A Whole New Life

Old BooksLord! When you sell a man a book you don’t sell just twelve ounces of paper and ink and glue — you sell him a whole new life. Love and friendship and humour and ships at sea by night — there’s all heaven and earth in a book, a real book.   ~Christopher Morley

A Good Book

A good book should leave you slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading it. ~William Styron, interview, Writers at Work, 1958


 

Gratitude

There is not a more pleasing exercise of the mind than gratitude. It is accompanied with such an inward satisfaction that the duty is sufficiently rewarded by the performance. ~Joseph Addison
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