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The Quotable Book Lover (Quotable)
The Quotable Book Lover - Quotable
ISBN-13: 9781558218826
ISBN-10: 1558218823
Publication Date: 8/1/1999
Pages: 256
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Publisher: The Lyons Press
Book Type: Hardcover
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Neat little book. Examples: "Some books are undeservedly forgotten - none are undeservedly remembered" W.H. Auden: "A room without books is like a body without a soul." Cicero.
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over 500 book-related quotes and divided them into ten thematic sectionsAfrom "Reading" to "On Writing" to "Censorship and the Destruction of Books." Drawing from the words of historians, entertainers, political activists, educators, authors, and statesmen, the authors have included everything from Thomas Jefferson's familiar "I cannot live without books" to Katharine Hepburn's "What in the world would we do without our libraries?" Each quote is attributed to an individual, for whom some biographical information is given, and each section contains a brief introduction. The volume also contains an excellent foreword by Nicholas Basbanes, author of A Gentle Madness: Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes, and the Eternal Passion for Books. Although some of the older quotations collected here, like Jefferson's, appear in standard quotation dictionaries, most of the more recent ones don't.
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This book has a lot of great reader's quotes. I've had a lot of fun looking through the quotes.