Needle and ThREAD

Weekend Book Quotes

keeping-faith.jpgThis is the other book I’m reading at the moment: Keeping Faith, by Jody Picoult.

It is books that teach us to refine our pleasures when young, and to recall them with satisfaction when we are old. –Leigh Hunt

Books constitute capital. A library book lasts as long as a house, for hundreds of years. It is not, then, an article of mere consumption but fairly of capital, and often in the case of professional men, setting out in life, it is their only capital. –Thomas Jefferson

The most foolish kind of a book is a kind of leaky boat on the sea of wisdom; some of the wisdom will get in anyhow. –Oliver Wendell Holmes

The surest way to spot a nonreader: someone who comes into your house, looks at your books and asks, “Have you read all these?” –Charles Taylor

Books are the compasses and telescopes and sextants and charts which other men have prepared to help us navigate the dangerous seas of human life. –-Jesse Lee Bennett

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