm in the mood for some quotes about books. All the craziness in the world makes me appreciate my books and the importance of finding solace in reading. 

That is a good book which is opened with expectation and closed with profit.
--Amos Bronson Alcott, Table Talk: Bk. 1, Learning-Books.

Books are the treasured wealth of the world, 
the fit inheritance of generations and nations.
--Thoreau, Walden: Reading

They support us in solitude . .  . They help us to forget the 
coarseness of men and things, compose our cares and our passions, 
and lay our disappointments to sleep.
--Comtesse de Genlis, Memoires

With faded yellow blossoms 'twixt page and page, 
To mark great places with due gratitude.
--Robert Browning, Pippa Passes, Pt. ii

The peace of great books be for you,
Stains of pressed clover leaves on pages
Bleach of the light of years held in leather.
--Carl Sandburg, For You


What are your favorite quotes about books?

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