Saturday, December 10, 2011

As I walked in the dark through the tunnels and tunnels of books, I could not help being overcome by a sense of sadness. I couldn't help thinking that if I, by pure chance, had found a whole universe in a single unknown book, buried in that endless necropolis, tens of thousands more would remain unexplored, forgotten forever. I felt myself surrounded by millions of abandoned pages, by words and souls without an owner sinking in an ocean of darkness, while the world that throbbed outside the library seemed to be losing its memory, day after day, unknowingly, feeling all the wiser the more it forgot.
~Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Shadow of the Wind re: cemetary of forgotten books

2 comments:

Jake said...

Thanks for dropping by!! I'm following you now as a fellow Ontarian.
I'll have to check this book out!!

Trish said...

Thanks, I returned the favour! You might like this book since you are an avid traveler. It takes place in Barcelona and the descriptions sound amazing.