“We have a treasure house — a treasure — of literature,
going back to the Egyptians, the Greeks, the Romans.
It is all there, this wealth of literature,
to be discovered again and again by whoever is lucky enough to come on it.
Suppose it did not exist.
How impoverished, how empty we would be.”
- Doris Lessing
“The greatest gift is a passion for reading. It is cheap, it consoles, it distracts, it excites, it gives you knowledge of the world and experience of a wide kind. It is a moral illumination.” – Elizabeth Hardwick
Part of the cherished little pleasures of life is the smell of old books, whose old and worn little pages have passed down through the ages from the hands of voracious readers.
Here’s to all of the romantics who trust in the magic and power of books. The magic to make believe fairy tales, to transform lives, to visit places where only a few have been and to envision ideas great and profound.
Here’s to the endless inspiration.