Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Quote du jour/A. Edward Newton

The one best and sufficient reason for a man to buy a book is because he thinks he will be happier with it than without it.
A. Edward Newton

2 comments:

  1. What a great quote. That is the truth for me. You find wonderful words of wisdom to share.

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  2. Thanks so much, Janet. I've been keeping a folder of quotes in my email for eight years. I go in each day, and wait for one to say, "today it's my turn".

    I've been working on getting all of them off the computer and into a lovely notebook I keep for quotes. Each day after I post one, I copy it out into the book, and delete it from the computer.

    It was "our" Mel who got me started on this seven years ago when she gave me a book for quotes, and added some of her own.

    As for the words in the quote, just yesterday I was in a charming little local bookstore, and bought two books I felt sure I would be happy owning; Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin, and Rudyard Kipling in Vermont by Stuart Murray.

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