(As if I actually need that!)
Found via Maureen Wittmann:
- Wear the old coat and buy the new book.
- Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counsellors, and the most patient of teachers.
Charles W. Eliot (1834 – 1926), The Happy Life, 1896 [That one reminds me of the Holy Father. When his papal apartment was refurbished and his books – all 20,000 of them – were brought to him, he said that he was so happy that his friends were with him again. He sounds like my kind of man.]
- A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.
G. K. Chesterton (1874 – 1936)
- Do give books – religious or otherwise – for Christmas. They’re never fattening, seldom sinful, and permanently personal.
And I do wish more people would give the girls books for Christmas and birthdays. They have too many toys as it is, but there are never too many books – just too few bookshelves.
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