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“To build up a library is to create a life. It's never just a random collection of books.”
Carlos María Domínguez, The House of Paper
“It is often much harder to get rid of books than to acquire them. They stick to us in that pact of need and oblivion we make with them, witnesses to a moment in our lives we will never see again. While they are still there, it is part of us.”
Carlos María Domínguez, The House of Paper
“For me the greatest joy is to be able to submerge myself for a few hours every day in a human time that otherwise would be alien to me. A lifetime is not enough.”
Carlos María Domínguez, The House of Paper
“Os livros mudam o destino das pessoas”
Carlos María Domínguez, The House of Paper
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“Ninguém quer extraviar um livro. Preferimos perder um anel, um relógio, o chapéu-de-chuva, do que o livro cujas páginas não mais leremos mas que conservam, na sonoridade do seu título, uma antiga e talvez perdida emoção.”
Carlos María Domínguez, The House of Paper
tags: livros
“I fuck with every book, and if I don’t leave a mark, there’s no orgasm.”
Carlos María Domínguez, The House of Paper
“It is often much harder to get rid of books than it is to acquire them. They stick to us in that pact of need and oblivion we make with them, witnesses to a moment in our lives we will never see again.
While they are still there, it is a part of us. I have noticed that many people make a note of the day, month, and year that they read a book; they build up a secret calendar. Others, before lending one, write their name on the flyleaf, note whom they lent it to in an address book, and add the date. I have known some book owners who stamp them or slip a card between their pages the way they do in public libraries. Nobody wants to mislay a book. We prefer to lose a ring, a watch, our umbrella, rather than a book whose pages we will never read again, but which retains, just in the sound of its title, a remote and perhaps long-lost emotion.”
Carlos María Domínguez, The House of Paper
“Bücher verändern das Schicksal der Menschen. So mancher hat "Der Tiger von Malaysia" gelesen und ist an einer fernen Universität Dozent für Literatur geworden. "Siddharta" hat Zehntausende Jugendliche zum Hinduismus geführt, Hemingway hat sie zu Sportlern gemacht, Dumas hat das Leben Tausender Frauen auf den Kopf gestellt und nicht wenige sind durch ein Kochbuch vor dem Selbstmord bewahrt worden.”
Carlos María Domínguez, The House of Paper

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