Rare Books and Book Collectors
"I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book."
“Book collectors do not buy books to read -they buy books because they have read them."
"One should never underestimate the power of books."
“After love, book collecting is the most exhilarating sports of all.”
(A. S. W. Rosenbach)
"Book collecting ... is a full-time occupation, and one wouldn't get far if one took time off for frivolities like reading."
(A. N. L. Munby)
"In the 16th century the Ottoman poet Adbüllatif Celebi, better known as Latifi, called each of the books in his library 'a true and loving friend who drives away all cares'."