Needle and ThREAD

Weekend Book Quotes

great-terrible-beauty.jpgWhat’s on my mp3 player? A Great and Terrible Beauty, by Libba Bray, narrated by Jo Wyatt. Add Jo Wyatt to my Favorite Narrators list.

I think the health of our civilization, the depth of our awareness about the underpinnings of our culture and our concern for the future can all be tested by how well we support our libraries. –Carl Sagan

My first book was the book that changed my life. –Stephen Ambrose

Readers may be divided into four classes: 1. Sponges, who absorb all that they read and return it in nearly the same state, only a little dirtied. 2. Sand-glasses, who retain nothing and are content to get through a book for the sake of getting through the time. 3. Strain-bags, who retain merely the dregs of what they read. 4. Mogul diamonds, equally rare and valuable, who profit by what they read, and enable others to profit by it also. –Samuel Taylor Coleridge

No two persons ever read the same book. –Edmund Wilson

I am mortified to be told that, in the United States of America, the sale of a book can become a subject of inquiry, and of criminal inquiry too. –Thomas Jefferson

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