Book quotations

Back when I was blogging on my original 52 Books blog on Tblog I had, for a while, a feature called “quotation of the day”, where I would post daily quotations about books, reading or libraries. For some reason this feature didn’t follow me here, but now I’m resurrecting it. I’m not going to make it a daily or even a regular thing, but will try to post quotations on days when I don’t post anything else, if only to keep the feed readers busy.

I am widening the scope and including quotations from books that I have read that caught my attention for some reason, even if they are not about books, libraries or reading. I have, for some time, been collecting quotations from books into a commonplace book, and this is a perfect venue to unload some of the quotations.

Here is one I like:

“A room without books is like a body without a soul.”
G. K. Chesterton (1874 - 1936)


Dorte H said…
I agree: that is a good one :D

Once in a while I visit people who don´t own books, or at least don´t have any in their living-room, and it always strikes me as odd.

But the funny thing is that in this huge vicarage we have a library where we put most of our books, so we only have 6 shelves in the living room.
Bibliophile said…
I would LOVE to have a library room of my very own, but you would still be able to finds books in every room in the house (even the bathroom).
Dorte H said…
I didn´t say you couldn´t find books lying around the house, did I?
I just said we only have six shelves there which means that if we expect visitors the books are jammed in there, but as my wise son once said: reading matter is not clutter!

His rule has done a lot for my conscience :D
Bibliophile said…
"Reading matter is not clutter"

I like it. Great motto for a reader, especially one like me who can never keep my books from migrating between rooms.

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