Thursday, March 22, 2012
Quote/Unquote - a few curmudgeonly book quotes.
"I'm not saying all publishers have to be literary, but some interest in books would help."
A.N. Wilson, in Bookseller, July, 1996
"You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them."
Ray Bradbury, 1994
"Most of today's books have an air of having been written in one day from books read the night before."
Sebastian-Roch-Nicolas Chamfort, Maxims and Thoughts - 1796
"Take away the art of writing from this world, and you will probably take away its glory."
Francois Rene de Chateaubriand, 1816
"She is too fond of books and it has turned her brain."
Louisa May Alcott
Note: Try as I might I couldn't find any artist attribution for the top illustration. But I love it so much I had to use it. If you know who the artist is, please let me know. If you are the artist and would prefer I not use the image, I'll remove it immediately.