Posts Tagged With: Books

PURE POETRY

 
“Sensuality, wanting a religion, invented Love.”

 

~ Natalie Clifford Barney ~

 

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NEITHER HERE NOR THERE

 
“The more powerful and original a mind,
the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.”

 

~ Aldous Huxley ~

 

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READ THEM THEIR RIGHTS

 

“Passion often renders the most clever man a fool,
and sometimes renders the most foolish man clever.”

 

~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~

 

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I GOT MY EYE ON YOU

 

“Time spent with cats is never wasted.”

 

~ Sigmund Freud ~

 

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SHARDS OF LIGHT

 

“A million candles burning for the love that never came,
you want it darker, we kill the flame…”

 

~ Leonard Cohen ~

 

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ONLY TO READ

 

“Fill your house with stacks of books,
in all the crannies and all the nooks.”

 

~ Dr. Seuss ~

 

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A CHILD’S MIND IS LIKE CLAY

 

“To learn to read is to light a fire.”

 

~ Victor Hugo ~

 

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THE BEAUTY OF A BOOK

 

“A book lying idle on a shelf is wasted ammunition.”

 

~ Henry Miller ~

 

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IMMORTALITY

 

“A book is the only immortality.”

 

~ Rufus Choate ~

 

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THE VIEW FROM HERE WITH FRINGE

 

“What if when you die, they ask “How was heaven?”

 

~ Anonymous ~

 

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TOO MANY BOOKS

 

“Psychopathia librorum….
I surround myself with the printed word.”

 

~ Sven Birkerts ~

 

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THE BEAUTY OF BOOKS

 

“So many books, so little time.”

 

~ Frank Zappa ~

 

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POUR L’AMOUR DES LIVRES

 

It is what you read
when you don’t have to
that determines what you will be
when you can’t help it.”

 

~ Oscar Wilde ~

 

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LE LIVRE

 

It is what you read when you don’t have to
that determines what you will be
when you can’t help it.”

 

~ Oscar Wilde ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo of a bas-relief “Le Livre” (1925) by Antoine Bourdelle taken in Paris in May 2012.


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SO MANY BOOKS

 

Good friends, good books
and a sleepy conscience:
this is the ideal life.”

 

~ Mark Twain ~

 

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THE NEXT THING

 

“Dort wo man Bücher verbrennt,
verbrennt man auch am Ende Menschen.”
“Where they burn books,
in the end they will also burn people.”

 

~ Heinrich Heine ~

 

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LE VISAGE

 

“Pleasure is the flower that passes;
remembrance, the lasting perfume.”

 

~ Jean de Boufflers ~

 

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TWIST OF FATE

 

 

“A book is a fragile creature, it suffers the wear of time, it fears rodents, the elements and clumsy hands. So the librarian protects the books not only against mankind but also against nature and devotes his life to this war with the forces of oblivion.”

 

~ Umberto Eco ~
 

 

000 twist of fateThe book is from my personal collection. Photos taken in March 2016.


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TIMELESS TOMES

 

 

“So many books, so little time.”

~ Frank Zappa ~

 

 

000 timeless tomesPhoto taken in February 2016.


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THE RESURRECTION

 

An article in the New York Times caught my eye today. It would seem that rumours about the death of printed books have been greatly exaggerated. E-books have not sent traditional books packing as many predicted just a few years ago. In fact according to the Association of American Publishers, e-book sales fell by 10 percent in the first five months of this year and have been slowing down or leveling out for a while now. The sale of e-book reading devices has also taken a nose dive, with consumers preferring to use their tablets or smart phones. And lets face it, even the most hopped up digital junkie hasn’t completely forgotten the experience of reading a printed tome. Digital devices can easily become a source of stress, when things jumble up and don’t work properly, whereas a book is always a relaxing experience. No knobs to turn. No buttons to push. No technical glitches. If you think about it, when the power goes out, or the battery is empty, your smart phone, tablet, e-book reader or computer are just worthless pieces of over-priced junk. It’s hard to read an e-book on a device that is dead; you just sit in the dark holding an expensive piece of plastic. But, staying with the scenario of a power outage or a dead battery, if you have a candle and a printed book, you’re good to go, anytime, every time. Digital books have their advantages and their place in today’s world, but nothing beats the experience and pleasure of immersing oneself in a real book, turning the pages and holding something wonderful in your hands…

 

The New York Times article can be accessed here:

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/23/business/media/the-plot-twist-e-book-sales-slip-and-print-is-far-from-dead.html?_r=0

 

Photo taken in Paris in May 2013.


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