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05 October 2011
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There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island - Walt Disney (by Alessandra Di Nunno)

There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island - Walt Disney (by Alessandra Di Nunno)

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30 September 2011
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30 September 2011
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A library is infinity under a roof.

— Gail Carson Levine (via prettybooks)
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28 September 2011
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Censorship ends in logical completeness when nobody is allowed to read any books except the books that nobody reads.

George Bernard Shaw (via prettybooks)
29 August 2011
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The best moments in reading are when you come across something – a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things – that you’d thought special, particular to you. And here it is, set down by someone else, a person you’ve never met, maybe even someone long dead. And it’s as if a hand has come out, and taken yours.

— The History Boys (via prettybooks)
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13 August 2011
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The burning of a book is a sad, sad sight, for even though a book is nothing but ink and paper, it feels as if the ideas contained in the book are disappearing as the pages turn to ashes and the cover and binding—which is the term for the stitching and glue that holds the pages together—blacken and curl as the flames do their wicked work. When someone is burning a book, they are showing utter contempt for all of the thinking that produced its ideas, all of the labor that went into its words and sentences, and all of the trouble that befell the author …

— Lemony Snicket (The Penultimate Peril)
12 August 2011
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Books grow old faster when they’re not being read and the ones gathered here were long past retirement, leaning tiredly against one another for support.

— Anthony Horowitz, Stormbreaker (via theinkedquill)