22 July 2011

Quotation for today

Forgotten books, stacked into a sculpture at the Reykjavík city library.

"Some books are undeservedly forgotten; none are undeservedly remembered."
W.H. Auden (1907 – 1973)


2 comments:

djskrimiblog said...

LOL

But I am not so sure it is true. I think really bad books may also stay with you for ages.

Bibliophile said...

Ah, but when books are bad enough to be memorable they do deserve to be remembered, if only as a horrible warning to other authors ;-)