Sunday, June 3, 2012

Books can be possessive, can't they? You're walking around in a bookstore and a certain one will jump out at you, like it had moved there on its own, just to get your attention. Sometimes what's inside will change your life, but sometimes you don't even have to read it. Sometimes it's a comfort just to have a book around. Many of these books haven't even had their spines cracked. 'Why do you buy books you don't even read?' our daughter asks us. That's like asking someone who lives alone why they bought a cat. For company, of course.
~Sarah Addison Allen, The Sugar Queen

4 comments:

Larissa said...

Very nice quote - thanks!

Alex said...

Precisely!

Harvee Lau said...

I love this quote. I've often wondered myself why I like having book around, read and unread. For company, of course. Great answer.

laughingwolf said...

cats are 'company'? :P

more like: they tolerate you, as long as you feed/water em, and keep the litter box clean!

yeah, often books are more friendly ;)