quarta-feira, 9 de maio de 2007

Dedicado aos livros:

"One of the first things I associate with the reading of books is the struggle I waged to obtain them. Not to own them, mind you, but to lay hands on them... What makes a book live? A book lives through the passionate recommendation of one reader to another. Nothing can throttle this basic impulse in the human being. Despite the views of cynics and misanthropes, it is my belief that men will always strive to share their deepest experiences. Books are one of the few things men cherish deeply. And the better the man the more easily will he part with his most cherished possessions. A book lying idle on a shelf is wasted ammunition. Like money, books must be kept in constant circulation. Lend and borrow to the maximum--of both books and money! But especially books, for books represent infinitely more than money. A book is not only a friend, it makes friends for you. When you have possessed a book with mind and spirit, you are enriched. But when you pass it on you are enriched threefold."
Henry Miller

1 comentário:

CF disse...

Bonita, a citação.
Sempre achei que um livro tinha tanto mais valor quantas mais pessoas o tivessem lido (o livro enquanto objecto físico), como expressado na primeira citação do Erri de Luca, com que iniciei a série. Mas esta, do Henry Miller, vai mais no sentido da riqueza que confere ao leitor, mais ainda se a souber partilhar.