26 May ARE GOOD BOOKS A NECESSITY OF LIFE?
Books are not necessary to life in the same sense that air and water are needed to sustain the body.
Yet a good book provides deep emotional and intellectual satisfaction—so much so that many adults and children cannot imagine life without the joy of great stories.
The following quotes about books show how universal this attitude is.
There is a Chinese proverb that states: “A book is like a garden carried in the pocket.”
“Books let us into their souls and lay open to us the secrets of our own.” ~William Hazlitt
“A book must be an ice-axe to break the seas frozen inside our soul.” ~Franz Kafk
“Books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind.” ~James Russell Lowell
“When you sell a man a book you don’t sell just twelve ounces of paper and ink and glue – you sell him a whole new life. Love and friendship and humour and ships at sea by night – there’s all heaven and earth in a book, a real book.” ~Christopher Morley
“To sit alone in the lamplight with a book spread out before you, and hold intimate converse with men of unseen generations – such is a pleasure beyond compare.” ~Kenko Yoshida
“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.” ~Charles W. Eliot
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