Love and friendship and humour and ships at sea by night

I love books, and here are a few of my favorite things said about them, each by a famous author.

“When you sell a man a book you don’t sell just twelve ounces of paper and ink and glue – you sell him a whole new life. Love and friendship and humour and ships at sea by night – there’s all heaven and earth in a book, a real book.”
– Christopher Morley

“Of all the inanimate objects, of all men’s creations, books are the nearest to us, for the contain our very thoughts, our ambitions, our imagination, our illusions, our fidelity to truth, and our persistent leaning toward error. But most of all, they resemble us in their precarious hold on life.”
– Joseph Conrad

“I love to lose myself in other men’s minds.”
– Charles Lamb

And, because it expresses my feeling so well, one from Lewis.

“You can’t get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”
– C. S. Lewis

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