(?)
Quotes are added by the Goodreads community and are not verified by Goodreads. (Learn more)
Daniel Pennac

“Once a book falls into our possession, it is ours, the same way children lay their claim: 'That's my book.' As if it were organically part of them. That must be why we have so much trouble returning borrowed books. It's not exactly theft (of course not, we're not thieves, what are you implying?); it's simply a slippage in ownership or, better still, a transfer of substance. That which belonged to someone else becomes mine when I look at it. And if I like what I read, naturally I'll have difficulty giving it back.”


Daniel Pennac, Better Than Life
Read more quotes from Daniel Pennac


Share this quote:
Share on Twitter

Friends Who Liked This Quote


To see what your friends thought of this quote, please sign up!


This Quote Is From

Better Than Life Better Than Life by Daniel Pennac
9,977 ratings, average rating, 1,242 reviews

Browse By Tag