papertownbooks:

bookshelfporn:

sfmola:

All the great reasons why books should and will never die.


Indeed.

papertownbooks:

bookshelfporn:

sfmola:

All the great reasons why books should and will never die.

Indeed.

I suspect that he was a child who thought differently than his peers, who may have had serious conversations with grown-ups, who as a young person, like me, accepted being alone quite a lot. I think that this sort of person often becomes either a writer or a career criminal.
Anne Lamott
A time for silence and thought.

A time for silence and thought.

Are you a leader or a follower? (Personally, I aspire to be the kid who points out that the emperor has no clothes on, but what about you?) — Asked by esotericeffects

neil-gaiman:

I’m an author. We don’t want to lead. We don’t need to follow. We stay home and make stuff up and write it down and send it out into the world, and get inside people’s heads. Perhaps we change the world and perhaps we don’t. We never know. We just make stuff up.

Brilliant!

All I really want to do today is go to the book store, drink coffee and read.
Ann Marie Frohoff
Many a book is like a key to unknown chambers within the castle of one’s own self.
Franz Kafka (via silencemadenietzschecry)
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
John Locke, (via prof-hart)
Indeed.

Indeed.

I care not how humble your bookshelf may be, or how lonely the room which it adorns. Close the door of that room behind you, shut off with it all the cares of the outer world, plunge back into the soothing company of the great dead, and then you are through the magic portal into that fair land whither worry and vexation can follow you no more. You have left all that is vulgar and all that is sordid behind you. There stand your noble, silent comrades, waiting in their ranks. Pass your eye down their files. Choose your man. And then you have but to hold up your hand to him and away you go together into dreamland
Arthur Conan Doyle; Through The Magic Door
How nice is that?!?

How nice is that?!?

It’s amazing how little we actually need to exist. So why do we tend to think we need so much more? Ponder the thought that life is so much simpler than we give it a chance to be.
TBV
I insist on a lot of time being spent, almost every day, to just sit and think. That is very uncommon in American business. I read and think. So I do more reading and thinking, and make less impulse decisions than most people in business. I do it because I like this kind of life.

Warren Buffett

[Always find time to slow down, read, and think.]

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