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»The only parties which I estimate at my age are good books.«
(Friedrich the tallness to Voltaire)
The value of the book is directed above all after certain qualities. In leather engaged books unaffordable services can perform, for example, while drawing off from razor blades. Thin pamphlets against it are suited excellently to return the balance to wobbling small tables. An encyclopaedia is likely very well to make a burglar battle-incapable.
We read to understand who we are and where we are. Reading is like breathing.
I dreamt of shelves which began on waist height and whose Oberkante I could touch with outstretched arm with the fingertips, because of my experience after the books which stand possibly so far on top that one can reach them only with a ladder, or as far as below, that the reader must crouch on the ground regardless of her contents and her meaning get far less attention than the competition right by middle height.
(Alberto Manguel in The library at night)
There are books which have fallen into oblivion undeservedly; nevertheless, there is none who came undeservedly again to recollection.
(Wystan Hugh Auden)