RE: [Fantasy_Books] Looking for a quote
- Ah, beautiful. Thanks very much Steven. It's no wonder I didn't find it,
as search engines are yet to acquire that all-important device, emotion, so
that they search for what I want, rather than for what I type. It's the
exact quote I was looking for. Was it perhaps your sig that I first read
it? That was also quite a fascinating article on the origin of said quote.
Now, all I need to do is lose this email, and need to request it again...
The Bohemian Piano
From: Fantasy_Books@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Fantasy_Books@yahoogroups.com]
On Behalf Of Steven Frank
Sent: Tuesday, 24 June 2008 0127
Subject: Re: [Fantasy_Books] Looking for a quote
Even when reading is impossible, the presence of books acquired (by
passionate devotion to them) produces such an ecstasy that the buying of
more books than one can peradventure read is nothing less than the soul
reaching towards infinity ... we cherish books even if unread, their mere
presence exudes comfort, their ready access, reassurance.
Alfred Edward Newton (1863 - 1940)
A discussion of the origin of the quote:
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