Sunday, April 8, 2012

And that's why books are never going to die. It's impossible. It's the only time we really go into the mind of a stranger, and we find our common humanity doing this. So the book doesn't only belong to the writer, it belongs to the reader as well, and then together you make it what it is.
~Paul Auster

4 comments:

Jake said...

I totally agree!

Booksnyc said...

What a great quote! The piece about "common humanity" so perfectly defines the value of books to society.

Melwyk said...

Lovely quote. I'm going to borrow it for a little while on my own blog if you don't mind...it says it perfectly!

Trish said...

Jake - I know, right?

Booksnyc - yes, it's so completely true.

Melwyk - please do! Quotes like this are made for sharing.