The Pleasure of Buying Books

I don’t know who A.E. Newton is, but I want to go book shopping with him:

“Even when reading is impossible, the presence of books acquired produces such an ecstasy that the buying of more books than one can read is nothing less than the soul reaching towards infinity… we cherish books even if unread, their mere presence exudes comfort, their ready access, reassurance.”
— A.E. Newton

  3 comments for “The Pleasure of Buying Books

  1. June 17, 2010 at 8:42 am

    Why do I feel as if we are soul mates. This is a wonderful quote and I do believe I will book mark you and the quote on my What They Said page. 😀

  2. June 18, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    My thoughts exactly!

  3. July 8, 2010 at 11:05 am

    Amen brother! Great quote!

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