Quotes About Buying Books

Quotes tagged as "buying-books" (showing 1-4 of 5)
Mary Ann Shaffer
“I have gone to [this bookshop] for years, always finding the one book I wanted - and then three more I hadn’t known I wanted.”
Mary Ann Shaffer, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Arthur Schopenhauer
“Buying books would be a good thing if one could also buy the time to read them; but as a rule the purchase of books is mistaken for the appropriation of their contents.”
Arthur Schopenhauer, Counsels and Maxims (The Essays of Arthur Schopenhauer)

A. Edward Newton
“Who was it who said, "I hold the buying of more books than one can peradventure read, as nothing less than the soul's reaching towards infinity; which is the only thing that raises us above the beasts that perish?" Whoever it was, I agree with him.”
A. Edward Newton, A Magnificent Farce And Other Diversions Of A Book Collector

A. Edward Newton
“My depth of purse is not so great
Nor yet my bibliophilic greed,
That merely buying doth elate:
The books I buy I like to read:
Still e'en when dawdling in a mead,
Beneath a cloudless summer sky,
By bank of Thames, or Tyne, or Tweed,
The books I read — I like to buy.”
A. Edward Newton, The Amenities of Book Collecting and Kindred Affections

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