Monday, January 7, 2013

On The Joy of Reading

A few good quotes on the value of books.  What's in your stack this year?

"It is chiefly through books that we enjoy the intercourse with superior the best books, great men talk to us, give us their most previous thought, and pour their souls into ours." ~ William Ellery Channing.

"Generally speaking, men are influenced by books which clarify their own thought, which express their own notions well, or which suggest to them ideas which their minds are already predisposed to accept." ~ Carl Lotus Becker

"In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but how many can get through to you." ~ Mortimer Adler

"A truly great book should be read in youth, again in maturity, and once more in old age, as a fine building should be seen by morning light, at noon, and by moonlight." ~ Robertson Davies.

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