Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Quote du jour/Mark Twain


In a good bookroom, you feel in some way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
Mark Twain

21 comments:

  1. Sometimes I feel that way in the library! Especially on rainy days for some reason.

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  2. You feel sheltered by the presence of so many thoughts of people of good will, perhaps, all around you. When it's raining the sense of shelter is even stronger.

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  3. There is absolutely NOTHING like a good bookroom! I was unfamiliar with this quote but plan to post it under my "reading" tab!

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    1. I agree. The quote is new to me, too.

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  4. Only someone who loves books will understand this. I totally understand it!

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  5. Mark Twain was someone I would have loved to know personally!

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    1. He had a lot of sadness and trouble in his life.

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  6. I've always loved being surrounded by books. Mark Twain is one of my husband's favourite authors, we have all his books along with various biographies of him on our bookshelves.

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    1. I know his work is much loved, but I've never enjoyed it.

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  7. Nan, what a great quote!!! Thanks for sharing it with us!

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  8. What a great quote. I think that we feel that way in a library or bookstore, but I think it is lost on the next generation. Kind of sad...they don't know what they are missing.

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    1. I've been thinking about this subject a lot, Mare. I saw a photo recently of two little kids reading from an iPad, and it made me sad. So much of life now is on screens. Paper books offer just about the only alternative, and if kids aren't reading them, I think we've really lost something important.

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  9. A great quote, Nan, that I am copying down and may frame at some time. My sentiments as only Mark Twain could say.

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  10. This librarian agrees! :)

    PS - love your banner poem too.

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  11. Thanks. I've looked around and not found it anywhere so I suspect Tom's grandmother wrote it as well as doing the wood burning. It suits this old house since the porch it hangs on faces the west.

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